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Postby lugnut » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:37 pm

i like the woodhaven mouth calls. the stinger V with 3 reeds. this call has lasted me 3 years. it's very durable.

i've used lynch box calls for as long as i can remember.

i've got a ton of primos slate calls that are probably my favorite go to calls though.
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Postby gtk » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:40 pm

honestly, its been several years since I have turkey hunted.. I did have one mouth call though, that I could really cut & purr with.. Don't know what was so special about it , but it was just "different"..
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Postby bt58 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:36 pm

I like the sound of a box the best.

I've never completely mastered a mouth call, but like the hands free capability.
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Postby leepurvis » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:28 am

I've got a primos slate that I really like and a MAD titanium slate (at least I think that what it is) that is so-so. Mouth calls are really iffy for me. If I find one I like I'll use it until it tears up, but as of the moment, I don't have any. I'm working on getting a box call or two for this year also. I've borrowed one or two from friends in the past to see what I like, but I think I'll actually buy one of the primos calls this year.
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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:50 am

I like my Primos "The Freak" call. It's pretty easy to use and almost always gets a response. Another thing I learned last year that seems to work very well is to make a sound like a water drip when turkeys are getting close. It's supposed to be the sound a content hen makes. Worked both times I got a turkey in close last year too bad my aim was off. :cry: :cry:


I still haven't figured out how I missed one at 25 yards and didn't kill the one at 40 yards. I knocked him flat on his butt only to see him jump up and fly off. :x :x
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Postby razrback » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:53 am

I like my slate friction call, but I am really trying to get better at these mouth calls this year. I got some decent ones and I can actually purr on them, which I have never been able to do.
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Postby sidog » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:48 am

I like the H.S.Strut LI'L DEUCE double glass slate call with a H.S. crosscut striker.
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Postby charlie007 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:35 pm

I like the crossland Fire wood box call and the Cody glass! :ylsuper:
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Postby Rajun cajun » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:09 pm

I dont have a favorite, I like to let the turkeys tell me which one they like at the time.

I have a Lynch box call

Primos Old Glory slate

And HS strut mouth calls
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Postby SHAG » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:33 pm

heres mine
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Postby leepurvis » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:18 am

whats the one on the left made from? Interesting pattern on the wood.
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Postby SHAG » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:53 am

Maple and Walnut
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Postby russ_2204 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:56 am

I like Legacy Mouth calls (Ladies Night & Hysterical Hen)
I have a Preston Pittman "Tombstone" slate but , I'm fixin to switch to the Woodhaven Classic Crystal Friction call. And I use a Lynch Box call. Used the Legacy and Tombstone combo last year and brought one right on in.
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Postby leepurvis » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:31 pm

SHAG wrote:Maple and Walnut


If it sounds a good as it looks, I don't how the turkeys could resist it!
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Postby SHAG » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:57 pm

Thanks, it must be pretty seductive; it talked my first gobbler into gettin' his ears pierced :wink:
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Postby PAINTMAN » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:50 pm

That is a beautiful call, what kind is it?
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Postby SHAG » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:40 pm

Thanks, it is one I made.
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Postby razrback » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:20 pm

I would like to make me one but I had no luck finding patterns or templates. Were they hard to make?
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Postby SHAG » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:28 pm

not really. but I have made several. I didn't have a pattern or template; I just kinda "eye-balled" them and made adjustments with each new call experimenting with different sizes and woods and how they effect the sound. I have two about the size of the one on the left (and made a few others that I gave to friends and family) that sound good but they are a little tall for some call holders. the one on the right fits the call holders well and I like the size but the tone is a little deep (for now anyways; the sound changes as they age-especially the first year). I think on the next one I'll try to make it not as long. wanna try one with walnut/sassafras and one with mahogany and maybe a sassafras/mahogany.

Anyway I'm still learning and the refining process is ongoing but that is what I like about it, there is always something new you want to try with each call. always in search of the "holy grail" of calls.
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Postby SHAG » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:20 pm

Almost forgot, as far as mouth calls I would have to go with Woodhaven, I haven't tried one yet that I didn't like, I have some Knight & Hales I like but for every 7-8 K&H I buy only two or three will ever make it to the woods. As far as slates are concerened I like my M.A.D. aluminum.
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