One brown Triple reed no cut mouth turkey call, enclosed in a plastic case. It will leave your hands free and limit movement when hunting that large turkey gobbler.
Dell shares some of his turkey calling tips with the world
Calling in a turkey gobbler can be the most frustrating thing in this world at times, but it can also be one of the greatest thrills you have ever experienced! When you're sitting by a tree in the most perfect setup you could be in, (a concealed location for hunting turkey gobblers), you're turkey calling and he is gobbling back to you, there is no other feeling like it in the world! You know he is yours! You just know he is coming to you, and then you can see him out there about 100 yards or so strutting and gobbling. Then it happens! For some unknown reason he just won't come any closer, no matter what you do or what turkey calling skills you have. You remain motionless, and he just turns and goes away to the sounds of some hens in the background. There is no telling what happened to cause him to do this. Turkey Gobblers are just aggravating sometimes! It's like they know you are there and they just want to tease you for a little bit. What more than likely happened was he could not see your turkey decoy and he got a little suspicious. I have found turkeys are very intelligent birds. I was scouting turkeys one time before the season opened and I set up on this turkey gobbler and called him to me, I did not have a gun or anything. He comes in, just as perfect as could be, but when he got there I quit calling and when he saw there was no hen in sight, she just seemed to disappear on him., well, he hung out for a few more minutes than wandered off. I returned to that spot opening day. I could hear him gobble about a 100 yards in the woods, but he never would come to me. I never was able to call him in again, I believe he remembered my earlier calling and remembered there was no hen. Every now and then you will get those nice respectful turkey gobblers that will start and gobble all the way to you then it's up to you to make the shot count. There are many different types of turkey calls these days: there are mouth calls, slates, box calls, push button yelpers, all different types. My brother does not even use a call, sometimes he just uses his mouth, no mouth call or anything, just his mouth and he can dang sure make one gobble by doing whatever he does! I can't seem to master it! I cannot tell you which call are the best to use because they are all very effective when used properly. What I would advise is to get the turkey call your most comfortable with and practice, practice, practice! You're not gonna be great at it instantly but you will get better with practice. They sell a video that will teach you what to do for almost all of these turkey calls but if you can find a live turkey at a farm or somewhere just listen to what it does and try to mimic it. I will tell you that mouth turkey calls are the most difficult to use. They take a while to learn how to use properly. While box turkey calls, slates and push button yelpers are relatively easy to use they also won't take as long to get good at using them. Well I hope this helps with your next trip turkey hunting!
Good luck and be sure to send us some of your pictures from this season!
Turkey gobbler season is here, this means it will be getting wormer and the old turkey gobblers will become active. In our travels at Wilderness Calls we have seen a lot of different turkey calls and heard a lot of stories about the sport of turkey gobbler hunting. Some of our staff members are avid turkey gobbler hunters and would like to hear from you, about your experience with this elusive magnificent creature. Below you will find a form to share your story, pictures or tall tales about your turkey gobbler hunting experience with the world. Do not be shy, contact us and we will put your story and pictures on the web site.