I have been asked many times which turkey call works the best in the spring to lure that gobbler within camera or shotgun range? My response is the one that you are most confident with when you are in the woods.
There are so many calls on the market and all of them have a proven track record of being able to lure old longbeard within easy range. The key is to practice with the calls that you have in trying to make a series of "kee kee runs" or seductive yelps that will bring that gobbler into close range.
There is not a better encourager than success in the field and when that first turkey comes to your call, you are hooked! Whether it is post and slate, box, or a cedar striker, it will become your favorite call and no doubt you will try to improve your calling with that device. The more you are in the woods, making turkey noisesith that newfound favorite call, the greater the chances for success and increased confidence.
Being in the woodst the crack of dawnives you the opportunity to hear wild turkeys making a multitude ofelps, clucks, and purrs as they are looking for food and companionship.n my early years of calling, was very cautious of making an incorrect noisehich could actually scare a turkey, so called very sparingly.
After hearing these birds make some of the same poor calls that I was making, I realized that all of this was just "turkey talk." The point is,on't be worried about making the perfect call, the wild turkeys call is oftentimes not exact either.
If you have an upcoming huntnd looking for some definite pointers, consider purchasing an instructional DVD or video on the basics of spring turkey hunting. If you are ahutterbug who enjoys wildlife photography or you just want to see a gobbler in a spring strut, I would highly recommend a professional instructional tape.
The National Wild Turkey Federation has an extensive clearinghouse of where to purchase calls as well as numerous instructional tapes and DVDs which are on the market.
This organization has been instrumental in making the reintroduction of the wild turkey in numerous states throughout the country a true success story.
In l973, there were only 1.3 million birds in the United States. Now, 35 years later, there are more than 7 million wild turkeys in the continental U.S. This was made possible by hunters organizing and spending time,oney and other resources in promoting their passion for the outdoors.
I have read numerous articles from their publications and soon realized that usingarious types of calls can be beneficial in the woods. Confidence in one call, leads to experimenting with others, in a trial and error approach in the field. Sometimes creating just the right sound may bring in that stubborn tom that may be hanging up just out of shotgun or camera range.
It doesn't take long for a turkey hunter to have two or three different calls around his neck or in his pocket for a morning hunt.
Knowing that turkeys have very keen eyesight, I try to keep my body as still as possible while calling, so I started to use a mouth diaphragm. This cuts down greatly on motion and frees my hands for a camera or shotgun.
The mouth call will take noticeably more time and much practice before an audible turkey sound comes from your lips. But, almost every turkey call can be made with a mouth diaphragm with a bit of extended practice. HS Strut and Quaker Boy are two of the best names in turkey calls and have an extensive selection of mouth diaphragms.
Be careful, calling wild turkeys can lead to a realleep disorder where you will get up an hour before first light so that you can be in the woods waiting for the stillness to be broken by the unmistakable gobble of a bird saying good morning to anyone that is willing to listen. This weekend enjoy the Arizona outdoors, God's creation.