I’m sure you’ve heard the sound of a turkey call before. It’s a unique and fascinating sound that is unlike any other animal. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered what it would be like to hear that sound up close and personal. Well, wonder no more! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing with you the sound of a turkey call so that you can experience it for yourself.
Best sound of a turkey call
The basics of turkey calls
The basics of turkey calls
Calling in a turkey is no easy task. These wary birds have excellent eyesight and are quick to spook. If you want to increase your chances of bringing one in close, you’ll need to master the art of turkey calling.
There are several different types of calls you can use, but the most popular are mouth calls and box calls. Mouth calls are small, handheld devices that you place in your mouth and use to imitate the sounds of a hen turkey. Box calls are larger wooden or plastic boxes with a lid that you scrape or click to produce sounds.
Both types of calls can be effective, but they require practice to get right. If you’re just starting, it’s a good idea to stick with a mouth call. They’re easier to use and require less practice to get a convincing sound.
To use a mouth call, place it in your mouth and use your tongue to block off the holes on either side. This will force air through the reed, which will make the call produce a sound. Experiment with different positions and pressures to change the sound of the call.
Once you have the basics down, it’s time to start practicing. Find a secluded spot where you can set up a few decoys and practice calling. Start with simple clucks and purrs, and work your way up to more complex calls as you get more comfortable.
When you’re ready to try calling in a turkey, find a spot with good visibility and set up your decoys. Start with a few soft calls, then gradually increase the volume and urgency of your calls as you try to entice a gobbler into range.
Remember, calling in a turkey is a delicate process. Be patient and persistent, and you’ll eventually bring one in close.
The different types of turkey calls
What are the different types of turkey calls?
Whether you’re a seasoned turkey hunter or just getting started, knowing the ins and outs of the different types of turkey calls can be the difference between a successful hunt and a frustrating one.
There are many different types of turkey calls, each designed to mimic a specific sound turkeys make in the wild. Understanding which calls to use and when is key to bagging that gobbler.
Knowing when to use each call can be the difference between a successful hunt and a frustrating one.
Here’s a breakdown of the five most popular types of turkey calls and how to use them to your advantage.
The box call is one of the most well-known types of turkey calls. It’s a simple wooden or plastic box with a lid that has a striker attached to the top. When the lid is moved back and forth, the striker hits the sides of the box, producing a variety of turkey vocalizations.
The box call is a great all-around call that can be used to produce a wide range of turkey sounds. It’s easy to use and can be very effective in the right hands.
The tube call is a long, narrow tube with a mouthpiece on one end and a bell on the other. Turning the tube back and forth between the mouthpiece and the bell produces a variety of turkey vocalizations.
The tube call is another versatile call that can produce a wide range of turkey sounds. It’s also easy to use and can be effective in the right hands.
The push-pull call is a small, hand-held call made up of two pieces of slate or glass that are held together with a spring. When the two pieces are pushed together, the friction between them produces a turkey sound. When the pieces are pulled apart, the friction changes, producing a different sound.
The push-pull call can be very effective in the right hands, but it does take some practice to get the hang of it.
The slate call is a small, handheld call made up of a piece of slate or glass that is rubbed with a striker to produce a turkey sound. The slate call is a very popular choice among turkey hunters because it’s easy to use and can be very effective in the right hands.
The diaphragm call, or mouth call, is a small, handheld call made up of a latex or silicone
How to use a mouth call
The art of using a mouth call, or a turkey call, is a skill that takes some time and practice to master. But the reward is well worth it! Imagine being able to call in that gobbler just like they do in the movies! Not only is it a useful skill for hunting, but it’s just plain fun to do. So if you’re ready to learn how to use a mouth call, let’s get started.
First, you’ll need to choose the right mouth call for you. There are a variety of different types available, so take some time to research your options and find one that suits your needs. Once you have your call, it’s time to start practicing!
To use a mouth call, you’ll need to place it in your mouth and adjust it so that it’s comfortable. Then, you’ll need to practice making the various sounds that turkeys make. This will take some time and practice, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right away. The key is to keep practicing and to be patient.
Once you’ve got the hang of making the sounds, it’s time to try calling in a turkey. Find a good spot where you can see and hear the turkeys, and then start making your calls. Be patient, and keep at it. Eventually, you’ll be able to call in that gobbler just like a pro!
How to use a box call
The how-to of using a box call
The box call is the simplest and most effective turkey call you can use. That’s why it’s my favorite. I’ve killed countless gobblers over the years with a box call, which is a good enough endorsement for me, but if you need more convincing, consider this: It’s small, lightweight, and takes little or no practice to use.
A good box call costs less than $20, and you can make your own even cheaper. It’s easy to carry, requires little maintenance, and sounds like a real turkey, especially when it’s made of cherry or apple wood.
Though using a mouth diaphragm or slate call is also effective, the box call is the only call you can use hands-free, and it’s the easiest call for children.
Because of its simplicity, the box call often gets overlooked. But don’t underestimate it. A properly used box call will bring a gobbler into gun or camera range every time. I’ll explain how to use it.
As with any call, your success will increase if you locate the tom first. Use binoculars to glass open areas in the woods or on the edge of fields. Listen for gobbling. If you hear one gobble, answer with a series of loud yelps every few minutes. A tom will often answer you, and you’ll know he’s in the area. If he gobbles again, get as close as you can without being seen.
Set up against a large tree or rock. Use a camouflage blind or natural cover to hide your silhouette. If you don’t have a blind, sit with your back against a tree with your head above the horizontal trunk and your body below. Use natural vegetation for additional cover.
If you get a response, keep calling softly and wait for the tom to come to you. When he steps into view, don’t move or call. Just as you would with a real hen, let him come to you.
If you don’t get a response, you’ll have to go to him. Walk toward where you heard the gobble, using available cover to get as close as possible before you pop up and make a few loud yelps. If he answers, set up and call softly again. Let him come to you.
How to use a pot call
Pot calls are one of the most popular turkey calls out there. They’re easy to use and can make a variety of sounds that will attract turkeys. So, if you’re looking to try out a new call this season, a pot call might be the perfect option for you. Here’s how to use a pot call.
Finding the right pot call
To start, you’ll need to find the right pot call for you. There are a few different types of pot calls to choose from, so you’ll want to consider your options and figure out which one will work best for you. Some of the most popular pot calls include the following:
Glass pot call
This is one of the most popular types of pot calls. It’s made with a glass or crystal surface that you scratch to make sounds. This type of call is easy to use and can be very effective.
A slate call is another type of pot call. It’s made with a thin piece of slate that you scratch to make sounds. This type of call is also easy to use and can be very effective.
A box call is a type of pot call that’s made with a wooden box. It’s easy to use and can be very effective. This type of call is also easy to carry around.
Once you’ve chosen the right call for you, you’ll need to learn how to use it.
How to use a pot call
Using a pot call is pretty simple. Here are the steps to follow:
1. Hold the call in your hand and place it against your face.
2. Use your thumb to hold the call in place.
3. Place your index and middle fingers on the top of the call.
4. Squeeze the top of the call with your fingers.
5. Push the call against your face and make a sound.
6. Repeat these steps to make different sounds.
Here are a few key things to remember when using a pot call:
1. Start with a soft sound and gradually increase the volume.
2. Use different pressure and speeds to create different sounds.
3. Experiment with different types of calls to see which ones work best for you.
4. Practice, practice, practice! The more you use your call, the better you’ll get at using it.
With a little practice