Turkey Calls Champaign IL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(217) 352-4173
Pine Tree Plaza
Champaign, IL
 
University of Illinois - Athletics Division of Intercollegiate- Summer C
(217) 244-7278
1700 South 4th Street
Champaign, IL
 
Durst Cycle & Fitness
(217) 352-3300
1201 South Mattis AvenueChampaign
Champaign, IL
 
Wildcountry
(217) 351-4754
109 West John Street
Champaign, IL
 
Truck Trends
(217) 356-2333
2708 North Mattis Avenue
Champaign, IL
 
Champaign Cycle CO
(217) 352-7600
506 South Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL
 
Fagen Truck Accessories
(217) 398-1929
700 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
Happy Trails RV
(217) 714-0589
9260 North County Road 550 N
Champaign, IL
 
Ace Diesel Repair Inc
(217) 352-8844
2309 West Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
Dick`s Sporting Goods
(217) 352-4173
2113 North Prospect Avenue
Champaign, IL
 

Calling All Turkeys

Author: 
Scott Scherer

As a Guide and Call Maker I always get asked "why so many calls." I always tell hunters you don't see Tiger Woods using one club. Most people just think call makers just want to make another sale. Well we do, but some Turkeys are tired of hearing the same old thing over and over.

I can remember taking my son hunting and he was using a call I made that I did not like. He was playing with it and called in 15 hens in about two hours. It was a non stop morning. An hour later he called in 3 more hens and sure enough here came the toms. I know that call he used for the hens brought in those toms. By keeping the hens in the area the toms came in also.

So next time you go Turkey hunting don't give up after using one or two calls. Reach down deep in your bag and keep trying something else, if you run out of calls, go buy more.

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Every year we travel over a 5 state area hunting Turkeys for our hunting video. As we travel around we have found out that the calls that work good in some areas don't always produce well in others. Don't get stuck on using one call for the rest of your life unless you're batting a thousand.

My son and I took two birds that morning, a super jake and bearded hen.

 

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How to Blow a Turkey Call

Turkey hunting is a great way to get outdoors after a long winter and many states are either starting up with spring turkey season or will be shortly. If you're new to turkey hunting don't worry about being a rookie, there is a class of locater calls that you simply shake (such as the Quaker Boy Thunderbird or Primos "The Gobbler") to locate the longbeards and sometimes bring them in. To help you in getting started with using this style of call, the hosts of San Diego Living cleverly demonstrate how not to use "The Gobbler."

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Old Calls Still Work

When it come to turkey calls some of us have only one or two. Then there are the ones that have and can't go in the turkey woods without at least a dozen or so. Remember that old calls still work. Just take a little time and freshen up your old style calling tactics.There are most likely more than a hundred types of turkey calls out there on the market. Just waiting for you to pull out the green and spend it on them. From Hunter's Specialties, Lynch, and even the famous Drury brothers calls known as the Mad Calls. What's your favorite call that you just can't live without? 

Remember one thing that turkey hunting is more than just the calling. One thing that calls do for you is to help bring them in just a little closer. Which on hand a good decoy set up will make or bust the chance you have at bringing that old tom in closer also. The way you hunt in the turkey woods is most likely the number one thing. I have said this on many occasions 

"you are turkey hunting and not turkey calling"

The set up that you make one day may or may not work for you two days in a row. Don't be afraid to change the set up a little also. But the call you just spent forty dollars on may be all you will need. One thing that I have learned is that when I buy a new call I try to find one that makes a new sound to what I have in my pack already. For instance a mouth call may work for me in the early morning set up but may not work for me in the evening. I always carry at least three or four different types of calls to the woods when I go. This give me an upper hand in more ways than none.

The locator calls we use can also play a big factor in locating a lonesome gobbler. One morning I was out on my property trying to locate a certain gobbler that I knew was in the area and when I used the owl call he never responded. After about ten minutes I threw in a few soft purrs and about three soft notes of yelping followed by a crow call. It didn't take him long to break silence and let me know that he was only across a creek. I never did kill that bird until a week later. He tipped the scales at seventeen pounds and had a 9 3/4 inch beard along with 3/4 inch spurs. I was very happy with taking this bird.

My old calls usually consist of a Lynch Fool Proof box call and a small palm sized scratch box call. I do find myself using a mouth call or a glass slate call to locate birds when other locator calls want work. I try my best to use the locator calls more to locate ins...

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