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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by longbow joe » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:48 pm

I think this is gonna be a long thread lol.
Dan l have tried many many many many box callers over the years and the 20 some dollar Quaker boy grand old master is the king of all ....dont know why but that call has produced when all others fail.
I wont share that with many but none of you hunt here lol.
One time a friend of mine was hunting on a ridge and he was a much better Turkey hunter than l . Well after he threw his vest full of calls he walked away leaving the "impossible " bird to me to waist my time on.
5 yelps and up he came up the ridge and it was over.
I have seen this call do this many times
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by xcaliber » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 pm

longbow joe wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:48 pm
I think this is gonna be a long thread lol.
Dan l have tried many many many many box callers over the years and the 20 some dollar Quaker boy grand old master is the king of all ....dont know why but that call has produced when all others fail.
I wont share that with many but none of you hunt here lol.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm going on line looking for this right now! :thumbup:
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by longbow joe » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:59 pm

16 bucks lolololl
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by xcaliber » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:10 pm

$19 free shipping Amazon! :wink: :lol: :lol:

Don't know why but I'm so pumped about hunting these in the spring, maybe it splits the year in half! :eusa-think:
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by janesy » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:37 pm

If you can still find an "abanshee" box call. Waterproof, cheap and durable.

But when it comes to calls, try a mouth call, practice when you drive around. Nothing makes a more natural sound than your lungs. Lots of people try one then give up. But get a couple brands, they all have softer or harder tape and it makes a difference. If it doesn't fit, go ahead and cut it.
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by Timbrhuntr » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:52 pm

I hunted with a guy from Georgia about 7 years ago in New Mexico. I have never met a guy that could call a turkey like him. Never used a decoy ever and man what a turkey caller and killer. The only call he ever used was a box call. I know it was a lynch but other than that not sure. He told me he went to several places and tried all their calls until he found the sound he wanted ! He really new how to make that call talk and exactly when to put it down. Man did I pick his brain on turkey calling and hunting !

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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by longbow joe » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:15 pm

I remember back in the 80's the Remington 1100 with a 30 inch barrel was the turkey slayer to have. My brother bought me one for my 18th birthday man was that gun the bomb.Then the "special purpose " guns came out.
To this day even though the barrel is long as hell but that long aiming barrel was awesome for aiming and the fixed full choke was better patterning than any adjustable choke gun l ever purchased l cant find a better buckshot gun and l have tried a lot.
My ten guage shoots a giant load but still wont put more pellets where it counts better than that old 1100.
I killed a lot of turkeys with the long barrel 1100 l still use it when I'm not crossbow hunting them.
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by chilly_willy » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:26 am

Dan, check out this forum Old Gobbler.com You might like it. A lot of good guys there and all your questions answered.

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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by Timbrhuntr » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:26 am

chilly_willy wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:26 am
Dan, check out this forum Old Gobbler.com You might like it. A lot of good guys there and all your questions answered.
That was a great site at one time but most of the good guys there were booted off a long time ago lol

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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by xcaliber » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:16 pm

I picked up a pair of mouth calls from Primos. I was at Cabelas a week, or so ago and got the hooks set of two different calls for $18. Got the Quaker Boy Box too. Been driving the Queen crazy! :lol: :lol:
Now I pracrice in the garage, or the truck when I'm running errands. Man do I get some stares when I'm at a light calling. :lol: :lol:
Anyway, trying to master the "Cluck" right now with the mouth calls. I'm truly having a blast with this turkey hunting plan. :thumbup:
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by Boo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:23 pm

xcaliber wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:16 pm
I picked up a pair of mouth calls from Primos. I was at Cabelas a week, or so ago and got the hooks set of two different calls for $18. Got the Quaker Boy Box too. Been driving the Queen crazy! :lol: :lol:
Now I pracrice in the garage, or the truck when I'm running errands. Man do I get some stares when I'm at a light calling. :lol: :lol:
Anyway, trying to master the "Cluck" right now with the mouth calls. I'm truly having a blast with this turkey hunting plan. :thumbup:
I bet she can't wait until you get into goose hunting! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by W.Miguire » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:52 pm

Dan it is a good thing you don't own a parrot , you can guess the rest of the story. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by Timbrhuntr » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:35 am

xcaliber wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:16 pm

Now I pracrice in the garage, or the truck when I'm running errands. Man do I get some stares when I'm at a light calling. :lol: :lol:
That didn't take long lol

There was a story from a guy that was sitting a store parking lot practicing with his trumpet call. A police officer approached him because someone had reported that he was using a crack pipe So be careful out there :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by xcaliber » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:49 am

Timbrhuntr wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:35 am
xcaliber wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:16 pm

Now I pracrice in the garage, or the truck when I'm running errands. Man do I get some stares when I'm at a light calling. :lol: :lol:
That didn't take long lol

There was a story from a guy that was sitting a store parking lot practicing with his trumpet call. A police officer approached him because someone had reported that he was using a crack pipe So be careful out there :mrgreen: :lol:
Will do. :lol: :lol:
I am probably having too much fun with this, hoping to get some decent weather soon to pattern my gun.
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Re: O/T Shotgun Turkey Hunters

Post by Sparkey » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:39 pm

Late to the party, as usual, but I'll throw my 2 cents in.

I use a Mossberg 835 Ultimag.
3.5" #6

I now always hunt national forests, so the game is a bit different than farm field edges and no tents or decoys anymore. Hunting vest, a roll of camo burlap, box and a slate and my 835 is all I need.

Tips:. Pattern your gun with every load and choke tube because every gun has it's own character. Don't mix shells and shot size.

Be patient when calling. Too little calling is better than too much. You get too smell all you want as their sense of smell is terrible. They have really good hearing and exceptional eye sight. I have had birds bust me from 50 yards when all I did was hiccup.

Personally, I love turkey hunting more than deer. The banter the stalk and Chase, the race to get a ton when a real hen is also talking to him.

It is a blast!!! You will love it!
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