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Wingbone call

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:26 pm

As I sit here in lock down this season, I can't help to think how many more turkeys will be running around for next year. So I decided to do a turkey project and see if I can make me a wingbone turkey call. I've never owned one, let alone used one so I'll see what happens. I'll just keep dreaming till next year. :eusa-pray:
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by flightattendant100 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:42 pm

That's all one of my Dads friends would use. Swore by them. I have one....ehhh? Good luck

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by W.Miguire » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:12 pm

I made several , it is easy. very easy to use.
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:13 pm

I just went to your states stay at home order it says you can go out in nature as long as you obey the 6 foot distancing rule . Did your wildlife commission close the season ? I would check on it . Don't mean to make trouble but you may be wrong most states that I know of are still hunting with the stay at home order as long as you keep the distance rule. As for the wing bone call that would be a good project .

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by artifact » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:35 pm

I have one I picked up at a flea market, also made one. They aren't that hard to make and definitely sound raspier than other type calls, if you practice with one a little bit you should be able to call turkeys in. Trick to using one is where to place the end at in your lips, you'll learn that.

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:38 pm

No, you are right about the stay at home order. I hunt in Louisiana and Mississippi but I got the lock down order from my wife!
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:00 pm

That stinks My wife is going to hunt with me this year/

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:41 pm

Can't blame her. Our neighbor passed away from the virus and he was 55. I just turned 53 and she drew the line. Good luck to yall and be safe.
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by Twignstring » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:17 pm

It's been awhile. But I've made a few wing bone calls over the years.
Hen wing bones seem to work best.
After learning the skill to use the wing bone. I would just use a small plastic straw to make the yelps.
Can just about use almost any narrow tube. Take a ball point pen apart and use that too.

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by Stepnoutnb » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:34 pm

Go to YouTube and look up a young man with the Chanel Catman Outdoors. He is young and makes wing bone calls. They sound real good. He gets a lot of turkeys using the wing bone call. He self films. Seems like a great young hunter. I’ve watched lots of his videos lately.

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:24 pm

Yeah I've seen Catmans videos. Kind of where I got my inspiration from. Figured it to be a challenge to learn to use one. I've always heard they answer to a wingbone when nothing else works. I guess because not alot of people use them.
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by deadeer » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:01 am

I have made several as well. Used last year for first time, and it was a success! Easy, fun, effective, and a great conversation piece!

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Re: Wingbone call

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:07 am

One last question. Did you bleach the bones or left them natural color?
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by gerald strine » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:22 am

The best thing for whiteing bone is 40 volume peroxide they use in hair salons it's way stronger then regular peroxide and does not eat the bone like bleach.
I use it on European skull mounts with great results.
Be sure to ware gloves and brush it on.
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Re: Wingbone call

Post by AJ01 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:36 am

Twignstring wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:17 pm
It's been awhile. But I've made a few wing bone calls over the years.
Hen wing bones seem to work best.
After learning the skill to use the wing bone. I would just use a small plastic straw to make the yelps.
Can just about use almost any narrow tube. Take a ball point pen apart and use that too.
Many years back, I hunted with a friend of mine that grew up around Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was an avid Turkey hunter!! If he wasn't hunting them, he was scouting them. :lol:
I've seen him call Turkeys using the tube from a cheap plastic Bic ball point pen!! Worked like a charm! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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