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Old 01-10-2020, 09:03 AM
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Talking turkey

I realize I am somewhat early in my other obsession- spring turkey- but I need some input. I have aluminum, slate, glass, acrylic pot calls. Each has their voice but recently I have come across some sound videos of both copper and brass pot calls. They sound great! I see some are using titanium as well! The brass ones are making good sounds even when wet! I need to add either a copper or brass call (if I can get away with it one of each). Anybody have experience with either? Scotch brite or sandpaper? Yelp yelp!!
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:49 AM
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Never too early to talk turkey! I have both Brass and Copper calls. They're very good for down here as the humidity doesn't affect them like it does slate. I had a Titanium call but sent it back to the maker, I just couldn't get a decent sound out of it. I've all but abandon the pot calls in the last year or two. I'm thinking my hands and fingers just can't hold them anymore. I do like using them for purrs and and clucking. Last year I used a Fiddle box from Marlon Watkins that the turkeys just loved. I have a couple Billy Buice Trumpets I'm trying to learn.
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:20 AM
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Thanks, Chief! I am planning to attend the Florida wild turkey extravaganza in Webster, Saturday Feb 1. A bunch of call makers will be there. Rather have a custom call that the factory type though those will work just fine. What do you condition the copper/brass with?
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Small pieces of green scotchbrite- notice pieces as I always lose them - use it on copper pot and slate pot
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Small pieces of green scotchbrite- notice pieces as I always lose them - use it on copper pot and slate pot
Yes on the green Scotch Brite and have even been told fine sand paper too. But I always have the scotch brite so I use that. Bubba
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Good, will get some. I know there are many options for the type of wood for the pot, as well as the striker. Hope to get some insights from the makers.
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Thanks, Chief! I am planning to attend the Florida wild turkey extravaganza in Webster, Saturday Feb 1. A bunch of call makers will be there. Rather have a custom call that the factory type though those will work just fine. What do you condition the copper/brass with?
I went to this last year. Go early if you can.

Make sure you visit Scott Fletcher. Melbourne call maker and a great guy. Scott Ellis too. One of the best competition turkey callers around.
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Good advice! I plan to be there early. Birthday's coming up, so with ducking winding down, a new call for my arsenal and serious practice is in order!
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Re: Talking turkey/ all day hunting??

Should be interesting, the fact that many WMA's have gone to all day hunting this spring! I have been perfectly happy with the previous format of hunting till 1 pm. I would take a break, have lunch, maybe a nap, scout in the afternoon, and begin the process again the next day. Scouting in the afternoon seems to be at odds with those hunting then. I certainly don't want to mess up anybody's setup. I guess when I was younger I might stay the course much longer but by 1 pm, after having walked 4-5 miles, maybe more, with gear, I am very much spent. You know the afternoons can be quite hot and stifling- it would be tempting on those few cool days when it is mild for most of the day to stay then. I know some other southeastern states have experienced a decline in turkey numbers, apparently not here given the go-ahead with all day hunting. I just hope this does not contribute to any significant decrease. Wonder what are your thoughts on this??
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