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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody using Wingbones, Cane Yelpers or Trumpets

I know these type of air operated calls aren't near as popular as your box call, pot calls and diaphragms, but anyone who has put the time in to learn how to run these type of calls knows how deadly they can be. Just another tool for the tool box with a different sound but a sound turkeys really like at times.


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 08:56 AM
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I never could master the wishbone call to the quality I thought needed for my confidence. I relayed this to the late Roger Latham several years ago as Roger told me he often used the wishbone and encouraged me to keep working on my technique. However, I got discouraged and found I could make good confident calls on a diaphragm call without moving my hands...so I gave up on it....Maybe too soon.

I have heard guys make very good wish bone type calls using the shell of a ballpoint pen....I am not one of them.

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Beautiful wingbone, I still kick myself in the butt for selling my Billy Buice trumpets. I called Billy and he looked up my serial numbers and the one was really rare.

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I agree these three calls can make a bad day good in the turkey woods for sure. I always have a EZ wingbone / cane yelper. I then pick a trumpet to use. Lately I have been carrying a tube call as well. I am a box call guy first but have found that these callers are very good spring and fall.

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I've got a couple trumpets but fail to practice enough to feel comfortable with them. I can run a few good yelps or clucks then screw up several in a row! A bad one mixed in is okay, but not several in a row LOL. I do know that turkeys really like that monotone.
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I have a tube call that I like to use as a locator on windy or rainy days, it has a lot of volume and makes a decent yelp and keekee run, turkeys will answer it.
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I always refer folks to a few really good instructionals on how to start and practice. It also helps to start out with a good yelper. They aren't all created equal. Whether it be a trumpet, wingbone or cane yelper, the technique is the same.


Marlin Watkins:








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Sounds great.....Maybe I will dig into that antiquated drawer of things in the basement....

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After watching the video I have an old Tommy Turpin trumpet somewhere I need to find and put it back in service

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All excellent tutorials and they should help anyone have difficultly running them. Thanks EZ for posting them up!

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