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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Off the wall locator calls

I am wondering if anyone uses any off the wall locator calls. I mean beyond the usual owl and crow calls. Recently I got a wounded rabbit call in a box lot at a sale that I am thinking that would be worth a try.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 08:43 AM
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I tried an air horn for a few years..it worked some of the time I figured I could warn another hunter off as well but never had to use it for that.
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I used to have a party horn I got at a New Years Eve party that worked great. It went up an octave every time time you blew it, for three times in a row. It sounded similar to something you'd hear in a Three Stooges movie. And the turkeys loved it.....I got more answers to that than just about any other locator call I've ever used. I lost it, and haven't replaced it since, but I'm constantly on the lookout for one!
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I used to have a party horn I got at a New Years Eve party that worked great. It went up an octave every time time you blew it, for three times in a row. It sounded similar to something you'd hear in a Three Stooges movie. And the turkeys loved it.....I got more answers to that than just about any other locator call I've ever used. I lost it, and haven't replaced it since, but I'm constantly on the lookout for one!

Any Dollar General or Dollar Tree would have something like that for... you guessed it... $1 or less

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When gobblers are in the mood they will often sound off to any noise and often to loud noises. I have heard them gobble back to the sound of a swing gate, car doors, car horns, crow calls, owl calls, gun shots, coyote howls, elk bugles etc. etc.

Once I was hunting gobblers in an area where I believed there were only a few gobblers not many....all that changed when a thunder storm approached. I was caught about 2 miles from the vehicle so I had to wait out the storm which fortunately for me only lasted a few minutes and was mostly noise.

At the sound of the loud thunder I counted what I was sure amounted to at least 20 different gobblers sounding off.....I had no idea that there were that many gobblers in the area.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 09:50 AM
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Any Dollar General or Dollar Tree would have something like that for... you guessed it... $1 or less
Every dollar store I've check only carry the monotone horns...
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I've carried my bugle tube and have gotten responses to amplified yelps and elk bugles.
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My favorite hunting spot has a hiway nearby where motorcycles cruise on saturdays. Gobbles everytime one with open pipes go by.
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My favorite hunting spot has a hiway nearby where motorcycles cruise on saturdays. Gobbles everytime one with open pipes go by.
I guess the saying "loud pipes save lives" doesn't apply to toms in the spring!
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There is a spot just up from my camp where the road climbs over a small ridge and you can see the protruding knob of lime stone. Roll back trucks with wrecked autos seem to use the road a lot and at 4:55 am that bang/bump works every time.

So did the slam of the outhouse door after use....
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