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.............. in each category ??- Brand and model ......................

Box ??

Glass/slate/etc ??

Diaphragm ??

Other ??
 

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I'll go..................

Box........... I have quite a few...........- But the one that has watched more gobblers die than all the others combined is a Hally Caller Deluxe Box.

Glass/slate/etc............ Is a walnut pot slate over glass that I made.- I run a Dymondwood and/or-flared mesquite striker on it

Diaphragm............. A fellow named Gooserbat make a call named the Heckler.- Freakin unbelievable for my style of calling !!!

Other.............. Really don't use any calls in the "other" category, I guess---- Carry a crow call once in a long while--
 

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Box....A Quarter sawn Sycamore short box. The Full Choke by Ferociuos calls. My go to.

Slate or glass....from Lonnie Sneed. They Rock.

Scratch box....from Buckeye boxes, Lonnie Gilbert. Ya ought to hear Lonnie play one.

Diaphragm... Ghost cut 2, Preston Pittman

Wingbones....Andy Snair,Jay Burnworth, Moss and Fall Gobbler. I gave Moss his wingbone back only because it was his first made.


Shock locator...Ferocious Shock locator. Unconventional but very effective tool. Warning on this, it can keep you in the woods longer and getting exercise. Long range locator.
 

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Box call, I use a couple made for me by a friend from Ridgeland, Wi. "Foggy Hollow Custom Calls".
Pot calls, I also prefer a glass surface. David Halloran makes some dandies along with a nice slate call as well.
Mouth call, I prefer the ones put out by Knight & Hale
Others, I also have a huge paddle box call named the "Burrville Bomber" made for me by good friend Tim Fralick back in 05'. This is another awesome sounding call.
 

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Box- Rohm Brothers small box in sassafras
Slate- Cody "Woodsman" Slate with a Cody Bocote wood striker
Cody " Woodsman" Glass with a Cody Heavy Hickory striker
Mouth- Primos "True Double" and "True Triple"
 

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Box- Ferociuos Full Choke

Slate- Lohman Thunderdome my go to

Diaphram- Knight & Hale The Preacher

I also have a Burrville Bomber from Tim Fralick that I got in 2005
 

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Box - Primos Little Heartbreaker. Confidence in the call you're running is important. When I pull this call out of my vest I have full confidence that a gobbler will respond.

Friction - Too many to list. My hot call last year was a crystal over glass in a cherry pot by Mark Cornelius.

Diaphragm - Denny Gulvas Master's Choice. Hands down, the best I've ever used.

"Other" - My right hand. Finished many stubburn gobblers by dropping my hand from the gun and stirring the leaves to sound like a hen walking and scratching. It is absolutely deadly, particularly on hard hunted turkeys.
 

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Box- Marlin Watkins, Ebony over cedar, Mike Lapp, Osage over butternut


Slate- MAC Green slate over aluminum, Cody SPEC 1


Glass- MAC bronze glass over aluminum, LONZO glass over slate, Ernie Fetters "Double Cut"


Strikers- Harold Fowler.....


Scratch box- Ernie Fetters all cedar....


Mouth call- Gulvas "Master's Choice"....


Wingbone- Fall Gobbler's oseola...Mike Lapp, & one of my own


Trumpet- Frank Hegler, Frank Cox, Herb Hornstra, Matt McLain, & Billie Brice


Paddle call- Billy Bush, Billy Bush, Billie Bush, Ralph Snodgrass, Mike Lapp, Steve Mann, Darrin Dawkins, Lamar Williams, Don Chancey, Chad Zutter, & Marlin Watkins


Locator .....Mike Batty crow call.....
 

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My go to call is a little slate made by a company called Hally or Halley calls, from Doylestown, Pa. I don't think they're in business anymore. Its small and produces low volume calls, but is perfect for tree yelps and close in work. I normally start out with that, then switch to a mouth call if I need more volume. I called my son's bird last year all the way in with the Hally call. Proof that you don't always need a lot of volume make a turkey come running.
 

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My go to call is a little slate made by a company called Hally or Halley calls, from Doylestown, Pa. I don't think they're in business anymore. Its small and produces low volume calls, but is perfect for tree yelps and close in work. I normally start out with that, then switch to a mouth call if I need more volume. I called my son's bird last year all the way in with the Hally call. Proof that you don't always need a lot of volume make a turkey come running.
Is that a 6-sided wooden pot call or a little rectangle like the old Lynch Jet Slate ??
 

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I only ever use a mouth call made by Kelly Cooper. I carry an owl hooter but I don't carry any other turkey calls. I have a friend that only carry's 4 box calls when he hunts, nothing else.
 

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Its a wooden pot call. Its actually rectangular in shape and has 8 sides. The peg for it is weird too. Its a hollow fat handle with the peg imbedded in the hollow. The peg is only about 2 1/2 inches long. Fits right in the palm.
Kinda have me confused....... I mis-spoke as the Hally Deluxe Slate had 8 sides like you say. But the little, short, hollow striker went with a different call...... the Handy Slate.


Any chance you could post a pic of your call, please ?? You have my curiosity up.
 

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I must have the Hally Deluxe Slate. Its as you describe. It came with the short fat peg striker in the package. I do remember that. I bought it at French Creek Outfitters not long after they moved to Phoenixville. They've been in Phoenixville for at least 20 years or so.

Check this link. The first image in the upper left is my call. The photo two to the right of the first pic shows the fat peg that came with my call. I'm assuming that some of the calls came with the long striker and some came with the short fat peg. Mine just happened to have come with the short fat peg.

https://www.google.com/search?q=old...#tbm=isch&q=hally+caller+slate+images&imgrc=_
 

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My go to call is a little slate made by a company called Hally or Halley calls, from Doylestown, Pa. I don't think they're in business anymore. Its small and produces low volume calls, but is perfect for tree yelps and close in work. I normally start out with that, then switch to a mouth call if I need more volume. I called my son's bird last year all the way in with the Hally call. Proof that you don't always need a lot of volume make a turkey come running.
I have several Hally calls and used to get free hats and calls from Joe Hall to use in calling contests back in the late 80's. My dad used to also sell his calls in his archery shop. Loved his mouth calls back in the day and I was thinking he sold his business to someone in Ohio.
 
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