Weird Locator calls

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Weird Locator calls

Postby cut_un » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:30 pm

You guys use any "odd ball" locator calls???? Some 20+ years ago, I hit on the goose call, the spot I hunted had a few geese across the river in a local pond, The geese would crank them up at daybreak so I started carrying one, only because we had geese in the area, since then with more geese being around, it's on the list of locator calls , back then, who would have thought :huh: You guys using anything not that popular that I just may be carrying one day :huh:
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Postby trigger22 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:58 pm

cant say that i carry anything unusual although i do use my diaphram for a locator call. i can do an owl, crow, loud annoying screams and can somewhat simulate a goose. i've also discovered that the jake brake on a semi truck will make em gobble everytime.
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Postby stumpjumper » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:52 pm

Silent dog whistle :thumbsup:

Turkeys can hear at above the 15,000 decible range. I have tested the whistle against other locator calls and found that I get more responses out of the whistle.

Example: Late last year I went to a friends land to help him out. We hiked to the highest point on the land and waited for dark to see if any birds gobbled. Nothing. So I first tried a owl hooter, then a coyote howler, hoot tube, and even a fly up cackle. Still nothing. My friend was so disapointed. I told him lets try one more thing and I pulled out the whistle. I no sooner hit it when TWO longbeards goobled about 250 yards out. Trust me it works guys. Just don`t bring it to my neck of the woods. I have enough compatition already

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Postby jrockncash » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:44 pm

Hey thats my top secret call Stump, not any more though I guess. I also use a Screamin Peacock. It reminds me of being at the zoo but it works some times when nothing else will. When Im in the woods for work and cant find the turkeys we just yell "hoooot!" It works but I wouldnt do it if I was hunting.
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Postby tripleCBoykins » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:51 pm

Peacock works alright, yote call is probably the best in my neck of the woods.
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Postby DUCKWHACKER » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:28 am

Had a bird gobble on the roost openin' mornin' to distant gun shots and an ambulence siren. :yes:
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Postby Bayou state shutterbug » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:57 am

I have never had any luck with the dog whistle, screaming peacock, or hawk whistle. I have ok luck with the HS Strut Crow call and a Haydel's coyote call. I've had very good luck with the Palmer's Hoot Tube by HS Strut. I've also done well using the Primos Power Crystal and doing a lot of cutting and cackling.

I used to use a Primos Power Owl with some success but switched because it's too inconsistent and found that the Hoot Tube was more reliable and easier to use.
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Postby uncle paul » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:30 pm

back when we were kids, we would ride through the bottoms and drop a big chain in the bed of the truck just to hear them gobble. Try a woodduck call......you would be suprised at the way they sound off at it.
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Postby cut_un » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:55 pm

Decided to buy a second crow call, just to keep in the truck, got a Primos Power Crow, all I can say is it's a pretty call but to my ears it sound like sh*&. Only way it even resembles a crow is to blow your lungs out :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
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Re: Weird Locator calls

Postby brucetonbottombandit » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am

cut_un wrote:You guys use any "odd ball" locator calls???? Some 20+ years ago, I hit on the goose call, the spot I hunted had a few geese across the river in a local pond, The geese would crank them up at daybreak so I started carrying one, only because we had geese in the area, since then with more geese being around, it's on the list of locator calls , back then, who would have thought :huh: You guys using anything not that popular that I just may be carrying one day :huh:


Till last year would have laughed at you but went huntin with buddy on his farm where he has pet geese. Had one that would fly over ridge cluckin and the gobblers went crazy. anytime that goose got within 50 yds of em they'd double or triple gobble. It was pretty amazin hunt ended up with doulbe. we couldn't of done it without that old honker though.
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Postby Crash » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:28 pm

I have found the truck horn works pretty well, moring or afternoon.
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Postby WIgunner30 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:16 pm

i have used a Primos goose flute cause theres a 200 acre marsh next to my farm with geese on it that seems to get the turkeys going at dawn.
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