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Tete Verte
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Let's talk Turkey

Turkey is one of my all time favorite animals to hunt. Nothing gets the heart pumping quite like hearing that Tom gobble at you from 30 yards away. I've been practicing with my Woodhaven Red Wasp diaphragm call for a week now. Looking to purchase a new slate. Recommendations?

Just to leave you with something...

Image: http://huntingtop10.com/Hunting-Game-Types/Rio_Grande_Turkey-Hunting-Top-10-47493.jpg
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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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This will be my first season chasing the thunderchicken. I can't fricken wait to hear that globobobggllloolblolo vvvvrrrvrrvrmmmmm.

I have a primos diaphragm that I have been practicing on in my truck to a cd. I think I have gotten pretty good with it. Would yall say a diaphragm is easier than a slate or box?
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Salmon
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Would yall say a diaphragm is easier than a slate or box?


easier? no

more useful? yes


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Choirboy
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Woodhaven Red Wasp diaphragm


Man I really like these calls. Just found them last year but I am fairly new to turkey hunting.


MahiFishn
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I use a cody slate with an assortment of strikers. I also use legacy mouth calls. Both are pricey, but are definitely worth the money.


34venture
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If anyone is looking for a badass choke at a real great price, here she is...

LINK


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Mako
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Cody is 100% the way to go. I have four of them and thats all I carry now. I have about 15 strikers. My go to call is the Cody Woodsman slate with a rose wood striker flared tip.


tenfoe
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I have a primos diaphragm that I have been practicing on in my truck to a cd. I think I have gotten pretty good with it.


Record yourself outdoors, from 10 ft away, and then re-play it. You don't sound like you think you sound. Not saying you sound bad, but our ears don't hear sounds out of our mouth like a turkey hears it, especially not in a truck.

You're better off being able to make 2 clear, repeatable turkey noises with that mouth call, and doing the right thing when you find a turkey, than you are carrying around 9 different calls and not being proficient with them.

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Would yall say a diaphragm is easier than a slate or box


It's easier to shoot a turkey with both hands on your gun.


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MahiFishn
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Damn! That's my go to call as well. I hope we aren't hunting in the same woods!!


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Tete Verte
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Would yall say a diaphragm is easier than a slate or box?
I use both. Walking towards the bird, I use a slate or box. Whenever I setup the decoy and hear the bird fly down from the tree, I use the diaphragm. Therefore, I have both hands available when I am ready to shoot.


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Capt ST
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I have four of them and thats all I carry now. I have about 15 strikers.


You pulling a wagon behind you son?

I have a little box some guy that used to work for my brother made. Bout the size of a pack of altoids, purrs and yelps raspy like a sorority girl thats partied too hard the night before but wants to roll around in the sheets one more time before she makes the walk of shame.


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Flamefighter
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Woodhaven


Best calls on the market!!! This is all I carry. I do have an Ol Yeller slate call that I'm fond off.


Flamefighter
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The way I practice with the diaphram is trying to mimic the hunters on the DVD's. Those guys are good . The truck method really didn't do it for me. By listening to their cadence and and mixing up yelps, clucks, cuts and purrs is amazing.


Da Hammer
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If I was going to buy a commercial slate I would buy a Cody. However if you have any woodworking skills they are a blast to make yourself.

As far as what to use I have a little of everything in my turkey vest. I use a box or slate about 60% of the time mouth call a LOT, however don't discount a good pill bottle call or wingbone yelper. Both are sounds the birds don't hear very often and many times will put a tough gobbler in your lap when nothing else will.


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wiltznucs
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I prefer a custom slate over glass caller myself. My fav is a caller made by Clint Corder out of Mulberry, TN...






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wiltznucs
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Would yall say a diaphragm is easier than a slate or box?


I've never mastered diaphragm callers, so I dont use them. I have had a few occasions when being able to use one would come in handy. Particularly to get a tom to raise his head up. That said, if a bird is so close that he can see you using your slate you probably should have shot him already.

My advice is to use the call you sound best with. By best I mean most consistent and have the greatest confidence in. For me that will be a slate, box or trumpet yelper. For you that may very well be a diaphragm.
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Salmon
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re: Let's talk Turkey
yeah I rarely use a diaphragm as well. I'll have one in my mouth if the Tom needs a little extra encouragement to take a few more steps, but most of the time I use one of my custom slates or coppers. I prefer copper over glass.


wiltznucs
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I prefer copper over glass.


I often switch to metal calls if I'm hunting out West. My experience has been that Rios and Merriams like that metallic "twang" you get with them.



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Capt ST
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The way I practice with the diaphram is trying to mimic the hunters on the DVD's. Those guys are good .


Find you some wild birds to listen to. Its pretty wild how "bad" some of those hens sound from what you think it should.


Salmon
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Its pretty wild how "bad" some of those hens sound from what you think it should.


like I said in the other thread

the worst calling you will ever hear is from a live hen


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