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Edgefield Chapter's Mentored Dove Hunts - 11/15/2014

Wild Turkey Center, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield
803-637-7408

Evergreen AL 2014 JAKES Event - 11/15/2014


251-230-0993

Flatwoods Gobblers JAKES Event - 11/15/2014


912-256-2571

2014 Deerassic Park/NWTF Youth Hunt - 11/22-23/2014

Deerassic Park Education Center and Private Properties
(740) 435-3335

Tallapoosa Squirrel Hunt - 12/6/2014


706-593-3639

Edgefield Chapter's Mentored Dove Hunts - 12/18/2014

Wild Turkey Center, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield
803-637-7408

Brass Monkey Winter Camp - 12/26/2014

Field across from 3349 Second Street, Wayland
616-291-1740

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/9/2015-1/10/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Ken Middleton Memorial Youth Pheasant Hunt/Sporting Clays Shoot - 1/23/2015-1/24/2015

Chauncy Ranch YMCA Camp near Spring Valley
928-848-4549

Juniors Turkey Hunting Camps - 4/16/2015-4/20/2015

Forests near Flagstaff, Alpine or Greer and Payson
928-848-4549


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Box Calls

Turkey calls are the musical instruments of turkey hunting, and like learning to play a piano, guitar or fiddle, practice makes perfect. Of all turkey calls, friction calls are the easiest to use. Box calls, slate calls and push-button calls are types of friction calls and all work using the same principle--one piece is rubbed across the other to make sounds like a turkey. The most popular friction call is the box call. To use a box call, slide the lid (called the paddle) across the side of the box to make a yelp. A yelp is one call a turkey uses to answer another turkey's calls. It is also a way to bring flocks together after they have split up. On most box calls, one side of the box makes a higher-pitched sound than the other. This lets you imitate more than one bird, so you can make it seem like one bird is yelping and the other is answering. As you perfect the yelp, you can move on to harder calls such as the cluck, fly-down cackle and gobble. With a little practice, you'll be calling in gobblers in no time.