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Isle of Wight County Fair - 9/11/14-9/14/2014

21311 Courthouse Highway, Windsor
757-344-4153

Franklin County JAKES Event - 9/12/2014

Waid Park, 701 Park Road, Rocky Mount
540-483-2732

Car Show/JAKES Take Aim Trailer - 9/12/2014

Oberlin
785-475-2449

Magnolia JAKES Day - 9/13/2014

Red T Farms, 2480 Columbia Road 5, Magnolia

JAKES & Family Day - 9/13/2014

TNT Shooting Preserve, 407 Morris Hollow Rd., Smock
724-437-9310

Barry County Outdoor Recreation Youth Day - 9/13/2014

Charlton Park Museum, 2545 S Charlton Park, Hastings
269-948-8056

Current River Callers Jack Fork JAKES Day - 9/13/2014

Pine Hills Conservation Area, Hwy. 60 East, Winona
573-325-4475

Lower Bucks Youth Day - 9/13/2014

Bucks County Fish and Game Club, Doylestown
267-994-4143

New Jersey Wild - 9/13/2014-9/14/2014

Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, New Egypt
732-636-2789

Kansas State Jakes Camp - 9/13/2014 - 9/14/2014

White Memorial Camp, 1271 S. 1050 Rd., Council Grove
620-437-2012

Lee County JAKES - 9/13/2014

Lee County Horse & Hunting Club, Hunting Club Road, Jonesville
276-546-1498

Three Rivers JAKES Day - 9/13/2014

Ranch, North of Valliant, Valliant
580-212-0192

Three Rivers Local Chapter - 9/13/2014

RSE Farms, Stephens
706-310-0088

Union County JAKES Youth Field Day - 9/13/2014

Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Assn., 950 Sportsmen Club Rd., Mifflinburg
570-568-0839

JAKES Day at Cool Springs - 9/13/2014

Cool Springs/OFS, 9412 E. SR 64, Velpen
812-639-0208

Eastern Divide JAKES Day - 9/13/2014

Moncove Lake, Moncove Lake Access Road, Gap Mills
304-772-3708

Greene County Youth Shoot - 9/13/2014

Slininger Woods, 1430 Jordan Avenue, Jefferson
515-370-0905

Logan Todd Longbeards JAKES Day - 9/13/2014

Red River Fish & Game Club, Adairville
270-726-7855

Edgefield Chapter's Mentored Dove Hunts - 9/13/2014

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

JAKES Day 2014 - 9/13/2014

Perry County Gun Club, 4957 Township Rd. 149, New Lexington
740-743-2912

Bollinger County Double Beards JAKES Day - 9/20/2014

Ron Lutes Farm, Rt 5, C.R. 802, Marble Hill
573-238-4535

Current River JAKES Event - 9/20/2014

Pinewood Facility, Highway 60, Ellsinore
573-323-4789

St. Louis Longbeards JAKES Event - 9/20/2014

Arnold Park, Highway 141, Arnold
314-496-4180

Midwest Gobblers Annual JAKES Day - 9/20/2014

Otter Creek Hunting Club, 19201 Hunting Club Rd., Jerseyville
618-786-2445

Soque River Spurs - 9/20/2014

Fieldale Farms, 1700 Blacksnake Road, Mt. Airy
706-499-8084

Botetourt Longbeards - 9/20/2014

Botetourt JAKES, Richard Simmons Farm, 1554 Prease Rd., Buchanan
540-254-2564

Black Swamp JAKES Day - 9/20/2014

Camp Lakota, Defiance
419-438-0018

Susquehanna County Youth Field Day - 9/21/2014

Harford Fair Grounds, Harford
570-396-5033

Outdoor Expo - 9/25/2014

Ada First Baptist Church, Ada
580-320-7480

Neil "Gobbler" Cost FUJI Jakes Event - 9/27/2014

Fuji Film Plant, 211 Pucketts Ferry Road, Greenwood
864-992-8683

Doddridge County Fantails Jakes Muzzleloading Shoot - 9/27/2014

Kevin Hutson Farm, 1705 Skelton Run, Wallace
304-782-4304

Sawnee Mountain - 9/27/2014

Lower Pool Dam
770-654-7548

Beaver Creek Local JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Leetonia Sportsmans Club, 311 East High Street, Leetonia
330-532-5570

Spoon River Gobblers - 9/27/2014

Bill Mustread Farm, Smithfield
309-785-3581

Walt Buehmer JAKES Event - 9/27/2014

Busch Wildlife Conservation Area, Highway D, Defiance
314-222-2222

Slate Stone Strutters JAKES Event - 9/27/2014

Harbor Beach Gun Club, McIntosh Rd., Harbor Beach
989-917-0078

Spring River Toms JAKES Event - 9/27/2014

Baugh Flight Park, 6079 Incline Road, Reeds
417-388-2923

Mammoth Cave Chapter JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Bobby Saling's Farm, Ollie Road, Mammoth Cave
270-646-7241

Marquette County Longbeards JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Montello Archery Range, N3736 SR 22, Montello
608-697-6162

Big River Skeet Shoot - 9/27/2014

Trammel Camp, 24307 NE Charles Pippen Rd., Blountstown
850-447-1800

South GA JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Paradise PFA, 536 Paradise Drive, Enigma
404-316-1283

Sauratown JAKES Day - 9/27/2014

Walter & Becky Johnson's Farm, 973 Burton Road, Ruffin
336-427-4732

Shawangunk Ride Longbeard Youth Sports's Day JAKES Event - 9/28/2014

Wallkill Rod & Gun Club Fish Pond, Wallkill
845-744-8198

McCook Strutters Archery Day - 9/28/2014

Red Willow Lake, McCook
308-737-7337

Annual JAKES Day - 10/4/2014

Stryker Sportsmen Club, County Road 20, Bryan
419-212-0152

Maple Country Extreme Jakes Dove Hunt - 10/4/2014

16766 Hosmer Road, Middlefield
440-313-7406

Tattnall-Evans County Limbhangers JAKES Day - 10/4/2014

Evans Co. Wildlife Club, Highway 280, Claxton
912-334-0816

JAKES Hunting Heritage Day - 10/4/2014

Tishomingo (Jackson Camp), Tishomingo
662-397-4345

Fall Turkey Tune Up - 10/11/2014

San Vicent Reservoir, 12375 Moreno Avenue, Lakeside
619-445-1460

Big Buck/Doe Contest Thunderchickens of West Kentucky - 10/11/2014

Falders Farm Store, 1428 Cuba Road, Mayfield
270-804-5056

11th Annual Wildlife Adventure Day - 10/11/2014

Rock Point Road, Newburg
301-751-6945

Kittatinny Gobblers JAKES Day - 10/11/2014

McGuire Chevrolet, Newton
973-229-2949

Cass River Gobblers JAKES Event - 10/11/2014

Marlette Sportsmen Club, 4260 White Creek Road, Kingston

Central Wisconsin Youth Hunters Banquet - 10/18/2014

Wisconsin Rapids Elks Lodge #693, Wisconsin Rapids
715-572-7229

Melvern Wildlife Area Youth Waterfowl Hunt - 10/18/2014

Melvern Wildlife Area, Reading Office
620-699-3372

Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt - 10/25/2014

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Hartford
620-203-8514

Shenandoah Valley JAKES Day - 10/26/2014

Stonewall Ruritan Grounds, Clearbrook
540-667-8858

JAKES and WITO in the Outdoors Day - 10/28/2014

Rustling Meadows Hunt Club, Berlin
920-361-4566

Turkey Shoot, Big River Longbeards - 11/8/2014

State Road 20 at Bristol City Limits, Bristol
850-447-1800

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

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

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.