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

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

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

14250 Cadiz Road, Cambridge
740-238-2069

Osage Jakes Event - 11/29/2014

MDC, 3988 Highway 50, Linn
573-690-3989

Tallapoosa Squirrel Hunt - 12/6/2014

Jerry Berown's Property, 1030 Saxon Road, Goodwater
706-593-3639

Smithville Lake Youth Hunt - 12/13/2014

Smithville Lake, 17201 Paradesian, Smithville
816-506-7048

Jacksonville Skeet and Trap Club JAKES Take Aim - 12/13/2014

Jacksonville Trap and Skeet Club, 12125 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville
803-637-3106

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.