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#1 prairiewolf

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Ok, I hope some of the other callmakers will join in on this post. First I would like to show a call that is very easy to make and great to start a setup with. It is a copy of calls commercially available today from Burnham Bros and Johnny Stewart by Hunters Specialties.

 

 

First you start out with a piece of wood 3/16" x 1/2" and at least a little over 7".  Cut two pieces out 3-1/2" long and make a mark at center point on both pieces.

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Next take a half round wood rasp or use sandpaper wrapped around something round like a dowel or broom handle. Sand an area about 3/4" on both sides of the center mark you made on each piece of wood. Pic shows results

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Now find you a rubber band, flat ones are good but any rubber band will work

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Now place the rubber band over one of the 3-1/2" pieces of wood, make sure to get all twists out of the rubber band

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Now place the other piece, making sure to match the sanded out areas facing each other, then wrap another rubber band at each end to hold the call together.

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Try stretching the rubber band before putting the second one to hold them together for a higher pitch. Try different rubber bands also.

Last pic is calls I actually sell, as you can see I use castration bands to hold the call together but not needed. Also for new members the little coyote head on the call in last pic is actually my signature EW upside down.

 

This call is great for woods or thick brush and very good to start a setup with. I will try and get a sound file made and posted here as soon as I find my mike, lol

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

So if any of the other call makers have a simple call lets see them. Here is a link for another one, but one almost like it can be made a lot easier and I will show how at a later date.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:56 PM

If you can find an old tape cassette you can use the tape as the reed also.  


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:58 PM

Good point Rick, you can also use wax paper or the out side paper that comes on packs of cigarettes.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:05 PM

Ed, awhile back you posted a link on making a bite style call from PVC.  That was an interesting one that only required hand tools.  


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

Yes Rick, I plan on showing how to do that call and a very simple open reed that only requires hand tools, if members are interested in making their own calls. As for the above call, it can also be made from popsicle sticks, just take 3 sticks and cut about an inch out of the one sticks and place it between the top and bottom sticks. very simple and it works.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

Great post, thanks for sharing.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:44 PM

I have two calls much like that one, one of them is a quail call the other sent to me from England (Mattuk)

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:21 PM

Your right Don, Burnham Bros makes them as quail calls and predator also, I think they might use a different rubber band on each. When I get my mike found I will do a few distress and a Gambel Quail also. I use one for quail a lot. You can even use a large blade of grass if you want on the above call.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:18 PM

good stuff guys, nice work PW. Major Boddicker (Crit'r Calls) also sells one similar called a wolfer's harp


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:34 PM

The one Matt sent me is from www.foxcall.co.uk


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:37 PM

That's some pretty cool info guys! Thanks

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:06 PM

Nice Ed... is that coyote head from the branding iron?
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Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:53 AM

No Eric, but now that you reminded me. I may sand these back down and use it.  Should work perfect on the flat surface.

 

So far not a lot of interest in any wanting to make their own calls, so I will wait until after the coming weekend to see if it will worth posting other calls to make.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:38 AM

Maybe there isn't as many of us crazies as we thought, Ed. :)

The harmonica style call is quite overlooked. I have several of them in my "collection".
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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:46 AM

You might be right Rick


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:44 AM

I think Skip showed us a call he made from a pop container, all these tips definitely gets the old brain cells working. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:05 AM

Skip makes a "juice bottle howler" I'll post a pic of mine. He puts quite a bit into them with airbrushing and all. Best of all it sounds great.


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                                       Send me a PM if you'd like a call made just for you

           I can make you a call out of most old shell casings as a souvenir of a special hunt, a first kill etc.

                                                       

                                                         

 

20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please God, don't take Kevin Bacon !

 

Mr. Coyote says, you can trap me, snare me, shoot me, cage me, chase me, just don't EVER swat me. I'll bite you...twice if you taste like a yooper !

 

 


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:10 AM

That's Skips on the right. Next to it is a Cronk horn howler, a Rick Howard horn howler, and a buffalo horn howler by Jessie Bush.
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                          Tree Branch Calls

                                             If you use them  they will come

                                            Facebook @ TreeBranch Woodcrafts

 

                                       Send me a PM if you'd like a call made just for you

           I can make you a call out of most old shell casings as a souvenir of a special hunt, a first kill etc.

                                                       

                                                         

 

20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please God, don't take Kevin Bacon !

 

Mr. Coyote says, you can trap me, snare me, shoot me, cage me, chase me, just don't EVER swat me. I'll bite you...twice if you taste like a yooper !

 

 


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:02 AM

Those are collectors for sure, thanks for putting them up.






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