THE ORIGINAL KENTUCKY GOBBLER HALF MOON BOX CALL
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This will make you a great box call.
100% Hardwood - No Veneer
Beautiful Half Moon Box Call - Beautiful Engraved Lid - Engraved Signature!
Box Dimensions: 6 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches deep
Lid Dimensions: 9 inches long, 1 3/4 inches wide
This instrument is an exquisite Kentucky style half moon box call with an outstanding sound.
For All Hunters
1.- The Kentucky Gobbler Half Moon Box Call will reproduce all calls of the wild turkey
2.- Many turkey hunters use the box call for its ease of use, versatility and sound quality as well as the high volume of which they are capable.
3.- Unlike slate calls, box calls should never be sanded. Try to not touch the striking surfaces of the call as the oils in the skin can affect the sound and life of the call.
4.- Use only chalk that is free of oil and only use it on the underside of the lid, not the edges.
5.- Store the call in a large plastic bag to prevent moisture from warping the wood.
A key component of turkey hunting is calling -- a means of imitating the vocalizations that turkeys make in hopes of luring actual turkeys into close proximity.
The primary function of a box call is to imitate the yelps, clucks and purrs of a wild turkey.
A "cluck" is a single, short, abrupt sound, made with the call by a quick strike with the top of the call.
"Yelps" come in a series of regularly spaced calls imitated by a repetitive motion, dragging the lid across the side a number of times in a rhythmic sequence.
"Purrs" are soft, muted calls made by gently dragging the lid slowly to achieve a vibrato effect. Purrs are typically made by turkeys when they are feeding.
Each box call can have it's own unique pitch and tone, depending on how it is made, the type and thickness of the wood, etc. Trial and error, and a well-developed ear for what real turkeys sound like, helps hunters determine which individual calls are their favorites. Frequently hunters carry several calls with them into the woods to create subtly different sounding calls.
Box calls, like automobiles, need regular tune-ups. Even new boxes might need some service. Glazing striking surfaces, changing lid screw tension, or possibly dirt or moisture on the lid can cause sour notes. A turn of the screw, light sanding or a few rubs of chalk can put you back in the driver’s seat.
Try these tips:
1. Using fine sandpaper, sand the box’s feathered edges on top of the lip. Lightly sand along the whole length of the curve.
2. Turn the box upside down and sand the underside (curved) part of the lid. Use medium or rough sandpaper, sanding across the grain.
3. Chalk the lid thoroughly, using a soft, talc chalk (greaseless).
4. With a screwdriver adjust the box’s lid screw so that the handle end is slightly downward.
5. Test the call for sound until satisfied. Pitch is an important factor to consider when tuning.