Have Any Of You Other Hillbillies Out There Ever Tried Making Any Of These?

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I realize this is totally random, but I’ve been off work for several weeks now because of a minor surgery, so I figured I’d throw this one out to “the family.” I have lifting restrictions, but that hasn’t kept me from stepping up my putzing game as of late. I’ve always wanted to try making these, and I figured now is as good of a time as any. Just curious if anyone else has tried making these, and if so, if they were able to use them in the future? I’m hoping to give it a shot this spring now for sure! 🍻
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I realize this is totally random, but I’ve been off work for several weeks now because of a minor surgery, so I figured I’d throw this one out to “the family.” I have lifting restrictions, but that hasn’t kept me from stepping up my putzing game as of late. I’ve always wanted to try making these, and I figured now is as good of a time as any. Just curious if anyone else has tried making these, and if so, if they were able to use them in the future? I’m hoping to give it a shot this spring now for sure! 🍻
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What the heck am I looking at? And no, never made one.
 
I've made several. They're fun to make and they have a certain sentimental value that I like. It's also nice to make use of as much of the harvest as possible. Yours looks great! I personally prefer the bone color over the bleached look, but to each his own. Excellent job and good luck with it them next spring!
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What the heck am I looking at? And no, never made one.
Lol. Sorry. That is a pair of turkey calls made from the wing bones of a gobbler I shot this spring. It’s a cool way to use more of the bird, and if I can use one to call another gobbler in to harvest this upcoming spring, then I’ll be thrilled. Bringing that shit full circle and all! 🍻
 
I've made several. They're fun to make and they have a certain sentimental value that I like. It's also nice to make use of as much of the harvest as possible. Yours looks great! I personally prefer the bone color over the bleached look, but to each his own. Excellent job and good luck with it them next spring!
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I wasn’t sure if I wanted to whiten the bones, or leave them “au naturel.” I decided on my first go round to hit them with peroxide. I enjoy making them enough, that I’ll definitely be making more in the future and I’m sure I’ll leave a few of them alone. I’ve been able to get decent tone with them so far. Have you ever used one to call in a bird? My buddy seems to think it would sound good on the kee-kee run. 🤷🏼‍♂️ Awesome to see I’m not the only one who’s still trying some “very old school” tactics, and great job on the call! 🍻
 
I realize this is totally random, but I’ve been off work for several weeks now because of a minor surgery, so I figured I’d throw this one out to “the family.” I have lifting restrictions, but that hasn’t kept me from stepping up my putzing game as of late. I’ve always wanted to try making these, and I figured now is as good of a time as any. Just curious if anyone else has tried making these, and if so, if they were able to use them in the future? I’m hoping to give it a shot this spring now for sure! 🍻
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Nice job sucks being home injured
 
I have made them and used them but went back to mouth call cause I didn't like all the movement to get ur gun up..kept getting busted. Nice job they look great...might consider shortening one so you have a different pitch between the two.

Also get some of the powder peroxide too next time ur in the beauty store...mix it and the liquid for a nice paste that will stick in all the cracks and crevasses...works great for skulls.

Also it's 2021...We prefer Appalachian Americans...hillbillies is soon
90s.:ROFLMAO:
 
Turkey calls made from bones in the wing. The design is thought to be the oldest type of turkey call, dating back to Native Americans.
Lol. Sorry. That is a pair of turkey calls made from the wing bones of a gobbler I shot this spring. It’s a cool way to use more of the bird, and if I can use one to call another gobbler in to harvest this upcoming spring, then I’ll be thrilled. Bringing that shit full circle and all! 🍻
That's pretty cool. I don't hunt turkey, but my buddy's dad does. I'm gonna pass this along.
 
I have made them and used them but went back to mouth call cause I didn't like all the movement to get ur gun up..kept getting busted. Nice job they look great...might consider shortening one so you have a different pitch between the two.

Also get some of the powder peroxide too next time ur in the beauty store...mix it and the liquid for a nice paste that will stick in all the cracks and crevasses...works great for skulls.

Also it's 2021...We prefer Appalachian Americans...hillbillies is soon
90s.:ROFLMAO:
I was going to use Redneck but I thought that was a little too derogatory. Apparently I’m far from riding the “woke” train yet. I’ll keep working on it. 👊🏼🍺🥃
 
Nice. My brother and I talked about this when we took his tom this spring (I was shutout this year). Seemed like a lot of work, and it was filed away for another time. Always good to make use of the harvest however you can.

This is akin to tying your own flies for fly fishing, loading your own ammo, or building/fletching your own arrows. It deepens the experience, and brings more satisfaction and contentment when it is successful.
 
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