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Old 02-12-2008, 08:37 PM
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I used to make them and sell them as fast as I could make them, kind of got burned out on trying to keep up with orders, plus finding quality horn kind of makes it tough to keep up with demand. To make the distress calls out of horn tip, is most challenging, because not every horn tip qualifies as "useable" and you don't know if the tip is usable, until you cut it from the horn. Most horns will work for howlers, but even when making them, you really don't know if the horn will work, until you get started grinding, cutting, and sanding on it. One of the best looking howlers I ever made came out of along curved'ol cow horn that had been branded and I didn't think for a minute that it would turn out to be anything special. My cousin gave me the horn, I made him the howler and he recently sold it for $100.He recently gave me a couple of 5 gallon buckets of horns and wants another howler. Imagine that![8D]
The tools I use include a dremel with a whole array of different bits, a hand held belt sander, a battery powered hand drill, a hand held grinder with flap disc and cut off wheel, a flat file, and lots of sand paper. Not a speedy process by any means.
The way I make these calls isn't for everyone, and not the safest way to make calls. My fingers are often in close proximity of high speed moving parts, and I'll admit that I have lost some skin on my grinder and belt sander. My dremel has also "bit" me a time or two. SO, if anyone trys to make your own calls by using power tools, let me be the first to say, BE CAREFUL! And don't forget to wear protective eye wear, that's one thing I do protect all the time!
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:51 PM
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Hey Howeler how far are you from the sand hills in Neb. I"ev been out there twice chasein dogs. Have you ever hunted the sand hills
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:17 AM
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I haven't hunted the sandhills in Neb., but we have our share of sandhills here in Colo. and I have hunted them a number of times.
I have hunted in Neb., along the KS. border, but never got far enough north to get into the sandhills.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:56 PM
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If you cut a rabbit's head off and blow through it's neck will it make a rabbit sound?? It's late and I'm tired..btw..I was kidding.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:37 PM
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I live in the sand hills of NE, the coyotes around here this year have mange somethin terrible and a lot of them have died off, I have only gone out a few times because it isn't hardly worth it, I have only shot 1 that wasn't mangy. In a few years there will be lots more of them around and they'll have good fur, so if yer thinkin about comin to the sandhills i'd wait a couple of years,
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:55 PM
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Hey thanks, I have been out threr twice before, was thinking about a couple years down the road maybe.We hunted mostlly between Elsworth and Gorden. wow that is some real rough country. I liked all the good looking girls in the sandhills...........one behind every tree. lol.
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