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How to make your own wingbone call

Old 04-30-2009, 08:59 AM
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Ok, I'm a newby. What do you call with these? What type of call is it for?

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Old 05-01-2009, 04:51 PM
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It is the oldest turkey call known to man.....

It is a suction call - ya kiss it or suck on it similar to a soda straw.

You can get yelps, clucks, purrs, but ya gotta work at it

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Old 08-02-2009, 12:31 PM
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I recently received one of these from JW. Awesome job and I can even make some noise with it. lol It will take a lot more practice to purrrrfect it though.Thanks JW
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:44 AM
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These are great turkey calls. We used to make them when I was a kid when my dad went out. As I grew up, I switched over to diaphragms, mostly, and the occasional box call if I'm mostly calling while someone else is shooting.

Great work though. I'm impressed.
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I like this forum
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:53 AM
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Default Wing bone call

I have one of JW!s' WB calls and it works great. He was also kind enough to make one for each of my Grand children and a couple of friends. I send all my bones and spurs to JW! so he can make calls for others.

He's also a good friend and a great turkey hunter (in his mind).

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:00 AM
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Default Wing bone call question

Is there a way to dye the call after you finish it to "antique" it. That is, is there a way that you can make it look old?
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:23 AM
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If you use general polyurethane the call over time will yellow.

You could use a weak solution of India ink to darken it and give it some patina.

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:41 PM
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I've seen people use oak wood stain on their antlers to "bring back the color," so I don't know why you could not use a wood stain on the calls.

Thanks for the post JW! If I ever get me a turkey I will try making some calls. Would be great gifts for sure.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:06 PM
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I am currently trying to make these calls right now.. I think this is a great idea and well worth trying.. Thanks JW..
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