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Wingbone yelper

Old 01-09-2006, 11:48 PM
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I wanted to make a wingbone yelper for my father for his birthday. However, in SC we can't hunt hens. I know I can make a yelper using jake or gobbler bones, but is there anyway that I can get my hands on some hen bones? I'm pretty sure there is probably some federal law against it, but I just thought I would ask anyway.
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:36 AM
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I made one with gobbler bones worked and sounded about the same, Holes a little bigger
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:24 AM
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I'm aware of no laws against possesing legally taken game parts. what you need, is to advertise before fall season, that way you have a greater chance at scoring wings. Jakes will do, but older hens' bones do better... my mentor soley used a wingbone.... takes a LOT of practice to master all the calls..much harder than a mouth call...but boy are they sweet sounding !!!
Good Luck with your project!!
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:50 AM
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Personally, I prefer jake bones for yelpers. They are more robust, not as fragile, but the tone isn't enough lower than a hen bone yelper to notice. I've gotten my best results from jake yelpers.
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:06 AM
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Go to your grocer's freezer and pick up a butterball hen...
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:21 AM
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thanks for the replies... i may just have to use jake bones instead. hopefully i'll kill one this season (never thought i'd say that)
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:26 PM
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You can tune old bones by glueing the mouthpiece shut and then redrilling it.

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