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Post by killerstump » November 24th, 2016, 10:09 pm

Who makes the best most realistic crow sounding call? Nothing plastic either. Affordable reliable piece for locating turkeys and killing crows both


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Post by gaswamp » November 24th, 2016, 10:45 pm

killerstump wrote:Who makes the best most realistic crow sounding call? Nothing plastic either. Affordable reliable piece for locating turkeys and killing crows both


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Imo Mincey or Gibson both make great crow calls

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Post by soiltester » November 25th, 2016, 8:22 am

Larry Proffitt recommended ML Walker from Spindale, NC, which is just north of me. I called a few years ago and went up wife my wife and ended buying 2 at $40 ea, I believe. Good calls !! Don't know if he's still alive yet or not??
Ended going back and my wife bought one of his custom made fiddles and she put a different bridge on it to make it a violin .. no orchestra has invited her to play with them yet :lol:
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Post by davisd9 » November 25th, 2016, 8:48 am

Gibson


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Post by GLS » November 25th, 2016, 11:29 am

Learn to "caw" with your voice. One less gadget to carry and fuss with.

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Post by killerstump » November 25th, 2016, 11:32 am

GLS wrote:Learn to "caw" with your voice. One less gadget to carry and fuss with.
I've tried lol I better get the extra gadget


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Post by KYFrid » November 25th, 2016, 11:57 am

I have a Michael Buckner that I really like.

http://www.bucknercustomcalls.com/


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Post by Grumpy » November 25th, 2016, 3:11 pm

If you can't get the turkeys to come in for to shoot one, I got to tell ya, the crows are harder to call in than the turkeys.
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Post by killerstump » November 25th, 2016, 5:06 pm

Grumpy wrote:If you can't get the turkeys to come in for to shoot one, I got to tell ya, the crows are harder to call in than the turkeys.
I've not had much trouble with killin turkeys.

So what's your favorite crow call


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Post by WV Ridge Reaper » November 25th, 2016, 5:24 pm

GLS wrote:Learn to "caw" with your voice. One less gadget to carry and fuss with.

My buddy did that one morning...I could of grabbed him by the throat,but a turkey did gobble


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Post by soiltester » November 25th, 2016, 6:00 pm

WV Ridge Reaper wrote:
GLS wrote:Learn to "caw" with your voice. One less gadget to carry and fuss with.

My buddy did that one morning...I could of grabbed him by the throat,but a turkey did gobble


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Back in Michigan, I took a bear & fox & bobcat & coyote huntin' buddy, to scout turkeys on the roost gobblin' at day break.

I owl called .. gobble . gobble .. he smiled, I crow called, gobble . gobble .. he smiled more .. I walked to the back of my pick-up and let the tail gate slam down .. and nothing :shock:

Walked up to him and said .. well 2 out of 3 isn't bad :LMAO: :LMAO: :LMAO:
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Post by Grumpy » November 25th, 2016, 7:47 pm

I don't have a crow call, never had a use for one in this country.
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Post by killerstump » November 25th, 2016, 8:15 pm

Grumpy wrote:I don't have a crow call, never had a use for one in this country.
I've never used 1 don't own 1 either but I would like to try and get into killin crows


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Post by Grumpy » November 25th, 2016, 9:05 pm

About the only crows here are the big flocks that fly through the area in the fall, non stop heading south.
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Post by killerstump » November 25th, 2016, 9:24 pm

Grumpy wrote:About the only crows here are the big flocks that fly through the area in the fall, non stop heading south.
Ahhh understand we have several around these parts.


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Post by Gobbler » November 26th, 2016, 12:42 pm

Primos or knight and Hale.

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Post by Bigspurs68 » November 26th, 2016, 4:10 pm

Mike Batteys Wildtalker crow call is handstill down the best sounding one I have personally run.
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Post by The Baron » May 6th, 2017, 8:24 am

I went to Mike Batteys Wildtalker game calls website, and can't for the life of me figure out how to actually buy one of his crow calls. :scratch: Does anyone have a contact e-mail or phone number for him?

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Post by howl » May 6th, 2017, 9:31 am

The Baron wrote:I went to Mike Batteys Wildtalker game calls website, and can't for the life of me figure out how to actually buy one of his crow calls. :scratch: Does anyone have a contact e-mail or phone number for him?
Last time I had an exchange with him was through facebook. This is not a comment on crow calls. I don't carry one when turkey hunting.

The most I do with a crow call when hunting is yell at those that fly 6' off the ground to let them know I am not a turkey. This usually makes the crow start using its box call for some reason I don't understand.
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Post by ccleroy » May 6th, 2017, 9:32 am

Gibsons are hard to beat.....I have 3 and each are phenomenal!

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Post by Gooserbat » May 6th, 2017, 10:51 am

Gibsons or a faulks.
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Post by trap4fur » May 6th, 2017, 4:43 pm

Chad Scruggs awsome
addictedtogobblin@yahoo.com is his email I'm telling you it's also a good one as is Gibson

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Post by decoykrvr » May 7th, 2017, 8:33 am

I really like JLM, Jack Mincey crow calls due to the cedar mouthpiece which is like the old Faulk's. Gibson's are great calls. As a young hunter, I learned to call crows and to mimic owls by utilizing my vocal cords and pushing air w/ my diaphragm which is why I don't carry a crow or ow calls when turkey hunting.

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Post by firedup » May 22nd, 2017, 9:05 pm

I don't use them a lot anymore but have tried a bunch over the years. One of the best I ever tried was made by Jim Smith, Smiths Game Calls in Pa. Not sure he is still alive but it was a superb call. Wood, handmade. Mite be one floating around out there somewhere.

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Post by Toddmann » May 22nd, 2017, 9:28 pm

Here's one I made last night out of Termite Wild Cherry.
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