My current box call situation....

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My current box call situation....

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 19th, 2017, 7:38 am

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I'm not much of a box call guy, and maybe that's because I don't own a good one. I'm looking to change that over the summer. I think I've got a pretty good list of names complied. Let me know what y'all think. I'd like to keep it under the $150 mark. I'm considering the following:
-Steve Mann
-Irving Whitt
-Al Shoemaker
-Darrin Dawkins
-Ed Terefencko
-Bob Harwell
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by killerstump » April 19th, 2017, 7:43 am

Does better box calls make a difference? I have a lynch 1 sider and have never had any luck

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by C.kimzey95 » April 19th, 2017, 7:49 am

I'm in the same boat. I heard a David Halloran checkered box the other day though and man that thing was sweet. I don't know too much about the other names on your list but I don't know too awful much about custom calls in general.

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Post by HunterGKS » April 19th, 2017, 7:53 am

I carry a Ron Clough box that has brought a lot of birds to the gun. Check out his site which is listed in the Callmakers string.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by howl » April 19th, 2017, 7:56 am

You ain't missin' nothin'. I had some good ones that I killed turkeys with, but I sold them all. One of the better moves I ever made. This is the only one I wish I'd kept: http://www.enticerturkeycalls.com/shop/ ... ratch-box/

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by redarrow » April 19th, 2017, 8:01 am

Dang Whacker you really need to get a new chew toy son.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by davisd9 » April 19th, 2017, 8:03 am

Get up with Al Shoemaker at SS Customs. His boxes are just as good as those you listed and you can get a premium box for much less. Another to look at is Albert Paul. Good luck.

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 19th, 2017, 8:12 am

howl wrote:You ain't missin' nothin'. I had some good ones that I killed turkeys with, but I sold them all. One of the better moves I ever made. This is the only one I wish I'd kept: http://www.enticerturkeycalls.com/shop/ ... ratch-box/
Well for 12.95 you can get one back pretty easy! Order 2 and send me one :D It sounds good!
Part of me says, you don't need it. It's not gonna sound any better than any other box you've ever played. I don't know. A box call tends to sound like a box call to me. But I think I'd still like a nice one.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 19th, 2017, 8:13 am

redarrow wrote:Dang Whacker you really need to get a new chew toy son.
I'm a big boy. Sometimes I get hongry.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by taylorjones20 » April 19th, 2017, 8:14 am

I have a few box calls but I don't carry any of them when I hunt. I just don't like hunting with a box call. I can tell when someone is hunting with one on a neighboring property because of the distinct sound they make...

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 19th, 2017, 8:15 am

davisd9 wrote:Get up with Al Shoemaker at SS Customs. His boxes are just as good as those you listed and you can get a premium box for much less. Another to look at is Albert Paul. Good luck.
I musta forgotten Mr. Paul from my list, but he was on it. I was leaning Shoemaker from the get go, based on everything I've read, plus the cost.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by el diablo » April 19th, 2017, 8:26 am

I love my SS kwila/poplar box. My bro has been slaying them with his Maple/butternut SS. I agree that you can tell when someone is using one, but a lot of times they seem to pull a gobble when nothing else will. I like to use them to locate mostly, but sometimes if the bird is eating it up I use them start to finish.

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by killerstump » April 19th, 2017, 8:47 am

el diablo wrote:I love my SS kwila/poplar box. My bro has been slaying them with his Maple/butternut SS. I agree that you can tell when someone is using one, but a lot of times they seem to pull a gobble when nothing else will. I like to use them to locate mostly, but sometimes if the bird is eating it up I use them start to finish.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by soiltester » April 19th, 2017, 10:28 am

Appears ya' really git' tore up' waitin' fer' those boss toms to come in .. ease yer' mind and have Ed make ya' a nice box call .. love my yellowheart/black limba box he made me!! :thumbup:
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Bustinbeards » April 19th, 2017, 10:42 am

have you considered a Billy White Hustlin hen?

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by howl » April 19th, 2017, 10:47 am

http://www.longbeardcalls.com/calls.htm can build you a long box that sounds exactly like this hen http://vid23.photobucket.com/albums/b37 ... I_0141.mp4 Unfortunately that hen couldn't call a gobbler to save her life, because she sounds like a box call.

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by appalachianassassin » April 19th, 2017, 10:50 am

ive had great success with a box. but, 6 years ago I quit using a vest. at that time I quit carrying a lot of other stuff including a box.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 19th, 2017, 11:04 am

howl wrote:http://www.longbeardcalls.com/calls.htm can build you a long box that sounds exactly like this hen http://vid23.photobucket.com/albums/b37 ... I_0141.mp4 Unfortunately that hen couldn't call a gobbler to save her life, because she sounds like a box call.
:LMAO: Part of me feels the same way about a box, but the other part wants a nice one. Won't know till I try. If you start seeing a bunch of Morgan calls for sale on eBay, you can assume the box worked :lol: Yeah.....that ain't gon happen :mrgreen:
Bustinbeards wrote:have you considered a Billy White Hustlin hen?
Yeah, I have. I just couldn't find much info on him. Does he still make calls? Anybody have his contact info?
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by el diablo » April 19th, 2017, 11:10 am

Waddle Whacker wrote:
howl wrote:http://www.longbeardcalls.com/calls.htm can build you a long box that sounds exactly like this hen http://vid23.photobucket.com/albums/b37 ... I_0141.mp4 Unfortunately that hen couldn't call a gobbler to save her life, because she sounds like a box call.
:LMAO: Part of me feels the same way about a box, but the other part wants a nice one. Won't know till I try. If you start seeing a bunch of Morgan calls for sale on eBay, you can assume the box worked :lol: Yeah.....that ain't gon happen :mrgreen:
Bustinbeards wrote:have you considered a Billy White Hustlin hen?
Yeah, I have. I just couldn't find much info on him. Does he still make calls? Anybody have his contact info?
He is still making calls

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by davisd9 » April 19th, 2017, 11:13 am

Hustlin Hen is a good one!


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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by MAK » April 19th, 2017, 11:43 am

I bought an Albert Paul call http://www.paulscalls.com/ - and NEVER go to the woods without it.

Have to keep an eye on my hunting buddies, or it will end up in their vest.

My only advice is go somewhere where you can run it - if it doesn't feel / sound right to YOUR ears, you won't be happy.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by tubecaller10 » April 19th, 2017, 1:56 pm

David Halloran box- I dont ever go to woods without it!

Matt van cise is making some awesome sounding boxes right now.. high class custom calls im pretty sure
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Jamey » April 19th, 2017, 5:57 pm

I have several from that list. Darren Dawkins is the best one I have hands down. I also have an Allen Jenkins one-sider that sounds better than the lynch one-siders to me.
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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by TheWoodsman » April 19th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Jeepers! That's rough!

Under $150, probably S&S Calls. Terefencko? Not sure if he's under that price range or not.

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Re: My current box call situation....

Post by Scarecrow » April 19th, 2017, 7:19 pm

If I was you I would buy the cheapest one I could find, cause it looks like you might be a little rough on 'em. :shock: :lol:

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