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by decoykrvr
February 27th, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: They where out in Tennessee today
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: They where out in Tennessee today

The ground is totally saturated, the leaves in the woods are packed down and decomposing, and the worms and grubs are up for the picking. The folks that complain about the rain have very short memories and don't remember the drought and fires of four years ago. I'm 6 weeks past my 2nd and last total...
by decoykrvr
February 22nd, 2021, 10:52 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: tried and true striker woods
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: tried and true striker woods

I've made strikers out of over 75 different woods from all over the world in my signature Boat Paddle design so variability is minimized. There are some great domestic woods such as Chinaberry, hard rock maple, black locust, osage orange, dogwood, black walnut, etc. and a lot of softer hardwoods lik...
by decoykrvr
February 17th, 2021, 9:31 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Whats your favorite box call???
Replies: 26
Views: 662

Re: Whats your favorite box call???

I've got way too many box calls, many by well known award winning call makers, but an old "Old Boss Queen" all cedar one-sider by Terry Hall which I got in @ 1982 from Terry at the Georgia "Bass and Buck" show which he selected after running about a dozen calls, seems to always end up in my vest. Th...
by decoykrvr
February 17th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: advantages of a trumpet
Replies: 50
Views: 807

Re: advantages of a trumpet

One of the best features of a river cane yelper and, even to a limited ability, on a wing bone caller is the ability to take files/wood rasps/or a Dremel tool to the interior of the barrel to modify/tune the call which is something which I would never attempt on a high dollar trumpet. I use a tube g...
by decoykrvr
February 16th, 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: advantages of a trumpet
Replies: 50
Views: 807

Re: advantages of a trumpet

I personally think that an integral part of the "turkey response" equation is the fact that most turkeys have not been bombarded by trumpets/wing bone yelpers. I've carried a wing bone for over 35 years, and can attest to the response by hens and gobblers to the call, not a given, but frequent enoug...
by decoykrvr
February 11th, 2021, 3:15 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Thermacell Recommendation
Replies: 25
Views: 646

Re: Thermacell Recommendation

The laterst research shows that DEET's effacacy tops out at about 50%. Anything greater than 50% just does a better job of melting your steering wheel. In addition to the Thermacell, I would definitely pretreat my clothes w/ a permethrin such as Duration 10% mixed w/ water - 1 oz.permethrin to 19 oz...
by decoykrvr
December 17th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: MerryChristmas giveaway! (Foxtrotammo)
Replies: 120
Views: 4440

Re: MerryChristmas giveaway! (Foxtrotammo)

I'm going w/ Lucky 69 if it has not been gobbled up. Thanks for the gift, in advance of winning!
by decoykrvr
November 8th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Dead down wind ozone generator
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Dead down wind ozone generator

Several years ago, I read an article about a guy who had bought a piece of deer property and was doing selected cuts and making walking lanes to his stand locations. He noticed that the more time he spent on the property and in the woods, the less the deer were alarmed by his presence, and he starte...
by decoykrvr
October 28th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Favorite shotgun sight
Replies: 28
Views: 2018

Re: Favorite shotgun sight

I went with the Star Dot fiberoptic sights when they first came out and set up a lot of shotguns with them. Initally they were a bit of a pain to get POA/POI, but I made plastic shims of various thicknesses and got the installation down w/ a low profile, fast acquisition sight. As my eyes aged, I tr...
by decoykrvr
October 5th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Stones River National Battlefield
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Stones River National Battlefield

I was talking to a friend after my first visit to Gettysburg and he asked me, "Did you feel it?", and I knew exactly what he meant. I've had the same "feel" at Andersonville, other Civil War battlegrounds and major battlefields in Europe. It's a unique "feeling" hard to describe, but must be the lin...
by decoykrvr
October 3rd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Stones River National Battlefield
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Stones River National Battlefield

My in-laws lived near the Stones River at what was a contested crossing which changed hands numerous times during the battle. During the years in their house while working in flower beds etc., they found Indian artifacts, lead projectiles of numerous calibers, and a mint Union belt buckle which stil...
by decoykrvr
September 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Lightweight hunting boots
Replies: 36
Views: 1873

Re: Lightweight hunting boots

It's really sad! A new member makes a request about hunting boots, and now may be targeted by the LGBTQ turkey hunting crowd. Damn, that's a real strange mental picture, a LGBTQ group of turkey hunters. It doesn't make them bad people, just different, really different! As a positive aside, we are on...
by decoykrvr
September 20th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: O/U Point of Convergence
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: O/U Point of Convergence

it amazes me to hear about folks who operate on the theory, "My gun shoots high and to the right, so I'll just shoot at the turkey, low/left." What a recipe for disaster! When I was first introduced to long range shooting w/ high power rifles, a gentleman at the range, who I later learned had been a...
by decoykrvr
September 18th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Manning (football)
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Manning (football)

Thanks!! What a high class family.
by decoykrvr
September 16th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Call Makers
Topic: Jack Lewis Trumpet
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Jack Lewis Trumpet

RIP Pappy!! A true gentleman and craftsman. My Pappy double-sided titanium/glass in African Blackwood will, as Jack put it, "Make your jaw hurt when run right with the right striker!"
by decoykrvr
September 15th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Speaking of knives
Replies: 38
Views: 2635

Re: Speaking of knives

I have a fascination w/knives which goes back to my days in the Boy Scouts and have a lot of custom hand-made blades and knives, but I never go into the woods or backcountry without a Victorinox Hunter in my pack. Any of the Hunter versions contain a main locking blade, a gut-hook, a saw, and depend...
by decoykrvr
September 14th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Collectors Room
Topic: Pink Ivory
Replies: 6
Views: 2128

Re: Pink Ivory

Great looking trumpet! I love Pink Ivory and have several pot calls made w/ the wood, one is a copper over glass double-sider which screams on the copper, but makes great clucks and gobbler clucks on the glass. The wood also makes great hard/dense strikers which will run on all surfaces.
by decoykrvr
September 5th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Deer Hunting
Topic: Slug input
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: Slug input

Several years ago. I set up several 220 slug guns and sighted them in with a number of different loads. Interestingly, although the majority of the guns shot the 3" Barnes loads best, any time I had a shotgun which didn't pattern to expectations, I would evaluate the gun w/ 2 3/4" shells, and just l...
by decoykrvr
August 24th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Flashback to 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Flashback to 2004

A women I worked with was directly in the path of the majority of the storms and was without power or water for about 7 weeks. Her backyard pool was the water source to flush toilets in her neighborhood for weeks. Those were big Chinaberry trees ! It hurt me to see all that wood by the side of the r...
by decoykrvr
August 16th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Camp Dinner
Topic: Dutch oven
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Dutch oven

Great food and fun getting there. I taught Dutch Oven cooking w/ the Boy Scouts for years and the best suggestion which I can give is to get a good spiral binder and take copious notes ie; ingredients, ambient temperature, amount of charcoal used and its placement, depth of placement in the soil and...
by decoykrvr
August 16th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 29 years today!
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: 29 years today!

Congratulations!! The bride and I celebrated 301 years (in dog years) this past April. That's 43 years to those of you not into dogs.
by decoykrvr
August 8th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: question for turkey hunters
Replies: 17
Views: 1683

Re: question for turkey hunters

If your not eating the thighs, your passing on the best part of the turkey, next to the heart and liver. Cleaning the boiled legs is a real chore, but for soup, they can't be beat. IMO, just breasting a wild turkey should be cited as "wanton waste", or written up as just plain laziness. You don't li...
by decoykrvr
August 7th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 20g choke for tss\steel
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

Re: 20g choke for tss\steel

I started hunting duck and geese over 50 years ago while in high school and hopefully have gained a little insight. IMO, if you're a good wing shot you can do a few things which will markedly improve your success in knocking down/killing birds: 1) shoot a tight choked gun, whether a fixed choke or c...
by decoykrvr
August 6th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 20g choke for tss\steel
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

Re: 20g choke for tss\steel

For an Invector Plus a choke of .595 is considered x-full and .605 is Improved Modified. A constriction of.650-.685 are Turkey chokes. Go onto the Carlson's web page @ choketube.com or George Trulocks @ trulocktubes.com to educate yourself on choke constrictions for your particular gun. I highly rec...
by decoykrvr
August 5th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 20g choke for tss\steel
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

Re: 20g choke for tss\steel

Go online and look at the Boss copper-plated bismuth 20 gauge loads, 1 1/8 oz @ 1,350 fps. The straight 4's and 3/5 loads both have @ 175 pellets and have gotten good reviews. For ducks and geese I would check out the Trulock or Carlson's, Extended, non-ported, Improved Modified @ $45. The ported ch...

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