Iddy Bitty Turkey Call

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Mailman, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Just finished my second attempt at making a turkey call out of a turtle shell. Here is a picture of the two together. The largest one was posted earlier. A friend gave me the little one last weekend and I told him that I didn't know how it would turn out. It was pretty fragile but it turned out OK. It sounds alright but not quite as much variation as the larger one. The little one measures 3 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. It will be awhile before I can make any more because I burnt up my buffer/grinder while I was polishing the little one. I'm bringing both to the Deer Classic in Columbia on saturday afternoon. So if anyone wants to get some ideas on how they can make their own you can inspect them there.
     
  2. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo

  3. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Iddy Bitty by itself
     
  4. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Those are looking REALLY good Mailman! :wave:

    I especially like the small one. Funny you mention that little call too. Check out these little buggers that a guy on the call making web site that goes by Wood_Butcher made! :eek:

    They make a sound, but dunno if they'd kill a bird! :eek:

    Parker
     
  5. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    That little call is cuter than a bugs ear. Is it pretty high pitched like the lynch jet slates used to be????

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    The big one has many pitches on it. It all depends where you place the striker. Now the little one there is only one place to get a good patch to strike and yes it does have a fairly high pitch.
     
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I took a lilttle thickness off the small ones slate and the sound got a little better. I may use it for close in work. A few purrs and soft clucks.
     
  8. Whitemarsh

    Whitemarsh New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Greene Co.
    Mailman, nice pair of calls. Alot of craftsmanship there. :eek:

    If I grab a snapping turtle out of the pond this spring will you make me a call. j/k
     
  9. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Mailman, I like that little call!!:dancin: You might consider trying aluminum on one of those small ones.

    Jack
     
  10. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    mexico,mo.
  11. xxx

    xxx Guest

    dangit.... neat calls for sure.. Thanks for posting the pics......
     
  12. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Very neat stuff Mailman!
    And those calls Parker posted are pretty sweet too!
    :cheers::cheers:
     
  13. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Good looking and unique for sure...............:cheers:
     
  14. Hannibal

    Hannibal Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    Greene county
    never called a turtle in before but i bet they will work fine. :Di made one just like yours except i used a piece of thin limestone, called my first bird in with it. hope to be down at the classic for all the fun.
     
  15. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nice looking calls there Mailman.
     
  16. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Bringing this up from the cobwebs...

    I have collected a few vacant homes in the past two years and I plan on giving it another try at making one with a sound chamber inside like the Vector and Poor Valley calls have inside. The bigger of the two pictured above burnt up my buffer/grinder and I bought a new and improved one last year. I'll post up the pics if it turns out.

    Remember...these turtle shell calls can not be sold by law.:rules: