There are so many sounds that turkeys make, and all of them are necessary to learn if you plan to enter a calling contest, especially a cluck and purr.
Phelps Game Calls has some fantastic new Pot and Peg calls that make these sounds effortlessly. With a little practice, even a beginner can produce masterful clucks and purrs with our new sweet sounding calls. With practice this can also be perfected with a diaphragm/mouth call.
I constantly hear call makers and contestants doing clucks and purrs everywhere on the internet. To be honest, I don't really have a great desire to enter a calling contest. I would even go so far as to say my calling isn't contest quality like Dirk or Jason are with their elk calls. But, I also don't wear colorful tights in the woods either hahaha! But calling and killing turkeys I do well.
It's important to understand what you are saying if you are hunting turkeys. Clucks you should do, but always follow it up with some yelping so the Tom doesn't mistake it as a warning! Soft purrs are also good to do now and then if you like, but never do a cluck followed by a purr, EVER! That's what an agitated hen would do. Something is definitely wrong if she is doing this vocalization, as if she's discovered something wrong in the woods. It can and will spook off a Tom and not draw him in. "Contest time a must, but hunting and killing, never"!
Author- John Weik, Northwest Spur Chasers
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