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The Forgotten Gobble Call

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The Forgotten Gobble Call

Jimmy Little is Jackie Bushman’s right hand man when it comes to calling in wise old turkeys for the video camera. As a lifelong guide in Alabama and veteran Buckmasters cameraman, Jimmy has called in far too many birds to recall them all. In short, he knows more than a thing or two about bringing in those hard-to-fool toms.

Here’s what Jimmy has to say about the seemingly forgotten method of using a gobble call:

To me, the gobble call is the most underrated and underused technique for calling turkeys. It’s been around a long time, but you just don’t seem to see many hunters using it anymore. I’ve been using the gobble call since I was a kid, way back in the days when old Ben Rogers Lee used his famous gobble tube to call in birds.

Nowadays, there are several kinds of gobble calls: the old fashioned box call with a rubber band, the rubber tube call, and Flextone makes a good one you use with your mouth.

I usually consider the gobble call to be a last-resort-method if the birds won’t respond to anything else. Here are three scenarios where a gobble call can be deadly:

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