Talk Turkey with Cody McCarthy
Hey guys, what’s up? It’s Cody with Slayer Calls. Today, I’ll be teaching you, to the best of my ability, how to operate a Slayer Turkey Call. Now, turkey calls can be beginner, they can be intermediate, and they can be advanced, but all these principles that I’m going to teach you are all relatively the same. So first off, we want to start off with our air presentation. We want to blow hot air, like you’re going to fog up a window. You should feel it. If you’re blowing, you’re not going to get the right sound. Cold air will not make the right sound. So what we want to do, we want to put the diaphragm in our mouth, slight tongue pressure, and that’s that, that’s going to be that very high note that you’re looking for. Then turkey calling, you’re going to make that high note.
And then as you go, depending on the sound, you just want to increase that air pressure. So…So once you make that sound, that’s your basis for just a basic hen cadence. And that’s going to be pretty much your go-to call. If you can yelp like a hen Turkey, you’re going to get responses and that’s going to be a very important sound to make.
The next sound I want to teach you to make is the cut. When that hen’s like, no, no, no, no, I don’t want you to go over there, I want you to come to me. They get excited. And so what you’re going to say is…And that’s just going to be a very sharp sound. You do that, that sound for majority of the time is going to, that’s going to trigger that gobbler. They love that excited, that excited cutting. So if you can mix in your yelps with some cuts…That is, if you can put that together, that’s, that’s a really, really successful sound.
The next sound I want to teach you is just the purr. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to put the diaphragm in our mouth and we’re going to roll our tongue. You do that, that’s kind of, so if you do that faster, that’s what’s called a fighting purr, but if you just throw in those little soft purrs, that little bit of cutting, that’s going to also trigger the gobbler.
The last thing I want to teach you is the kee kee run, which is what a jake will do. It’s what a mature hen will do. It’s…And what you’re going to do is you’re going to take and you push your tongue up onto that latex that, when you can do that kee kee run, that’s also very, it’s a high pitched call that’s going to carry through the woods and that might trigger the gobbler. So what it sounds like…
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