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Author Topic: Long Box Thoughts  (Read 4472 times)

Offline TJ3152

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Long Box Thoughts
« on: March 15, 2023, 03:37:53 PM »
Who all uses a long box a good bit during the spring season? I got one from Marlin Watkins a couple of years ago and I use it on just about every hunt. I assume I may be in the minority on this, but curious what others think. Thanks for your comments!

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2023, 03:40:42 PM »
Best post of the year  :TooFunny:
I always carry a longbox, it is my best turkey hunting tool.  Unmatched versatility.

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2023, 03:46:29 PM »
I have a Steve Mann Cedar over Yellow Poplar that is always with me.  This call seems to always get a response.
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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2023, 03:48:11 PM »
Best post of the year  :TooFunny:
I always carry a longbox, it is my best turkey hunting tool.  Unmatched versatility.

 :agreed:

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2023, 03:51:10 PM »
My favorite call to use! Many hunts are just the long box and an easy to run mouth call in case I can't finish the deal with the box.

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2023, 08:28:55 PM »
I carry one on every hunt whether it’s Spring, Fall or Winter season. I’ve been carrying a Watkins Yellowheart over Black Limba the past few years and it has been the key to a few hunts. That box was used on 2 hunts this past Spring and was the demise of 2 birds.

What combo Watkins do you have?

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2023, 09:20:30 PM »
My favorite is a SSCustom maple over butternut. Always gets the gobblers fired up!


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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2023, 10:07:52 PM »
I love them, very versatile calls that can do so much in the right hands
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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2023, 10:10:19 PM »
Thoughts ??

I think I have a couple of them.

Did somebody say "hunting with a Watkins fiddle paddle" ??  Sounds like a good idea !!   :toothy9:

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Offline Tyoung

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2023, 11:51:27 PM »
Halloran Ipe over Black Limba and I roll together on nearly every hunt……

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2023, 04:33:48 PM »
I much prefer a high quality long box over a short box. I'm at the point now of considering selling my short boxes and picking up another high quality long box. Better range of sounds and more versatile. A short box and paddle ride just the same in my Glenda Green satchel so transporting them is a moot point.
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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2023, 06:32:22 AM »
I use both a long and a short, depends on the day. Sometimes I will change up between longboxes, I have 4 to choose from and I try to get them all some action. The same goes for the short boxes.
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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2023, 08:55:03 PM »
This boatpaddle style long box has been the cause of death of a fair number of old gobblers......

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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2023, 11:40:52 PM »
I carry a lot of short boxes, but carry the Halloran Longbox a lot. I have both of his, the Ipe/Black Limba & the Ebony/Black Limba wood.  I prefer the Ebony paddled call.
Extremely versatile call and always gets ‘em gobbling. And it really pisses off a hen that has locked down a Tom.
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Re: Long Box Thoughts
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2023, 09:29:35 AM »
This boatpaddle style long box has been the cause of death of a fair number of old gobblers......

Don Chancey ??
The good Lord ain't made a gobbler I can't kill.  I just gotta be there at the right time.....  on the day he wants to die.

..... the amount of turkeys I kill is pretty low on my list of things I would like to be remembered by. I know I love hunting them and am thankful for every moment I get in the spring, behind the gun, or helping someone else.   

Happy