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Author Topic: I am struggling with owl calls...  (Read 9524 times)

Offline eggshell

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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2019, 03:43:28 PM »
I do the laugh or warble with my voice as well. I have had them fighting above me and dive bombing me. If that doesn't work I just am not hearing a gobble there will be another day.

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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2019, 04:56:21 PM »
To the voice guys, in many areas it’s not only how loud or simply sounding like an owl. It’s the roll or laugh that sets off birds around here. I’ve owl hooted plenty w the voice but plenty more w a hooting stick. It’s far superior, least in the states I visit.
Very true, and I am of the voice group.  I start trying to be as realistic as I can, but if nothing answers, I vary it up and get louder and do not try to sound as real.  Just ending with the "Who cooks for you ALLLLLLLLLLL" part.  Also, when you hear two owls getting fired up, they will often sound quite different.  If a hooting stick can make THAT call (the "laugh"), then it is better than any others I have heard and I would carry it. That is my only complaint with the owl calls, the ones I have heard don't have much variation.
You can you tube James Harrison running the hootin stick. You’d be surprised I think if you never heard an owl call roll or laugh. I’ve never heard voice calling doing all that but I’m not saying it’s impossible. You tube it and tell me what you think

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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2019, 05:05:49 PM »
https://youtu.be/As_djxF2ntk

Idk if this’ll work but it may


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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2019, 05:16:43 PM »
https://youtu.be/hHs9u-O-0n4

Another one shows more volume


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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2019, 05:29:49 PM »
That's pretty darn good Bowguy. No I can't do it that well, but I can do it good enough that I'm satisfied it should make a turkey gobble. If I can't make him gobble then so be it. There's always another bird and another day.

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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2019, 06:01:44 PM »
I agree I wasn’t trying to convince anyone but for others undecided it’s an option. It’s actually easy to run as well.

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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2019, 03:29:04 AM »
For sure that is good.  But he is also a world champ so it should be.  I can do a decent enough laugh and as long as my throat is not too dry can roll a bit.  Nothing like that though.  You are right.   That does sound good. 

Many of the places I hunt they don’t much gobble to an owl.   Too common.


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Re: I am struggling with owl calls...
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2019, 11:01:18 AM »
For sure that is good.  But he is also a world champ so it should be.  I can do a decent enough laugh and as long as my throat is not too dry can roll a bit.  Nothing like that though.  You are right.   That does sound good. 

Many of the places I hunt they don’t much gobble to an owl.   Too common.


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It’s really not hard. You’d be surprised. As a lifelong call user understanding back pressure is second nature I guess. Anyone who can feed chuckle on a duck call knows tongue flutters which is how I did things initially. Last year when I was sick it gave me palsy on one side. The tongue flutter was impossible.  It was easy to learn the gargle and because I still have slight palsy I favor the call to that side as that’s where the seal would break. I run the call and throat gargle the rolls. There’s zero issue. If I can do it w limitations I’d think anyone could. The synthetic is cheap if anyone wanted to try it. Sounds as good as the wood also. I use wood, my buddy uses the synthetic. Both are great