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Author Topic: Recommendations for first scratch box  (Read 2537 times)

Offline Gog1015

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2019, 01:32:10 PM »
Thanks for all of the great feedback, I’m going to start by ordering a SS and see if I can get the hang of it.

Thanks!

Offline letinmfly

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2019, 08:14:47 PM »
SS Calls
Joe Sherrod
Greg Cooley

Any contact info on Greg Cooley I would like to get a call from him.

Try this number    321-328-5079
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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2019, 08:53:45 PM »
my three from Al and Josh

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2019, 06:52:12 AM »
SS Calls
Joe Sherrod
Greg Cooley

Any contact info on Greg Cooley I would like to get a call from him.

Try this number    321-328-5079

Thanks! 

One of the nice things about this site great group of guys trying to help everyone out!

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2019, 12:15:27 PM »
Have one of theirs, quite nice. Yellowheart & Mineral Poplar
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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2019, 12:25:40 PM »
Ernie Fetters, or Bob Fulcher of Shadetree Callers.  Ernie's call is full of feathers, awesome tone. The one from Shadetree, it has the same range of turkey sounds as a long box, it will kee-kee through course jake yelps.

Stunning little calls that fits in your shirt pocket. Went through a scratch box addition several years back, but its these two that see vest or shirt pocket time.

Both guys are top notch, classy gentlemen. I'm honored to have these sweet little scratch boxes.
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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2019, 06:41:52 PM »
SS and Lonnie Gilbert

Offline crow

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2019, 07:14:24 PM »
Russell Beard makes an all cedar call "trash mouth hen,"

really good sounding call with a wide range of turkey in it

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2019, 09:16:38 PM »
SS without a doubt.

This!!

Offline Marc

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2019, 02:23:08 PM »
I agree with all mentioned.I will add Lonnie Gilbert to the mix also.
I have several scratch boxes, including some from those mentioned, and my favorite are from Lonnie Gilbert.

I broke one that he perfectly repaired (in which I just paid for shipping), and he also sent me some wide strikers to try out (which I now prefer over the standard strikers).

I called him, told him what I was interested in, and he made a call which served my needs perfectly.  I love the sounds (especially on the low end) that a scratch box can make, and this season, I finally called in a bird from start to finish with one of his calls (I often finish a bird with a diaphragm call due to the lack of motion).

There are a bunch of good call-makers, but as my first experience was with Lonnie Gilbert, and having had such a good experience, my bias is with Lonnie Gilbert.

Good luck!
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Offline silverspur

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2019, 06:29:47 AM »
Mike Lapp, Scott Basehore, Lee Bowles, Bob Fulcher, Lonnie Gilbert, Wray Sticther and the other mentioned in this thread all make good ones
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Offline Austy

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2019, 10:46:42 AM »
I agree with all of the call maker's who's names were mentioned in this post as they all make great scratch boxes.  Like Silverspur had mentioned I would also throw into that hat Wray Stitcher who's name may be unfamiliar to a lot of folks but man does he make some sweet sounding and beautiful scratch boxes.

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2020, 06:07:17 PM »
I have a couple from AL Shoemaker SS calls in Virginia. They're Awesome!

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2020, 11:46:35 PM »
My favorite scratchers are from Kentuckyheadhunter here on the forum and SS calls.

Offline Marc

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Re: Recommendations for first scratch box
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2020, 11:00:38 AM »
I have purchased a few now, and my favorites remain to be the ones from Lonnie Gilbert...

I don't think you could go wrong with any of the names mentioned, and I have calls from a couple of them, but both my favorites are from Lonnie...
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