Before hitting the turkey woods, make sure your calls are up to the task
You finally hear a nearby tom gobbling his lovestruck heart out, and you’re at the ready to respond. Success depends on the first note he hears from your call—are you going to send him enticing yelps and seductive purrs, or something that sounds like a squeaky farm gate? That all hinges on how well you’ve cared for your calls.
No turkey call will sound right forever without proper maintenance. But don’t find this out on opening morning when the woods are ringing with turkey talk, and your call screeches and squeals—or makes no sound at all. Instead, with some care and attention, your calls can be at the ready to fire up that opening-day gobbler, not shut him down.