I love everything there is about turkey hunting. Season is just around the corner, and I have my hands on a call that will be a game changer. I have never been able to use a mouth call, as I gag to easy. Those that use one usually can imitate a “gobble” pretty good. Since I’m left with my slate and box calls my only option was a hand-held (bulky) gobble shake call! Way to much movement, but produces an adequate gobble.
Early in the week I was at Cabela’s cashing in some gift cards on needed hunting items. I came across this Knight and Hale turkey gobble call named “Hale Fire!” I pick one up, and about an hour later was making some pretty good sounds with it.
This morning I had to go get two of my grand-sons off to school, and brought my “gobble” call with me. My son-in-law has had a few birds hanging around his place, but had not seen them of late. After getting the boys off to school I took a walk back to the edge of the woods. It was about 8:30 and birds should have already been on the ground. I cupped my hand and blew my first gobble. Immediately I got a loud response in front of me. I gobbled again and two birds responded! On my third try three different gobbles rang out from the woods. How sweet is that? I didn’t want them to see me, or spook them from the area, so I headed back to the house. Once I was several hundred yards away I cut loose with another gobble, and the woods came alive with return gobbles.
Man that excites me! I can’t wait to use this on my turkey hunt this spring. Not only will it work good with decoys it will also be a good locator call. If you’re not so great with a diaphragm call then give the “Hale Fire” a try. If your like me you won’t be disappointed.