Using bird calls so that vocalizations of wild turkey can be imitated are famously used by hunters when they are hunting for wild turkeys. Sounds such as clucks, gobbles, purrs, cackles and yelps are sounds that are mimicked by these turkey calls. The tube call is one style of turkey calls. Knowing how to use a tube bird call can aid one in mimicking almost all sounds that a turkey can produce.
Tube call for turkey hunting is somewhat unpopular for turkey hunters. It is quite complicated to use and is hard to search and buy in the market. Some thinks that because of these reasons, knowing how to use tube calls could be more advantageous when it is used in forest hunting today. Turkeys would take some time to be familiar with this type of call. Thus, it would be easier to lure them with the help of tube turkey calls.
Tube turkey calls are composed of latex which is tied with rubber band up to the half of the tube call’s top and hollow barrels. Tight-lipped gobblers often respond well to tube call since the sound is a little unusual compare to a box or a slate that are normal sounds to be heard during the spring season for gobblers. Being different, in this kind of activity, is really helpful.
Aside from its feature to produce almost all turkey sounds, a tube call, although a rare item in the market can be homemade. The materials needed might be unused items in the house such as latex gloves, PVC pipes, and rubber bands. A homemade tube turkey call can be created and can be used to start luring the aloof gobblers.
How to Use a Tube Turkey Call
Gaining the ability on how to use a tube bird call is as simple as learning the ABC. Use the lower lip by placing it in the lower part of the latex-made reed. Then, put on the upper lip to the tube’s top half. In time, the upper lip overlaps from the mouthpiece to the body of the tube. Just imagine having a drink straight from the bottle. During this, no air should come out on the mouthpiece or from the sides of the mouth. It is recommended to somewhat tip the mouth—- like having a drink from a soda bottle. Have the tube call rests comfortably on the lips.
Learning to make sounds from tube call needs some practice. It is recommended to start with the easiest and the basic type of call. The basic call is by saying the word “shuck” using the tube call. “Luck” or “tick” can also be used as other options. If the sound that comes out seems not right, try changing the position of the mouthpiece on the lips until the correct sound is produced.
Also, practice while listening to recorded turkey calls can help in learning how to use a tube turkey call.
In order to produce the gobbling sounds, one should repeatedly say the word “tooka-tooka.” Also, repetitively speak out the word “tee” to produce the turkey sound “kee-kee.” The clucking sounds of turkey can be produced by saying the word “hut” or “what.”
Speak these words while the tube call is on the mouth and this will improve the skill to use a tube turkey call. In no time, using the tube is one of the favorite items to be used during wild turkey hunting.