Grant Carmichael Turkey Hunting in New Mexico

Beard Hunter Calls – Custom Strikers

Well, by now you should know that different types of wood sound different on friction calls. One of my favorite things to do at a convention is to run a wide variety of friction calls with a plethora of strikers. In doing so, you can find the call and striker combination that you like best. In addition to the sound, you’ll find a striker that has the right balance and feel for the way you grip the striker. That is why I own every combination of striker from Beard Hunter Calls. Not only are they a work of art – but they have a great feel and balance – which is important to me. My personal favorites are the Purple Heart and Hickory strikers.

custom friction call strikers

Mero Custom Calls

Not only does this custom trumpet call from Mero Custom Call look great – it sounds and feels as good as it looks! The barrel on this trumpet is made from Cocobolo wood and the mouthpiece is ivory. The ferrule is made from a nickel brass .308 rifle casing, and the rubber lipstop and lanyard complete the trumpet nicely. In addition to his award winning trumpet calls, Brian from Mero Custom Calls builds some fine friction calls!

Custom trumpet call from Mero Custom Calls

New Mexico Merriams Turkey

Lodge Creek Custom Calls

While attending the 2012 GON Blast in Atlanta Georgia, I ran into a booth with great looking custom pot calls. After running them for a bit, I pulled out the plastic and purchased these 3 pot calls from Lodge Creek Custom Calls. For starters, lets take a look at the purr pot – it’s no secret that soft purrs and clucks will get that pressured tom to respond when excited hen yelps won’t do the trick. If you hunt public land, you know what I mean… those birds get yelped at all day long! You’ll see in the video below that Tater from Lodge Creek cups his hand and brings the call in close to his body to create realistic purrs and clucks.

The other two calls are their Two Sider Tamer Series. They are either glass or crystal on the front and have slate on the back for softer calling. One thing is for sure – my 2013 season will start with the purple heart glass Two Sider Tamer Series from Lodge Creek Custom Calls!