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    deer call

    Made this deer grunt/call for my sons father-in-law for a Christmas present. He is a very successful businessman and it is hard to find something he doesn't already have. Just hope he enjoys this item made for him.
    These are adjustable from a deep grunt to a high pitched doe bleat. I made the lower end (called the stopper end) much longer than usual. The longer tube replaces the traditional flexible plastic tube that act as a sorta echo chamber. I just don't like them, look chintzy, IMHO.
    The wood is South American Citrus. Smelled real nice while turning. Not particularly fancy wood but hard and oily. Holds up to moisture well. A couple light coats of spray lacquer to make look fancy.
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    That is a great looking call Frank. Well done.
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    Excellent Frank, that should be appreciated!!!
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    Looks like it worked already based on that fur it's sitting on. Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Looks like it worked already based on that fur it's sitting on. Nice work.
    darren you city folk got fooled again thats not a deer skin its a raccoon fur that its settin on hey frank how do you adjust the call.. o ring and slide mechanizum? looks good wish i could hear it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    darren you city folk got fooled again thats not a deer skin its a raccoon fur that its settin on hey frank how do you adjust the call.. o ring and slide mechanizum? looks good wish i could hear it..
    Actually, the fur is rabbit dyed to look like sumptin' else. I got it in a round robin trade at night. Other guy got a better deal fer sure.
    The two sections pull apart, they are only together by a friction fit. The reed mechanism is inside. Several ways to adjust. There is an 'O' ring around the reed and stopper, move the ring up or down. Or also slide the reed in and out a bit, shorter or longer. Pretty simple. (don't go away, I'll get a picture) My personal choice is the doe bleat.
    Experts say that won't bring a wise old buck, only young ones that are......uh.....eager for feminine companionship.
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    Very Nice Frank, I'm sure he'll like it.
    I'm not a hunter, so I don't know much about calls -- Is it all hand-made or did you buy the 'guts'? If so, where did you get them?
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    Hey Hey Frank, pretty good, answer my ?'s before I ask them !!

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    Very nice job, Frank. I made some predator calls (last year, I think) for gifts to my three nephews, and they went over very well.
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    Nice Job Frank. I think he will like it I know I would.
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