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AZStickman
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Here's a pictorial I put together showing a Cow Elk Call I made from Elk antler for my Elk hunt last September..... It worked out pretty good and passed the field test..... i.e it didn't scare any Elk and kept a couple around for a bit looking for a lost cow..... [Smile]
http://bowyersworkshop.com/gamecalls.htm

You could play around with different reed designs and get a predator call without too much trouble... Terry

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Thanks Terry, that's pretty neat. Guess I'll have to make my first with deer antler, tho. Rick

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Cool stuff Terry! I've always favored the "open reed" type calls for all my varmit calling.Easier to vary the sounds and pitches.

Curious as to were you get the reed material?

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Thanks Terry
I used a cow horn and made a coyote howler pretty much the same way but left the whole horn there for volume. Never thought about a cow call.

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Pete W
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excelent idea.

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the Ferret
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Welllll if that isn't just cool beans! neat Terry.

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[bigsmyl] ..Terry, you da man!!!

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AZStickman
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Thanks guys....
Timo.... I picked a sheet of Mylar up at Michaels... A local craft store...... I use it mainly to make some stencils for the Indian designs on the painted bows I do and noticed it looked a lot like the reeds in a commercial Elk call I had..... I thought I'd give it a try and darned if it didn't work.......
Fletcher you could use anything for the body.... Any kind of antler , wood..... etc...... It was cool using it and packing a selfbow.....seemed fitting..... [Big Grin]
Terry

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Oh dang I see a home built hooter in my future. [Smile]

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Yep home built elk hooter. But you still only get to blow it once. . .once!

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Timo:

I use plastic milk jugs for reed material. Cut it out and if its a little low pitched, use a sanding block to thin it down a little. Generally you don't have to sand and can modify your bite to get tone. An old credit card will also work for a reed.

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Taran of Caer Dallben
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Very nice! But how exactly do you blow it? Do you have your lips on the reed behind the rubber or do they not touch the reed at all?

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AZStickman
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Taran....your top lip is on the reed in front of the rubber..... By changing the location of your lip and varying the pressure you can raise or lower the pitch of your sound..... Terry

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