IN YOUR FACE TURKEY TACTICS
By Bob Humphrey
Fine-Tune Your Calls
Your new call might run fine out of the box, but these three tips will improve your chances at the moment of truth.
The tone of a slate call can change depending on where you apply your striker. On any slate, you’ll tend to get higher-pitched notes toward the perimeter. A real slate—one made of stone, not glass or aluminum—will vary in density across its surface. This results in random variances in tone. There may be spots that sound flat when plucked with a striker, but there will also be sweet spots. When you find one, notch the wooden rim adjacent to the spot so you can find it with your thumb.