A few weeks ago I hunted western Oklahoma and got to see Rick White of Hunter’s Specialties run a clinic on turkey calling. For the most part, the birds were being cooperative, but we did run into several flocks of henned-up toms.

Typical cutting and yelping only encouraged the hens to walk off and bring their longbeards with them. In these situations, White ripped off a fighting purr on his diaphragm call. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t, but it was better than just watching the birds walk off.

What’s your best tactic for hunting henned-up gobblers?