Old Masters Custom Callmakers leads the most distinguished rank of call makers in having Parker Whedon as it's senior member who has contributed the only fundamental improvement ever made in yelpers and suction calls, the slide mechanism of the Crown Trimpet. Not merely a decoration, this mechanism which is described in the patent obtained by Whedon and Hearn, enables the hunter to adjust the basic pitch from higher to lower and lower to higher. It has been copied by another call maker, the patent having expired. Old Masters is further distinguished in having as its other member the multi-talented craftsman Gene Gardner

Suction yelpers, compared to friction callers, are not only more versatile in their inherent ability to mimic a greater range and variety of turkey sounds but also in their ability to transmit in their calls a degree of emotional intensity not achievable by hand manipulated callers. A partial explanation for the difference may be that suction callers are the only ones whose sounds are initially formed by the vibration of living animal tissue, namely, your lips, more capable of transmitting emotional content.

The Spirit

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The Spirit

The Spirit

Basically like the primitive yelper used by American Indians, the Spirit consists of the little wingbone (radius) of a wild hen turkey as a mouth piece joined to the larger wingbone (ulna) of a mature wild gobbler as the amplifier. However, in the Spirit the two bones are airtight and joined extendibility by a rifle cartridge ferrule and a slideable plastic tube. Because of the slideable tube the overall length (and sound chamber volume) of the yelper is adjustable to raise or lower the basic pitch of its yelps and other notes. In addition, the Spirit comes with a colorful thread wrapping, artistic scrimshaw of a ..turkey head and tail feather, and an adjustable lip stop in the form of the brass portion of a shotgun shell. *see note

Price: $275

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The Jordan II

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The Jordan II

The Jordan II

Another basic form of yelper used by American Indians and early settlers, the Jordan II is a replica of a yelper made and used by Charles Jordan, a turkey hunter of the late 1800's whose experiences are related in the first book ever written on the subject of turkey hunting. It consists of the little wingbone (radius) of a wild hen used as a mouthpiece joined to two sections of select bamboo by means of a rifle cartridge ferrule and colorful thread wrappings.
*see note

Price: $350

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The Jordan III

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The Jordan III

The Jordan III

The Jordan III differs from the Jordan II in that its length is 8 1/2 inches primarily because of lengthening the mid-section or "coupler" resulting in a somewhat greater range of pitch. Not necessarily superior to the Jordan II, many experienced hunters prefer the Jordan II or carry both.

Price: $350

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The Simon Everitt Roanoke River Yelper

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The Simon Everitt Roanoke River Yelper

The Simon Everitt Roanoke River Yelper

Simon "Kurnel" Everitt (1858-1935) was a noted turkey hunter and guide who hunted the extensive lowgrounds of the Roanoke River in eastern North Carolina. He wrote the second book ever published on the subject of turkey hunting: "Tales of Wild Turkey Hunting." Simon developed and described in his book a yelper, which came to be known as the "big woods" or Roanoke River yelper. It consists of three parts: a wild hen wingbone mouthpiece, a cane or bamboo midsection and a hollowed-out piece of elderberry or other wood as the amplifier. MORE...
*see note

Price: $275

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The Poult

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The Poult

The Poult

Praised highly by its users, the Poult with its easy low yelps and soft clucks has drawn into range many an old "hang-up" gobbler. Such soft talk does not diminish its ability to make loud talk when that is required. Testimonials are available. This yelper consists of a small wild hen wingbone mouthpiece joined by a rifle shell ferrule and plastic tube to a .410 shotgun shell as an amplifier in a length extendible manner (like the Spirit) so as to be tunable by raising or lowering the pitch of the basic notes it produces
*see note

Price: $200

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The Crown Trumpet

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The Crown Trumpet

The Crown Trumpet

Twenty years ago two old-time turkey hunters, Larry Hearn and Parker Whedon, who had made and hunted with trumpet yelpers since 1950, developed and patented the Crown Trumpet with unique new features(U.S. Patent No. 4, 642,063). Their purpose was to design and produce a tunable all-purpose yelper with sufficient range of pitch to be used in all situations in all seasons to make the yelps and other calls appropriate to the circumstances.MORE ...

Price: $125

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**Note: If hen bones are available.