Sams Turkey Calls
began hunting turkeys in North Carolina in 1968 when that state
had its first spring season. He used a box call that his father
had made for him. In 1978 Don began making his own calls. Don makes
three types or styles of calls. The box call, wing bones and Terrapin
shell slate calls.
The box calls are double sided in design and
are made with a variety of woods. Some of the favorites are walnut,
cedar, poplar, cherry, American Chestnut, maple, black locust mahogany
and two South American Woods, Brazilian Rubber wood and Eucalyptus.
Don makes a variety of special laminated box calls that feature
unique inlays and his newest box calls are now laser engraved on
Don's wing bones are the three-bone design.
Don feels these produce the tones and the most volume. They are
excellent for making yelps, clucks, cackles and with lots of practice
the tuff kee-kee run and the cut. Don will also make a wing bone
for you from your bones as well.
turtle shell calls are made from box turtle shells that Don finds
while hunting deer and turkeys. Don does not harvest live turtles
but looks for those shells he finds from expired turtles. These
are often in a very limited supply. Don uses a Plexiglas striking
plate and makes strikers from different woods to produce a variety
of different tones.
The talents of this craftsman are not just
limited to making calls. He also makes a special display case for
calls as well. This glass covered curio table
stores your calls or other collectibles safely and yet they are
still visible. This fine piece of furniture makes not only a great
storage display case but will also serve as a coffee table as well.
These tables have two drawers with a glass top. The curio is 23"
by 37" and is large enough to hold quite a few of your favorite
calls. They can be made from just about any wood species.