How To Use A Glass Turkey Call?
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A glass call basically a slate call. The only difference between this type call and the slate call lies in the type of strike surface used to design them. While the slate call bears a slate surface, the glass call bears a glass surface.
Learning how and when to use a glass turkey call can help up your turkey hunting game faster than anything else. It’s capable of creating sounds that match those of the wild birds, helping you draw them to your range easily and quickly.
Below, we take a look at the top tips to keep in mind when using this type of turkey call.
When Is The Best Time To Use Glass Turkey Call?
Do you recall those windy or wet days when the sound you make with your slate call seems to be distracted by the winds and fails to reach the ears of the gobbler?
Well, that’s the perfect time to deploy your glass call turkey call.
Unlike slate, pot calls with glass surface tend to produce louder, higher pitched sounds that easily cut through the winds, thick vegetation and onto the ears of your target gobbler.
It can even work in wet weather!
Take Note: This does not mean that you cannot use your glass turkey call in any other hunting situation. Feel free to use it as you normal pot call whenever you please
Learning To Make Different Turkey Sounds With a Glass Call
It’s important to note that this call is less forgiving in that it requires you to take more time in learning how to make different turkey vocalizations.
You make a slight slip of your striker on the glass surface and you’ll create a putt sounding alarm that will alert the approaching gobbler that you’re not whom you’re pretending to be- quite sad.
If you follow the glass call tips below, I guaranteed you that you’ll have an easy time learning the tips of this particular call.
1. Yelps: you can produce yelps by making small, looping ovals on the glass surface, with your striker applying some pressure. Avoid lifting the peg off the surface.
If you place your peg closer to the edge of the surface or closer to the call rim, you’ll create higher pitched, sweeter yelps similar to those of a young hen.
And if you yelp from the center of the call, you’ll make deeper tones (with more rasp).
2. Cluck: Clucking with a glass calls can be achieved by drawing a lower case “L” repeatedly on the glass surface, again with the help of your striker. To do this, apply pressure at the edge of your peg and allow it to slip down the glass surface.
Mixing clucks with yelps and purrs can help make your sound sweeter, more appealing and convincing to the toms.
3. Purr: create purrs on your surface with extremely light pressure, allowing your striker to skip as it makes the lower case “L” on the glass surface.
In other words, you can make a purr by making the same downward strokes of the clucks (above). Only that this time you should allow your peg to jump quickly and repeatedly while stroking.
Keep it quite soft by applying way too less pressure.
You can opt to mix it with some soft yelps or clucks to make it more appealing.
4. Cut: if you’re hunting new areas and you want to locate that gobbler that has been hiding up on a tree an make him excited, grab your glass call and make some cutting sounds.
To cut, you’ll have to draw the lower case “L” on your glass surface- in a more sporadic rhythm. Cutting is basically a series of sharp staggered clucks done with more inflection and faster speed.
Longbeards find it hard to resist the sharp cuts paired up with some excited yelps. Trust me, they’ll gobble hard at such a set and let you know their exact location.
If you’re planning to venture into the woods in the next turkey season, you’ll need to equip yourself with a glass turkey call today and start practicing ASAP. It’s a tested and true way to give you some amazing sounds deep in the turkey woods.
Follow our tips above and you’ll be using your glass call like an expert in no time.