Belle Meade, TN -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/24/2014 -- Makemholler has one goal in mind; build heirloom quality turkey calls. These turkey calls will create unbelievable stories and unmatched memories of both loved ones and epic hunts. These turkey calls are meant to be passed from father to son or mother to daughter for years to come. These calls are heirloom gifts. Makemholler hopes that the very first memory you have with their turkey call is of the thoughtful person that gave it to you. With custom laser engraving and personal storage cases, they are a unique gift for the ones you love. These turkey calls will surely “MAKEMHOLLER!”
Owner, Wood Craftsman Dan Demay:
Hartsville, TN 37074
Every Tennessee Makemholler turkey call is grown, designed, and built in the very timber we hunt turkey in. Makemholler’s good friends at Winell Lee selectively harvest, kiln dry, and mill all of the wood specifically for your turkey call. Winell runs a beautiful operation right up the road in Baxter, Tennessee, and always gives Makemholler premium quality woods. The Makemholler shop is at the top of a holler in Hartsville, Tennessee. When tuning calls, we often call birds right to the front door of the shop. Makemholler springs are custom made in Kentucky and our hardware comes right out of Nashville, from Fasteners South. Fasteners South has been helping find exactly what hardware is needed.
By the early 1900s, the vast turkey population had been decimated in North America because of habitat destruction, commercial hunting, and lack of wildlife regulations. Conscientious hunters, wildlife agencies and conservation organizations intervened and turkey populations rebounded dramatically. Incredibly, more than 7 million wild turkeys now freely roam North America, with active populations in every U.S. state but Alaska. Wild turkeys are also hunted in parts of Mexico and Canada. The hunter will learn turkey call techniques to attract a turkey to their location.
Fall seasons occur when turkeys are in flocks, and the typical fall hunt strategy is to "bust up" or "scatter" a flock of turkeys, and then use turkey calls to bring the game back. Turkey hunters usually wear full camouflage, from head to toe, to conceal themselves from the wild turkey's excellent eyesight. This includes pants, shirt, hat, boots, gloves, and a mask. Many hunters wear a turkey vest with a cushion to sit on and compartments to carry their calls and dead turkeys.
Shotgun gauges used in turkey hunting include 10, 12, 16, and 20 gauge. #4, #5, and #6 lead shot is often used in 2 3/4", 3", or 3 1/2" shot-shells. The Bow is starting to become popular among hunters. Common hunting broad-heads are used for body shots while "guillotine" style broad-heads are intended to remove the head with the shot. Some states allow small caliber rifles to be used.
When we founded Makemholler we had one goal in mind; to build heirloom quality turkey calls. Turkey calls worthy the carry with it's stories and memories of loved ones and epic hunts. A call to be passed from father to son or mother to daughter for years to come. These calls are gifts and we would hope that the first memory with every call is of the person that gave it to you. With custom laser engraving and custom storage cases, we can produce a unique gift for the one you love that will surely MAKEMHOLLER!
Every Makemholler turkey call is handcrafted with old world construction and instrument quality wood. We hand tune each call to give to the user a realistic raspy hen tone. We are the only turkey call to offer the Resonator (a floated metal disk in the top) for added rasp and maturity. Every call we build has an adjustable top with a steel threaded insert and bolt to allow the user to adjust tone and action to every hunting scenario. Good luck and enjoy.