Fairview, TN -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/27/2014 -- 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
Turkey hunting is a sport involving the pursuit of the wild turkey. Before the European settlers arrived in North America, Native Americans took part in hunting wild turkeys. Different vocalizations of the Wild Turkey are "gobbles", "clucks", "putts", "purrs", "yelps", "cutts", "cackles" and "kee-kees." To reproduce these different vocalizations there are various types of turkey calls available today and a good hunter learns to use several because it is unpredictable which type of sound a wild turkey will respond to on any given day.
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.
Techniques and Equipment: Depending on local rules and regulations, the wild turkey is hunted either in the spring or fall. Spring hunts target gobblers (male turkeys) and fall hunts usually target either sex. Spring hunting coincides with the wild turkey mating season, where gobblers can be called into gun range with calls that mimic the sounds of a hen. The shotgun is a popular weapon for hunting wild turkey.
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.
Calls used in turkey hunting fall into two categories: (1) Air and (2) Friction activated. Air calls include diaphragms, wingbone calls, Turpin yelpers, trumpet calls and snuff tube calls. Friction calls include box calls, pot and peg calls, scratch boxes, and push pin calls. These turkey calls are relatively easy to use and even a beginner can use them to call in a prize winning turkey. Common locator calls include Owl hooters, Crow calls, Hawk calls, and anything that will produce a loud noise.
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.