So often that big tom you are calling to will just hang up 100 yards or so from your position. You want to just sneak up to him but that would be dangerous and likely a bust. You yelp, cluck, purr and he just keeps sounding off with that hair curling gobble but doesn’t move. Next time this happens, try the fighting purr. To be most effective, this is actually a sequence of calls that includes clucks, aggressive purrs and cutts (a series of faster aggressive clucks). There is no sure-fire trick but often this will get his attention and bring him in for a look. Maybe toms just dig a good hen fight?
The call can be made with a number of calls from box, slate, mouth or push call. The key is to make your purrs very loud and aggressive and mix in some clucks and cuts. To really ad to the realism, take your hat and flap it against your leg to sound like to hens in an all out brawl. When hens fight, they will make lots of noise including flapping their winds in an effort to get above the other bird. Try it…it really works!
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