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Turkey Kind of Weekend

Hans Goettsch with his 1st and 2nd Turkeys

This upcoming weekend, I’m heading out in chase of a Thanksgiving turkey. I always save one of my two fall turkey tags for the weekend before Thanksgiving. I have shared this hunt with my Dad in the past, in fact, it was on this hunt in 2006 I called in his first ever turkeys. Yes he doubled on his first turkey hunt. This year I have asked fellow Mossy Oak Prostaffer and Victory Outdoors Blogger, TJ Nagel to hunt with me. Now I have known TJ for some time and we have hunted spring turkeys together but have yet to go after a couple of fall birds.

Last weekend was the first weekend this fall that I didn’t hunt something, I hadn’t missed a weekend in the woods in 8 weeks. After taking off a little time from the hunting woods last weekend for some family time, I know I’ll be ready to get after the turkeys come Friday morning.

One thing that did show up last weekend just in time for this weekend, was an order I had placed with Blackstone Custom Calls. I had ordered a few turkey calls from them after talking with owner and custom call marker, Dustin Jones. Now as you may or may not know I spend a lot of time running around the Mid West competing in NWTF Turkey Calling Contests. In my travels, one of the coolest things I have found about Turkey Calling Contests is in meeting the other callers and getting to know them. At this point we all know each other well and I was talking to a few callers about Blackstone Custom Calls, Dustin puts in a ton of work into each call and if you don’t like the call, he will gladly take it back and refund your money. Trust me that won’t be an issue, everyone I have talked to loves his calls. I had to get a few for myself to see what “all the buzz” was about.

His calls have seen the National stage in the hands of some of the greatest callers in the world. Dustin himself is a champion caller and he is addicted to making each call as good as his best. He is always learning to make his calls better. Here is the kicker, the price, now I can’t tell you what each call cost but most of his calls sale for about $40 per call. Yes 40 bucks for a stage ready custom call! You will not find a call of this quality any cheaper then that. Along with that you won’t find an easier person to deal with, he must have contacted me ten times letting me know how he was coming on my calls. As I stated before if you are not happy with the call in any way shape or form, he will take it back a send you a different call or refund your money.

I can’t wait to get out and use these calls this weekend. I have been playing non-stop since I picked them up from the post office. We have the calls, I have found a few big flocks of turkeys, now TJ and I just need to shoot strait and we should be able to put a bird on the table for Thanksgiving. As always we will post how the hunt turns out right here on VOM. However both TJ and I will post our best tips for killing that Thanksgiving Turkey this week before our hunt. So check back soon for more turkey info!!


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