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This 253 page book is a definitive text on turkey callmakers by renowned expert, Earl Mickel. From the rear cover: "I began spring turkey hunting and soon decided it was the most challenging of all hunting. One turkey call led to another, and it wasn't long until I had many calls. But more important, the callmakers were most interesting. I conversed with other call collectors routinely and soon realized my knowledge of the subject outweighed most others'. I was encouraged by many to write a book on the subject. You will probably soon realize I am not a schooled writer, but I have endeavored to tell each story in my own way. Each call maker is as unique as the calls he produces, and it's high time each is recognized for his contribution to American folk art and this great phase of outdoor life." and "Finally a book on turkey calls for reference and guide. This book is not about a small portion of calls but is a cross reference for turkey calls from across the country." This book is filled with photos, both color and black and white plus dozens of biographies of many turkey callers throughout the country. From the Introduction: "Turkeys and turkey hunters have been around for a very long time. Ads for selling turkey calls were placed in magazines in the 1880s, and maybe before. Old timers whittled out their own calls and pursued this great bird. Many designs were tried and one day someone decided a dollar could be made selling calls. That led to patents and on to mass marketing and millions spent yearly in pursuit of Mr. Tom. The remarkable comeback of the turkey fueled an interest both in hunting and collecting of the different calls used to fool the wary gobbler." The author spent a year and drove over 40,000 miles traveling around the U.S. interviewing hundreds of call makers.
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Book Description Earl E Mickel, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110964016400