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You’ve probably heard wild turkey gobble sounds, but do you know all of them? From the plain yelp to the cutts, you can learn about these amazing sounds right here. You can even hear a Cutts run! So now that you know the basics, you can hear a wild turkey gobble in its natural habitat! Keep reading to learn more about these fantastic gobble sounds and how you can imitate them yourself!
A winning calling strategy depends on the ability to make a wide range of realistic turkey gobble sounds. A calling champion should have a solid understanding of all the calls used, and can consistently put birds on the ground. To improve your calling skills, consider purchasing a cheater’s guide to turkey vocalizations. This guide includes information on the meaning of each call, tips for producing it, and suggestions for which calls are most effective. Where possible, links to recordings of the gobbles are provided, as written descriptions are not enough to convey the true sound of a wild turkey.
The cluck call is a single, fast cluck that is used by both hens and toms to communicate. This call is sometimes mixed with the peeping sound of a tom and can be a useful hunting tool. But because it sounds so similar to peeping, this call can confuse an inexperienced turkey hunter. Therefore, the cluck call is an essential part of turkey hunting.
Cutts is loud, forceful, and aggressive clucks that do not alarm calls. These gobbles are made in bursts of two to three notes, usually followed by a pause. When a turkey is looking for a mate, it will often cut if it notices its surroundings are too noisy. Cutts can be heard from a long distance and may be accompanied by yelps.
The wild turkey yelp is a common call of turkeys. Usually, this sound is in groups of three to eight. While most turkeys use this call to alert other turkeys to their location, it can also be used by hens to attract a mate. Both gobble and yelp sounds are similar to each other, but the difference is in their tone.
An excited yelp is a much more volume than a plain yelp, and it’s used to attract a gobbler. While the tone of an excited yelp varies from hen to hen, it’s usually accompanied by a gobble. A soft call can be used as a lure for a gobbler, while a louder, more aggressive one is better suited for calling out a tom.
A turkey’s yelp is the most basic call a turkey can make, and it’s used long before hatching. In fact, before a turkey hatches, it yelps its incubating hen during the last hours of the egg. The tone is ascending and has a four or five-note rhythm. During its first fall, these kee-kees gradually turn into yelps.