Step 1: Materials
-first three bones from a turkey's wing (preferably a wild tom, jake or adult hen)
-hacksaw or dremel
-sandpaper and pocket knife
Step 2: Cut Bones to Length
Remove the stuff from the inside of the largest bone with a knife or screwdriver. Be very careful not to break the outside layer of bone.
The flattened end of the smallest bone is the mouthpiece. You can sand this down for a smoother finish.
Step 3: Glue Bones Together
You want a snug fit, but don't force it. The bones will easily crack if forced.
Step 4: Wrap the Joints
Once the wraps are complete, coat all the threading in super glue so it won't unravel.
Let the glue dry and don't blame me for gluing your fingers to something!
At this point you can add a lanyard - attach a string, rope, para cord etc to the middle section of the call. Wear it around your neck in the woods.
Step 5: How to Use the Call
To call, place the mouthpiece between your lips - you may prefer the center of your lips, or off to one side.
Make kissing sounds through the call - it will sound bad at first, but with practice, you will be able to separate the high and low notes.
A yelp is a quick suction that goes from high to low rapidly. Yelps are repeated several times.
Clucks are a much shorter staccato sound, often softer than a yelp as well. Play around with where the mouthpiece goes, how tight or loose your mouth is, how fast or slow you make the suction, etc. you will eventually get a feel for each sound the call can make.
Good luck in the woods - turkeys love this call!