After I received a lot of great feedback about my visit with turkey calling champ Eddie Salter of Alabama, I decided to post a few more photos and a video of the master using a few hen calls. Salter and I spoke on his cell phone before he left his home state and he was as genuine and friendly as a fellow hunter ought to be. He was late to the deer hunting game because he was foremost a turkey hunting nut. He competed in calling contests from 1979 to 1993 and won over 60 titles including world champ in '85 & '89. The top tip from this H.S. Strut Pro Staff member is that if a gobbler cuts you off during your call, then he is telling you that he is killable. "Early in the season you can call to that turkey more than late in the season," said Salter. "If he cuts you off late in the season the best thing you can do is throw your call about ten feet away from you so you can't make another sound. He heard you and now it's up to him to come on in or not." Salter shared lots of tips with me so stay tuned for more tipd on how to handle turkeys in the Lowcountry Outdoors.
VideoByJeffDennis: Eddie Salter runs three hen calls at once. No turkey could resist!!
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PhotosByJeffDennis: A boss tom turkey decoy on the archery range; H.S. Strut turkey calls that Eddie Salter keeps close by; Great logo from Central True Value; deer seminar poster