Brothers Turkey Calls
the past 40 plus years Larry Barnes has spent time in the woods
hunting. He is from and old farm family the settled in the Fredrick
Maryland area and has lived there all his life. Having been raised
on the farm and living this life style there becomes a connection
to the land like no other. When you are in an environment all your
life you become a part of it as it becomes a part of you. Being
surround by wildlife gives you the ability to study it and learn
as much as possible. Turkeys are just that for Larry. He watches
and learns from two separate flocks that live in close to his home.
He sees what they do, listens to what they say and can try his calls
out on the real McCoy.
Larry gave me this account that I think is
I have learned about game animals in
the way a farmer learns about his herd, that is being around them
everyday. This gives me plenty of opportunities to experiment with
and his brother Cletus got involved in turkey call making be more
accident then anything. They were at an auction at a milling company
and one of the items up for bid were parts that were had for use
in turkey calls. They purchased the supplies and the balance of
the stock. This created the basis for their new founded business.
Between them they have over 60 years of woodworking experience and
figure this is a good way to put all that knowledge to work.
The goal for their calls is produce a high
quality yet no frills call field call, in cherry and walnut, that
has excellent tone. At the same time their call would look good
sitting on any coffee table. They have been at this now for two
years and enjoy call-making calls very much. Although their marketing
is just starting they plan on doing a number of shows in the future.
Their good old farm boy philosophies are centered on using the materials
from around farm that is natural to their surroundings. They are
not interested in making mass produced calls, but rather enjoy selling
them through personal transactions, or through their web site. They
just feel its easier doing business with people you know.