1982 Robert Styles was introduced to turkey hunting as a dare. While
on a Deer hunting trip a friend had asked if he saw all the turkeys
in the woods that day. That conversation turned into a discussion
on turkeys and the difficulties of hunting them. As a chance to
show his hunting ability he decided to give it a try.
a commercially produced box call he went into the field and quickly
got a great response to his calls. Making a move on the old Tom
was another story however. Robert wanted to get closer to the bird
and moved after the birds attention was already gained. As he says,
"I never saw that turkey again". Like so many turkey hunters
today the seed was sown and Robert was hooked. A new turkey hunter
something of a perfectionist Robert Styles felt he could make better
calls then those that were already on the market. Most calls, he
feels, sound to perfect. He wanted to make calls that have a more
natural raspy sound to them. A real hen would have a terrible time
placing in any call contest. They make scratchy sounds and even
miss a note or two from time to time. The better mousetrap syndrome
took over and for about as long as he has been hunting turkeys Robert
has been making calls to lure then in.
with the wing bones from his first turkey he made his first yelpers.
Its a call he still uses today. Although he still makes wing
bone yelpers, his calls have become more high tech these days. He
makes other suction type calls from River Cane and a variety of
Native and Exotic Hardwoods, as well as friction calls using plastic
pots and carbon rod strikers.
close to Robert, encouraged him to sell his calls and that is how
Carolina Game Calls was born. This business is run out of his house,
like many custom call makers. Calls are made just because he enjoys
making them. Every call produced is hand made and hand tuned. The
idea on making allot of the same thing just isnt in the cards
as a future. Custom work is what Robert likes the best. If it isnt
right them its just not sold. Robert Styles claims to be a
perfectionist that is always looking for that imperfect sound.
with the various calls that Robert makes he also sells a line of
videos that bring humor and fun to the sport of hunting and fishing.
If your looking for some clean fun and entertainment for the family
you can't go wrong with these videos. Join Robert and his friends
as they take you on many exciting and hilarious hunting and fishing
adventures at the fictional Carolina Game Calls hunt camp, fish
pond and wildlife preserve.