Totty has been hunting wild turkeys since he was just a young boy.
He killed his first bird in 1958 at the age of 10. Through his many
years of hunting Doug has used and made just about every type of
caller available. In 1990 Doug suffered a serious injury that laid
him up for several years. It was during his time that he thought
about and developed the Eastern Assassin Turkey Call. It was in
1994 that he began using the call in the field while guiding turkey
hunts. Accurate records on Doug's part shows that with only this
call in hand he has called in over 73 Toms. That's quite a record!
To Doug's credit as well is his feelings about the sport. He will
not harvest or let his clients take any bird unless it's a Tom with
a 6" minimum beard. Shooting Jakes and hens is out of the question
over three years in it's development the Eastern Assassin is now
available to the public. This is a unique and very special call.
This suction call is a baffled wingbone design. It is the only such
call on the market today. The intent and purpose of the call was
to be able to make all the sounds of the wild hen turkey. The term
ALL should be underlined. Doug is proud to say that this call will
do every sound the hen makes and with a little practice the hen
can be mimicked perfectly. The call is easily mastered and prevents
the hunter from calling to loud. This call can also be played using
just one hand as well. From the softest perp and pee calls to the
cuts, clucks and yelps that are more traditional to the hunter.
As an editorial note I heard Doug play this call over the phone,
I swore Doug had a hen sitting right next to him. The sounds were
very life like and very real.
thinks of himself as a tone smith. Having played musical instruments
for years he has a great ear. This is the one quality most great
call makers have. They understand what it is they are hearing and
can work to duplicate those tones till they reach the exact pitch,
tone and volume. Along with each call Doug sends an audio tape to
show the new owner just how the call works and what you need to
do to make it work. The tapes are made with the exact call you get.
It's not a generic tape. Each call takes more then half a day to
make. Each Eastern Assassin caller is 100% hand made and tuned exclusively
by Doug. He will not sell any call he feels he would not be willing
to but in his personal hunting bag.