Custom Turkey Calls
White didnt start hunting turkeys until he was an adult. The
thought of spring meant fishing to Jerry. It was a friend that talked
him into his first hunt. As Jerry tells it he was 100% hooked the
very first time he heard a gobble.
Like so many new hunters Jerry went through
his share of the mass-produced calls available off the shelf. Just
about every call that they sold he bought and tried. He never could
find the one call he was looking for. He realized he needed a custom
call. Something made one at a time with great care. After studying
others calls and the calls he bought he realized that he could make
his own calls. With a strong background in wood working he set out
to make that first call in 1995. His first attempts were pretty
good and he bagged a gobbler with the first call he made. A call
he still owns today.
like so many call makers he began making calls for a few friends.
That lead to the idea that maybe others would have an interest and
he decided he would try selling them. Dads Calls
was started and what started as an interest to make a working call
for himself turned into a rewarding small business. Quantity isnt
important as much as quality. Each call is made one at a time and
every attention to detail is given serious consideration. Quality
is of prime importance. These calls are like fine pieces of furniture.
Their parts fit together well and the finish is exceptional. Call
making is a great way to make a passion last for the whole year.
Its a way for Jerry to share his interest with the Wild Turkey
and the Great Outdoors with others.
Jerry Dad makes a double-sided box call as well as a
boat paddle call. The standard call is available in two grades.
He offers a field grade call with a fully checkered box and lid
and a collectors call that has a decorative painted lid and a checkered
box. Favorite woods include but are not limited to Cherry, Butternut,
Walnut, Mahogany, Purple Heart and Chestnut. Any combination of
woods is possible and Dad will also be happy to make
you a box call from your own wood as well. Great effort is made
to select woods that will produce the best sound.
Each year Dads Calls makes a special
limited edition set of 50 calls. Jerry picks a different wood combination
each year and when those calls are sold out they are gone. Customers
can buy the same numbers each year if they so choose. These are
decorated calls similar to the collectors additions and are
signed and numbered.
For more information on Dads Calls and
Jerry White drop him a note or give him a call. He would love to
have the chance to make you that special call for your hunting vest
or your collectors cabinet.