YELP: This is one fast stroke made by pulling the lid very softly 3/4 to 1″ across the call side of the box. The yelp is simply one note in the language that forms the basis for all other calls.
TREE CALL: This consists of 2 to 3 very, very soft strokes, approximately 1/4 to 1/2″ across the call side of the box. Usually the first sound made by hens in the morning, the tree call can be used to entice the gobbler to fly down in your direction.
MATING CALL: A call of 3 to 5 soft, fast 3/4 to 1″ strokes, the mating call can also be used to entice the gobbler to fly down in your direction (15 to 30 minutes after daybreak). It is good to use any time of the day as a locator call.
ASSEMBLY or LOST CALL: This call is a series of 10 to 15 strokes 3/4 to 1″, varying is sound from soft to loud back to soft. It is a good locator call and a good call to use in the fall.
CLUCK: Clucks are made in 3/4″ strokes, made very softly and using a lifting motion.
WHINE: Made by one very, very slow, soft 1″ stroke, the whine is used in combination with 2 to 3 clucks to bring gobblers into gun range.
CACKLE: Made by making 5 to 8 rapid 3/4″ strokes, tapering off into 3 to 5 slower 1″ strokes on one continuous rhythm. The cackle is very effective in early morning as a locator call.