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Kibler discusses the work of four North Carolina artisans who combine function and art to create turkey calls. They are Jeff Valentine (Wake Forest); Tony Quarino (Waxhaw); Ed Wynn (Hertford); and Don Carter (Merry Hill). Their calls are either adorned with paintings or constructed of unusual woods that provide a unique look.
Parts of the wild turkey not consumed were used in ingenious ways, Native American groups had proven for hundreds of years. The anatomical parts that could be decorative or utilitarian included the wild turkey’s bones, spurs, feathers, and beards.
The recovery of the wild turkey’s population helped to assure the ongoing need for turkey calls, an important tool in a hunter’s kit. Included was directions for making a scratch box turkey call and images of turkey calls that prove them decorative and utilitarian.