Calling Instructions For Mouth Diaphragm Turkey Calls



  1. Place the diaphragm call in the roof of your mouth with the latex strips toward the tip of your tongue and the taper of the horseshoe toward the back of your mouth (tab down).
  2. Use the sides of your tongue to hold the diaphragm in place against the roof of your mouth, so that air can pass over your tongue and under the latex strips.
  3. Sound is created when air passes the latex strips. For most sounds, a deep breath blown past the latex strips will produce good results.
  4. Practice... practice & more practice is the only way to become proficient with your mouth calls!!!
Calling Exercises
  • PURR- Short, rapid bursts of air from your lungs will produce this undulating high-pitched call. To make this call, form your lips as if making the "UR" sound.-purr - ththth... (many people purr with their lips like blowing a rasberry. Others make a gargling sound in their throat. I cannot do either. I purr by fluttering my tongue against the roof of my mouth.)
  • YELP- Round your lips to form an "O" shape when making this call. Drop your jaw to adjust the sound.-Yelp - cheey yolk (dropping my jaw on the second word)
  • CUT- Keep your lips together when starting this call as if pronouncing the letter "P", then form your lips to pronounce the silent letter "U" as if saying "cut cut cut". Trap the air between calls with your lips.-Cut - chuck (sharp and irregular 3-6 notes)
  • KEE-KEE- Form your lips as if pronouncing the "EE" sound.
  • Cackle - chuck (also sharp like a cut but in a regular sequence starting slow, quickly speeding up and then slowing down again slowly, about 12 to 15 notes total. 
  • Cluck - puck (starting with lips closed and allowing the air to pop my lips open)
  • Put - puck (same as cluck but sharper. I never use this)
  • Whine - cccccct (steady soft air across the reeds cut of at the end)