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The call pix below offered for sale on Ebay is a walnut and cedar match grade call made
by Neil Cost in 1983. I purchased this call about a year ago from the
original owner and recently decided to sell it as well as a few other
calls in my collection. The call shows some visible signs of
discoloration which appear to be darkening of the wood in a few places
such as the lid handle caused by oil from a hunters hands. The call is
otherwise in very good condition and produces nice raspy yelps; by Todd
Haverkost. Note: Call sold for 1000 dollars.
Below is a .mp3 sound file and pixs of a Neil Cost short box offered by
on Ebay and played by Todd. Click on the strutting turkey icon
to download/open the sound file.
Below is a screen capture of a single yelp with an analysis of the frequency
and harmonic levels. This file was recorded in mono wave file by Todd on a
laptop. I reduced the amplitude about 3db since it was pegging the
meter. The file has clipped amplitude wise but did not affect the
analysis of the frequency, etc. This call has a lower frequency or
pitch than the call above and harmonic overtones drop off quickly.
Sound file converted to .mp3 stereo and screen captured only 1 channel
for the graph.
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The NC CONVENTION CALL made by Neil Cost below is currently offered on EBay for bid with a
description as follows:
You are bidding on a superb original Neil Cost cedar match grade
regular length wild turkey box call in New condition. This is the type
call that Neil made the most of and the one that made him the Greatest
Wild Turkey Call Maker.
This particular call comes from a select cedar blank cut on the curl.
The wood was originally harvested in Mar. 1973 (35 years ago) and has
aged wonderfully during that time. Because of the natural oil in eastern
red cedar it often takes several years more to mature than with most
The description Neil wrote on the call is, “Red Cedar cut on the
Waterhorn area Eastern South Carolina Mar. 1973 Walnut is from Near Glen
Allen Missouri. Made as a Special ‘Match Grade’ for NCWTF Convention
1985 One Only Dec. 1984 (signed) Neil D. Cost and has the customary
turkey track logo.
I will post a audio file for this great call on 2hunt.com menu item "NC
Convention Call" by Friday 1-16-08.
Quoted shipping price is for Priority Mail service and includes
Paypal required for immediate shipment.
Below is a .mp3 file of the call played and narrated by the current
owner. Click on the strutting turkey icon below to open and/or
download the file.
Below is a screen capture of a series of yelps with one yelp isolated
This is a great sounding call and a part of call
NOTE: I contacted the
owner of the above call via telephone and he agreed to do me an
instructional video of him using one of my standard field grade calls.
I sent him the call and he was pleased with the way it sounded, however
I never did get the video as promised and received all kind of excuses!
I guess I trust people too much, but sooner or later, someone will pull
an undertaker on you, "The last man to let
you down", grin if you must!
I no longer donate calls to NWTF chapters or support the organization
due to alcoholic bars set up with free drinks as a means to
inebriate potential high dollar spenders and bidders at their banquets.
This is a disgusting and immoral way to conduct business to raise money in my
humble opinion! Also, the usage of
"bar maids" (literally and figuratively) to serve the drinks and assist in the auction is
low class. When you are
of the world, this is a normal protocol.
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