Improve on your turkey hunting skills by learning to cut like the real hen turkey in this video. Jim Martin shows you how to emulate the cutting hen turkey with a slate surfaced pot call, and then on a mouth call. He also explains the best times to use the cutting call of a hen turkey to enhance you chances of getting that gobbler to respond and come in.
The cut is a very aggressive call and effective in the woods when used properly. Jim’s favorite times to use the cut is when locating a gobbler, prospecting or in competition with other hens. His favorite way is using the cut to “fire up” a gobbler.
Before Jim takes us to the woods to observe the real hen, he demonstrates on a pot call with a slate surface. You can get more details about how to make a cut of a turkey on a pot call in another video on Bass Pro Shops 1 Source where he goes into greater detail on the technique and rhythm of the cut on a slate.
We then go into the field where we caught a hen turkey cutting on tape. You can use this segment of video to practice the sounds the hen makes.
In review, use a cut call when nothing else is working for locating. Also, try a cut when you gave established communications with a gobbler and he is hung up not wanting to come in. In some cases this is all you need to fire him up and bring him into range.