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Gobblers Ridge Lodge LLC
Located in the Beautiful Hills of West Virginia
Duane & Rachel Brown, Innkeepers
1125 Butchers Fork Road,  Linn, WV 26384  Phone (304) 462-4294
Turkey Box Calls
Gobblers Ridge turkey box calls are handcrafted, made one at a time in our small workshop.

Some of our box calls feature a hand-painted picture on the side of the call. All calls have our Gobblers Ridge logo on the handle as shown in the photograph on the right. Our field grade calls do not have a painting and are made from Butternut or Walnut.

Handcrafted from Butternut and Walnut
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They are fully functional as well as beautiful. We use different species of wood including Walnut, Butternut, and American Chestnut, all of which have their own distinctive tonal qualities.

Checking for Sound and Quality
Duane makes every call by hand and checks
each one for sound and quality
Ready to Talk Turkey
The finished calls are made to "Talk Turkey"
Tuning the Call
Here, Duane is tuning the call by carefully
sanding the sides of the call
Ready for Finishing Touches
Several calls waiting to get the finishing touches
Handcrafted from Butternut and Walnut
Butternut/Walnut Turkey Call  -  $34.95
Handcrafted from Walnut
Walnut Turkey Call  -  $34.95
Handcrafted from Chestnut
American Chestnut Turkey Call  -  $44.95
(A donation is made to the TACF
for every Chestnut call sold)
Once there were an estimated 4 billion American chestnut trees in eastern forests.... American chestnut made up 25% of the trees within its native range which stretched from Maine to Georgia and west to the Mississippi. Wildlife depended on the abundant crop of nuts. The trees were giants that grew on average one hundred feet tall and five feet in diameter. Many were even bigger.


Chestnut was both a staple and cash crop for rural families. In the fall, attics were stacked with bags full of the tasty nuts, and smokehouses were filled with meats from livestock fattened on the harvest. Mountains of chestnuts were shipped to large cities as an essential holiday fare.

American chestnut was one of the best timber trees. It grew straight and tall. The wood was also rot-resistant and easy to work. Loggers tell of loading entire railroad cars with the boards cut from just one tree.

Then chestnut blight struck. The lethal accidentally imported fungus was first discovered in 1904 and spread at a frightening speed. By 1950 the American chestnut was virtually wiped out.

The American chestnut can be brought back!



Courtesy of the American Chestnut Foundation.
For additional information, please visit www.acf.org.
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