Finished the yelper

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Finished the yelper

Postby Sailfish » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:04 pm

Finished making the Osceola jake yelper:


And here is how it sounds:

Overall a pretty fun project.
I think the next bird I take i'll have the kids mess with them and make their own.
Biggest thing was getting as much of the meat possible off before boiling.
Other than that, the fitting wasn't too bad, a little cutting, sanding, filing to get the 3 bones to fit right.
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Re: Finished the yelper

Postby JPH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:48 pm


I made one a few years ago. Even decorated it with turkey tracks and other embellishment....then my dog chewed it to pieces. I've shot other jakes since but I've been too lazy to make another.

Good luck with it!

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Re: Finished the yelper

Postby kellory » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:33 pm

Very nice! I might have to try that myself one of these days. Good luck with that! ;)
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Re: Finished the yelper

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:46 pm

Very nice work Sailfish. Sounds pretty realistic too.
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