Hand Made Turkey Calls
Purple Heart, Walnut, Cherry, Butternut and Sycamore
My name is Jim Shelley and I live in Elgin, South Carolina. I am an avid turkey hunter and have been hunting the wild turkey for over 30 years. Iím a sponsor member of the NWTF.
I began making calls in 1997 because I wanted something that sounded like a wild turkey and a call that could be handed down to my grandkids and their kids. The calls Iíd been buying from the big box stores just didnít meet my expectations and as I became more of an experienced hunter I realized that I needed something that was more realistic. So for a full year I experimented with making several different calls, but my main focus was on the pot call and box call. Experimenting with different combinations of wood, degree of angle, depth of pot, etc. I never realized that 1 degree of angle on a box call or 1/16th inch on a pot call could make so much difference in the sound. But it does. Needless to say at the end of 1996 I had a real big pile of wasted lumber but I also had what I thought (and still think today) is some of the best sounding calls on the market. So in 1997 I formed Persimmon Hill Calls and went into production. Thatís how it all started.
Each of my calls has a ĺ inch button glued to them with a picture of a turkey track and John 3:16. I am first and foremost a believer. Everything I am and will ever be is due to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is first in my life followed by my family, friends, and this great country we live in. So if you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your life, give me a call and I will tell you all about him and how he changed even me.