The $36 calls are as you note either poplar or cedar, mostly poplar. Both box and paddle. They are bare wood (have no finish coat) and and lack the fined sanded finish of the call pictured which has mutliple, more expensive, woods and has weather resistant protective finsh. Hence, the additional $4 cost.
Should someone desire to purchase the $36 call of plain ufinished cedar ot poplar I would be more than happy to make them one.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...