My passion for turkey hunting began in 1976. My first spring gobbler was taken on a hilltop in May of that year near my hometown of Birchardville, in rural Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
As I carried that bird from the woods on weakened knees, I knew I had been afflicted with something that would stick with me for the rest of my life. I found it impossible to quench my thirst for the knowledge that would help me in pursuit of this incredible bird. Whatever it was, I had it good!
With very limited instructional material available back then, everything I subsequently learned about turkey hunting came the hard way: through good old-fashioned trial and error.
Over the course of the last four decades, my overwhelming passion for the sport of turkey hunting has evolved into the art of building collector grade box calls. I also developed and maintained a passion for black powder hunting during that same time.
I built my first muzzleloader when I was 16 years old. It was a Connecticut Valley Arms, “Mountain Rifle,” kit that I got for Christmas, 1979. Just four days after I eagerly tore apart the carton in which it came, and before it was even finished, I harvested a deer with that gun. I didn’t know it then, but Gobbler Knob Longrifles was born before the acrid, white smoke cleared enough for me to see that fallen deer. I still have that rifle and have since passed it on to my son.
From 2000 until 2020, I have been, “Recreating 18th Century Americana” part time. I became a full-time craftsman in July of 2020.
My shop is humble, yet fulfills my needs. I listen to Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction as I carve stocks and tune calls. If you show up at the right time, you too, can enjoy the high lonesome music that keeps me company as I hand-craft my wares!
My website is: www.gobblerknoblongrifles.com. I also have a social media presence. Look for Gobbler Knob Longrifles and follow along on Linkedin, GoWild, and Facebook. I also have two Etsy pages. They are GKLongrifles and TerreGaurdWoodworks.
This box call features a paddle and base made of highly-figured black walnut, purpleheart end blocks, and spalted, curly maple burl sounds rails with matching accent piece on the handle to tie everything together.
Market value is $100.00
Find Gobbler Knob Longrifles at gobblerknoblongrifles.com and their pages below
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