Morgenstern Signature Teak Green Slate Over Slate Turkey Pot Call
Turkey hunters have always expected the most authentic natural sounds from their calls, so we partnered with award winning competitive caller and call builder Steve Morgenstern. While building these small batch pot calls, no shortcuts were taken. Steve painstakingly assembled each call in his Kirksville, Missouri shop assuring the kind of quality he proudly puts his name on.
When we asked Steve about what materials he would recommend most in a slate pot call he answered with no hesitation... Teak Wood and Green Slate! He explained that Teak is known for its ability to resist moisture due to it’s natural oils, superb stability and strength properties. Green Slate can only be found on the Vermont/New York border, and unlike other slate, it must be mined into a wet block and then kept wet until machined down into usable parts for turkey calls. The result, a Green Slate which gives a higher pitch tone yet still retains the throaty yet nasal quality of a real hen turkey, all while being easy to operate. Paired with a laminated wood striker, the sounds from these small batch calls are sure to bring in the wisest old gobbler.
What does "Small Batch" mean exactly? While other call companies are looking to cut costs by sourcing cheaper materials and moving mass production overseas, here at Phelps we are doubling down on American craftsmanship. Our shop in Northeastern Washington is machining these pots and owl hooters to the exact tolerances of master call makers Steve Morgenstern and James Harrison. Steve and James then assemble each call and run quality control checks in their respective Missouri shops before they send them off for the Phelps team to package and distribute. The result? Custom call quality that we are able to provide to a larger group than Steve and James can accomplish by turning just one pot at a time. Try one today and see the craftsmanship built into each of these "Small Batch" calls.