Monday, August 22, 2011


I just want to take the time to thanks all my family and friends that helped me and my small company make another stride forward.
My wife for taking the time to listen to me tune over 400 turkey calls in my shop and putting up with all the machines running day and night!!! You're the love of my life and thank you for all your support as I chase a dream, as my partner you've watched me walk the roughest roads and always have been at my side. Thank You!
My brother & father who helped me assemble over 600 turkey calls in several weeks of hard work and late nights. Without you I wouldn't have had the man power to make it all run. You work your ass off and ask for nothing in return! I'd do the same for you! Thank You.
Larry, Through your help we were able to assemble over half of our turkey calls with your time and equipment in less than 3 weeks. Because of you we were able to donate over 85 free turkey calls to KIDS!! You donated your time and extra materials to help keep kids active in the turkey hunting heritage. In my opinion that's the greatest contribution anyone can give, keeping our children anchored in the hunting heritage is the only way it stays alive! Thank You.


New Shine Box Customers

If you recently purchased a shine box turkey call there's some important thing to remember.Pressure is key when operating a scratch box call. Remember the weight of the call will start your sound!! Use the following steps to becoming a scratch box pro, it wont take long until you are making some of the truest hen sounds ever..
1. start with the call at a 90 degree angle any less no sound on the striker (keep the flat surface of the call in contact with the round striker surface)
2. make sure the surfaces are cleaned with sand paper and fresh liberal amounts of chalk are used.
3. use minimal pressure to start your purr
4. increase pressure as needed
5. see February posts sound bites to view videos
6. start with minimal pressure and increase as scratching the striker.

Game Fair Over

Thanks for every ones support during the 2011 Game Fair out at Armstong Kennels. Shine Box was fortunate to have our tent right next to the NWTF tent on the main strip. We opened our tent sides together to create a 40'x 40' Wild Turkey exhibit. If we had Young's Calls there with us we would've had 50' of space celebrating the Wild Turkey. Youngs Calls was located down by the lake showcasing his sweet sounding line of duck & goose calls along with some premium sounding turkey pot calls & box calls. Shine Box had tremendous success introducing the scratch box turkey call to Minnesota's turkey hunters. Thank You NWTF Minnesota for another warm welcome.

Eric & Shine Box Pro Staff

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 Game Fair

Shine Box Turkey Calls is gearing up for the 2011 Game Fair. The Fair runs 2 weekends. 8/12 - 8/14, and 8/19 - 8/21. We've got a lot of beautiful calls for sale & we're hoping for some good weather. Although, rain or shine...we will be there. Please stop by and say "Hello". We will get some pics posted once the show is underway. Hope to see you there!