Not at all Spotty! They're just about as good as you can get outside of a hen's bones. I've been able to get some pretty good calls from 2 year olds. Just takes a little more tuning. Thse jake bones will make a fine souvenier of your hunt and a pretty darn good call as well. Good luck with it and congratulations on your turkey too!
Thanks for the info! I'll probably only get one call from this bird. One of bones took a pellet and is shattered. I dug out the bones and stuck them in the freezer. I guess that will be a rainy day project.
I've used borax on different stuff over the years. The borax will help dry the muscle and tissue on the bones. It also acts as a preservative. I've never made a wing bone yelper. My only concern is cleaning the marrow and tissue from the center of the bones. My thinking is like yours on boiling. Looks like the center will be easier to clean out after boiling.
I've looked at the info on how to make a wing bone yelper. Does anyone have any more sugestions?