Josh Jones is a hunter who carries a bag full of wild game calls with him.
Each one is hand made.
"They call it laminate," he explained. "It comes in a square block and I turn it out and it gives it all the characteristics and stuff."
Those characteristics qualify the calls as art. He sells them at the Union County Arts Coop in Maynardville.
They look good and they work.
Jones said adjusting the reeds inside the body of the call determines the sound.
"If you want a higher pitch you bend them out. If you want it louder you just kind of have to work with the reeds there," he explained.
Some game calls require more technique than others.
"I can try to blow it but I'm not a duck hunter," he said then blew a reasonable impersonation of a duck on the call he made.
He also makes one called a raccoon squawler. Hunters use it at night when it's tough to see a raccoon.
"When they look at you there are two little glowing eyes up in a tree. Well, they get smart and won't look. If you've got one of these you can squawl on it and it thinks it's another one in distress or whatever and he'll open his eyes and look and you've got the light and of course you see the two eyes," he said.
Some calls mimic the sound of the animal the hunter is tracking, like a squirrel barker.
The predator calls Josh Jones makes attract an animal like a fox or coyote with the sound of a rabbit in distress.
His personal favorite is a turkey pot call with a slate surface. It mimics the yelp of a hen -- a female turkey -- and that attracts a gobbler -- a male.
Then the turkey encounters a hunter.
"He's like oh I messed up this time," Jones said with a chuckle.
He doesn't mess up or mix up his calls because he's an experience hunter.
"To me a crow and a rabbit in distress sound nothing alike but I'm used to being out in the woods," he said.
If you're out on the woods trying to attract wild game, one of his calls could help in your quest. And it will for sure look good.