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Offline ddossett1976

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Turkey Hunting 101
« on: April 22, 2010, 02:25:08 PM »
Let me start by saying that I'm not a huge turkey hunter, with that being said let me tell y'all what happen last week and see if anyone can help ? Last Thursday i went turkey hunting and knew the general area where the turkey was gobbling and as the morning came to life so did he. He gobbled three times on the roost and didn't gobble again until 930 am. I was very cautious with the turkey and called very little. I hunted him all day Thursday and couple of hours Friday and gave up on him, i think he is just too smart for me. Any suggestions ?

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 02:30:04 PM »
He might have already been with a hen.
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Offline ddossett1976

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 02:43:58 PM »
I was thinking that. When do the hens stopped breeding ?

Offline ddossett1976

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 02:48:49 PM »
This time of the year should you be more aggressive with your calling are not ?

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 02:49:04 PM »
I would say if he was gobbling at 9:30 he was ALONE and thats a good thing! You done the right thing by not calling much. I would call to him if he answers then he is more than likely coming so just take it easy and be ready. It sounds like to me he may have seen you I know no hunter likes to hear that but it happens I know it has to me . If he was gobbling that late in the morning and you was trying to get closer to him and he just shut up something happened he did not like.....what well it could be a million things. Those birds are weird gritters and everyone of them is different. But Better Luck next time. Just stay after him you will get him!
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Offline ddossett1976

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 02:53:16 PM »
Thanks Bogo, I will admit that i had been sitting in the same place since before daylight calling about every 20 mins really soft, just didn't know if i should have done something differently, he was only about 80 yards away at 930 when he gobbled.

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 02:56:29 PM »
Thanks Bogo, I will admit that i had been sitting in the same place since before daylight calling about every 20 mins really soft, just didn't know if i should have done something differently, he was only about 80 yards away at 930 when he gobbled.

If he was at 80 yards when he gobbled then there aint much you could do. Sounds like you done everything right. It sounds to me like he was coming in!
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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 04:35:40 PM »
I sat there for about 1hour and 30 mins after i heard him gobble and he never came in, and i got tired to be honest my back started to hurt.

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 08:12:29 PM »
deerhead to me is right on...he's henned up.....the only thing I can suggest is to get a little closer to the roost when he's gobbling and instead of not calling much...get aggressive......can't hurt to try @--0--0117
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Offline ddossett1976

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Re: Turkey Hunting 101
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 07:09:02 AM »
Thanks for your help maybe i will have better luck next week

 

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