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Author Topic: Turkey camp in Pa  (Read 448 times)

Offline BLUETOE

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Turkey camp in Pa
« on: May 12, 2014, 02:39:52 PM »
Well I'm back and turkeyless. I hunted all last week and the Toms are all henned up big time. I shouldn't complain I got to work birds on the first day I had 5 gobbling and was sitting dang near under one. Hunting a new piece of ground is hard because I didn't know the lay of the land. Any way this big boy gobbled for over an hour but he had 10 hens with him so he wasn't interested in walking over for just 1 (me). I did managed to get between him and another Tom and he came all the way in- had himin the scope and thought he was too far out so I didn't shoot ( only had a split second) he saw something he didn't like and walked off-- I stood up and yes he was in range so I kicked myself twice and moved on- all the action was over at 8:30am. Went back on Monday and got close again but a hunter and some hens got me again. Tuesday more of the same. Wed had one Gobbling across a big corn field tried to work him but he would move to where I was when I moved again not knowing the land hurt my chances. I watched cross the field and went back Thursday and set up not the best BTW I heard a gobble a little ways off so I called to him, no answer, looked up and "my" Tom was standing in the field at 60 yds looking at me BUSTED!!! He putted twice and just walked back in the woods. I tried to get around him but he shut up and never gobbled again. So I was busted at 6:20am and never heard a gobble when I left at 12.  My 2 buddies had the same luck too many hens. The buddy that lives up there had only heard of 2 Toms being taken that whole week. Hunted at home Friday and Sat they were still henned up as well. I will carry on this week I believe I can hunt fly down a few mornings if the weather is good.
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 02:57:53 PM »
Better luck next time Bluetoe!
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 03:00:32 PM »
hey you got out and had fun    @--0--0118
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 04:57:31 PM »
the good news is they made it through the winter. keep at it. all it takes is 1 mistake
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 05:01:58 PM »
Sounds like you had some interesting, if not frustrating moments up there! Sorry things didn't work out better for you. The gobblers out here in the western end of the state have gone totally mute! No one that I have talked to you has heard anything lately. I've talked to people that have hunted in a wide geographical area out here and it's all the same story. I am wondering if we should be going out mid to late morning after the gobblers have been with the hens in the morning. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try because early morning they are not even gobbling on the roost right now.
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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 08:28:08 AM »
Kee after them, sooner or later one will drop his guard down and come in. Just be thinkful you are in the birds, lots of turkey hunter will hunt all season and not hear a bird.
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Offline growalot

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 09:32:50 AM »
Wishing you better luck on a kill ...but sounds like good fun action...I h e not seen nor heard or got pics of a single Bird since camp...Now thunder storms all week...

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 10:19:14 AM »
BLUETOE, sometimes, if a tom responds to your calls, but won't come in closer, you may be able to draw him in by moving yourself.  Not away from the bird, but off to the side, and call again.  That may make him think, oh no, she's moving, I better go after her. 
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Offline BLUETOE

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 01:17:58 PM »
I did have fun and do feel good about all of the action. We can hunt all day here for the rest of the season so we'll see how henned up they are at 6pm in the evening @--0--0120
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 04:12:10 PM »
Let us know what happens! It's 5:11 right now here in the western end and a thunder and lightening storm just moved through. Hope it's not heading your way!
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Re: Turkey camp in Pa
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2014, 06:13:32 PM »
These PA birds are really tough this year. Lateness of the season, and all these storms aren't much of a help either. Stay on them
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