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Offline silver back Hoyt

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hunting mine slashes
« on: January 05, 2009, 07:50:46 PM »
I hunt alot of old coal mine land that is almost totally mine slashes. this is where the strip mine was filled in and land reclaimed. alot of little ridges up and down ridges may only be 20-40 feet high but just one after another I have only been hunting turkeys serious for about three years any ideas would be helpful I've had a tom goggling this same area for 2seasons every time you try sneaking in ti seems hejust flies across the stripper pit when you get close its been alot of fun trying to get this bird but I'm getting tired of losing the battle
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 07:55:00 PM »
man does that sound like a challange!!

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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 07:58:52 PM »
the challenge has made it fun another thing its on public land thats only open til noon
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 08:00:06 PM »
the challenge has made it fun another thing its on public land thats only open til noon

really you have a time limit to hunt there...... cool
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Offline silver back Hoyt

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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 08:05:26 PM »
the challenge has made it fun another thing its on public land thats only open til noon

really you have a time limit to hunt there...... cool
yeah on public land but not on private land
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 08:44:05 PM »
I have hunted reclaimed strip pits in southeast Kansas, and it sounds similar.  The little mounds and ridges make it an interesting challenge.  I found that the key was to close the distance to get just one berm between me and the gobbler, then I could call him over the top....sometimes.  Or at least once in a while!

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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009, 09:10:59 PM »
he souds like a tough old veteran  @--0--0109, get in there really early and wait for him to come to you, dont call, just hide and wait
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 06:54:39 AM »
He has been hunted a lot , remember that a turkey can see you move your head at 200 yards , best to setup on him and get him to come to you . if you can use a pop up blind .  @--0--0101 -0078 @--0--0109
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009, 07:04:04 AM »
I'm with sundowner,, sounds like a good situation for a blind. use a good quality decoy and keep your calling to a minimum, and stay till 11:59. So many people don't stay long enough, i have alot of turkeys on my walls and 75% were killed between 10am and noon. ( we can only hunt till noon too, out of woods by 1pm).
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 07:10:49 PM »
be careful not to call to loudly if you close the distance on him as i've spooked birds before by being to loud when they are on the other side of a hill etc.  try to find his strutting zone and set up there when he's done looking for hens also works.  i agree with captdale though, set it out as long as you can and hunt him odd hours that others don't usually hunt.  friend of mine went out back of his shop a couple of years ago during lunch hour, called once and a big gobbler came in silent at high noon to investigate, had to use his afternoon break to dress the b ird out.
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Re: hunting mine slashes
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 08:29:18 PM »
Sounds like a real tough area to hunt, hard to move in and hard to see. Seems like you almost need to find his strutting area and setup up in a blind near before he shows up
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