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Md turkey youth hunt
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:47:13 AM »
I took my daughter turkey hunting Sat on a farm that had 8 gobblers and at least 7 jakes running around for the last 2 weeks- I scouted it Friday morning by scouting I mean I pulled in at the top of teh hill and listened-- heard gobbling everywhere on the farm top bottom middle. I was stoked we would have birds to work!! Sat morning sneak in the woods road and listen..... I gobbles at some crows so we go get set up he gobbled 4 times at the crows but not to my calling NO other gobbling anywhere!!??? nothing. While I am calling to the first one 1 gobbles behind us about 100 yds so we get turned around call soft he answers- we wait 10 mins hit him with a soft purr.... Nothing!!?? He's gone!! So we run and gun all the way around the 100 acres and hit NOTHING :( So we whent back to the original spot and blind called for about an hour NOTHING!! beautiful day 65 sunny light breeze NOTHING!! I will take her back this Sat because we could hunt the evening shift or on Sunday because of commitments. That is turkey hunting. Keep going!!
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Re: Md turkey youth hunt
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 12:21:48 PM »
Still a great day in the great outdoors, and it sure beats sitting around the house. Stay on them  @--0--0101
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Re: Md turkey youth hunt
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 12:44:28 PM »
I agree with Gutshot.  Stick with it Blue and hopefully y'all will connect.  Best of luck Saturday!

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Re: Md turkey youth hunt
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 02:26:34 PM »
what does 65 degrees feel like. we are 35 degrees!!!

keep after them. good luck
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Re: Md turkey youth hunt
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 04:59:11 PM »
At least it's warm somewhere , good luck on your next hunt .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Md turkey youth hunt
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 05:43:22 PM »
that is what makes turkey hunting so special.  Somedays every thing works as planned, sometimes it doesn't.  I once had a bird answer all my calls, but wouldn't come in.  Seemed to be travelling parallel to me, so I moved with him.  He just kept pretty much the same distance away, until he got to a big field.  Once he hit the field, he was gone.  In retrospect, I should have backed away while continuing to call.  Let him think it was the hen that was moving away.  That was a lesson learned that day.  I did kill a different bird a few days later. I hope you guys do well next time out.
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Re: Md turkey youth hunt
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 04:56:28 PM »
Sorry Bluetoe! We had the same thing happen last year. A buddy of mine and I scouted his father-in-law's land a few days before our opener last year. Turkeys everywhere!! Come opening day, we were in a blind and nothing, not a peep. He went for a walk to try and locate some birds. Around 10 minutes later he comes scurrying back into the blind. Said he heard one and we waited and here he came. Then 2, then 3 and finally 4. We got a double that day with a 1-2 punch. We were blessed but sometimes they just seem to disappear. If I know they are there but aren't gobbling, I usually just sit tight and see if I can get them to come in silently. Sometimes it works and other times, it's turkey hunting.
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