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Author Topic: late season midday and afternoon hunting  (Read 1014 times)

Offline hawghunter65

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late season midday and afternoon hunting
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:09:36 PM »
what tactics and changes in your calling patterns do you veteran turkey hunters use and why>
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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 10:37:14 PM »
This is were scouting can really pay off, sometimes I will slip as quietly as I can into a place where I know they like to strut. A lot of times a gobbler will get lonely after his morning hens leave him to sit on their nests and that is when they might be especially anxious to come to a little soft calling.

I think the number one thing is stay alert and sit still (wait, that's two things). They probably aren't going to be gobbling much and can slip in and bust you if you aren't paying attention.
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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 02:01:40 AM »
This is when scouting really pays off , the birds in general have a set walking route during the day , find their roost and their food sources and look for the dusting areas and set up for them in a pop up blind .
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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 06:11:05 AM »
No such thing as an afternoon hunt in PA, got to be out of the wood by noon. Our spring gobbler season does not permit hunting beyond noon and must be out of the woods NLT 1 PM. Only allowed one Tom per season in the spring.
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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 06:14:32 AM »
No such thing as an afternoon hunt in PA, got to be out of the wood by noon. Our spring gobbler season does not permit hunting beyond noon and must be out of the woods NLT 1 PM. Only allowed one Tom per season in the spring.

why would there be a time limit on hunting is that a safety issue?
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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 10:20:22 AM »
what tactics and changes in your calling patterns do you veteran turkey hunters use and why>
No afternoon spring turkey hunting in NY, dawn to 12 noon only. I have no real idea why this rule is in effect.
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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 07:06:12 AM »
what tactics and changes in your calling patterns do you veteran turkey hunters use and why>
No afternoon spring turkey hunting in NY, dawn to 12 noon only. I have no real idea why this rule is in effect.

I was told a wile back by DEC that this rule was made so that the hens don't get chased off the nest from hunters in the afternoon. now if that is true or not I don't know.

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Re: late season midday and afternoon hunting
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 06:49:39 PM »
When in late season i get more agressive, instead of in a blind i'll run and gun the whole day. i'll call more agressive and instead of letting the toms come to me i'll go to them.

 

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