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#1204017 - 02/27/09 10:25 AM Best time to kill a gobbler
BV
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In your opinion when is the best time to fill your tag: early morning, middday, or afternoon.

I will have to say I've killed most of my birds in the morning, but those midday birds sure are fun to hunt.

When have you been the most successful?
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#1204029 - 02/27/09 10:30 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: BV]
deerchaser007
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Most successful in the morning for me.

I make alot of mistakes come midday or afternoon. They just don't gobble as much ,.. so i either get impatient and bump them or they sneak in on me and i can't get it done.
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#1204031 - 02/27/09 10:30 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: BV]
smstone22
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Early morning for me. Im usually hunting places with very large fields. Alot of times during the midday and afternoon they will just get out in the middle of those fields and stay with hens. Ive killed alot of a afternoon though but have had much more success at calling in the morning. Its all going to be relative to whatever areas someone is hunting. For instance for big woods hunting in the park, I have had more success midday after the hens leave the gobblers and the gobblers start gobbling some more.
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#1204043 - 02/27/09 10:35 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: smstone22]
muddyboots
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Anytime
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#1204046 - 02/27/09 10:36 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: smstone22]
WingNut
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My most successful time would be in the morning. I can locate them and set up. The afternoon they just stay out in the middle of fields. Nothing like that big Tom dropping right out of the roost into you set and ending the morning early.
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#1204049 - 02/27/09 10:38 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: smstone22]
Huntaholic
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Ive killed birds at every hour of the day, from flydown to flyup. There's not a bad time! YES you will most often hear more birds gobble early in the morning, but that doesnt mean they are easier to kill. If you can stand to do it, stay after em all day long. All it takes is for him to gobble a time or two and the game is on regardless of the time of day!
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#1204090 - 02/27/09 11:14 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: ]
Lawrence
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I have had most of my success from 10:00-2:00
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#1204110 - 02/27/09 11:26 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: Lawrence]
REN
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Loc: Wilson County, TN

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agree with Lawrence....now i HEAR more birds in the morning but i would say 70% of my success hunts are from 10-2pm. I get on more birds in the morning BUT if you find one gobbling in the 10-2 range your odds go up.
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#1204125 - 02/27/09 11:36 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: REN]
turkeyhunter
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mid morning is been best for me. Things are exciting at first light, but most often right off roost the gobbler seems to be doing his thing with plenty of hens around. On up in the morning if one gets fired up I have better luck. But every now and then I find a gobbler all alone on roost. This also is a set up that I love. On up in the day around 2-3 pm if I can get a bird fired up, odds are good on killing that bird.
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#1204168 - 02/27/09 11:58 AM Re: Best time to kill a gobbler [Re: ]
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For me it's been between daylight and mid-morning....
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