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#1215791 - 03/04/09 05:08 PM Re: Tough Turkey [Re: Lawrence]
Gravey
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You didn't say whether or not he was gobbling on the roost and if you were calling to him before he hit the ground. If so, I'd say he's had his butt kicked and stays away from the vocal "hens". Another question is did he roost by himself or have hens. I've had lots of instances where the hens will take the gobbler the other way once I started calling. I'd say you have two options: 1) go in there several mornings in a row and sit in the same spot until he comes your way, and 2) ambush him on the way to roost.
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#1215834 - 03/04/09 05:45 PM Re: Tough Turkey [Re: Lawrence]
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Yea Gravy, he was by himself. Well at least a couple of times he was I know for sure because i got a glimpse of him. He was gobbling in the tree alot. But like Turkey Hunter's bird, he would just leave the country when he hit the ground.

I tried calling to him, I tried just scratching the leaves. He was a tough one let me tell ya. I dont have enough patience to let him ruin my season though. If I cant get him in a day or two, I'll go find another bird like I did last year ( that way I can say "turkeys do still respond to my calling after all \:D


Edited by BV (03/04/09 05:45 PM)
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#1215874 - 03/04/09 06:06 PM Re: Tough Turkey [Re: BV]
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Is there a possibility that he could see you when you set up?
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#1217419 - 03/05/09 09:00 AM Re: Tough Turkey [Re: pjridge]
BV
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 Originally Posted By: pjridge
Is there a possibility that he could see you when you set up?


No, there was too many leaves on the trees and I was in way before it started breaking day.
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#1217525 - 03/05/09 10:04 AM Re: Tough Turkey [Re: Lawrence]
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I chased three mature gobblers for an entire season one year. I had nicked name the three gobblers the “Three Amigos”. I have posted a picture below of three birds. Opening morning I called them in across a pasture and took a shot and missed, I was sitting off the pasture in some thick brush and when I shot I did not see a large vine hanging down and hit the vine square and missed the gobbler. From that time on would call and the Three Amigos would by at the opposite end of the field. They would gobble in response to my calling but would never come close for a shot. Everyday I would move to where they were the day before. This went on for the entire season. The last day of the season I set up a pop-up blind in the middle of the pasture where I birds would routinely hang out. It was not a set that I would ever consider in normal turkey hunting. That last morning I called the Amigos up in the middle of the pasture and I was able to kill the largest of the three. In this case and unorthodox tactic worked to kill one of the Amigos.
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