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#1253947 - 03/23/09 12:25 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: population control]
spctbone
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Yup I have low-crawled Through a cow pasture (Patties and all) about 90 yards to get a shot. Man that was a good hunt!
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#1254134 - 03/23/09 08:54 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: spctbone]
REN
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seems turkeys gobble at things like Crows, owls, boats, cars ect...due to high hormone levels come mating season. Most of the natural noises they gobble as a threat response (dont get along with owls and crows very well) were boats, horns and other unnatural things they tend to gobble for the same basic reason but with more of an added shock value.

during the spring they run very high in hormones and basically are willing to fight anything (which is another reason why Roosevelt wanted them to be the national bird because they seem fearless) any load noise is considered competition so they let it know right away they are there.
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#1254145 - 03/23/09 09:03 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: REN]
Coach
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Ren, that sounds most reasonable. I was in town and ran into a buddy and we were talking at the car wash...I told him about the turkeys gobblin at my tractor and he said...yep, all the time, and you know what else? A dog will bark at a 6 cylinder truck and sometimes chase it when they wouldn't normally do that...I call that one bs, what about you?
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#1254160 - 03/23/09 09:08 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: Coach]
wiskerbiscuit
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Hmmm don't know much logic but can i borrow your tractor until sometime after april.
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#1254171 - 03/23/09 09:18 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: wiskerbiscuit]
Coach
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 Originally Posted By: wiskerbiscuit
Hmmm don't know much logic but can i borrow your tractor until sometime after april.


Haha...that's what I'm thinking...I'll just park it running and set up nearby!
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#1254220 - 03/23/09 09:50 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: Coach]
REN
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animals do all sorts of crazy things during their matting season and turkeys are no different. They become "the king of the woods" so to speak in their minds.

I have seen them gobble at very odd things - lightning, truck doors, a whistle, tractors, boat motors, limbs breaking and falling, trains ect.....however if you notice 90% of the time it is in the spring only.

I guess the best way to put it is Ladies will do that to you
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#1254224 - 03/23/09 09:53 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: REN]
REN
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also another fun fact is HENs can gobble as well. It is not a TRUE gobble in the since of the same way a TOM does it but it can sound VERY similar to that of a TOM. Pretty weird stuff if you ever hear one.
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#1254235 - 03/23/09 10:02 AM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: REN]
Coach
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Well, my tractor has been a great locator call and I know where they are at least. When the dad and his son came here for the juvy hunt Sat I was able to tell them where the turkeys were from them gobbling at my tractor...and sure enough, they were there!
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#1255162 - 03/23/09 08:01 PM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: Coach]
Chaneylake
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I just can not resist this one

its sorta like a "Cougar" screaming "Oh God or sweet Jesus", when the moment is just right, one can not resist, lol
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#1256370 - 03/24/09 01:03 PM Re: Is there any logical reason why turkeys gobble.. [Re: Chaneylake]
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go all year without any, you would gobble to.lol
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