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#1278501 - 04/06/09 03:41 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
BUCKYJR
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 Originally Posted By: RussellvilleRob
On opening weekend I had a turkey that gobbled from across the lake. He actually flew across the water to get to my calling. He answered everything I threw at him. I think I could have yelled "Hey Turkey" and he would have answered.

Now I have a severe case of "wantingtocalltoomuch".


help a beginner out guys... how much is too much calling? like do you just do some calls for like 30seconds and then wait 15mins... or what?

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#1278525 - 04/06/09 03:47 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: BUCKYJR]
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I dont call alot of times unless I hear one gobble....I'm a Run & Gunner!!!!
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#1278531 - 04/06/09 03:51 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: BUCKYJR]
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 Originally Posted By: BUCKYJR
 Originally Posted By: RussellvilleRob
On opening weekend I had a turkey that gobbled from across the lake. He actually flew across the water to get to my calling. He answered everything I threw at him. I think I could have yelled "Hey Turkey" and he would have answered.

Now I have a severe case of "wantingtocalltoomuch".


help a beginner out guys... how much is too much calling? like do you just do some calls for like 30seconds and then wait 15mins... or what?


its really hard to say Bucky. one of the most common mistakes is calling to much but that comes with inexperience. The more you are out there and see what and how birds react to different things you kinda have to go by trial and error. There is no EXACT science, each bird is different as is each day.

Just remember you are trying to defy nature. Hens in nature come to Toms so getting one to come to you is a task in itself. You need to make it WANT to come in. IF he is gobbling every time you call thats great but alot of people will think they need to keep calling because he likes it. Get him to gobble a time or to and then go silent....make him think you are leaving and make him want to come to check it out. IF he draws the line then there is not much you can do, to me that is where experience and good calling can help.

IF i am just sitting and waiting (which i dont do much) i will call about every 10-15mins. If i have a bird working i will call as little as possible after i get his attention unless he seems to be losing interest.
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#1278539 - 04/06/09 03:55 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: REN]
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another thing to look for is PISSING hens off. IF you can get a boss hen pissed you can actually get her to come in looking for a fight, in which she will bring the big boy with her.


I dont really like to sit and deer hunt them so someone who does may be able to speak more to that but just try different things and see what happens. IF you can YELP with a call you can kill a bird. IF you can YELP and CUT with a call you can kill a bird. Just have to find one that is interested or sit where you know they will be at some point in the day
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#1278566 - 04/06/09 04:10 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: REN]
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Let the real turkeys dictate how much u call. If they're talkin alot then u call as much as the lead hen & maybe a little more.

Here is some advice that i told my sons a long time ago, "SILENCE IS YOUR FRIEND", You tend to want to call alot so Ol Tom will gobble & you will know where he is, fact of the matter is, he is just as curious where u are at. If u keep calling he has no reason to gobble because he knows where u are at. Once u get him to answer ur call, lay a heavy dose of silence on him, make him wonder where u are. Be patient, he may not even gobble, he may just get real close & cluck trying to find the hen. Stay still & be patient. A majority of turkey hunts consists of the ol gobbler just poking his head up over a ridge or around a tree. Unfortunately, a majority of turkey hunts are not like what they show on TV, with em gobblin & struttin & walkin right up to the gun barrel. A whole lot of stealth & patience tends to get birds killed down here in SE TN. God Bless Ya & Have a GREAT day. If I can help ya, I will. Best of Luck To Ya!!

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#1278569 - 04/06/09 04:12 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: REN]
BUCKYJR
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 Originally Posted By: REN
another thing to look for is PISSING hens off. IF you can get a boss hen pissed you can actually get her to come in looking for a fight, in which she will bring the big boy with her.


I dont really like to sit and deer hunt them so someone who does may be able to speak more to that but just try different things and see what happens. IF you can YELP with a call you can kill a bird. IF you can YELP and CUT with a call you can kill a bird. Just have to find one that is interested or sit where you know they will be at some point in the day


i hear ya spit and REN... i like the run and gun technique myself...im used to sitting and waiting like w/ deer... ill try not to call much and just walk/stalk and listen...thanks

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#1278576 - 04/06/09 04:14 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: BUCKYJR]
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thanks to you too kxdude! ill stick w/ it a bit longer LOL
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#1278668 - 04/06/09 05:12 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: BUCKYJR]
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There is no way to learn it all, or know it all in a short period of time or ever.

Sometimes you can call non-stop, sometimes once is almost too much.

There are no rules in this game, trial and error if how you will learn to kill turkeys. Find a style that works for you, and run with it, for get about everything else.
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#1278736 - 04/06/09 06:09 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: captain hook]
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I was going to type some kind of advice but captain hook has pretty much said it all.
Others as well have given good advice.
Good luck !
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#1278814 - 04/06/09 06:45 PM Re: What do you do? [Re: REN]
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I have found that the Hoot tube only works well for the first hour or so at daylight. I would suggest getting a crow call. I only use a locator or cut and run though when I have a place where I can setup, use them sparingly, but use them. Most importantly if you are at the house then you are missing what I believe is the best time to hunt and that is from 9:30-12:00.

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