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#1282183 - 04/08/09 04:53 PM Hunting in West TN
4 Point

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 306
Loc: Savannah, TN

Hows the hunting been so far in the west guys? Anyone had any luck? I haven't hunted since opening weekend but plan on hunting alot this weekend, i'll be in Hardin co.
#1282258 - 04/08/09 05:51 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: Reddirt24]
10 Point

Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 4102
Loc: Hardin, Co.

seems like the gobbling has slowed down the last two days with the cold weather, but we have killed two toms in the last two days.
" Some localities are willing to work for their sport, and have plenty. Others are willing merely to take what comes easy, and have little or none." - Aldo Leopold

#1282260 - 04/08/09 05:52 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
Big Gun
16 Point

Registered: 09/02/00
Posts: 10702
Loc: Bartlett

The only gobbling I've heard has been while still roosted. I have been lucky enough to kill 2 birds but I was able to put myself in front of where they were heading.
#1282300 - 04/08/09 06:25 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: Big Gun]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

Only gobbling I have heard in West TN has been on the roost of VERY shortly after flydown.
My spot sucks worse this year than it did last year.
Between the trespasser, trackhoe and backhoe they have about ruined it. \:\(
Youth is wasted on the young.

#1282503 - 04/08/09 08:26 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: RUGER]

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 47
Loc: brownsville,tn

i,ve been o 7 kills so far this year,west tn has been good
#1282548 - 04/08/09 08:44 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: outlaw]
Good ol' Boys
6 Point

Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 870
Loc: Henry co.

Its been good here too.The gobblin has slowed a little over the past two days...but the birds are responding like they are supposed to. Im waiting on #4. Ive passed up several young birds this week waiting on ol brushy beard. Me and him have been dueling it out the past several days.. ;\)
Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness; Selah Psalm 55:7

#1282670 - 04/08/09 09:32 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: TNtrapper]
8 Point

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 1956

gobbling been a little slow compared to last year, but on thursday i hunted one bird for 3.5 hours and he gobbled the entire time. made 3 different setups and finaly saw him, at 80 yards. i called him and his 3 hens from about 500 yards across a cattle pasture, cedar bog, and a cutover thicket until they circled behind me. they were about 8 feet behind me and all i could do is sit there. they knew something was up so circled back around in the thick cutover and came out on top of the hill. probably the biggest gobbler i have saw yet. i tried to outcall that old hen he was with, but the louder and nastier i got, the louder she got. she was pulling hens out of the woodwork, they were running past my decoys and heading to her direction. as i was disgusted at myself, an ambulance sounded off and he gobbled as if laughing at me. laugh on old tom, you will be mine.!!

something strange though, last year, the mature birds were with a dozen hens each at least. the last big gobbler i killed last year was roosted by at least 15 hens and this was on april 26th. this year, the hens that i saw flydown were 1 and sometime only 2 hens roosting together. the only thing i can figure is that they are way ahead of their breeding schedule compared to last year.

#1285628 - 04/11/09 10:03 AM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: WTM]
4 Point

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 306
Loc: Savannah, TN

Well I went the last two days and yesterday I had a couple gobbling on me but just couldn't get it together. They shut up right after fly down so couldn't really do alot. Then went this morning to my buddys place an didn't hear a thing. Been a little frustrating. Anyone do any good this weekend?
#1286027 - 04/11/09 07:02 PM Re: Hunting in West TN [Re: Reddirt24]

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30563
Loc: Chester County

Not hearing or seeing much of anything my way
Work to live, Live to hunt

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