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#1291233 - 04/15/09 03:33 PM Hen talk
4onaside
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First of all, after 6 hours in a blind this morning, I did not kill a gobbler, did not see a gobbler, and worst of all did not hear a gobbler. However, I thought that I would try a different deke setup, so I put an upright hen flush with the ground and put a jake as close to being on top of her as I could. Then I put a feeding hen loose on a stake so the wind would cause it to pivot. At a 8:30 a hen passed by and started to softly cluck and yelp. I don't believe that she saw the dekes at first but was just responding to my soft yelping. However, when she did see them, she went wild. She was very agitated, and circled my blind. Then for about a half hour, she clucked and yelped just off the edge of the field edge where I was set up. I could see her, and it was a great opportunity to listen to the real deal as far as yelps were concerned. For all of that period, her vocalizations were quite loud. There were obviously no gobblers within ear shot, because I believe they would have been all over us if there had been. I truly believe that the only reason that I did not kill a gobbler this morning, was that there were none in the immediate area. If the hen's reaction is any indication, I can hardly wait for a gobbler to just see these fake love making turkeys! Mucho fun.
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#1291926 - 04/15/09 10:02 PM Re: Hen talk [Re: 4onaside]
ddgonehntn
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#1291945 - 04/15/09 10:11 PM Re: Hen talk [Re: ddgonehntn]
mark II
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I have had a similar setup with no gobblers and the only thing i can figure is the gobblers are off busy with there true loves.
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#1291947 - 04/15/09 10:12 PM Re: Hen talk [Re: ddgonehntn]
Buck Assassin
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Registered: 05/08/08
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Cool! sounds like you had fun!
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#1292026 - 04/15/09 11:10 PM Re: Hen talk [Re: Buck Assassin]
4onaside
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 Originally Posted By: Buck Assassin
Cool! sounds like you had fun!
I did that, and what really interested me was the loud yelps that this old gal produced. I use box calls, and I have an ashby raspy old hen, that can come about as close to the real deal hen yelps as any. But, if I had to picture a call that would duplicate what she sounded like it would be a diaphram. Almost a gutural buzzing whistle on the front end of each sequence. Trouble is, I have never been able to use one properly due to the gagging effect. I once called in a noisy hen, that in turn called in a longbeard for me. You can't beat the real thing, which is why I always consider it a plus when I call in a hen, especially a vocal one.
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#1292030 - 04/15/09 11:15 PM Re: Hen talk [Re: 4onaside]
buckdead
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i like it when a hen hen comes in making alot of noise. i always feel like if there is a gobbler around he would be there in a minute, but it aint never worked out like that for me. last year i had a hen come in makin noise and she was cuttin and yelpin so loud it hurt my ears. she was about five feet from me on the other side of a tree.
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#1292194 - 04/16/09 08:18 AM Re: Hen talk [Re: ]
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Woodpile Boys
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Toms have become very vocal in this area in the last 7-10 days. Several single hens, as well, are being seen everywhere. Things are starting to get RIGHT!
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#1292212 - 04/16/09 08:35 AM Re: Hen talk [Re: TurkeyBurd]
CopperHead77
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I love hearing the hens talk,you can learn alot just from listening to her.
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#1292602 - 04/16/09 01:41 PM Re: Hen talk [Re: CopperHead77]
LA man
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 Originally Posted By: Whitetail Junkie
I love hearing the hens talk,you can learn alot just from listening to her.







ditto
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