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#1317051 - 05/05/09 11:50 PM getting a bird to gobble
VOLDEERHUNTER31
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what do yall like to do in the morning to try to get these birds to gobble and locate them
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#1317057 - 05/06/09 12:30 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
CopperHead77
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If they will not gobble on their own, I will hit the o'l Knight and Hale owl call,sometimes it'll get one to gobble at least once or twice even if he's tight lipped.
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#1317230 - 05/06/09 07:44 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: ]
cruff10
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I hoot with my mouth... or use a Hoot Tube. I also have a pretty good crow call.....
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#1317259 - 05/06/09 08:05 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: cruff10]
Baxter83
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I try not to use anything. Just let nature do it's thing. If they're going to gobble on roost they will when a crow crows, a woodpecker sounds off, owl hoots, etc. Like captain said, there's a lot of people that locate call way too much around here too. I think the turkeys here have learned the difference in the sounds of our calls and the real thing because out here when a crow flies over at first light and sounds off the gobblers will hammer, but when I blow a crow call or owl hooter they won't make a peep. I have stopped using locators for the most part anyway. JMO
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#1317260 - 05/06/09 08:06 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: cruff10]
VolDoug
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Owl and/or crow if they haven't responded on their own in a reasonable amount of time. You gotta know how to use them.

If there are real crows, geese, cows, donkeys, owls, trains, thunder, doves, dogs, roosters, sirens, loud trucks, etc., making a racket, then I do nothing unless I need to pinpoint a location \:D !

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#1317290 - 05/06/09 08:20 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: VolDoug]
jbranham63
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Loc: Johnson City, Tennessee

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Some tree yelps work if they havent flew down yet or I just use hen calls to try to get a response.
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#1317393 - 05/06/09 09:13 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: ]
CopperHead77
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
I never use locator calls, ever. I wait for the birds to gobble on their own, the majority of times they will and if it gets to be fly down time and I have yet to hear anything I ease to areas where I know they will be and try to elicit a response using hen calls.

Far too many folks abuse locator calls in this area, and it shuts birds up more then it makes them gobble. JMO.


For years I used to only hunt public land,the freakin locator call craze got so bad it would turn my stomach to hear someone blow one,there would be a bird hammering away, we'd be working our way towards him to get set up and somebody would start wailing away with their brand new owl call or screamin at the bird with a crow call..bird would just shut-up,fly down and vanish....I sure don't miss public land.
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#1317542 - 05/06/09 11:17 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: CopperHead77]
102
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Captain...I do not understand. Enlighten me! I mouth call like the Barred Owl. Get them going, and then wait for a gobbler to pop-off.
How can sounding like a barred owl spook turkey...unless you are right under them.

I have actually had more negativeity associated with people walking around the woods making hen yelps, and "educating" non-gobbling birds that walk within sight. But only the turkey sees the calling hunter, not the hunter seeing the bird.

Please explain...

I could understand this statement if the person was a terrible owl hooter.

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#1317563 - 05/06/09 11:32 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: 102]
Taylor Administrator
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Rather not, even to the point of waiting on something else to do it for me (as someone mentioned). But at very last resort...cutting, crow, hawk scream and maybe even a coyote howler. Higher pitch, the better. When I reach the locator level...I am in the "ain't got nothing, ain't got nothing to lose" mode and most likely soon bound for the truck anyway.
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#1317664 - 05/06/09 12:41 PM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: 102]
CopperHead77
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 Originally Posted By: 102


I could understand this statement if the person was a terrible owl hooter.

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I think that was the main issue with where we used to hunt,I don't think it was so much using the owl call,but the fact that it just didn't sound like an owl.
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