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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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#1317688 - 05/06/09 01:08 PM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: VolDoug]
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 Originally Posted By: VolDoug
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.



I know how to use them, trust me on that. I learned to crow call from one of the best, you know him.

I just choose not to use it at daylight, far too many jacklegs running around on the public ground I hunt squalling on every locator known to man, and the birds are wise to it. Now if I hunted private ground all the time, it might be different.
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#1317694 - 05/06/09 01:11 PM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: 102]
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 Originally Posted By: 102
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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On private land it is fine, but on the public land here every swinging monkey runs crazy with locator calls at daylight. Many start long before the first hint of light and continue long up into the morning.

I swear the birds are locator call shy, it will flat shut them up where I hunt, most of the time.

Back home in Miss, I do the same as you if they are not gobbling on their own. Voice owl hoot to get the real owls fired up and it works.

The hunters in this part of the state, are the worst I have ever been around. To the point it makes my stomach turn when I hear some hack butchering an owl hooter or a crow call.
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#1317706 - 05/06/09 01:18 PM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: captain hook]
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On private land a few weeks ago, there was a bird gobbling in a hollow. I was on the land I could hunt on one ridge, and there was a guy on the opposite ridge blowing his lungs out on a crow call.

The thing is that the bird was responding to him :rolleyes: ! Any "normal" turkey hunter would have made a move and started calling. Not this guy. Honestly for 20 minutes, I bet he blew that thing 200 times. Not sure what he was trying to do. The only "possible" explanation I could come up with was maybe he had a buddy who was trying to slip in and bushwhack it while he kept it gobbling.

Of course, it hushed after a bit.

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#1317718 - 05/06/09 01:22 PM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: VolDoug]
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\:D \:D

I have heard folks do that before.

A few weeks ago I had an owl start going and a bird started cranking next to the owl, the owl sounded so bad I was convinced it was some rube with his new call, I never moved on the bird, and the owl kept going and going and going. I thought why won't the D**chead quit blowing that call and get to work on killing the bird. In just a few minutes the hooting stopped a big mature barred owl flew through from that direction. \:\( \:\)
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#1318621 - 05/07/09 12:19 AM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: captain hook]
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Done the same thing with hens thinking it was somebody,thought gosh learn to use a freakin box call before you bring it to the woods,sounded terrible...then saw the hen.lol
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#1319578 - 05/07/09 07:26 PM Re: getting a bird to gobble [Re: CopperHead77]
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Great responses guys. I chuckled at several of them. I too, have heard hens that sounded HORRIBLE and thought to myself, that guy is the worst caller I ever heard. Only to see a hen walk by a few minutes later.

Owls on the other hand, I RARELY mistake for a hunter, and visa-versa. And crow calls, WHEW!!! I don't think I have ever heard a caller who sounded even remotely real.

I understand now Captain, thanks for clearing that up.

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