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#2817411 - 04/28/12 06:02 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: cruff10]
stik
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had several gobbling on the roost and 2 on the ground coming our way til that hen took them the other way. roane county
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#2817451 - 04/28/12 06:55 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: stik]
muddyboots
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Got to go about noon today. New where three been hanging out so i eased into the area. Alot of people hate the wind but i absolutely love it. I knew they would be close so i clucked three times on a mouth call and 1 then another and then another head craned up from the tall grass at about thirty yards. i got the gun on them but was waiting to see a beard but there heads were very big so i knew that was the three gobblers i was looking for but for some reason i waited. They looked for about twenty seconds and went back into the grass and started walking away. I made a big loop and got in front of them and sure nuff they were three longbeards but they passed too far. Showed no desire in any calling whatso ever.
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#2817940 - 04/29/12 08:20 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: muddyboots]
Knothead
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Marshall County. I have heard maybe 5 gobbles in 10 hunts on our lease. Nearly all of those have been from the roost. Once on the ground, they get very shy!
My suspicion: If you have ever hunted Marshall County, you know there are turkeys all over the county! People riding up and down the roads see the birds out in the fields. They stop to look and get out their calls and go to town. Most of these folks have probably never called a bird to the end of a barrel in their lifetime. They went to Wal Mart and bought a ten dollar slate or a three dollar diaphragm, and they think they are an expert caller. On our lease, they are everywhere. Ride down the roads and you see turkeys in the fields from daylight to evening. Our birds on the lease are very skiddish. I was riding by one of the fields last weekend, saw a hen and a tom. I slowed down (didnt stop) to look and the tom ran as fast as he could run. The hen laid down. I simply slowed to look. Didnt make a sound.
The birds have their masters in people avoidance by now.

It a totally different kind of hunting now than it was three weeks ago. You gotta adjust your tactics to outsmart 'em.
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#2817943 - 04/29/12 08:24 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: Knothead]
timberjack86
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Registered: 06/20/11
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Hunted franklin county today had one gobbling real good abot 9 am.
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#2818011 - 04/29/12 09:55 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: Knothead]
bigasports
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 Originally Posted By: Knothead
Marshall County. I have heard maybe 5 gobbles in 10 hunts on our lease. Nearly all of those have been from the roost. Once on the ground, they get very shy!
My suspicion: If you have ever hunted Marshall County, you know there are turkeys all over the county! People riding up and down the roads see the birds out in the fields. They stop to look and get out their calls and go to town. Most of these folks have probably never called a bird to the end of a barrel in their lifetime. They went to Wal Mart and bought a ten dollar slate or a three dollar diaphragm, and they think they are an expert caller. On our lease, they are everywhere. Ride down the roads and you see turkeys in the fields from daylight to evening. Our birds on the lease are very skiddish. I was riding by one of the fields last weekend, saw a hen and a tom. I slowed down (didnt stop) to look and the tom ran as fast as he could run. The hen laid down. I simply slowed to look. Didnt make a sound.
The birds have their masters in people avoidance by now.

It a totally different kind of hunting now than it was three weeks ago. You gotta adjust your tactics to outsmart 'em.


I hunt Marshall as-well and I would agree that you are spot on with your comments.
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#2818015 - 04/29/12 10:05 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: bigasports]
stik
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we only heard one gobble on the roost off in the distance. we had several hens roosted around us but the boys weren't there this morning.
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#2818037 - 04/29/12 10:57 PM Re: Gobbling? [Re: arctic_cat]
Waterfowler22
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Cheatham wma.... Didn't hear any birds on roasted but they have been crankin up about 830 9
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#2818194 - 04/30/12 09:23 AM Re: Gobbling? [Re: ]
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Hunted saturday afternoon and had 2 birds gobble back after cutting. One was cut me off every time while the other was occasionally gobbling back. So we went after the hot one. We left the field we were in and went to the top of the hollar he was in. He had to of gobbled every minute or two. I tried soft calling and aggressive, and being silent he just kept gobbling down in the bottom for over an hour. We couldn't get any closer cause the leaves were so crunchy. He finally went silent for about 10 minutes and we kept waiting for him to pop up over the hill. After not seeing or hearing him I called softly and he gobbled 30 yards right behind us. I have no idea how he got behind us but we let him walk even with us before we could turn he made that alert cluck and my buddy swung around fast and hammered him. It was one of the best hunts this year for sure. This was in Dickson county

Edited by Hollar Hunter (04/30/12 09:26 AM)
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#2818202 - 04/30/12 09:47 AM Re: Gobbling? [Re: arctic_cat]
RussellvilleRob
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Wearing it out on the roost... I had one Saturday morning that gobbled 10 or 15 times.... I was probably 50 yds from him & I made a couple soft yelps... He cut me off two times....
Right before flydown I heard some yelps coming from the ridge below him.... Apprently the hens were more appealing than me because once he hit the ground, he shut up and went straight toward the other yelps......

This is in Cocke County... I have hunted 8 or 10 times this year & this was the first gobble I've heard.....


Edited by RussellvilleRob (04/30/12 09:49 AM)
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#2818228 - 04/30/12 10:24 AM Re: Gobbling? [Re: arctic_cat]
DOC1187
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sunday had one gobble on the limb that was it union county pt 19
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