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#2817293 - 04/28/12 12:04 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: 93civEJ1]
93civEJ1
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I'm going to beat myself up all day today cause I know season is about done
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#2817296 - 04/28/12 12:08 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: 93civEJ1]
TeamMainStreet
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When does it close anyway? Still got several days left. Hang in there with em and one will mess up and get dead.
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#2817306 - 04/28/12 12:29 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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May 13th ain't it. I usually just have Saturday and Sunday due to working full time
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#2817308 - 04/28/12 12:43 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
If it were me I would set up to where as soon as he is in view he is in range. Make him have to come over that rise to look for that hen. Call enough to get his attention then be quiet. If he gobbles at you a few times after calling he knows your there, hush. If you set up in a way that he can come in with a clear line of sight he isnt going to see the hen hes looking for and bust out of there on you again. A gobbler will have a deeper putt than a hen. If thats what you heard that ws him. If you get him gobbling and then he just stops for no reason you have one of two things going on. He is either b- lining straight away from you or he is sneaking in to you. Give this situation time and more than likely he will show up. Or you could just bushwhack him.\:D Good luck man.


Thanks...yeah the first one I might have got busted. He was sneaking up behind me...i should have never tried to peak around the tree i was sitting against. The second one just liked my calls and finally answered. He would answer again and move down hill. I heard how far away he sounded and moved a few yards and called again. He sounded better then so I stayed put. Called and cutt, he came down the hill a little way. I saw a hen that I thought was him and man did I ever get a sudden burst of tunnel vision when I spotted her...then i heard him over the hill again gobble...so I called and got him in a little closer and finally saw him. He wasnt strutting..he did semi strut once with his fan..then looked around and started back up the hill. I had my decoys out as well before he came down. When he turned around he still went up the hill and gobbled....i got up and tried closing in. Never saw or heard him, and spotted him out in the field. So I moved up to the edge of the field...he sounded like he was putting if it was him. I watched him bob his head and walk across the field and out of sight into some distant woods.

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#2817309 - 04/28/12 12:53 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
If it were me I would set up to where as soon as he is in view he is in range. Make him have to come over that rise to look for that hen. Call enough to get his attention then be quiet. If he gobbles at you a few times after calling he knows your there, hush. If you set up in a way that he can come in with a clear line of sight he isnt going to see the hen hes looking for and bust out of there on you again. A gobbler will have a deeper putt than a hen. If thats what you heard that ws him. If you get him gobbling and then he just stops for no reason you have one of two things going on. He is either b- lining straight away from you or he is sneaking in to you. Give this situation time and more than likely he will show up. Or you could just bushwhack him.\:D Good luck man.
Thats the secret to setting up right there! It took me years to figure that if you set up where he cant see your calling location until he is in gun range your odds of putting your tag on him go way up!
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#2817316 - 04/28/12 01:06 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Thats the secret to setting up right there! It took me years to figure that if you set up where he cant see your calling location until he is in gun range your odds of putting your tag on him go way up!
thats understandable ...I just dont really understand I guess how you can do this in an instance when one is hot and headed your way. I think you would have more luck doing that if you know where they are roosted and can set up previous to flydown. Unfortunatly I have no clue where they are roosting...but they always end up gobbling on this part of the land at some point.

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#2817320 - 04/28/12 01:12 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: 93civEJ1]
TeamMainStreet
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 Originally Posted By: 93civEJ1
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
Thats the secret to setting up right there! It took me years to figure that if you set up where he cant see your calling location until he is in gun range your odds of putting your tag on him go way up!
thats understandable ...I just dont really understand I guess how you can do this in an instance when one is hot and headed your way. I think you would have more luck doing that if you know where they are roosted and can set up previous to flydown. Unfortunatly I have no clue where they are roosting...but they always end up gobbling on this part of the land at some point.


Nothing is certain in hunting, turkey hunting especially. It is hard to get set up on one like this when it is spur of the moment and he is hot. More times than not you have to take what is given in this scenario and hope it works out. This is when your camo and stillness pays off. Also if he can see straight in to your setup I would not call any even with a mouth call. He will pinpoint you every time.
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#2817324 - 04/28/12 01:28 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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i must underestimate how well their vision is compared to deer .
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#2817328 - 04/28/12 01:55 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: 93civEJ1]
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They can see pretty dang good. And on top of that they are pretty spooky most of the time. I have had only a handful of those early morning pefect hunts. The ones where they gobble like crazy the whole time, fly down and run right straight in. Patience and the lay of the land is what has gotten the biggest part of mine killed. Some say call loud and aggressive some say soft and not so often. IMO if you can make one call that they can hear, they will come eventually if interested at all. Its all a big chess match man.
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#2817333 - 04/28/12 02:00 PM Re: Headed to try again [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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You having any luck up in union? I have thought a couple of times about going up and checking point 19 to see if there are any birds there.
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