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#2818718 - 04/30/12 08:26 PM Is he Educated now?
RussellvilleRob
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I knew where the area where he was roosting.. I got this from my past Saturday morning experience.... I developed a grand strategy of trying to catch him back on the same ridge this evening just before sunset...
I took one mouthcall & the temptation got the best of me... I made a few soft yelps about 30 minutes before dark & guess who shows up.... The problem is that he came from the wrong direction & walked 10 yards straight behind me... I was in lockdown mode & couldnt move a muscle..... He stopped just behind me & didnt move for what seemed like hours.... I finally gave in & let out a real soft pluck and tilted my head a little to see exactly what the situation was.... He looked me straight in the eyes at 10 yards & started this whole flapping & putting thing and there he was...GONE!

Now, what do I do? Is he too educated to kill? Will he be back? i think I will let it rest til Saturday morning & try to move in on the roosting area again..... Oh, & the only thing I'm taking is my gun & water..... The calls will remain in my truck....

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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#2818726 - 04/30/12 08:30 PM Re: Is he Educated now? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Hard to say. I called one in weekend before last and spooked him before I could get a shot. Then this past weekend, I got on him again with my fiance and called him right to the gun for her. I just changed calls and set up. And this was an old turkey with 1.5 inch spurs in a hard hunted property so it wasnt like he was dumb, just wanting some hen bad LOL
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#2818730 - 04/30/12 08:33 PM Re: Is he Educated now? [Re: smstone22]
Gravey
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Never know for sure what these dang birds will do but one thing is for sure, you won't know if you don't try. Good luck!
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#2818745 - 04/30/12 08:44 PM Re: Is he Educated now? [Re: Gravey]
RussellvilleRob
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Yeah, & the season is winding down.... This is the only bird I have heard all season.... They have been extremely quiet in my neck of the woods.....
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#2818854 - 04/30/12 11:12 PM Re: Is he Educated now? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
catman529
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If you don't bring a call and you get close enough to his roost then I don't see anything wrong unless he flies down out of range or something... whatever you do, best of luck.
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