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#2824076 - 05/08/12 11:41 AM Am I Burned at This Spot?
LanceS4803
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Registered: 12/04/10
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These Toms have a regular strutting area on an old growth hilltop with no underbrush. Too open to get in close and they hang up at 60yds.
This morning I set up in their zone and gave some light clucks to a roosted Tom. He dropped out of the tree, but didn't come in from the direction I thought (with 30-40yd shooting range.)
He popped up at 20yds on my right. When his head was behind a tree, I moved the barrel. He saw me and flew off.
I left the area without trying to get him back or look for him.

So, bottom line: Can I go back to this spot tomorrow or do turkeys remember when they have been startled and move to another location for a while?
I only have tomorrow and Sunday available left to hunt. \:\(
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#2824078 - 05/08/12 11:47 AM Re: Am I Burned at This Spot? [Re: LanceS4803]
Baxter83
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I don't know! At this point in my turkey hunting career I have came to the conclusion that I HATE turkeys and everything that they represent! \:D \:D

Based on what I've heard from others it's likely he'll come back if that's a spot they use regularely. No telling when though..

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#2824089 - 05/08/12 12:02 PM Re: Am I Burned at This Spot? [Re: Baxter83]
@fulldraw
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Registered: 09/29/08
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Go back. You'll never know unless you try again. IMO, each turkey is different. The ones I hunt tend to roost in same area no matter what.
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#2824131 - 05/08/12 12:50 PM Re: Am I Burned at This Spot? [Re: Baxter83]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: Baxter83
I don't know! At this point in my turkey hunting career I have came to the conclusion that I HATE turkeys and everything that they represent! \:D \:D


That is my thought this morning.
At least deer are curious and will check you out or even come back to see what scared them.
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#2824193 - 05/08/12 01:50 PM Re: Am I Burned at This Spot? [Re: LanceS4803]
muddyboots
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Loc: savannah, tn., usa

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You said toms. I would try it again.
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Let em go and let em grow!
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#2824227 - 05/08/12 02:43 PM Re: Am I Burned at This Spot? [Re: muddyboots]
sure shot
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
You said toms. I would try it again.
x2
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#2824472 - 05/08/12 09:32 PM Re: Am I Burned at This Spot? [Re: sure shot]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: sure shot
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
You said toms. I would try it again.
x2

x3. You sure won't know if you don't go and this late in the season you've got nothing to lose.
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