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#2934902 - 09/06/12 10:51 PM Busting the flock - article
catman529
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man I have shied away from busting up a flock and calling them back, because I like to be undetected till I pull the trigger, I like to ambush, spot and stalk, or use hen talk to call them in. But heck if I get in the right situation I might try busting a flock up just one time.... Here is an article that the NWTF posted on Facebook -

http://www.turkeycountrymagazine.com/MembersOnly/callingwildturkeys.html
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#2935454 - 09/07/12 01:19 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: catman529]
silentk
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not a bad little read...& busting the flock is the only way to hunt fall turkeys ;)..heres a little read a couple of my yankee buddies wrote about fall turkey doggin

p.s.... my dogs don't sleep in no bag..lol

http://www.woods-n-waternews.com/Articles-i-2011-09-01-209388.112113-Fall-Turkey-Doggin.html

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#2935485 - 09/07/12 01:45 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: silentk]
catman529
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so busting the flock is the only REAL way to fall hunt just like calling a gobbler to the gun is the only REAL way to spring hunt...

but seriously I think I may give it a try this year.
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#2935495 - 09/07/12 01:55 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
so busting the flock is the only REAL way to fall hunt just like calling a gobbler to the gun is the only REAL way to spring hunt...

but seriously I think I may give it a try this year.


sounds like you might be catchin on... ;\)

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#2935517 - 09/07/12 02:07 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: silentk]
catman529
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so if they open a Summer turkey season, will it be OK to shoot them from the roost???
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#2935520 - 09/07/12 02:12 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
so if they open a Summer turkey season, will it be OK to shoot them from the roost???


anybody can cheat a turkey out of its life...don't you want to be better than that?

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#2935538 - 09/07/12 02:24 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: silentk]
catman529
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sure I do but when I want the meat I don't care as much about the means as long as it's legal. If I bust the flock it will be more for the hunt than the meat and if I ambush then it's more for the meat. I don't plan to shoot any more off the roost unless I really want one that bad.
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#2935587 - 09/07/12 03:04 PM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
sure I do but when I want the meat I don't care as much about the means as long as it's legal. If I bust the flock it will be more for the hunt than the meat and if I ambush then it's more for the meat. I don't plan to shoot any more off the roost unless I really want one that bad.



if your in it for the meat (giant eye roll)..then you would be much better off just going to Kroger.. ;\)


Edited by silentk (09/07/12 03:05 PM)

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#2936057 - 09/08/12 12:17 AM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: silentk]
catman529
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sure would not, wild turkey is much healthier than Kroger turkey, and I like knowing I went in the woods and killed something and not just went and bought it. But I assume you are joking... ;\)
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#2936190 - 09/08/12 08:11 AM Re: Busting the flock - article [Re: catman529]
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about the meat? you don't get that much meat off a 25 lb wild turkey.

what you pay on license fees, shells, camo and such far outcosts what it would be to buy a turkey. several deer in a year would be worth the cost because of the amount of meat but not turkey.

you shot a turkey off the roost because that is what you wanted to do. legal. just don't say it is because it was for the meat. i cannot believe that.

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