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#3153888 - 02/06/13 01:40 PM Newbie Question
GRAMPS
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I have never killed a turkey because I am always fishing during turkey season. But, this year I have decided to kill a turkey (or at least try very hard). When I have been fishing, I always heard lots of gobbleing up on the ridges above me. Can I get out of the boat, hide, and call the turkeys down the ridge or do I need to move up level with them?

Bear with me as I know nothing about turkey hunting. I will probably be on here asking more questions as the season gets near.
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#3153921 - 02/06/13 02:09 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: GRAMPS]
BirdDog123
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I would think as long as you set up by a nice finger ridge where they can cheat down you'd be fine. The trick is trying to get that gobbler to care about your calling when he already has 5 hens at the top of the ridge lol
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#3154005 - 02/06/13 03:29 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: BirdDog123]
catman529
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From my limited experience they will often fly down uphill to the top of the ridge... I wouldn't set up downhill of a rooster bird unless I knew they flew downhill from past observations. Good luck I hope you kill one
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#3154036 - 02/06/13 04:09 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: catman529]
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Calling one DOWNHILL is a feet few have accomplished. Get level or above them if you can.

It's not impossible but it's not the best odds
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#3154038 - 02/06/13 04:14 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: REN]
Spurhunter
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 Originally Posted By: REN
Calling one DOWNHILL is a feet few have accomplished.


IN before some of the resident pros tell you they do it ALL the time. Sometimes, on purpose, just to add difficulty to the hunt so it's not so easy it's boring!
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#3154054 - 02/06/13 04:34 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Spurhunter]
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A general rule of thumb is that it's easier to call a bird uphill off roost than downhill. I've seen them pitch both ways but if I could I'd like to be on the ridgeside or a flat above them before they come off the roost.

Make sure you can legally hunt the land first.
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#3154114 - 02/06/13 05:28 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Mike Belt]
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Always best to be above them if you can.
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#3154119 - 02/06/13 05:30 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Mike Belt]
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Always best to be above them if you can.
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#3154147 - 02/06/13 05:56 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Spurhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: REN
Calling one DOWNHILL is a feet few have accomplished.


IN before some of the resident pros tell you they do it ALL the time. Sometimes, on purpose, just to add difficulty to the hunt so it's not so easy it's boring!
Many longbeards would have disagreed if they was still alive. Here in the head of the Sequatchie Valley these mtn sides are steep and there aint much way to get above em or level with em. They'll come downhill,but its probably easier to call em uphill.
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#3154182 - 02/06/13 06:30 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
Layne
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I agree, get level or above them if possible, if not then call from wherever you can... they will come down hill, just like they will cross fences and creeks. It's just best to put as many of the odds as you can in your favor, so avoid as many obstacles as possible between the two of you.
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#3154204 - 02/06/13 06:42 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: REN]
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I prefer to be level or above them any day as opposed to trying to call one downhill. Pretty flat here around the house where i spend most of my time chasing them.
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#3154242 - 02/06/13 07:03 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Mike Belt]
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
Make sure you can legally hunt the land first.


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#3154466 - 02/06/13 09:30 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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#3154505 - 02/06/13 10:09 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Setterman]
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You can kill him either way but its much more likely to happen if you get level with or above him.
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#3154979 - 02/07/13 12:23 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: bvoss]
GRAMPS
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Thanks everybody. As I said, I know nothing about turkey hunting. And by the way, this land is all TVA land, so legally hunting it is no problem.
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