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#3155314 - 02/07/13 05:29 PM any one notice?
turkeyhunter
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Has anyone noticed how easy it is to get close to turkeys while pre season scouting? I mean sometimes I have had to sit and hide for many min till they get out of sight. also on up in the mornings walking ridges looking for sign and scouting new terrain slip right up into gun range. And again have to wait and let them pass, so I dont spoke them. My point is, I think hammering calls at turkeys make it much harder on us. I know yal are thinking ok this is one of those guys who likes to sit silent and deer hunt turkeys. In no way am I that. I love to call turkeys, and im like most, I over do it alot. Wonder what it would be like if no one had turkey calls, let the turkeys do their thing. Listen to them, get as close as possible without being seen. then just scratch in the leaves. wouldnt be as much fun, but deadly . Pre season scouting im always thinking man this easy. Sunday after opening day not so easy.lol

Edited by turkeyhunter (02/07/13 05:30 PM)
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#3155408 - 02/07/13 06:54 PM Re: any one notice? [Re: turkeyhunter]
Setterman
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I don't preseason scout, so I honestly don't know
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#3155709 - 02/07/13 10:43 PM Re: any one notice? [Re: Setterman]
catman529
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Last spring I scouted before season and had a gobbler walking right up to me (no calling) but I moved and got busted. Fall season is a great time to spot and stalk. I get a big thrill out of stalking to shotgun range of a flock of turkeys. Ambushing is great too because you usually have to travel a lot of ground to make a big loop to get in front of the flock.

Now I haven't seen turkeys while in the woods for a while now. Hope to see some when I start scouting in march. I know a couple places to start.
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#3155812 - 02/08/13 06:30 AM Re: any one notice? [Re: catman529]
Uncle Jesse
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Yes, I've noticed the same thing. I've also noticed before season that if they just catch a glimpse of me, they'll come straight to me to check it out. After opening day, if they see me blink, they're gone!

Last year a buddy and I were wanting to see where they were going to roost on Friday before juvenile. We were walking some what fast to get where we wanted to be when we look up and there they are. He said there goes that idea. I told him to just stand still. After a couple minutes they go back to feeding like nothing happened even though we are standing in the same field with them.
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#3155867 - 02/08/13 07:55 AM Re: any one notice? [Re: Uncle Jesse]
LB FANATIC
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Birds I saw yesterday were already squirrely...3-4 nice paintbrushes
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#3155885 - 02/08/13 08:11 AM Re: any one notice? [Re: LB FANATIC]
muddyboots
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Its because they are not with hens yet. They are searching for the first available hens and that seems to happen the seek before season opens here.
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#3155923 - 02/08/13 08:52 AM Re: any one notice? [Re: muddyboots]
Mike Belt
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Pre-rut turkey hunting, lol.
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#3156213 - 02/08/13 12:34 PM Re: any one notice? [Re: Mike Belt]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
Pre-rut turkey hunting, lol.


Yep thats one way of putting it.
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#3156467 - 02/08/13 04:07 PM Re: any one notice? [Re: Setterman]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
I don't preseason scout, so I honestly don't know
x2.
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