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#3159563 - 02/11/13 09:45 AM Hung up bird
make them gobble

Registered: 11/18/10
Posts: 46
Loc: Fayette

everyone who has hunted turkeys has come across a bird that gets hung up rather its a creek a fallen log or just a bush in a wrong spot. but whats the craziest thing you have called a bird across that you thought would hang him up. Last year i called three birds in that should have hung up. opening day of ms season i called two gobblers across a creek with 3 hens at 5 in the afternoon and killed the strutter, in missouri called three gobs across a river mid morning, killed the strutter, and 2 days later in kansas called one across 2 barb wire fences and a gravel road my buddy killed. great year killed several birds but i know this year i will come across a bird that wont come in and i will get frustrated and hunt him for days before i bump him or kill him. But i cant wait
#3159609 - 02/11/13 10:15 AM Re: Hung up bird [Re: make them gobble]
4 Point

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 478
Loc: Anderson County, Tn

I've called them across creeks, and a river. i even called them across a road. One thing i haven't been able to do is to get one to comee across a fence. Seems like the fence gets me everytime.
#3159653 - 02/11/13 10:57 AM Re: Hung up bird [Re: BigRod]
Good ol' Boys "Team Grizzly"
12 Point

Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5461
Loc: Wilson County, TN

called one through 2 fences and across a 150acre cow field one time , only call I was doing was a gobble on a tube call.

darnest thing i ever saw for sure.

John 3:16

#3159684 - 02/11/13 11:26 AM Re: Hung up bird [Re: REN]
6 Point

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 619
Loc: Ky Lake

A river, a road/fence. Doubled up with a buddy last season in which one of the birds came straight through a fresh blow over, after the other strutted around it
#3159690 - 02/11/13 11:35 AM Re: Hung up bird [Re: REN]
Southern Sportsman
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1129
Loc: West TN

Called one across 2 acres of swamp. He flew down to an island dry spot and gobbled his brains out. I tried calling soft and waiting him out, but after a solid hour of gobbling in the same spot i changed tactics. I paced back and forth about 30 yards along the edge cutting and yelping. He gobbled and i gobbled back at him. He double gobbled twice and got quiet. I sat down and about 5 minutes of silence later i heard wing beats and he landed right in front of me. Never been so surprised to see a turkey.
#3159778 - 02/11/13 12:52 PM Re: Hung up bird [Re: Southern Sportsman]
10 Point

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3542
Loc: maury county tn

man its frustrating when they do that, but it sure does add to the hunt!

#3159942 - 02/11/13 03:40 PM Re: Hung up bird [Re: deerhunter10]
8 Point

Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 2396
Loc: Knoxville, TN

I called one a few years ago across Norris Lake on a chuck swan hunt. Bird was gobbling on the other side, I was bored and just kept making him gobble. After about 10 minutes I see something sailing towards me, and he lands 20 yards away. I was totally unprepared got busted and never had a chance to kill him.
#3159967 - 02/11/13 04:15 PM Re: Hung up bird [Re: Setterman]
4 Point

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 289
Loc: Tennessee

I've had one coast across a valley before,after he was on the ground. Got busted shortly after he landed. Definitely caught me off guard.
#3160034 - 02/11/13 05:40 PM Re: Hung up bird [Re: Setterman]
16 Point

Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 12880
Loc: Mountians of East Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: Setterman
I called one a few years ago across Norris Lake ... and he lands 20 yards away. I was totally unprepared got busted and never had a chance to kill him.

That would be your in-experience showing Setterman. \:D \:D ;\)
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#3160344 - 02/11/13 08:58 PM Re: Hung up bird [Re: plinker22]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Had some in another field that was divided by a small creek and tree line. Figured they wouldn't come and next thing I know here they come flying over one by one.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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