Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3203538 - 03/25/13 04:31 PM public land birds
Lady's man
8 Point


Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1480
Loc: knoxville, tn

Offline
How well does calling work, do hunters call each other in? Is public land more less crowded as to deer season?
Top
#3203559 - 03/25/13 04:58 PM Re: public land birds [Re: Lady's man]
Vermin93
12 Point


Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 5231
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

Offline
I honestly think there's too many variables to answer that. Generally speaking I think it is less crowded than deer season. At least that has been my experience. So much depends on what public land you hunt and when you hunt it. I turkey hunted some public land last year and I saw and heard a total of 2 other hunters in 5 days. I pretty much had the whole area to myself. I encountered several turkeys, but it was my first season turkey hunting and I had no clue what I was doing so I blew all of my chances. I hunted some public land around a lake last year and guys would cruise the shore in their fishing boats and call while they were fishing. I guess they were only planning to stop and hunt if they got a response from a gobbler.

Edited by Vermin93 (03/25/13 05:00 PM)
_________________________
“The more I read and the more I listen, the more apparent it is that our society suffers from an alarming degree of public ignorance” - Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Top
#3203571 - 03/25/13 05:04 PM Re: public land birds [Re: Vermin93]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 12428
Loc: Tennessee

content Online
Yeah, that's just too general of a question. I've never called another hunter in before and you should never "hunt" female calling, nor should any other hunter

Some places get high traffic. If you can only hunt a high traffic area, wait and go in after 9 or 9:30. Those areas always clear out after the early morning.
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
#3203625 - 03/25/13 05:47 PM Re: public land birds [Re: Poser]
Lady's man
8 Point


Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1480
Loc: knoxville, tn

Offline
yea sry that was a broad question. i was generally speaking about east tn birds, since this is my rookie season i was just wondering what to expect.

poser, what do you mean by female calling? What calls should i concentrate on?


Edited by Lady's man (03/25/13 05:47 PM)

Top
#3203660 - 03/25/13 06:15 PM Re: public land birds [Re: Lady's man]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 15615
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
Female calling - imitating the sounds of a hen to draw in a tom (or in some cases to call in another hen that has a tom following her)

Don't use gobble calls on public land for sure, that's what will draw in other hunters the most.

The WMA I hunt in middle TN gets a lot of hunters in some areas. Certain areas are easy to predict as popular areas because they have easy road access and/or are large tracts of land with room to roam. I like to find small chunks of land because the WMA is broken up into many "pieces" and the further from the road the better, or you can sometimes find small bits of land that get overlooked because they are so small.

Birds will respond to calls but decreasingly throughout the season because they get call shy from being called in and busted by other hunters. Early season is best usually but late season can be good if you can find birds because there will be far fewer hunters late in the season.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3203730 - 03/25/13 07:21 PM Re: public land birds [Re: catman529]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7762
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
The wmas I hunt in middle Tn are very crowded early in the season. I useally try to hike as far away from the crowds as I can get and start my hunt then. If you can hear a bird from a parking area so can everyone else.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3203751 - 03/25/13 07:31 PM Re: public land birds [Re: timberjack86]
Lady's man
8 Point


Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 1480
Loc: knoxville, tn

Offline
ok cool this piece of public land i hunt is about 1.25 miles to the area i hunt deer and now turkey, but went scouting sunday and found a dead hen not in full rigor, but head was gonne justbody and beek. do u think someone knows of my area as well and wounded it and coyote got it or natural causes?
Top
#3203784 - 03/25/13 07:45 PM Re: public land birds [Re: Lady's man]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7762
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
Sound like a poacher if it didn't have a head.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3203887 - 03/25/13 09:43 PM Re: public land birds [Re: timberjack86]
easy45
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 28803
Loc: Chester County

Offline
I called in another hunter on public land once, freaked me out
_________________________
Work to live, Live to hunt

Top
#3203948 - 03/25/13 10:42 PM Re: public land birds [Re: timberjack86]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 12428
Loc: Tennessee

content Online
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
The wmas I hunt in middle Tn are very crowded early in the season. I useally try to hike as far away from the crowds as I can get and start my hunt then. If you can hear a bird from a parking area so can everyone else.


Yep, I do the same thing.
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, Grizzly Johnson 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104855
RUGER
86134
Deer Assassin
64720
BSK
60369
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
THEdonkey0515, muddyhunter, davey1230, MisquitoNet, strutter rutter
13079 Registered Users
Who's Online
83 registered (krazykarl_13, Southpaw, caretaker, Encore Eye Candy, sc8point, junebugwapiti, 13 invisible) and 126 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13079 Members
42 Forums
88057 Topics
1031451 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
July
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.264 seconds in which 0.02 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.