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#3214380 - 04/05/13 11:53 AM Turkey hunting Percy Priest
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Hey guys,

I've been trying to get on my first turkey this year. Percy is the closest WMA to me. I've seen a few hens, heard one gobble but watched another hunter walk right by me towards him. I backed out at this point. I've been trying all times of the day. Haven't tried a decoy yet because I'm afraid it will get shot. Haha. I've tried all methods of turkey hunting. I've walked right at 15 miles so far. I'll walk another 50 to get my first one.

Any tips or suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks, Justin

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#3214435 - 04/05/13 01:12 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: richwoods]
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WMA hunting is all about burning boot leather,and it sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep at it and go as often as you can. Eventually you will connect with one.
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#3214442 - 04/05/13 01:32 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: J-WO]
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Look for sign, the freshest. Set up and start blind calling with no decoy. Do a 2-3 call sequence with yelps, purrs and clucks. Then wait 7-10 minutes, repeat the same sequence. Wait about 3-5 minutes, cut really hard, then revert back to yelping/purring. Always keep an eye out for silent birds.

Do this for 30-45 minutes in each spot. Its an aggressive technique I have used that works sometimes, not often but its better than walking around and bumping birds you dont see.

Look for sign that is on flat ground, like an oak flat or side of a ridge.

I have never hunted Priest but surely you can find these spots.

Good luck
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#3214616 - 04/05/13 06:35 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: AT Hiker]
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Interesting, that's the closest wma to me as well and planned on trying it out next week.
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#3214699 - 04/05/13 08:46 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: KingMojo]
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Priest is hard hunting because it is getting hammered with pressure like I haven't seen in a very long time, from day-users and fellow hunters alike. Be prepared to burn some boot leather and bring a very healthy dose of patience--you will need both.
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#3214700 - 04/05/13 08:46 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: KingMojo]
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I went out there this morning after my private land stunk it up. Basically went scouting and ended up seeing 2 hunters that never knew I was there. They'd hit a call and then walk a little bit and hit it again. Just shook my head and kept on walking.
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#3215384 - 04/06/13 08:41 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: Gravey]
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Thanks guys for your help. I'm off all week starting Monday so hopefully I'll get on one.
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#3215419 - 04/06/13 09:30 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: richwoods]
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Careful where you hunt on Priest. Some crop land is off limits now. Years ago someone got turned around and shot a gobbler that was standing in a ball field. That place gets hunted hard. The islands aren't pressured too bad.
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#3216587 - 04/08/13 10:51 AM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: Asaltwpn1]
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Discouraging day today. Ran into three different hunters. One of them was actually gobbling. Changed spots and ran into a homeless camp.
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#3216947 - 04/08/13 06:36 PM Re: Turkey hunting Percy Priest [Re: richwoods]
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 Originally Posted By: richwoods
Discouraging day today. Ran into three different hunters. One of them was actually gobbling. Changed spots and ran into a homeless camp.

That is the #1 thing you don't do on public land.
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