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#3216848 - 04/08/13 04:33 PM Just can't get one
Big Gun
16 Point

Registered: 09/02/00
Posts: 10702
Loc: Bartlett

Today I set up on the edge of a field close to what sounded like 3 birds gobbling at everything. I had a hen and jake decoy out and when 2 toms came into the field about 100 yards away they gobbled, one of then started strutting, then they turned and started walking to the end of the field where about 15 deer were. Next thing you know they run to the deer. Once on the far end of the field they gobbled one more time and went in the woods never to be seen or heard again.
#3216893 - 04/08/13 05:10 PM Re: Just can't get one [Re: Big Gun]
4 Point

Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 495
Loc: wayne county tn

Was you using a grunt call? i kid

Leave the decoys at home next time and make them come looking for you.Good luck.
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#3216960 - 04/08/13 06:44 PM Re: Just can't get one [Re: elkman]
16 Point

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

Don't know what to tell you because I'm not even seeing much.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3216984 - 04/08/13 07:06 PM Re: Just can't get one [Re: Gravey]
10 Point

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 2927
Loc: TN, USA

i have the same problems..they always wanna go the opposite way..with or without decoys.
#3216988 - 04/08/13 07:17 PM Re: Just can't get one [Re: 93civEJ1]
Big Gun
16 Point

Registered: 09/02/00
Posts: 10702
Loc: Bartlett

Yep, I've done the no decoy thing several times with no luck there too.
#3217029 - 04/08/13 07:49 PM Re: Just can't get one [Re: 93civEJ1]

Registered: 04/05/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Cannon County TN

I know that feel. Had a big tom with 8 hens come about 80 yards away from me. I don't have any decoys unfortunately, so he wasn't interested in coming and closer.
#3217185 - 04/08/13 10:22 PM Re: Just can't get one [Re: JohnnyRotten]
AT Hiker
6 Point

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 976
Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee

It actually sounds like they spotted you or something out of the ordinary. If you have seen them in the same location before, you might try an "ambush" style approach. Basically, set up on their travel route, leave the deocys at home, and save the calling for if they dont come the way they typically do.

Turkeys are not very intelligent, but very keen to their environment.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
-John Muir

#3217439 - 04/09/13 09:17 AM Re: Just can't get one [Re: AT Hiker]
8 Point

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 1326
Loc: south TN

In nature, the gobbler gobbles and struts and the hens go to him. He was either trying to draw you hen decoy to him, or was just too scared of the decoy to get close. Throw them decoys away, and make them come look for you by not doing any hard calling.
Also, you can bushwack him like AT Hiker said.

#3217501 - 04/09/13 10:16 AM Re: Just can't get one [Re: woodsman87]
16 Point

Registered: 01/22/06
Posts: 15381
Loc: Lewisburg

i will not use a decoy, scare too many birds.
"I will predator hunt for food "

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