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#3224684 - 04/17/13 05:01 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: Gravey]
jlmustain
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Right on! Thanks, y'all!

Anyone have any good walking techniques they want to share?
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#3224733 - 04/17/13 05:54 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: jlmustain]
muddyboots
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Its very hard to explain. I cover ground for lack of better words "light footed". Yes i make some noise but it nothing unnatural about it. I can cover ground fairly quickly and not alert things to my presence. My wife picked it up in a very short time but i have other people i know who will never get it. They walk through the woods just like they were wa;king down main street. That wont work! I walked up on several deer sunday morning within 40 yards that never knew i was there before i found the gobbler i killed.
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#3224737 - 04/17/13 05:59 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: muddyboots]
jlmustain
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Sounds like it works! How do you do it?
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#3224747 - 04/17/13 06:16 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: jlmustain]
muddyboots
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Man years in the woods. When i first started i would try to walk and sound like wildlife. Concentrate on setting feet down softly. Move branches out of the way so they dont crack or make that noise when they rub across fabric. Pick your route. I look for things to step on to be quiet. If i am still hunting i move in intervals. 15 yards and watch. 10 yards and watch. Depends on terrain. If a bird is gobbling i go straight to where i think i need to be and sit down or alot of times i kneel down behind a tree. I dont fool around with a gobbling bird. I go to where i want to be. They expect to hear a hen and lots of time they will gobble at me walking. Most of the time that is a dead bird. You can get away with more things moving than most people think. Occasionally you may bump a bird but it will kill more birds than it scares off. i personally do better when im super aggressive. Hope this helps. JMO
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#3224750 - 04/17/13 06:27 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Its very hard to explain. I cover ground for lack of better words "light footed". Yes i make some noise but it nothing unnatural about it. I can cover ground fairly quickly and not alert things to my presence. My wife picked it up in a very short time but i have other people i know who will never get it. They walk through the woods just like they were wa;king down main street. That wont work! I walked up on several deer sunday morning within 40 yards that never knew i was there before i found the gobbler i killed.


I know what you mean. I have always been able to walk with a purpose yet leaving a light foot print. It is definitely a skill you just get over time
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#3224821 - 04/17/13 07:49 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: curdogtn
I've "struck" more turkeys with the sound of me walking in dry leaves than I can count.

This! This! And this!
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#3224937 - 04/17/13 09:12 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: Trevor2]
jlmustain
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As far as breaking twigs, I don't. I carry that from still hunting deer (and a hefty amount of survival training from my former special forces dad, ha!). I still don't know what to do about how crunchy it can get when I'm rushing for a setup when I hear a gobbler. This afternoon I had several going nuts on me. I ended up having to leave because of time (had to get home), but I don't know whether I was too noisy or not. It was really thick, and in my rush to get where I needed to be, it was hard not be a little noisy. Oh, well. At least I know where I'll be going in the morning.
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#3224955 - 04/17/13 09:18 PM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: REN]
TN Larry
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 Originally Posted By: REN
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Its very hard to explain. I cover ground for lack of better words "light footed". Yes i make some noise but it nothing unnatural about it. I can cover ground fairly quickly and not alert things to my presence. My wife picked it up in a very short time but i have other people i know who will never get it. They walk through the woods just like they were wa;king down main street. That wont work! I walked up on several deer sunday morning within 40 yards that never knew i was there before i found the gobbler i killed.


I know what you mean. I have always been able to walk with a purpose yet leaving a light foot print. It is definitely a skill you just get over time


Agree with both! This is how I travel both turkey hunting and squirrel hunting.
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#3225169 - 04/18/13 07:29 AM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: TN Larry]
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I move as quiet as possible, but where I can't be quiet I try to sound like a turkey...scratching, purring...whatever it takes.
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#3225194 - 04/18/13 07:51 AM Re: Question About Moving Through the Woods [Re: Relentless]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Walk stop look listen ,pick your next spot ,walk stop look listen. I was taught from at a young age to take 3 or 4 maybe a 1/2 doz steps at the most.Stop look around ,then listen and pick the next spot to walk to and the quietest path to it.Always try to stop by a tree or a bush something to break up your outline. Men are the only critters in the woods that walk with a steady rhythm. crunch crunch crunch. All other critters may make some noise but they are always stopping to look and listen. There is no steady rhythm. It is easier than it sounds.With a little practice it becomes 2nd nature.
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