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Old 01-05-2002, 01:48 PM   #1
 
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This topic was recently addressed in Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine. What do you all think of setting up on a gobblers line of travel, or crawling close to him in a field, if you're having trouble harvesting him? I believe it's absolutely ethical. Turkeys can be hard to come by, sometimes the only way to beat 'em may be to join 'em.

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sometimes that's the only way to get them ole smart turkeys. nothin wrong
with that in my book.
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Old 01-05-2002, 05:09 PM   #5
 
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I agree also. I think that's just another tactic that you have in your bag of tricks. Sure, everyone always would want to call that big longbeard in stutin and gobbling his head off, but sometimes you've got to play another card. In my opinion, ambushing a turkey is totally ethical. Just be careful, I think it's more dangerous too.
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Old 01-05-2002, 05:58 PM   #6
 
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I have no problem with it!!
work it any way you can,as long as it is ethical in your book.



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Old 01-05-2002, 06:30 PM   #7
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PBB,I've seen this question on here before and it got blown way out of proportion as to whats ethical or not.Trespassing,shooting birds out of season,or off the roost,are not only unethical but against the law.But the prospective hunter that outsmarts an old longbeard by putting himself in a position to harvest a gobbler,weather it be by stalking him or by knowing where he is going before he gets there is good hunting.I have killed alot more than one longbeard by knowing where he's going because of my preseason scouting.I dont make a habit out of stalking birds,but if I know that birds hung-up just on the otherside of that ridge in front of me,you can bet I'm gonna sneak up there for a peak. I love to call em in close if I can, but dont take the hunt out the hunter because he does'nt do it the way you do. <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:32 PM   #8
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I to think it's o.k.Sometimes if that gobbler is with hens,that maybe the only way to take him if your best calling efforts are a bust.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:33 PM   #9
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not a problem in my book
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Old 01-06-2002, 12:04 AM   #10
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All this time I have been under the impression that if you didn't call it you weren't a turkey hunter .Now I find you can stalk them . That will make it a lot easier I think.
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