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Old 05-01-2007, 05:00 PM
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Just wondering if anyone from the U.P or lower Michigan have had any luck turkey hunting or have heard anything about the birds. I am from the U.P and wasent able to hunt the first week of the season because of College but went last Sat. Sun. and Mon. and heard very little gobbling. I was just wondering if this is the norm for the U.P this year or what. Ive hunted the last 7 seasons and had very good luck. I dont know if I missed the best part of the season because of college or what or if the birds are a little behind on calling this season.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:09 PM
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I huntmid/late May in the U.P. and they are still in full mating every year. You haven't missed a thing. The birds may have been hunted a little the first week by another hunter, you just have to change your strategy. In lower Michigan, people are picking up alot of birds, but the pressure is heavy in most areas.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:49 PM
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any ideas on how I should change my strategy?

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Old 05-02-2007, 05:26 AM
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In my opinion, after the first few weeks of opening season, birds that are even pressured lightly get used to most calling. After that, I only bring 2 calls. My most used call is a crow call or locator call. Second is a mouth call for turkeys just in case. After that 2 week period, I will just begin stalking the turkeys instead of calling them. I have never called a turkey in during the May season. I have tried many times, but lately I just figure it isn'rt going to work.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:16 AM
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Thank you, I will try and switch things up a bit this weekend and see what happens.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:24 PM
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Give it a try, its always good to change things up. Good luck my friend!
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:44 AM
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The past four years I hunted the may season and had luck calling them in.
Havent had a chance to get out yet this year,But
I will be out there tommorow morning.
I usually set up a lone hen decoy and do some intermitten calling,This always seemed to work for me.
The Tom's have not been Gobbling real heavy yetthis year for some reason.
I live and hunt in Northern Menominee county(U.P.)
I wish you Luck in chasing one down.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:38 AM
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hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I had much better luck this past weekend. On Sunday morning I was able to tag a bird with a ten inch beard 1 1/8 inch spurs and it weighed 20lbs 4oz. Ill post some pictures asap.
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