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Buck Fever - Turkey Fever??

Old 01-14-2003, 11:27 AM
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Do you get the same feeling you do when you see a turkey as when you see a big buck or any deer for that matter. I have never been Turkey hunting and I have been wondering about that.
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Old 01-14-2003, 12:00 PM
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I get much more of a rush calling in a gobbler then I do shooting a buck with my bow. It maybe because calling in a turkey usually take a couple of minutes, where an encounter with a buck usually is over in seconds. To me there is nothing more exciting than having a gobbler sound off directly behind you, man Im telling you goose bump city. Damn now I got myself all fired up to go turkey hunting.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>



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Old 01-14-2003, 12:36 PM
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Like Buckshot said, same kind of fever but often a different duration. Most buck encounters last a minute or two. Most turkey encounters will last 15 to 45 minutes where you can hear him gobble 500 yards away, then 400, 300, 200, 100, at 75 you see him for the first time, 50, 40, 30, BOOM!!!

Yes, every once in a while you get one of those silent toms come in and your rush is less than a minute but I haven't had too many of those.
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Old 01-14-2003, 03:53 PM
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MUCH bigger rush with turkeys!
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Old 01-14-2003, 08:15 PM
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deer season is just to get you by until turkey season.....
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Old 01-15-2003, 02:02 PM
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I have to agree with the crowd on this one. With the turkey you are communicating with the bird and trying to get him to do what you want. While there may be some grunting or rattling with deer it is not the one on one communication you get with the turkey (you talk and he answers or vise versa). If you get lucky enough and he comes in gobbling and strutting I guaranty you that it will put a charge in you like nothing else. I get worked up just writing about it.
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Old 01-15-2003, 03:46 PM
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That's cool! I am already getting excited about going. I feel like a little kid getting to go to showbiz pizza or chuck e cheeses or whatever those places are called. I am pretty stoked about going turkey hunting
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Old 01-15-2003, 04:53 PM
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I get excited from the first gobble in the morning until the hunt is over I never thought I'd get that excited by a turkey until my friend took me spring turkey hunting 4 years ago now I look forward to spring gobbler more than anything archerys a close 2nd.
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Old 01-15-2003, 08:20 PM
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its 10 times worse...ive never shot but in the 4 seasons ive hunted had a decint number of birds within shooting distance..all had obsticals in front of them or came where i couldnt see and fooled us basically..but the rush from having them that close is greater than shooting any deer...ive shoot 3 does and a 6pt so far and even my first buck didnt give my half the rush that working a longbeard does..a million thoughts run through your head like..should i call again? what call should i use? soft or loud? aggressive or calm? oh! he gobbled hes coming closer! where was he?? where should i put the gun so im ready??? oh no! was that another one i heard?!? i think i see a head!..millions of things just jumbling together...your hearts pounding...you start shaking when you know hes closing the gap...then you see him gobbling his head of...struting around looking for you(the hen) and then you decide..............its the best..nothing can compare...i dont care ive never killed a bird..i was calling longbeards when i was 15...sure some kids start younger but i never wanted to call in the woods until last year after i felt i perfected my calls...i called in a hen one day and multiple bearded birds...none gave me a shot but the hen and the one set of birds i called came after we thought they left and we heard them gobble once they came to where we were and we came back..set up i called one into about 30 yds and let dad take over but there was a jagur patch between us all i seen was the giant baseball sized red head and he went around it and kept going up the hill because my dad quit calling to early!!!! o well thats hunting and i love it

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