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can turkeys smell?

Old 02-27-2008, 06:07 PM
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i hunt every year with my uncle and it never fails he seems to take a bath in bug spray! you can smell it from atleast 10 feet away! i have gotten two nice gobblers with him but this year i want to take one with a bow and they are going to have to get closer. so what i am asking is can a turkey smell all that good? they are known for there eye sight but i have never herd anyone say that a turkey was down wind and it got spooked because of it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:09 PM
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as the old saying goes "If they could smell no one would ever shoot one"
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:37 PM
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If them birds could smell we wouldnt be hunting them....

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Old 02-27-2008, 06:39 PM
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I agree 100%
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:56 PM
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I also agree, with the prior posts.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:06 PM
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Sure they can smell and I have some lure that you can purchase that never fails, never. Just send $19.99 to, (send PM for instructions).[8D]
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:08 PM
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Enough said!
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:10 PM
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If you're set-up isn't just right they'll smell a rat.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:03 PM
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Turkeys smell great...when they're roasting in the oven You don't need to worry about scent control.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:25 PM
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Turkeys can smell (poorly), but it is not a highly developed area for them. Deer need smell for their primary protective purposes and turkeys use eye sight and hearing as theirs. I would say very few land animals, if any can't smell some. It is just not sufficiant to pick us up in the woods like a deer can. JMHO. (I actually looked the answer up and found it on multiple web sites).
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