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Third season NEWBE what happen

Old 04-09-2011, 03:20 PM
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Westmoreland VA area. I took my son out for youth day to the same field and did not hear anything (April 2) On the way out we found a lot of tracks (old) in the mud/puddles. I felt that was enough of a sign that the birds where still using the fields.

Today I got to the fields at 5:45am and setup in the same spot. This spot gives me a viewing area of 9 to 4 ( looking at a clock setting on 6) of 60yds and a lot more to the sides. My setup was 15yds out from the blind with (from left to right)Hen, B-Mobile and a Jake. My blind is a Bone collector and I am dress in black.

About 6:15 or so THERE HE IS Gobble-Gobble (maybe 2-3 hundred straight out)not even totally setup inside the blind and there talking (not much but at lest you hear them).I give a little Putt or Cluck(i cant tell the difference) pause-Nothing then a yelp. Still nothing. So I think He heard me he knows where i am lets see what happens.
He Gobbles maybe 3-4 more times between 7:15 & 8:00 and then right in front of my set 8:50 and I see something moving right at the woods edge I give a little putt/cluck and he turns to see my decoys surprise -surprise theres two. They stretch their necks and looked around and look to be a little unsure on what to do.
So I give them a little soft purr and then they moved of to the right like two kids wanting to get out of sight. I could hear them work there way off just over the ridge in the field to my left. Maybe I should have got out of the blind and worked my way over to the other side but I know the woods in there is to thick to do I quietly so I stay.
The birds (beard was only about 3inches long) came out of the woods at about 65yds I might have move to pick up my bow and to make to calls but that's it I think it was the setup. may be they did not want a fight with B-mobile.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:03 AM
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I agree probably a jake.
First thing I would do is forget the cluck if you cant tell the diff. it may be to close to sounding like a put and make them weary.
I would first find the roost and set up in there path, if not poss. I would move the blind to where you first saw them and trade the b mobile in for a jake decoy. Set the decoys up about 15 yards from your blind and past your blind. You may even want to set a hen up in the mating position with your jake facing you. Yelp every 10 min or so and if they don't seem interested when you see them yelp more excitedly.

B mobile..... lots of hunters swear by them and get turkeys often, I rarely use decoys or blinds but if I use decoys I use a jake as it is enough to make a gobbler mad but not scare any off.
Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:19 PM
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Here's a couple of pics of my set up. The second pic is the mess they came out of. the third is the other side of a road where they circled around me.(yellow is where they went back into the woods red is the path they went ) I am thinking I might set up on that point with a hen and Jake on the road. Not sure if I will use a blind next time.Thank for your advice.
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