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Old 05-03-2016, 01:54 PM
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when you set up, do you set in front of a tree or behind something? I'll elaborate on this later, tell ya what I do and why, but I would like to read a couple responses first
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:16 PM
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Back to a large tree, facing West with some "dead-fall" in front of me as cover.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:51 AM
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I spend time after 9:00am running and gunning for a few hours. I'm always on the ready as here the woods are think and its not uncommon for a gobbler to strike close as my second bird did this spring in Ontario. Get to a tree sit in front of it with my for arm knee towards the gobble and have the gun on the shoulder because hunts like that last only a few minutes. I like a tree with a little cover around to help conceal me...
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrian J Hare View Post
I spend time after 9:00am running and gunning for a few hours. I'm always on the ready as here the woods are think and its not uncommon for a gobbler to strike close as my second bird did this spring in Ontario. Get to a tree sit in front of it with my for arm knee towards the gobble and have the gun on the shoulder because hunts like that last only a few minutes. I like a tree with a little cover around to help conceal me...
Exactly what I do...
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrian J Hare View Post
I spend time after 9:00am running and gunning for a few hours. I'm always on the ready as here the woods are think and its not uncommon for a gobbler to strike close as my second bird did this spring in Ontario. Get to a tree sit in front of it with my for arm knee towards the gobble and have the gun on the shoulder because hunts like that last only a few minutes. I like a tree with a little cover around to help conceal me...

Same for me here in Kansas !
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:18 AM
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Same for me in MI!
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:39 AM
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I don't actually setup until I get an answer. But when I stop to call I have the tree picked out (lesson from last year). I also lightly cluck randomly while walking.
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:02 AM
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exactly Bob... I try to stop and call where I could have a good setup...
I've done it the other way and things haven't worked out so well... just setting up without first picking a tree, etc. before I randomly call.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:26 PM
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Man, every one of them will see you here if your not behind something, have tried many different camo's, they just pick you out and run/walk off. unless you see them first and shoot, but that's usually a 40-50 yard shot. so I get behind or under something, have been stepped on by gobblers twice that I can remember and have shot more that a few at 12 yards or less long as I was behind or under some cover.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:52 PM
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I set up in front of a tree, rock, scrub oak or what ever conceals me from behind most of the time, some times things happen fast and I sit where I am without any concealment, after fly down I use H.S. Strut camo netting in front of me most of the time, I don't think it's a must but it helps if I move I'm concealed.
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