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Old 08-23-2019, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Arrowmaster
What? Ive never seen this or heard of this
So far...I've flushed two turkeys out of sticker bushes this way --- One was a hen, the other was a jake --- Both flushing about 5 to 10 feet away from me. Though it is hard to see his beard when he is flying away from a hunter.

A severely wounded turkey, will usually seek out a bush or a hollow log to hide in.

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:23 AM
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Your nose must be at least 6 feet long by now!
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Coastal Mountaineer
True enough except they roost over water for safety from predators.

From NWTF, https://www.nwtf.org/hunt/article/locating-roosts,Consider the factors below to determine likely roost sites:

Proximity to water
The old hunter’s adage suggesting, “Turkeys love to roost where they can hear their droppings hit water,” rings true here.


On our lease, one of the best spots is creek bottom land with swamp and and beaver ponds.
I love to turkey hunt in or near swamps. I let the foxfire light my way to my turkey stand before the spring dawn.

I've noticed that some toms and jakes prefer to roost on a high-point of land, overlooking a swamp. I believe that they realize they can have an easy escape route by a fly-down over a swamp, and it's easier to project their gobbles at a farther distance, from a high-point overlooking a swamp.

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr
Your nose must be at least 6 feet long by now!
I know...you just want me to reveal all of my turkey huntin' secrets.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:04 AM
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If you miss a spring tom with a bow an arrow --- and he then starts to scoot away --- keep calling to him; and he might afford to give you another shot, by stopping or coming back within bow range.

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Old 08-23-2019, 09:27 AM
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Usually..."road toms" (the ones that prefer to roost near hardtop roads), are sometimes the first ones to be shot during the season. Later in the season..it's best to hunt deeper in the woods.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:39 AM
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If you want to traverse around the lower end of a swamp...search for a possible beaver dam, that's causing the swamp backup --- So you can possibly find a place to cross the stream below the beaver dam.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:18 AM
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Keep reading and googling and regurgitating, you aren't fooling anyone.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:31 AM
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I always shoulder carry my turkey harvest out of the woods in a single strap, ventilated, blaze orange turkey bag.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:34 AM
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Enough already, no one is buying you!
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