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won't shock gobble

Old 03-24-2005, 08:57 AM
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hey guys, i've been scouting a lot lately and haven't heard a single response to my locator calls. today i walked up on 4 big toms and i'd blown my crow and woodpecker locators not 2 minutes before i saw them. just wondering if this is normal, and what locators may work better. I'm in South Carolina by the way if that matters.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:04 AM
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sometimes they are like that. around here in NY where i hunt, we used to be able to slam a car door and get a response.

nowadays, crow and woodpecker calls wont get a peep out of them. must have smartened up..... i still have limited luck with a hawk screetch, and i'm going to try a peacock wail this year. heard that works.

the best is when the local quarry is going to blast, they start hitting this ridiculously loud siren 1/2 hour before. the birds go nuts!

if i could carry a 200DB siren in my pocket, i'd have it made!

you found the birds, stay after them!




good luck!
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:58 AM
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Maybe an air horn in a can?
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:03 AM
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Sometimes they dont work at all in some areas. Last year I only had one gobbler respond and that was to a crow call. Just because they dont gobbler doesnt mean they arent there.
I havent heard a gobble yet but have killed one bird and missed another this morning.
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:35 PM
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thanks guys
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:58 PM
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ive had the same thing happen to me sometimes it works sometimes it dont
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:47 PM
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Hmmm... what's your weather been like? I've seen miserable days yield less gobbles to locator calls. Could be the birds are pressured, or maybe just need their Miracle Ear batteries replaced. LOL... J/K.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:09 PM
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Try a Silent dog Whistle .
I have hear it works great.


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Old 03-24-2005, 08:48 PM
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Try a Silent dog Whistle .
I have hear it works great.
Might work for yotes to.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:49 PM
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I've heard that the reason that Drury dog whistle style locator call is called "dead silence", is because that's all you hear after blowing it!

I think you just have to hit the birds in the right mood. I always stop and listen every time I hear a real crow or raven, and on several occasions have heard birds gobble. Then again, I've walked miles hooting, cawing, howling and had no luck hearing a gobble. Sometimes you just can't beat a sweet sounding box call for locating while strolling through the woods. You just have to be on your toes if you get a response.
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