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hypothetical turkey situation...what do you do?

Old 04-14-2005, 08:48 PM
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This is a great question LKing i had the same situation on monday, everytime i yelped he would gobble a little closer everytime. nut i couldnt see him because of the brush. when he sounded really close i gave him the silent treatment even though i couldnt see him. he came about 30 yards into an opening and i tried to possision myself quick so to get a shot. but as soon as i did a deer snorted 20 yards behind me and scared the **** outa me lol but i took the shot and dropped him there. he turned out to be a really god bird and its goin to be real hard to top considering its my first----25 lbs.---10 inch beard--1 1/4 spurs
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:58 AM
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I'll cutt at him and if he responds he is hot! He is mine! If not, I quit calling for a bit. Turn my head and give a few soft yelps as a hen walking away and hope he will gobble. If he does, putt and purr at him til he comes in, BOOM!
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:05 AM
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Thanks everyone for the response. The last 2 years I've been in this situation. One year positive, one year not. Like someone said, you almost need to read each bird. I appreciate all of the responses.

This bird probably came within 75 yards, I stayed on him probably too long, he heard another hot hen and took to her.

Was able to put one in the bag yesterday anyhow.

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Old 04-15-2005, 08:12 AM
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The thing I'm trying to improve on is setup. In this case, he gobbled and may be coming. Where do I setup?? I've blown more opportunities with bad setups than bad calling. I look around quick and figure out where he may come from, find a tree, look at what I can see from there, and if it doesn't look right I quickly reposition to a different tree. Other times I'll call one more time but a contented cluck/purr and scratch the leaves a few times to may him think I'm feeding. Then move closer and find a good setup tree where I can see and yet have some brush to break up the outline. Patience kills birds and I wish I had more of it. Make sure you are comfortable when you plop down so that you can wait him out. I've been busted when I thought he was gone 45 minutes later and got up only to have him fly off...
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