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    Default Where are the turkeys?

    For a person who has never turkey hunted and has no clue where the turkeys are, How would a person find them? Do you just hike until you find where they are hanging out?

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    are you hunting on private property or public land?

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    Default pre season Scouting!!!!!!!!!!!

    Theres turkeys all over the place,but you really need to scout it out first or its a waste of time,(i made that mistake)no different than hunting any other game animal.you have to know where they are period....their patterns......and your surounding area.you can sit all day where they arent or all day where the birds are...........On public land or private it doesnt matter.....good luck iam sure others will chime in with more under their belt than me.............
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    knowing that they are there to begin with helps! But I know where a whole mess of turkeys roost and I still never get one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hook Em View Post
    knowing that they are there to begin with helps! But I know where a whole mess of turkeys roost and I still never get one

    Maybe I should take you some time. I think you are a nice guy, but not real brilliant. I could probably teach you a thing or 20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Maybe I should take you some time. I think you are a nice guy, but not real brilliant. I could probably teach you a thing or 20.
    DUDE, you have never been before.....your the UNBRILLIANT one.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    DUDE, you have never been before.....your the UNBRILLIANT one.......
    Dude, I'm a redneck. You city boys would have to hunt for 2 years until you figure out your ass from your ground blind. Me, if I spend 10 minutes in the turkey woods, I know it all. Not that much different than deer really, they are just smaller and respond to different sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    are you hunting on private property or public land?
    I'm not, I was just wondering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    I'm not, I was just wondering
    Get a hoot owl call, go out in the woods about 15 minutes before dark when they are flying up to the roost. Blow the call right at dark, where they gobble from is where they will be flying down from the roost (9/10 times) first thing in the morning. Its hard to call them at first light but if you are lucky enough, they will come across your path. Later in the day, when the hens go to sit on their eggs, the flock busts up and you have a better chance of calling a lonely gobbler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Get a hoot owl call, go out in the woods about 15 minutes before dark when they are flying up to the roost. Blow the call right at dark, where they gobble from is where they will be flying down from the roost (9/10 times) first thing in the morning. Its hard to call them at first light but if you are lucky enough, they will come across your path. Later in the day, when the hens go to sit on their eggs, the flock busts up and you have a better chance of calling a lonely gobbler.
    where did you READ this at, greenhorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer1983 View Post
    where did you READ this at, greenhorn.
    I will pay you to shut up. How much do you need? $200?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    I will pay you to shut up. How much do you need? $200?
    stop telling slippy's secrets........
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer1983 View Post
    where did you READ this at, greenhorn.
    This is the paraphrased version of what kbohunt posted in Chris's turkey hunting thread.....
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    Here is the original version.....


    The hens here are not on the nest yet
    there still ganged up...ya got to wait it out a week or too if its been cold where you are.
    if you can hunt all day in your state like here mid-day is better right now if its still cool..like 50degrees the hens have to be on the nest.

    If your new at turkey hunting and dont understand
    1: hens lay 1 egg a day like chickens in a nest where gobblers cant find it
    If he does he will bust it up....why ..he wants to mate all the time.
    2:after laying about 12-24 eggs she will go to setting and will leave the gobbler..he cant mate so he gets blood in his head and walks around the woods yelling
    Thats an easy way to put it.
    Turkeys and chickens are the same..
    In a chicken yard the roster mates every day with a few hens and normaly
    we get the eggs in the morning so the hen never stops laying
    but if you leave them in the barn or what ever the hen will stop and set on them and the roster will go crazy....thats the same thing that happens in the woods..
    O and on calling and set-up...hen and jake no big fanned out bird right now maybe later..when there really going crazy
    Locate them with the --barred owl--in the dark and get under them..thats what i do..tree-yelp...purrr...on the limb to let them know your there...
    after there down..cackle and push-pin at the same time...thats what i do
    and i have called in alot of birds for alot of people...
    anything else just ask
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    Chippy, you got served homie.

    My best advice; Trial and error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer1983 View Post
    Chippy, you got served homie.

    My best advice; Trial and error.
    Chippy made that up himself. I didn't steal my material Morgan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Chippy made that up himself. I didn't steal my material Morgan.
    Dude....you got your blind set up in a residential "hood".....you didn't make that up youself.....
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    LOL...whether he made it up or not, he is correct. My problem is getting them to come to me once they hit the ground! I know exactly where they roost and I can get them to gobble, but our turkeys are just flat out lazy! I don't give up easy though and will be back in the woods next weekend. Anybody ever hear that it is hard to get a turkey to come down hill? Or across a creek?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hook Em View Post
    LOL...whether he made it up or not, he is correct. My problem is getting them to come to me once they hit the ground! I know exactly where they roost and I can get them to gobble, but our turkeys are just flat out lazy! I don't give up easy though and will be back in the woods next weekend. Anybody ever hear that it is hard to get a turkey to come down hill? Or across a creek?
    YUP, can be almost impossible
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    YUP, can be almost impossible
    We had 2 Tom's gobbling their heads off a few weeks ago, but they just would NOT come down the hill to take a broadhead in the piehole...I couldn't figure out why
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