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Old 04-26-2017, 05:44 PM
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I've shot about 30 turkeys but I need help with this. When a Tom is tree gobbling in the morning and has hens in the area near him,I have no chance ! Seems like the hens intentionally head the opposite direction (away from me) and the Tom follows . Anybody have a suggestion on pulling him my direction ? thanks
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:11 PM
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I think you've answered your own question. It's hard to pull a Tom from the hens that he can see vs the sound of a hen somewhere in the woods. I would try to get between the roost and wherever they are going to feed.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:26 PM
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Are you calling while he's In the roost? Do you have decoys out? How close are you setting up to the roost? Have you tried waiting and trying to call him in mid day? A lot of variables but that's what makes turkey hunting fun. It's tough competing with the real hens but eventually the hens will be nesting and he will be searching. Just keep after him.


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Old 04-27-2017, 03:08 AM
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Boom call gets them down fast, ha ha

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Old 04-27-2017, 05:43 AM
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Answer to bowtech's questions: on my recent hunt I was in way before light , about 125 yards from him roosting, I did call(yelped only) after he tree gobbled a while,I never left my blind until 12 noon , no decoy---a point I'm trying to make is it always seems like the hens will go out the opposite direction no matter which side I set up on. Is there a way of attracting the hens ? Even the other Toms in the area do the same by going the other direction. I've seen this other years with other Toms too. There must be a way to fool him but I'm not on to it. Thats where I need somebodies help.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:28 AM
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Answer to bowtech's questions: on my recent hunt I was in way before light , about 125 yards from him roosting, I did call(yelped only) after he tree gobbled a while,I never left my blind until 12 noon , no decoy---a point I'm trying to make is it always seems like the hens will go out the opposite direction no matter which side I set up on. Is there a way of attracting the hens ? Even the other Toms in the area do the same by going the other direction. I've seen this other years with other Toms too. There must be a way to fool him but I'm not on to it. Thats where I need somebodies help.

Sounds like the hens are intentionally avoiding your calling? They may be educated, it may be competition but sometimes they will do that. The best way to call in hens is to copy them. When they Yelp you Yelp when they cluck you cluck ect. Maybe try being silent till the birds are on the ground. You toting a shotgun or bow?
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:13 AM
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I'm using a shotgun. Man ,they are frustrating animals but I love every second of hunting them !
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:43 PM
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Go in there in the dark and bust them up out of the roost. Once light hits it'll be good action calling them all back together
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:17 PM
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catchnabuzz : does that really work ? Have you done it ? I would think it would scare the the birds out for a day
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:29 PM
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catchnabuzz : does that really work ? Have you done it ? I would think it would scare the the birds out for a day


Anytime you break up a flock of turkeys you can call them back together. Works great with a stubborn old henned up gobbler. In the dark works even better. Might wanna check if it's legal in your state though.
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