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roosting

Postby daniel ripley » March 12th, 2013, 3:02 pm

how do you roost the birds you hunt? Daniel
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Re: roosting

Postby dewey » March 12th, 2013, 6:21 pm

Hi Daniel, here us a link to thread talking about roosting.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8001

Here is a link to another forum about roosting Merriams in New Mexico. The same basic principals apply to roosting turkeys everywhere.

http://www.grandslamnetwork.com/network ... =10&t=1201

Turkey and turkey hunting forum thread title "How important is roosting?"

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1494

Here is another thread talking about different locator calls and the times to use each one.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2454

This thread is title "what would you? Between hens and toms roosted"

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4051

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Re: roosting

Postby Uncle Nicky2 » March 13th, 2013, 11:25 am

Daniel,

Right before it's completely dark, slip in to an area where you believe the birds sleep for the night. Call like an owl, or use a coyote howler, or a box call. If the birds respond, you should have an idea where they are, and start there the next morning. If no response, try another location, but once it gets later into the night, the less chance you have of getting an answer.

Another option would be to try & be in the woods and watch when they fly-up, and set up within 100 yards of where they roost. But I've only been able to do this a few times, most of the time the birds roost in different trees in the spots I usually hunt, it's a hit or miss proposition at best.
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Re: roosting

Postby dewey » March 14th, 2013, 3:09 pm

Hey Daniel,

I am not sure if you have seen this or not but here is a good video on how to handle roosted turkeys in the morning.

http://www.turkeyandturkeyhunting.com/t ... d-gobblers

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