Turkey Tip #10: Recovery

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Ben Sobieck
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Turkey Tip #10: Recovery

Postby Ben Sobieck » April 12th, 2010, 5:50 am

Turkey Tip #10: Recovery

If a bird catches you with your gun down, don't panic. Keeping an eye on the bird, start moving your gun slowly and gradually toward him. Make sure it's at a super-slow-motion pace, because if they see movement, they'll take off. Provided it's not sharp movement, they'll tolerate it a bit. Even if they see soft movement, it puts them on soft alert vs. full-bore alert. Usually, you can get the gun up on the bird 90 percent of the time.

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RE: Turkey Tip #10: Recovery

Postby swpatrkyhunter » April 13th, 2010, 10:13 am

Don't forget that if the bird is in strut you can wait till his back is turned. With his fan up his line of sight will allow you to move. Although any movement can get you busted what should be remembered is that turkeys see movement in the woods all the time. It's the quick or unatural movements that will get you into trouble. As long as you keep it slow, steady, and keep noise to a minimum it usually works out. It's the birds who have been shot at or just pressured alot that are super jumpy at every little movement.
If it gobbles,runs on gas, or is married to you it will give you trouble!

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