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How early?

Postby 1Morgan » March 13th, 2010, 1:47 am

How early do you get to your listening spot? Let's be simple and just say before sunrise. I don't mean entering the woods, I mean getting to THE spot and not moving until after believed flydown.
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RE: How early?

Postby swampstalker » March 14th, 2010, 10:00 am

I usualliy try to get to my spots an hour before flydown. Now on some of the WMA's I hunt in FL they won't let you in until 530 but the later it gets in the season seems the earlier they'll let you come in

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RE: How early?

Postby Bobbyparks » March 17th, 2010, 2:57 pm

Depends on where I'm going but because I allow myself extra time I probably am at a spot 30 minutes before the break of daylight
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RE: How early?

Postby Cut N Run » March 17th, 2010, 4:36 pm

I'd rather be too early than too late & am usually in place 45 minutes to an hour ahead of time.  I think that any small noises you might accidentally make going in will not be as glaring if there is plenty of time to let things cool down as they would be right when the turkeys are waking up.

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RE: How early?

Postby Turkeybuster » March 17th, 2010, 5:17 pm

Better to be a hour early than 5 min. late.

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RE: How early?

Postby Everyday Hunter » March 17th, 2010, 5:29 pm

Ditto that.
If I get in close to him, I want to hear him gobbling on his limb for a half hour before flydown.

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RE: How early?

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » March 17th, 2010, 5:51 pm

At least 1/2 hr before they start to gobble.

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RE: How early?

Postby shaman » March 18th, 2010, 5:48 am

I am usually at the place I want to be about a half-hour before the first gobble.
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RE: How early?

Postby grouse » March 18th, 2010, 6:17 am

I get out of the truck about the time I figure they'll start gobbling than I start listening. I slowly walk down logging roads, or other trails and listen as I go. I use to get out there an hour or so before they'd even start gobbling but than all that would happen is I'd walk deep into the woods and get into a spot where I think a gobbler would be and than hear birds back towards the truck. I don't scout out predeterminded spots for turkeys.

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RE: How early?

Postby fightingspurs » March 20th, 2010, 9:08 am

Im in the woods about 4am i know its early but again better early then late....
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