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walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby nhtrkybstr » August 30th, 2009, 4:58 am

Hey everyone!

How many here use a mouthcall while they are walking through the deer woods?

I'm gonna try it. I have heard it can make deer less spooky, as well as possibly drag in a coyote looking for a turkey dinner.

Any thoughts?

Mike
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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby mark hay » August 30th, 2009, 5:23 am

Sounds reasonable to me . But it may be hard to convince an officer you were deer hunting ,,,,if turkey was not in season at the time.

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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby FireFly908 » August 30th, 2009, 8:15 am

I was actually sitting down and using a slate call when a big buck came of to within 20 yards behind me and kept stomping his front feet and snorting at me. This went on for approximately 20 minutes. I kept turning my head but it didn't spook him. And, when I would yelp (actually the call would yelp [:D]), he would get all agitated again. Finally, something spooked him, but 20 minutes sure seemed like a long time.

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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby swpatrkyhunter » November 20th, 2009, 6:48 am

Makes sense to me! after all, your makeing a sound that the deer are used to hearing in the woods. and I have had yotes come to turkey calls looking for a meal. but i do agree with Mark about a agme officer questioning intentions. Which would depend on the officer and how well you explain yourself.
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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby Turkeybuster » November 20th, 2009, 2:50 pm

I always have a call with me no matter what the season is and as long as you do not kill or attempt to kill a turkey there is virtually no law against it and cannot be acted upon.
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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby Turkeybuster » November 20th, 2009, 2:53 pm

Hi swpatrkyhunter
How was the fall hunting in your area? Pertty rough here.
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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby nhtrkybstr » November 23rd, 2009, 2:59 pm

No luck for me on fall turkey. Only went out a couple of days, and it was mostly rainy and cold.

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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby swpatrkyhunter » December 3rd, 2009, 4:33 am

Hi Turkeybuster!
 
          Fall turkey was rough here as well! My hunting buddy and I checked out a new area and got to a spot above a vally. I hit my call and had one answer back. Windy conditions made it hard to tell exactly where and how far the bird was so after a couple minutes when the wind calmed down I hit my call again. The bird answerd back alomost right on top of us! needless to say we had no time to get set up. First move we made got us busted since we had orange on and were out in the open. BUT, At least I got a Fall turkey to come running and fire back at my calls so all was not lost! LOL!
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RE: walks like a turkey,talks like a turkey, but........

Postby Turkeybuster » December 7th, 2009, 1:29 pm

It was a strange year here the birds wouldn't scratch and they were not vocal at all. The weather was mild they were walking over acorns to catch bugs. They started scratching the middle of the third week and the odds improved some but not much. I did manage to kill a 20lb. Gobbler with 4 beards and 3/4 inch spurs but it took miles of walking. Now that Deer season is in and there are hunters in the woods the birds are showing up everywhere.
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