I apreciate all of the advice, unfortunatley I am going in the woods tomorow for hunt number 7 on this bird.
on hunt 5 i went around the other side of him where he usually flies down toward, got in real early..everything going good.....well dang deer starts snortin at me, and it shock gobbled him once...i was pissed, the deer didnt just snort 3 times and leave he stayed snorting running around all on top of the roost are, I left after 15 minutes of this.
this mourning, i sat up on the same side as when the deer snorted at me(the side he usually goes toward, he changed his roost about 50 to 75 yards, so i ended up closer to him than i wanted for the plan i was using but not a big deal, I purred 2 or 3 times and did a couple soft tree yelps, he gobbled so i gave him the silent treatment, he gobbled probably 6 or 7 times on the roost, i heard him fly down, and i waited him out for a long time without calling, and never saw him
is it possible for a hen to be real old and not be able to be properly bread, so she doesnt go to nest? I have seen the hen a couple times and she is by far the biggest nastiest hen ive ever seen, she is the size of most gobblers. i have been hunting the bird for over 2 and a half weeks and i keep getting the same song and dance
i am giving him one more try in the mourning and am going to move on....and maybe come back the last 2 days of the season
i am afraid i may have beaten this one in the ground
to answer some questions asked, no fields around the bird, it is really hard to know where and what this bird is doing after 9 or 10 ocklock, i have not been able to figure it out mainly due to not many long roads or anything to watch him move on
i think i am going in in the mourning really aggressive and maybe try to piss the hen off, i have been unsuccesfully at this previously, i copy everything she says, tried the fighting hen purr once, it is getting very frustrating
i am huntng south carolina, season ends may 1rst
thaks for all the help