How far is too far ?

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby Magnumdood » March 4th, 2009, 7:27 am

I've been at this game for 10 years.

I'm not a good caller.  Bad?  Maybe not bad, but not good either.

Long-distance shooter?  How many times do I have to post where I like to set up before you believe it?  My gun is fully capable of cleanly killing a bird out to 70 yards and I have the skill to read the conditions that may exist.  But...I try to get the birds in a shooting area between[color="#cc0000"] 25 and 40[/color] yards away from me.

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby mark hay » March 4th, 2009, 12:38 pm

hey DOOD,
just curious here . are you setting up on field edges or in the timber ?
i ain't the best ''turkey caller '' either . but there are places in every woodlot or forest that will most likely put tom inside that 40 yard mark .
quite a few hunters want to be able to watch the gobbler come from long distance . that is a set up for a '' hung up bird '' in most cases . that's based on my experience .
no critcism or pokin' fun now ,,, this is serious ,,,and season is nearly here . let's talk turkey.

''old school turkey tactics ''

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby Snedley » March 4th, 2009, 12:57 pm

...and it all starts to make sense.
If ya can't call'em in close...shoot'em at 70 yards. Or better yet stalk up closer to'em and bushwhack'em.

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby trkyklr » March 4th, 2009, 2:36 pm

how do you tell if the conditions require a 70 yard shot??? let me guess... its when the winds are at your back

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby Magnumdood » March 4th, 2009, 2:51 pm

ORIGINAL: mark hay

hey DOOD,
just curious here . are you setting up on field edges or in the timber ?
i ain't the best ''turkey caller '' either . but there are places in every woodlot or forest that will most likely put tom inside that 40 yard mark .
quite a few hunters want to be able to watch the gobbler come from long distance . that is a set up for a '' hung up bird '' in most cases . that's based on my experience .
no critcism or pokin' fun now ,,, this is serious ,,,and season is nearly here . let's talk turkey.

''old school turkey tactics ''

I have no choice but to set up in a wood lot.  Where I hunt there are no pastures.

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby Magnumdood » March 4th, 2009, 2:52 pm

ORIGINAL: Snedley

...and it all starts to make sense.

What?  3rd grade?

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby Magnumdood » March 4th, 2009, 2:54 pm

ORIGINAL: trkyklr

how do you tell if the conditions require a 70 yard shot??? let me guess... its when the winds are at your back

...that's all you can do is guess, and that one is, as you expected....is wrong.

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby trkyklr » March 4th, 2009, 3:00 pm

maybe its...maybe its...when you've been sittin under a tree for the last 4 hours watchin' a bird strut back & forth in front of you,with a slightly quartering wind hitting the back of your left shoulder,while your right a$$ cheek is numb & your arms are killin you from holdin your gun up....yeah maybe thats it?[;)]

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby Magnumdood » March 4th, 2009, 3:10 pm

ORIGINAL: trkyklr

maybe its...maybe its...when you've been sittin under a tree for the last 4 hours watchin' a bird strut back & forth in front of you,with a slightly quartering wind hitting the back of your left shoulder,while your right a$$ cheek is numb & your arms are killin you from holdin your gun up....yeah maybe thats it?[;)]

I'm impressed - that guess could very well mimic some times I've had in the field.  But then, you've probably got double (at least) the time in the field I do.

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RE: How far is too far ?

Postby trkyklr » March 4th, 2009, 3:12 pm

this year will be my 1st[;)]

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