Ghillie Suit Turkey

charlie elk
 
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Ghillie Suit Turkey

Postby charlie elk » June 1st, 2014, 11:51 am

I ran into one of those tough to hunt loud mouth roosting center of the field turkeys during the last season in WI. The field is a large 300 acre freshly planted very little cover type field and the turkey loved to get in the middle and taunt me.
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This is how I setup and it worked twice on 2 different gobblers in 2 days.
The first gobbler was very close to the end of the barrel- his head became pink mist making him not so photogenic.
The second gob was a little further out and made for a better picture.
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More on the hunt is on my blog at http://www.charlieelk.com/2014/tough-to ... ass-setup/
I use no decoys with a setup like this and find it more effective than blinds with decoy spreads. Probably because blinds make me claustrophobic causing me to move too soon.
later,
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Re: Ghillie Suit Turkey

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » June 1st, 2014, 9:27 pm

Great looking suit Charlie, I could of used one like that a couple times this year. That tough old bird I worked this year gave me problems because I couldn't get into position for a good set-up on him, that suit would of solved that problem.
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Re: Ghillie Suit Turkey

Postby Treerooster » June 2nd, 2014, 7:30 am

Way to think outside the box and be adaptable Charlie.

Just don't get mowed. :D
As far as this turkey thing......I know enough...to know enough...that I don't know enough

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Re: Ghillie Suit Turkey

Postby charlie elk » June 2nd, 2014, 11:00 am

Treerooster wrote:Just don't get mowed.

That is a legit concern. During spring periods of sleep deprivation laying out makes it so much easier to fall asleep.
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Re: Ghillie Suit Turkey

Postby kygobbler » June 2nd, 2014, 7:03 pm

I'm impressed because I know I would have taken some long naps while laying on the ground. :lol:

Looks like you had another great spring, congrats Charlie.
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Re: Ghillie Suit Turkey

Postby charlie elk » June 3rd, 2014, 8:28 am

Thanks KY, it was a fabulous spring season not only because of all the birds brought to bag, also the others I had the pleasure to hunt with. Whether or not we killed birds it was all good. Another of the highlights, my 11 year old grandson hunted for his first time. We had turkeys in close gobbling he just could not get a shot off as they came in on my side and would not move around "out front". He insisted we setup against trees the way grandpa does it because he did not like the blinds at all. He became totally immersed in the hunt including the calling. Now we're all looking forward to the fall, especially the turkey dogging. :D
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