the dominate bird is not always the one gobbling.
A drumming call can sometimes be heard 150 yards away in the woods.
You must have some really good hearing....150 yards you say. [:)] Maybe 50 yards by a hunter.
I do have good hearing, but a game ear helps
But drumming can be practiced, learned, and used very effectively to take gobblers.
So you've done this ?
Yes, wanna fight about it?
I usually give the drumming call, and many times that will break him out of his strut.
How did you learn to mimic this sound ?....you got a pet gobbler to practice with ?
Neighbor down the road has one, but I couldn't get him to teach me
Another kind of drumming, which most hunters completely overlook, is the kind a turkey does on his roost. A turkey doesn't have to be in full strut to drum,
It's the same kind of drumming...and I'm not sure but I think they have to be in full strut to drum.
I've got good hearing and drummining is not something a hunter hears on a regular basis.
If'n you aint hearing it on a regular basis, brush up on yer skillz and maybe you will hear some, or stop shooting them from 51 yards out [:)]
ORIGINAL: Cut N Run
Whenever one of us takes out the Boss Gobbler where we hunt, the other subordinate Gobblers establish a new pecking order. A lot of mornings when I have been hunting, a few different gobblers get fired up just after dawn & when the Boss started gobbling, the rest of them shut up. We have also seen Mature Gobblers (other than the Boss) courting hens when they didn't gobble, possibly for fear of the Boss coming & kicking their butt and stealing the hen.
Another false hood pushed on the turkey world...the dominate bird is not always the one gobbling.
....how far could a hen turkey hear it? I suspect miles...maybe many miles.
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