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Having hunted Goulds a few times, and knowing how tolerant they can be to movement, I would have been sneaking towards them as soon as they started moving. Staying low to the ground (crawling and/or slithering), I would have moved carefully and slowly in their direction. Chances are, they would see the movement, not recognize it as something dangerous but more of a curiosity, and probably venture closer to see what it was that was moving towards them. Even if they spooked, they probably wouldn't stay that way for long. The bottom line is, most Goulds turkeys have not been hunted enough to become fully cognizant of the dangers of human proximity. I'm sure there are exceptions in areas where they have been hunted more than others, but I haven't seen that yet
.....And Oh yeah,...another thing,....really aggressive calling can change a Goulds lackadaisical attitude about coming to your calling very quickly. I might have tried that before sneaking on them.
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