Field or Forest for Fall birds

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BigBuckeye
 
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Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby BigBuckeye » September 14th, 2010, 6:12 am

Looked through some old topics and didn't see this one. 
 
For hunting fall birds is it better to hunt the fields or the woods? 
I can't get any sleep!!!

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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby mark hay » September 14th, 2010, 11:57 am

I prefer woods . Bigger the better . Ridges with saddles and transitions from cedar thickets to hardwoods . Been quite a while since I hunted a field .
 These Southern Ohio birds run those transition woods on a regular basis.

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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby eggshell » September 14th, 2010, 3:02 pm

Everything is about food, where the food is is where the turkeys are. Every season is different. If I could only hunt one in the fall woods is my choice.

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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby Kawboy888 » September 14th, 2010, 3:06 pm

Hey Arnie. I get my fall birds with my bow while bow hunting deer and it's in the woods every year. 
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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby fallhnt » September 14th, 2010, 3:13 pm

Might be a good idea to check fields and other openings on rainy days.

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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby Turkeybuster » September 14th, 2010, 5:10 pm

I hunt the woods but always check the fields the birds are still feeding on the grasshoppers and other insects especially in the early part of the season.
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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby BigBuckeye » September 15th, 2010, 3:30 am

Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback.
 
BTW Rich, that heirloom you made for me is sounding sweeter every time I get to work on it [:)]
 
Thanks again!!
I can't get any sleep!!!

Arnie

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RE: Field or Forest for Fall birds

Postby allaboutshooting » September 15th, 2010, 3:38 am

Hey Arnie,

For me it depends on the time of day and the area I'm hunting. I've shot fall birds in both in fields and woods. Early and late the woods works best for me but fields of cut over grain can be very productive in the middle of the day. Either way, it's a lot of fun. We have just over a month until the fall season here and I can hardly wait.

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