Late season Hunts....

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Late season Hunts....

Postby Gobblernut » May 6th, 2008, 6:15 pm

Fellas how about some input on late season in hunting in the east southwest va!!! to be exact..What do you think about throwing out a jake decoy to these slightly pressured and older toms...Maybe a hen with him or not..Still learning here...Thanks...
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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby STEROIDCHICKEN » May 7th, 2008, 6:42 am

howdy gobblernut,
whenever i use dekes, i tend to use them early in the season. sometimes the old tom doesn't feel much like fighting after a while...he just wants the loving. with that being said, every turkey is different. try it and see what happens, if he spooks, leave them at home the next trip. good luck.
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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby Gobblernut » May 7th, 2008, 9:09 am

Thanks..Your right every turkey is different..Trial and error...
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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby grunt_doc » May 8th, 2008, 6:15 am

Would there be any advantage to having a group (3-4) hen dekes out?  I thought that maybe if a tom saw a single jake with 3-4 hens he would want to rush in and steal them away...i haven't tried it yet, just hingking out loud.
 
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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby STEROIDCHICKEN » May 8th, 2008, 8:19 am

grunt doc, i would say so for the flock to be put out...looks more inviting.
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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby wdog » May 8th, 2008, 5:23 pm

hens are on the nest no hunters in the woods longer days its perfect just watch your calling to much will kill u.

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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby bandit80 » May 12th, 2008, 9:51 am

As the season progresses, I use decoys less and less.  To me, it is easier to try and fool a tom because he can't find the hen.  Once the foliage gets thick, and the birds have been hunted for a few weeks, I leave the decoys in my vest.  (They tend to make a softer back rest.  lol)
 
With that said, when one hangs up, I always second guess myself. 
 

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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby Gobblernut » May 12th, 2008, 4:27 pm

Thanks fellas...Yep!!!have to agree I second guess myself often..One can spend too much time thinking and not hunting...
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RE: Late season Hunts....

Postby Fan Club » May 13th, 2008, 6:16 pm

One can spend too much time thinking and not hunting...


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