STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

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mark hay
 
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STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby mark hay » January 8th, 2009, 11:57 am

WELL , i see there are several methods as well as some very persevering hunters , based on the thread '' how long can you sit there ? ''
do any of you ever work a bird to the gun while '' standing on your hind legs ? ''

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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby Turkeybuster » January 8th, 2009, 12:06 pm

Hi Mark
 
I did that last spring the cover was too dense and high to sit.
I think it was my hind legs my front paws were on the Winchester.
 
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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby greyghost » January 8th, 2009, 12:59 pm

Yes, I do.
 
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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby Gobblerman » January 8th, 2009, 1:06 pm

Mark, I think that is a tactic that is overlooked by most, although that statement is just a guess by me.  Like turkeybuster, one of the birds I killed last year was when I decided the brush was too thick down low to sit down, so I stood behind a big pine tree, leaned into it to try to look like part of the trunk, and rested my shotgun on a protruding knot at about the right level.  The gobbler I was calling came up a hill to me and didn't suspect a thing as I layed the hammer down on him.  If I had been sitting, it is questionable if I would have killed that bird. 
 
In fact, later in the season, I was contemplating using the same tactic in another similar situation, but didn't.  As it turned out, I did not get a bird because I was too low.  Had I been standing, the outcome may have ended up differently. 
 
Having said that, it is a lot easier to remain inconspicuous and motionless by sitting, especially if it is going to be for a lengthy period of time.
 
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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby mark hay » January 8th, 2009, 1:12 pm

i'd say it's just learning to be flexible ,,,,like calling ,,,nothing is chiseled in stone as to what must be done.
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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby turkeydoghunter » January 8th, 2009, 2:20 pm

ive had to do it a couple times because of the cover.....the turkey commander is an expert at it.....im sure he  will tell how its done.......[8|]

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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby benhanson » January 8th, 2009, 4:21 pm

i agree nothing is chiseled in stone when your turkey hunting.  you could sit, stand, kneel, or lay prone

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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby grizzly » January 9th, 2009, 12:00 am

yes mark i have. also two while crawling on my belly.

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RE: STANDIN' ON YOUR HIND LEGS

Postby trkyklr » January 9th, 2009, 2:12 am

ive done it a few times,more in the fall than in the spring


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