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#2622375 - Mon Mar 19 2012 09:31 PM Re: How close do you set up? [Re: johnmas]
eddie spaghetti Offline
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Originally Posted By: johnmas
I would set up on top of a ridge where it meets another ridge. They would usually roost at the bottom of the ridge. Later in the season after I set up I did have two hens that ere roosted right on top of me. They flew to the gobbler and h went silent. bit early in the season it seemed like they would come off the roost and head away from me. I am hunting at the border of the property so no way I could circle him. There was just no way I could get him to come to me. I thought maybe if I had set up 100 yds away he might come in to talk a look.


John, By the sounds of it, you might be fighting an up hill battle. I think the hens are cutting you off. If it was me, I'd try and get a little closer. Use the terrain to your adavantage, and move down to the birds level.
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#2622414 - Mon Mar 19 2012 10:06 PM Re: How close do you set up? [Re: eddie spaghetti]
steelhead125 Offline
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This is a great thread ! Very informative stuff here !
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#2622499 - Tue Mar 20 2012 04:34 AM Re: How close do you set up? [Re: steelhead125]
Ole' Raspy Offline

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Loc: York County
Way to many varibles to state exactly, how close you can get to set up on a gobbler....

First thing, I always want to know, is where are the hens....

Calling to a roosted gobbler more then once in close (less then 100 Yds.) is a no no from what experience has taught me....Calling may make him stay in the tree longer, waiting for that close hen to come to him...The longer, he's in the tree, the more time other hens have to come to the roosting area....Live hens with the gobbler sure puts a huge damper on being able to call them to your position...

Type of terrain plays a huge role in the set up spot..If he's roosted on a mountain side vs a flat changes my set up....How much foilage tells allot of how and where I'm going to call from....

Pressure on the birds changes the way, they react to calling. So does the time of the season and what phase of mating, they are in....

Scouting AFTER the gobblers have settled into their home ranges will be your best bet to learn the who, what, why, when, and where.....

Be patient and set up as close as the situation will allow you...As in anything, experience
& failures will teach you allot...
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#2622608 - Tue Mar 20 2012 09:03 AM Re: How close do you set up? [Re: johnmas]
redheadsfish Offline
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if you do get cut off by real hens, try and listen for a hen to call that is with the gobbler. after she calls you call and mimic her. tick her off and she might come right to you to show you whos boss and guess who will be right behind her...

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