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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Is it better to setup 200 yards uphill from roosted birds, or 200 yards downhill from same birds? The slope uphill is steeper than the slope downhill. I think I remembering reading that birds are easier to call uphill. Both locations look promising, and I would like to hear input from the forum members.
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Re: Setup Question

easier to call them up I would try to get a little closer to them if you know what tree they are using. especially if you are going to have competition.
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Re: Setup Question

Uphill but if you know which way the birds like to go on their own,setup in that direction.Try not to put the rising sun behind you,birds tend to not like to walk toward the sun when being called.Hope that will help you.
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Re: Setup Question

Thanks Stroupy and Gobbler Dan. Don't know exactly what tree they were in or what direction they travel. I didn't want to bust the birds by getting too close. When scouting, I like to pin point a somewhat specific area where the birds are gobbling then leave ASAP. Several times in the past, curiosity got the best of me, and I moved in too close and spooked the birds. I'll keep an eye on the sun direction.
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Re: Setup Question

As stated above, Calling a bird uphill is much easier then calling them downhill. But when setting up in a situation Like yours Knowing where they flydown can really help! But. Turkeys don't always fly down in the same place. Try to figure out where they have been hitting the ground to feed. Look for open areas that are scratched up with both fresh and old scratchings. Good luck.

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