Re: Walking under roost
I always find another route to get to my spots if there is a chance of getting too close to the roost. Saying that it won't hurt anything, in my opinion, is flat out wrong. Turkeys spook easy. Fact of things. As hunters we buy camo to wear from head to foot to help keep this from happening. As we all know movement will get you busted. When you walk under roosted birds, even when it's dark, they will know you are there. Chances are that if it is dark you will have a light of some sort so they will deffinitly see that. They can't reason that your a hunter but they will see you as a predator. Turkeys can pinpoint where your at when you call to them. So it only stands to reason that when you walk through and stop at your setup that they will pay attention to where that is and avoid it. Everyone does'nt say to keep from getting in to tight to a roost without a good reason. try to find a better route if you can or find another setup spot. I had a problem with a set of birds for a few years with them not coming anywhere in my direction in the morning. I was far enough away, so I thought, from the roost to walk in safely. Actually they where able to see me walk in from many directions because of the vantage point they had. There are 3 ways to get around this but it took trial and error for me to figure out. Good luck!
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