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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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reasons for a quiet gobbler?

Me and a buddy were fishin in a wooded area this evening... About an hour before dark we heard some rustlin in the leaves above us. I let out a couple puts on a mouth call and the noises kept getting closer and closer.. Soon enough here come two Jakes and a long beard within 30 yards at the very closest fanning out but no noises out of them. I did a little more calling hiding (behind logs at this point) and they kept dannin out but no noise.. Is this what you would call " henned up" or is it because it was later in the day. We have heard the gobblers earlier in the year. Do you hunt these birds differently than a more vocal tom? Thanks guys

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Re: reasons for a quiet gobbler?

Henned up would refer to a gobbler that has one or more hens with it and would not need to seek out a mate. Those turkeys might have been hunted the day before and learned that going to a turkey sound might be dangerous. Who knows there might have been 4 gobblers yesterday and their friend is now in the fryer. My guess is the hens were nearby and these guys were feeding/heading back to the roost with no need to vocalize.

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Re: reasons for a quiet gobbler?

It also doesn't help calling them into range and them not seeing the hen that they thought was in the area. Also in the evening birds aren't quite as vocal. In my opinion though calling a bird if your not hunting is a bad idea. Good luck this season.
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