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Whatto do with these gobblers?

I have killed 7 birds the last 8 seasons (missed one last yr) For some reason on our farm the birds will gobble like crazy until 645, then they all shut up. I will hear birds far away on other land still gobbling but for some reason the ones in the area I can hunt just shut up. What is the issue? Roosting with hens and not needing to gobble once they hit the ground or what? They dont seem to have a particular pattern, one day they are in spot A the next in spot B then C for a few days then back to B and so forth. The bird I shot opeing morning I just got lucky with and happened to get close before he shut up.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 12:55 PM
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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

The birds may be educated on your tactics... If your calling to them first thing in the morning with hen calls change it up and locate the birds using a locator call such as an owl hooter or peacock.
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Hang in there, the best is yet to come.

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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

Are you able to go after them, rather than just sitting and waiting?
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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

Yeah I can go after them, the problem is after I do locate them and get to the nearest logical strutting zone they shut up and seem to never come. I have been working night shift so I get home at 5 and have to be in around 9 to get any decent amount of sleep.

Today was HORRIBLE I heard 3 gobbles at 545-6am and then not a peep, not even a hen besides the 3 idiots I ended up finding around 7. One was using a box call clearly and sounded so terrible. the next set up was a guy and his boy walking through the middle of one of the fields I have shot birds in before. I figure that with no gobbling I would just go sit there and see what happens.

Why is it that for say 3 days in a row they will gobble off the roost and shut up, then the third day not a peep? I just can't seem to figure out the factors that certain days have where they wont gobble at all, even talking to buddies in different areas had this problem today of no talking.

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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

gobblers being gobblers.
Thats why if you really want a bird, u gotta hunt every morning. Al least thats how it goes for me. You just never know when it turns hot and heavy.

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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

I just wish I could figure out factors such as best weather for gobbling. From my experience it seems to be a clear warm day wish little wind is best. Today was clear and calm but a slight chill, I waited til the sun was up for quite a while but they just never turned on. They never even roost in the same spots where I go, they are some hard birds to figure out.

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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

I can only speak for the areas I hunt, but most of the birds are still pretty henned up. They may gobble till 7:00 or so then go quiet. If I had to guess... I would say you have a combination of birds being henned up and goofballs educating them.
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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

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I can only speak for the areas I hunt, but most of the birds are still pretty henned up. They may gobble till 7:00 or so then go quiet. If I had to guess... I would say you have a combination of birds being henned up and goofballs educating them.
I agree. Its time to change your tactics. I know you said they don't have a set pattern, but if they go in a general direction off a particular roost site, try getting if from and just do clucks and purrs. Try changing calls so they don't hear the same "hen" all the time. Get bold and setup real close to the roost if you can get in there before its too light out. With the good green up now, you can get closer than you think. Goood luck!
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Re: Whatto do with these gobblers?

Thanks guys, I will try to get in there a bit earlier and get closer and the calling soft. Hopefully I can fill this 2nd tag.

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