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MUGGZ said:
xarcher said:
There are no absolutes. Spend a lot of time listening to the bird gobbling on the roost and if you pay close attention you can hear that the gobble sounds different after he hits the ground. Depending on the terrain and vegetation you can detect this from a few hundred yards away. Then check your watch. And go set up on him.
Excellent feedback, guys. Thanks.

Another basic question: how do you tell when you hear him gobbling whether he's on the roost to begin with? Any difference between ground gobble and on the roost gobble?
Tree gobbles have a certain crispness to them even when they're far out. Ground gobbles are just a bit more muffled. As the foliage continues to grow later in the season, it gets harder to tell the difference too.
 
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