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31 minutes ago, Stan Putz said:

It IS a lot like deer hunting, if you know where they go, sit and wait them out. If you can catch one who is curious or suicidal, you may be able to pull one in by just calling softly every 1/2 hour or so.

That's the part i don't care for.  Turkey hunting to me is calling them in

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1 hour ago, Buck154 said:

That's the part i don't care for.  Turkey hunting to me is calling them in

If you are good, and they are in the area, you can coax them in. It just won't be the nerve-wracking experience that you have calling them in off the roost.

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That's wnt I prefer the ab weeks.   C I've had it happen.  After fly down I like run and gun..  Nothing like walking making a call and getting an immediate response and knowing it's game time..

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4 hours ago, Stan Putz said:

They will gobble sometimes in the afternoon, nowhere near as much as in the morning. It IS a lot like deer hunting, if you know where they go, sit and wait them out. If you can catch one who is curious or suicidal, you may be able to pull one in by just calling softly every 1/2 hour or so.

That’s surprising cuz two years ago, I hunted afternoons and last year. Maybe because I was on private property but I had jakes racing gobbling their heads off. And last year had a big tom gobble his head off consistently every hunt, but the day I got him in, he showed up in thick brush 5 yards two mins after LST.

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48 minutes ago, Ryanm said:

That’s surprising cuz two years ago, I hunted afternoons and last year. Maybe because I was on private property but I had jakes racing gobbling their heads off. And last year had a big tom gobble his head off consistently every hunt, but the day I got him in, he showed up in thick brush 5 yards two mins after LST.

Sounds like you have a good spot with no pressure. Care to invite me some time and show me how it's done?:happywave:

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2 hours ago, Stan Putz said:

Sounds like you have a good spot with no pressure. Care to invite me some time and show me how it's done?:happywave:

Had a good spot lol, went through bankruptcy, and was waiting on some money and my club kicked me out, hunted the property for 18 years. Offered to pay last dues with late fees and this years dues still kicked me out.

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7 minutes ago, Ryanm said:

Had a good spot lol, went through bankruptcy, and was waiting on some money and my club kicked me out, hunted the property for 18 years. Offered to pay last dues with late fees and this years dues still kicked me out.

That stinks

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It’s okay, I’ve been hunting pequest wma a lot and scouting for deer while turkey hunting, more concerned about getting my stepson his first deer this fall with the bow. 

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8 hours ago, Ryanm said:

It’s okay, I’ve been hunting pequest wma a lot and scouting for deer while turkey hunting, more concerned about getting my stepson his first deer this fall with the bow. 

Shot my first turkey ever in Peaquest

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Again its,Me,Me,Me.Just because you can doesn't mean that you have to hunt in the afternoon! Think of the guys that work all week and would like to get out a day or two after work.Its great for them.:up:

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