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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Went out this morning and didn't hear 1 bird off the roost.&nbsp; I sat awhile and called in 2 hens and then a couple of deer ruined that.&nbsp; About 7:30, I saw 4 birds crossing a powerline about 50 yards away, so I tried to set up in front of them and it worked great,but they were all Jakes.&nbsp; I played with them for awhile and called them into 10 yards and had them gobbling nonstop, which in turn, got some distant birds fired up for a short time.&nbsp; I passed on the Jakes, but they looked nice through the scope.&nbsp; No luck for the rest of the day, except for 2 coyote sitings.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Try again Saturday.&nbsp; Can't tell if they are henned up or not because the jakes didn't even gobble off the roost and they had no hens with them????</P>
 

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<P>I heard only one gobble at least 1/4 mile maybe further by 6:45. Moved closer and heard two others running box calls on the border line where I have sole permission. Can't blame them. I set up between them and the tom.&nbsp; Waited 20 minutes, called some, and figured I need to make some&nbsp;money.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Walked about 100 feet, heard leaves rustling, saw two tails and a hen following. They were coming in, but dead silent. Do not really know what the first two were.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Scouted another spot where we youth hunted, and saw by tracks where they have been going.&nbsp;Going to try a short hunt in the morning. There was four gobblers there Saturday and headed the same way I saw the tracks.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Looks like they are sneaking the opposite way from normal.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Going to setup decoys in an open field and&nbsp;try it.&nbsp;</P>
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">My buddy and I went out again this morning and didn't hear a bird till about 8:30.&nbsp; We located a couple of tom's across this field in this wooded section.&nbsp; We decided to move down to the field and set up instead of staying where we were (mistake).&nbsp; No more than 10 seconds after sneaking to&nbsp;the field setting&nbsp;up,&nbsp;7 jakes and 1 big tom came strutting in and gobbling away!!!&nbsp; We played with them for about 15&nbsp;minutes hanging&nbsp;about 50-60yards out.&nbsp;&nbsp;Deks just not convincing enough maybe to much/not enough calling, I don't know!!!&nbsp; But what a show and rush watching this group of birds!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;Eventually we moved to another spot&nbsp;and had a hen sneak in.&nbsp; Overall where we are the birds were more quite than usual today.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Going back out on sat&nbsp;hopefully for my second bird.&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Everyone good luck and hunt safe!!!!</P>
 

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<P>Hunted southern Stark County today. Lots of gobbling. Had 2 jakes fly out of the roost behind me. 2 hens and a tom out in front of me 40 yards. Then to my right the boss came in, bigger than I have ever killed, probably 12 inch beard and 23-4 pounds...huge. So I slowly (mistake) turn from the 8 inch tom in front of me to this boss. The ones in front of me didn't notice and the boss didn't notice, but the 2 jakes had come within 10 yards of me behind me and they busted me. Game Over. Hit them again in the morning.</P>
 
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