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<P>How often is everyone practicing/running your turkey calls now? And where? In the car/truck/home,etc.?</P>
 

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I try to practice a little bit each day usually in the car or garage.&nbsp; I never practice where wild birds would here me because we don't want them to get used to humans calling.&nbsp; i find it is better to practice in short stretches of time so that you do not develope bad habits, and if you are just learning to call master one call first be it a box, pot, or mouth call.&nbsp; When you are first learning also try to master just one sound either a cluck or yelp nd then work on stringing together a series of clucks or yelps to get birds to come in.<br> Steve<br>
 

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<P>I practice in the truck on the way to work or at home, and I also go to the woods before the season and call birds in. I know people say you shouldn't do it because it makes them harder to call when the season comes in but I've been doing it along time and I usually get my birds. I learned from an ol boy down in Georgia to call, and he never takes a call out of his mouth, you never see him without one, and he's one of the finest callers i've ever heard.</P>
 

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I <FONT face=Arial>necessarily don't agree with calling before the season starts. I've hunted turkeys for a very long time and when you go out into the woods where you're going to be hunting and call to a gobbler, he comes in looking for a hen. If the hen is not there he gets weary, so when the actual season starts and you go calling again he's less motivated to come to you. Plus&nbsp;if &nbsp;the gobbler is Henned up your SOL. I'm from Jasper, Georgia and we have loads of turkeys. I know how you can get over zealous and just want to try your skills out on the real thing, but from my experience i seriously would wait and try it out opening day or there after. I wish everyone the best of luck this season. </FONT><br> <FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;<br> <FONT face=Arial>David Ellis</FONT><br>
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">I agree with knowing the woods and the land, but when you work(call) a turkey for 2 and 3/4 hours with him yo- yoing and he finally breaks and comes in slow gobbling to your calling that is real turkey hunting. Then he double gobbles that close a split second before your gun goes off that is the best.&nbsp;You fooled him fair and square and&nbsp;won.&nbsp; A lot&nbsp;more exciting&nbsp;than ambushing them without calling. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Nothing like hearing him gobble inside your chest that close.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The best sport in my opinion!&nbsp;</P>
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">"Calling is 10% knowing the area your hunting is 80% and set up is another 10% Calling turkey's is so over rated. "----ducksnbucks</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have ambushed turkeys and called in turkeys and I would rather call in a turkey that is gobbling his head off any day.&nbsp; It feels great when you can effectively pattern a bird and harvest him, but it is much more exciting when he comes in strutting and gobbling.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">We'll see how you do this season without calling to a bird!&nbsp;&nbsp; GOODLUCK!!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">If you limit out, more props to you.</P>
 

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<P>I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say, you don't have to be a great caller to call turkeys in, believe me I've hunted with several, people over the years, and have heard some terrible calling, but yet they seem to kill birds every year, Calling a bird in is by far one of the most rewarding parts of turkey hunting , but like I said it's only a small part of it, I'm sure we have all shot turkeys that have come to one or 2 calls,&nbsp;that just shows you that calling is overrated, I'll take knowing where the birds are and knowing how to get to them without bumping them over great calling anyday of the week.&nbsp;</P>
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">My bad.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Goodluck on Monday!<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
 

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<P>Be safe and good luck this season, if you want to hunt later in the season, your more than welcome to come with me a day or two. </P>
 
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