Expert Help Needed

Discussion in 'Ohio Gobbler Hunting' started by bcraley, May 4, 2005.

  1. bcraley

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hey guys... so far this season has been good... not alot of gobbling but we've been seeing birds everytime out...&nbsp;but still no meat on the table.&nbsp; I had my dad intown last weekend from PA to hunt with me.&nbsp; It's the first time we have had an opportunity to hunt together for a couple years so, it was nice to get out with him.&nbsp; Anyway...</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">We setup on a corner of a woods next to a grass field.&nbsp; We put 2 hen decoys out in the field.&nbsp; I sat on the corner and he said he was going to go down the woods edge 40 yards or so and watch the&nbsp;inside of&nbsp;the woods.&nbsp; At 7AM I heard dad shoot... I got up and headed his direction figuring I'd see a floppying turkey (he doesn't miss very often).&nbsp; Well, he missed.&nbsp; He didn't notice the branch that was in front of the 2 jakes he was shooting at.&nbsp; Now for my question... all this happend on Sunday.&nbsp; Should I go back in and setup close to where he was on Saturday?&nbsp; Or do you think those birds have high tailed it out of there?</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I had an opportunity at a bird late in the&nbsp;morning on Sunday... he came in range after shooting time.... had to let him walk.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Thanks,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Brad</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  2. 10Gauge

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">OOOOOOYEAH.......I'd go back and you'll more than likely find there will be birds there too!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I've hunted areas year after year that produce birds and have killed a tom one week only to find another moved into the area the next week.&nbsp; The birds you find may or maynot be the same group but there is a reason they like that area and keep returning.</P>
     

  3. COLLY

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    those birds don't have a clue as to what happened so<br> i would say you would be alright going right back to <br> that spot and setting up<br> <br> i have seen video of two guys out hunting one calling for the other <br> they call in three birds 1st guy kills his bird, they switch, so now the guy <br> who was calling has the gun, five minutes later they call the other two birds<br> in and the 2nd guy kills his bird<br> <br> <br>
     
  4. COLLY

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    <br> forgot!!<br> <br> disclaimer............................................i am not an expert<img src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align="middle" border="0"><br>
     
  5. 10Gauge

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I agree with cooly........I've hunted with two shooters before and called in 3 birds.....one guy shot the tom and the jakes flew across the field.....I kept calling the two jakes returned and the other guy killed a jake while the 1st kill was still "flappin".</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Last year I hunted a flooded beaver pond area where several jakes and toms were frequenting.&nbsp; One morning it sonded like 15 birds were in the bottom and I set up just above them on a bench and started talkin.....here came a gobble and I dropped the hammer.....six birds ran. 5-6 more flew maybe 50 yards and set down looking back at their brother floppin!&nbsp; I continued calling just to see what they would do and four of the biggest toms started struttin in my direction......they came within 35 yards of my position before I finally got tired of playing with them!&nbsp; Here's the ugly part of that story....went back to the same spot the next day with a guy who had never shot a turkey before and couldn't get those toms to gobble!&nbsp; I know they were in there we roosted them that evening but for some reason they were tight lipped and we didn't tag anything that morning!</P>
     
  6. bcraley

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    <P>Thanks guys... I'm going to go in and setup in the same area with a little bit of an adjustment... now that I know where they're coming from.&nbsp; I'll let you know how it works out.&nbsp; At this point... I'm going to bust a jake if I get the opportunity.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Brad</P>
     
  7. bcraley

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    <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Well... you guys were right.&nbsp; Those two birds were right where they were the week before.&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Got to the area at the same time as another guy... before leaving the parking area I asked where he was headed so that we didn't bump into each other.&nbsp; He said he didn't know and was just going to see what he could hear.&nbsp; I told him exactly where I was headed and figured he'd head the other direction.&nbsp; Got to my tree and sat down about 60 yrds from where Dad had missed a week earlier, it was about </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">5:45AM</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">.&nbsp; At about </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">6:00AM</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"> I heard one gobble (still on the roost)&nbsp;in&nbsp;the direction&nbsp;I expected them... but a little further away.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I decided to stay put rather than take the chance of getting busted.&nbsp; I made a few tree yelps then a fly down cackle and waited.&nbsp; I heard another gobble at about </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">6:25</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">... they’re closer... I got into position and got ready... about then I catch movement off to my right... here comes the guy from the parking lot.... I identified myself and he says sorry and goes out to the field that is 35 yrds to my left... walked right in front of me.&nbsp; I figure he knows I'm here, probably heard the bird gobble in front of me... he'll head in the other direction.... I'm obviously working the bird...wrong!</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">This guy walks down the field edge in the direction of the birds.&nbsp; 10 minutes later at </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">6:45AM</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">..... Boom, Boom.&nbsp; I see movement in front of me about 150yrds away through the trees.&nbsp; I take a look with my bino's and I realize it's the same guy... I got up and went to inspect.&nbsp; This guy slips in between me and the birds and kills one of the two birds that were headed in my direction... less than 150 yrds from me.&nbsp; Those birds were taking the exact route they did a week earlier... Dad missed at 7AM... they would have been showing themselves at almost the exact time if this&nbsp;numbskull wouldn't had interfered.&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">After a few choice words with this ignorant POS. I went to another area I had found good sign in a week earlier... nothing... I was still fuming and went home and started on the honey-do-list at </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">10AM</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">.... </SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I'm headed to MI fishing next weekend... not the way I wanted to end my turkey season... another season with no bird.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P>
     
  8. adm

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Sounds like another typically frustrating weekend on the public area we know well, if that's where you were. That area has been a dissapointment this year. Very quiet. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good luck on your fishing trip.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Dan</P>
     
  9. bcraley

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    <P>Dan - It was public land but probably not the&nbsp;WLA you&nbsp;are thinking of.&nbsp; Have you killed your birds?&nbsp; I heard rumor that Roger took two jakes.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Brad</P>
     
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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Taken one so far. Finally found a desperate 2 yr. old yesterday.&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Has been a tough season for the most part.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Rumor about Roger is true. If he is settling for Jakes you know the hunting is tough here this year.</P>
     
  11. Huffy

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    Brad:<br> <br> That's a bad deal all around. I guess some people will do anything to kill a bird....<br> <br> Huffy<br> <br>
     
  12. Wolfbangduck

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    <P>It allway's pay's to have a few locked down places where you are the only hunter, or with some of your bud's<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/tongue.gif" align=absMiddle border=0> and all,<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/frown.gif" align=absMiddle border=0> respect the pecking order! That suck's that the hunt turned out that way, you feel violated,it has happed to me,good luck next time<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp;</P>