Owl Boy.....

Discussion in 'Ohio Gobbler Hunting' started by Huffy, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Huffy

    Huffy New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Starting to get a little frustrated here guys.&nbsp;I have permission to hunt a small 9 acre woods adjoined by a&nbsp;much larger&nbsp;woods that is off limits to me. All the birds on roost normally are in the&nbsp;larger woods. Also in that woods is a hunter that blows an owl call all morning. When he hears me or my buddy call he starts walking toward us blowing the owl call. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Since our woods is so small we hunt fairly close to the property line. He will come close enough for it to get a little scary. Usually, I'll yell at him that I am a hunter and he will leave. Only to do it again the next time I go out.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Luckily, I was able to take a nice 19 pounder on Monday morning. The bird came in even though Owl Boy was "playing his music" in the back ground. However, since that time Owl Boy has totally lost it. He&nbsp;walks the woods all morning doing nothing but blowing the owl call. I saw and heard no birds when I hunted on Thursday morning.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">My buddy went out on Friday and heard nothing but Owl Boy doing what he does best. Last year we actually confronted the guy and explained to him how to set up, when to call, etc. Obviously, it fell on deaf ears.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Has anyone else ever had to deal with a dimwit like this? If so, how did you handle it?</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">In the meantime, I'm looking for a new&nbsp;place to hunt......</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Huffy</P>
     
  2. ToledoDean

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    <P>Maybe call your county&nbsp;game warden&nbsp;and explain the situation to him. Maybe you can get him to accompany you. If this guy does not have permission on the same property you do you can get him for trespassing or harrassment. Also you want to get his license # on his car too. What county are you in??</P>
     

  3. blackswamp

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Sounds like the same guy next to me. But I will call him owl/cell phone boy.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">He blows his owl call in the morning &amp; if he gets a gobble he sprints towards it, &amp; will not stop with the owl call.&nbsp;Than threw out the morning his cell phone will start ringing playing&nbsp; music. I gave up on that part of the woods because of him. The bad part about it is he has permission for these woods &amp; I think it is the best tukey woods in our county.</P>
     
  4. gastj

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    <P>If he is doing this intentionally to harass you there is a misderminor charge that can be issued.&nbsp; He doesn't even have to be on your side of the fence.&nbsp; I found this out from game warden busting anti-hunters harassing a husband/wife bow hunting their property by playing rock music out of their truck window.&nbsp; Hard to prove without evidence though.</P>
     
  5. Huffy

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">This is happening in Seneca County, just south of Green Springs. I can't say the guy is an anti hunter and trying to harass us because he is hunting too. I hate to give up on this spot because it is a great area to hunt. But, like blackswamp's situation, when he gets a shock gobble he runs to the bird blowing the owl call.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">He has permission to hunt the big woods also.&nbsp;I am thinking&nbsp;of contacting the land owner and discussing the situation and get the guys name.&nbsp;Maybe we can meet with him&nbsp;outside of the hunting situation and see if we can come up with a solution to the problem. My guess is the guy simply does not know what he is doing. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I'd like to work out an agreement so we can all safely hunt the area. Like I said, it is a great area to hunt.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Huffy</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  6. blackswamp

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Huffy </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Maybe it's Seneca County, because that is where I have been hunting. I have been hunting SE of Tifiin.</P>
     
  7. BigDale

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    &nbsp;I don't know if this would work or not but why not team up with him once and call him a bird (If he has permission to hunt your side of the fence). Maybe if he gets a shot at one that was set up on correctly he will wise up. I know it is frustrating but&nbsp; I am a new Turkey hunter myself and even though i have a better Idea of&nbsp; how to set up on a bird than he does in part to alot of research&nbsp; and friends helping out, i am still in the dark on alot of things turkey hunting lol . Asw you said a huge part of the problem is he probably has no clue how to hunt turkeys<br/>
     
  8. Huffy

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Big Dale:</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I agree that trying to work with someone and help them out is the best solution. Hell, I have only been hunting turkey for three years and I know that I don't have all the answers. We all can use some pointers, especially when we try something new.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">But this guy is out of control. My buddy was hunting this past Friday and had a jake coming to the call/decoys when Owl Boy blasted the bird 20 yards outside the decoys. He ran to pick up the bird and noticed the decoys and pulled up to shoot because he thought the decoys were real birds. My buddy was directly in the line of fire if the guy decided to shoot. It scared the he** out of him.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I hunted this morning and was lucky to pull two jakes into range. The whole time Owl Boy is blowing his owl call. I still can't believe the birds came in with all that racket. I shot the one bird at 20 yards and was done for the season. As&nbsp;I picked up the bird he was close by (but not in sight) blowing the owl call. I called to him but he never responded. And I sure wasn't going to go looking for him. Not in full camo anyway....</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">It was a great hunting year, especially with harvesting two birds for the first time. But&nbsp;Owl Boy put&nbsp;a damper on the "pure joy" of being in the woods.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Huffy</P>
     
  9. Huffy

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Darron:</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">You're father is a smart man!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Huffy</P>
     
  10. DMan

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    <P>Your not alone in Seneca. In Washington this weekend, I met crow boy!!</P>
     
  11. mcclanahan

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    <P>What would you call a person running around the woods blowing a woodpecker sound.&nbsp;&nbsp; "Pecker boy" <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     
  12. HonkerBonker

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    <P>We have Owl boy and&nbsp;Crow boy.&nbsp; What do you call the woodpecker caller?&nbsp; Or how about the Peacock caller?&nbsp; How about a generic term for all.....Moron.</P>