physiology of gobbling?

Discussion in 'Ohio Gobbler Hunting' started by MaktheQwk, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. MaktheQwk

    MaktheQwk Well-Known Member

    <P>I've been wondering for some time if there is a correlation between extreme gobbling activity on one day, followed by near silence the next. We've all heard about it, or witnessed it first hand. Birds are all fired up today, then when you go out tomorrow, you would swear there wasn't a bird in the woods. I wonder if something occurs to a gobblers vocal mechanisms, wether swelling, or hoarsness, or soreness, that necessitates them resting them. Much like us screaming all afternoon at a football game,or some type of similar event, the ensuing hoarsness and sore throat&nbsp;can almost result in a loss of ones voice the following day. Do you think some type of similar action can/is/does occur in turkeys that explains the hot one day-quiet the next. Just one of the frustrating aspects of this sport. I've been invited out with the old,"They went crazy yesterday!", just as I've taken friends out with the "I heard birds everywhere yesterday!", only to get the "LOOK" after a morning of deadly silence!</P>
  2. Bshive

    Bshive Member

    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I'll&nbsp; go along with that.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">They were hammering everything yesterday and then today, I go to a property where the turkey's have never been hunted before and I heard nothing until I saw some turkey's crossing a powerline and I got ahead of them and called and found out they were jakes.&nbsp; </P>


    FOWLTALK New Member

    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">ya know, its probably no different than the old lady yelling at the kids in the</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">morning to get ready for does'nt happen every day, but</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">then again, its not always in the morning either !!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">i talked to my big brother today. he set up yesterday in a new area with a</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">plowed up corn field. the boss showed up late, he worked the bird to 80 yrds,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">everything was&nbsp;looking beautiful, suddenly the birds head goes high &amp; mighty......a pair of dogs were apparently hunting him too. the bird booked</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">out of there once the dogs got to close. one of the dogs actually kicked up another bird &amp; it flew over my brothers head, but he did'nt know the gender.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">my father hunted this same field on Monday &amp; these two dogs were there</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">on the opener.....whata ya do !!!</P>
  4. Howman

    Howman New Member

    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Dean,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I see Hevi Shot makes a coyote load...that should do the trick!!. Kind of like the cat hunt in Wisconsin. Screw up 1 hunt...OK...screw up no!!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Howman</P>