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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-09-2007, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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what is the best time of day to go turkey hunting
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mannymancan View Post
what is the best time of day to go turkey hunting
MORNING Day light ; i have allways found early morning is the best time you just have to keep calling and dont chase them u wont get them just keep calling and stay put if one dont come in around 10:30 it time to try again the next morning

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turkeys can be one tough bird to get. every turkey hunter out there has shared your pain. an experieced caller with you helps. i like to throw a decoy out too. even with every thing you need if the birds aint talking it can still make for some tough hunting. if its legal to bait birds in your state a pile of corn will work wonders.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 07:18 PM
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a trick i have learned is to go out the night before at dark and use a generic pure or crow call and they will answer from where they are roosting, then you know where they are for the next morning. I would also recomend a decoy or two. But definitly early morning hunts for me! hope this helps.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 12:48 AM
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During the spring season anytime of day is good. The only real time a gobbler won't respond to a call is when he's "henned up", spooked by hunters or predators, or blocked by a large gully, stream, thick brush, downed trees, etc. Toms can gobble and start to respond to your calling but could be picked off by a hen which leads to being "henned up". In late morning/early afternoon toms will be more responsive because the hens nest up and allow the tom to go prowling again leaving themselves open to calling. If you can, try to locate birds toward evening by scoping fields and observing them till dark when they leave the field or fly up to roost. If you see them leave the field they may roost just a little ways off, but if they fly up from the field they're very close. Go near the area in the field they were in and use a crow, owl, or coyote call to get a tom to "shock gobble" at you. That way you'll pin point the gobbler for the next morning when you sneak in during darkness and wait for them to wake up and gobble on their own. There you can call lightly and try to get them to fly down near you for a shot at sunrise. During fall hunting try breaking groups up so they fly/run in all types of directions then sit and wait then try calling using the lost bird call and you should start seeing the group trying to relocate one another. I can only tell you this from experience so I won't say these are turkey facts and I hope this helped you out a little bit. GOOD LUCK.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 08:51 PM
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in my opinion for spring turkey its the crack of dawn till 900 then thay hen up till 11 we can only hunt till noon so i go sunrise to noon.In the fall i see them when im deer hunting the move in big flocks with lots of eyes to fool kinda tough to say whats the best time in that situation

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