Calling birds in the Fall

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Re: Calling birds in the Fall

Post by sman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:39 am

hawglips wrote:Deleted duplicate post
What? What?
What? What?

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Re: Calling birds in the Fall

Post by timbrhuntr » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:30 pm

What?

Oh Ya !!

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Re: Calling birds in the Fall

Post by hawglips » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:53 pm

My brother got out and killed his first fall turkey on Monday. Utah opened up a new fall season this year, with a limited number of tags. Here's his story:

"...I obtained a fall tag within the South Region, and selected an area where wintering turkeys have posed problems with homeowners for over 15 years. I went out for a couple of days 2 weeks ago and passed on 100 hens and poults the first morning - I had decided that mine would be ONE tag that wouldn't fit around a hen's leg, and until the last day of the season, I would try to tag a big boy. I tried for 2 hours the second morning to get in front of a large mixed flock that held two longbeards to no avail - too many eyes made getting out in front of them very difficult. I decided to wait a few days before trying again in hopes that more adult toms would head down out of the mountains.

I had a free morning, so I got up today and headed to my pre-determined spot. I exited the truck well before fly-down and crossed a creek bottom to a PJ-covered side hill that allowed me to get above the cottonwoods along the creek where the turkeys roosted. My objective was to avoid the hen and poult flocks and to try to find a flock of gobblers upon which to try my luck. After walking about a quarter mile along the side-hill, I spied about 50 turkeys in a couple of large cottonwoods...so I sat down and waited. Soon yelps pierced the pre-dawn air, and when a jake sounded off, I copied him with a tom yelp and a gobble of my own. (I have a Quaker Boy World Champ mouth call that allows me to make great gobbler yelps and kee kees as well). Multiple gobbles sounded back at me, including one from about 250 yards farther down the creek that sounded like a mature tom! I glassed in that direction and saw a full fan on a large turkey as he prepared to fly down. Shortly all the nearby birds had flown down, and I could head in the direction where I saw the "full fan" fly. I gobbler- yelped and gobbled as I carefully walked, and deep gobbles and yelps would answer me nearly every time. The idea was to try to take advantage of the tom's desire to elevate his status within the pecking order, so my calls were designed to challenge him. I finally crested a small hill, so I let off a series of yelps, ending in a gobble. A tom answered me immediately and sounded within 60 yards of my position, so I sat down right there! I waited a minute and gobbled again - he answered me even closer, so I shouldered the old Remington 870. Shortly I saw a white-fringed fan appear about 40 yards out behind a cedar. I waited quietly for a few seconds before he stepped out from behind the tree. He slowly raised his head without me having to putt at him, so I pulled the trigger at 7:21 AM. He was a 2 1/2 year old, 16 1/2-pounder with an 8 inch beard and 5/8 inch spurs. Beautiful morning - beautiful turkey!"

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Re: Calling birds in the Fall

Post by kygobbler » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:21 pm

Congrats to your brother Hawglips
Bryan

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