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beniah1066
 August 17 2017 06:57PM (Read 1759 times)  
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This is my year. Still have never gotten a Fall Turkey before, but I want to give it another shot and feel confident that the odds don't apply to me (ha!). I plan to do it with a shotgun and on public land.

I am down for any tips anyone has. I have a fairly good idea of what I need to do, but someone always knows something that I don't.

I will post a picture here when I get it. (This is me being publicly over confident so that I hold myself accountable when I feel like giving up by November)


 
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 August 17 2017 07:27PM  
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Pattern them. They are pretty regular in the fall. Get between the roost and where they are feeding.


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janningc
 August 17 2017 08:51PM  


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Any tips on types of calls or decoy's? This will be my first year hunting the fall season. I like the time frame more than spring so I hope it works out.


 
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 August 18 2017 02:09PM  
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It pretty much goes like this for me....

I don't have a fall turkey archery tag....I am surrounded by 30 birds every night in the blind.

I go buy a fall turkey archery tag....they don't come within 300 yards of me.


 
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 August 18 2017 08:07PM  
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Quote by: cys_av8r

It pretty much goes like this for me....

I don't have a fall turkey archery tag....I am surrounded by 30 birds every night in the blind.

I go buy a fall turkey archery tag....they don't come within 300 yards of me.



^^^this


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nessiefisher
 September 11 2017 05:53PM  


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I have yet to get one in the fall, so I may be wrong.

But my understanding is you don't call or use decoys. If you get out after they get down from their roost, break them up in the field and wait for them to come back.

Maybe I'm wrong. Anyone else got input?


 
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 September 12 2017 09:07PM  
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lost call or kee kee run if you get a flock scattered. any yelp added if you are calling a flock. look out for momma hen and if you hear her coming, she will intercept the returners every time. shoo her out and take your chances with the rest. doc


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beniah1066
 September 13 2017 06:56AM  
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lost call or kee kee run if you get a flock scattered. any yelp added if you are calling a flock. look out for momma hen and if you hear her coming, she will intercept the returners every time. shoo her out and take your chances with the rest. doc



Good tip on the mother hen, Larry, thanks! I didn't know that nuance.


 
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 September 13 2017 07:17AM  
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Pattern them. They are pretty regular in the fall. Get between the roost and where they are feeding.



∆∆∆ This. Calling and decoys will work sometimes. I have gotten one every year from the deer stand.


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 September 21 2017 03:22PM  
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Quote by: cys_av8r

It pretty much goes like this for me....

I don't have a fall turkey archery tag....I am surrounded by 30 birds every night in the blind.

I go buy a fall turkey archery tag....they don't come within 300 yards of me.



^^^this




Yes!!!! Tell me about it!


 
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beniah1066
 October 11 2017 08:15AM  
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I have what I believe is a small flock fairly well patterned. Their general route seems to stay the same in the mornings. Currently, I hope to get after them the morning of the gun season opener, Monday, Oct 16.

I'm running a marathon the day before so won't be in any shape to drag or haul out a deer the next day, but shaking out the legs with a stalk might be just what the doctor ordered.


 
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