How bad a call can you get away with?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by theprofessor, May 8, 2020.

  1. theprofessor

    theprofessor 6 pointer

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    I’m new to this, and I’m pretty bad at it. I just haven’t seen many birds in the wild, or had the time to practice.

    how bad can a guy suck at calling turkey’s before he’s just wasting his time?

    Have you heard ridiculous squawks that resulted in dead birds?

    Thanks y’all.
     
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  2. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Depends on the mood the bird is in, in my opinion. Some of the absolute worst calling ive ever heard came from real hens. If a tom isnt in the mood to work, a competition caller wont bring him in. If he is in the mood, you can just about call them in with a kazoo and a whistle.
     
  3. cedar creek

    cedar creek 10 pointer

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    Just make very very few sounds, a little goes a long ways
     
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  4. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    In my opinion, for what it’s worth, you’ll kill more turkeys with woodsmanship than with good calling.

    I’m a mediocre caller at best, but I spend a lot time in the areas I hunt and I pay attention to the areas turkeys use in the spring.

    Also, if you’re dealing with henned up birds you are fighting a losing battle. Wait until later in the day when hens go to nest. Toms get lonely and are more susceptible to being called in.
     
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  5. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    This ^^^^^^ ..... and like someone else said, live hens sound nothing like competition callers. If you can make a yelp, your calling is ok.
     
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  6. Grago

    Grago 10 pointer

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    I agree, with all the guys, posts above me here, , I wouldnt be afraid to call tho,
     
  7. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    I’ve heard stories of turkey’s being called in ,by pulling rusty barb wire on a fence post .
     
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  8. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    I was going to say the same thing. Most hunters can out call the real hens, lol.
     
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  9. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    What the heck lol? Does rusty wire on a fence post really make a noise? I know I make a noise when I get caught on a rusty fence. I actually got caught on a tight new waist high barb wire fence this turkey season and took me dang near 10 minutes to unhook my scrotum from the fence without tearing my pants and myself lol.
     
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  10. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    It was a statement ,made in a book by ray eye, using it as an example , if a turkey is hot enough ,all you need is the rhythm.
     

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  11. theprofessor

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    Well this is all very reassuring. And entertaining. I didn’t know anyone’s SKRÖT was gonna get involved.

    I’m still putting the over/under at about 20% chance of me killing one this season.
     
  12. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    You think highly of yourself, I was going with 2% hahaha.
     
  13. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    That's pretty neat, thanks for the page and he's right.
     
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  14. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    I respectfully disagree. Competition callers can't out call a real hen, much less most hunters. What most perceive in the calling of a real hen as a mistake, is actually emotion and inflection. Every slip, squeek, whit, or wine from a real hen is communicating something to the other turkeys. You don't have to be a champion caller to kill turkeys, but even if you are , you can't compete with a real hen.
     
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  15. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 10 pointer

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    Here's a tip for crossing fence .. carry a 3 foot piece of garden hose split down the middle. When you come to fence place it over the wire and cross, fold it put in vest and go. It'll save your camo and your jewels
     
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