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new gear!!
« on: February 22, 2013, 09:48:54 PM »
 anyone out there buy some new gear for the season?   i know i did, tell me what you got.
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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 10:29:30 AM »
 no reply, geez
 
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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 11:20:46 AM »
Benelli Nova last fall, so far got a pile of grouse but really itching  for a turkey 8). Bought a new call last month- the Haint from down n dirty calls. Gobbler call that's supposed to be great for henned up birds.

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 12:24:03 PM »
Benelli Nova last fall, so far got a pile of grouse but really itching  for a turkey 8). Bought a new call last month- the Haint from down n dirty calls. Gobbler call that's supposed to be great for henned up birds.

Just be careful with that gobbler call.  Just hen calling sucks in people trying to cut off birds or sneak up on what they think might be a hen with a gobbler in tow.  If you use a gobbler call, even more of a temptation to people.....just be safe. 
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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 12:57:12 PM »
will do. Most places are sparse for other hunters so that helps also. Idea is for the henned up ones that respond but don't come in. I'd never use it all the time, sparingly

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 05:16:00 PM »
will do. Most places are sparse for other hunters so that helps also. Idea is for the henned up ones that respond but don't come in. I'd never use it all the time, sparingly

The trick with those henned up gobblers is you have to learn how to focus on the lead hen and communicate with her in an effort to piss her off or raise her curiosity.  Curiosity and being pissed can sometimes result in dragging that gobbler to you, especially if it a less dominate gobbler in the area. 

The big guy usually waits on hens to go to him, which is the way it normally is, until hens dry up from sitting on nests.  Where she goes, sometimes a lesser gobbler goes.  In many cases you'll have a group with one boss gobbler and a couple subordinates that display very little in fear of getting their butt kicked, moving along with a small group of hens...2-3.  The sub's purpose is to run off any other gobblers while the boss does his thing.

Get this hen interested or pissed and you bring them all in, although the big guy usually tries to direct the group when they start going where he doesn't want to.  Some lead hens can be pretty determined though, just like with our subspecies. :chuckle:
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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 09:53:13 PM »
Gotcha, seems like stealing the thread.... But any particular techniques to piss off ms boss hen?

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 10:57:04 PM »
I just became a pro staffer for toxic calls so ill be running some new slate calls and sticks and might have some reeds by turkey season but not sure if we are going to have them out by then

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 11:29:31 PM »
Gotcha, seems like stealing the thread.... But any particular techniques to piss off ms boss hen?

Basically things learned like that, come after years of messing with birds in different situations.  You start to get a feel for the lack of a better word, attitudes.  Some times just merely starting a conversation by responding to the hen and then mimicking every vocalization she makes just slightly louder each time, in a sense, trying to challenge her.  If nothing else you'll become more proficient in talking turkey much sooner. :tup:
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 01:57:24 PM »
Gotcha, seems like stealing the thread.... But any particular techniques to piss off ms boss hen?

Basically things learned like that, come after years of messing with birds in different situations.  You start to get a feel for the lack of a better word, attitudes.  Some times just merely starting a conversation by responding to the hen and then mimicking every vocalization she makes just slightly louder each time, in a sense, trying to challenge her.  If nothing else you'll become more proficient in talking turkey much sooner. :tup:
Well said. It is fun playing the matching game with her too. Some times you win some times you don't.

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2013, 02:04:45 PM »
 :yeah:  Good advice WACent.  Gotta love it though when it all comes together, and they all come running in ...  :drool:

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 07:23:03 PM »
 :tup:
Makes sense. I think I've always tried that before and never realized it. At least till now.

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Re: new gear!!
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 09:29:30 PM »
I need to run up to Cabelas here in the next couple weeks to check out a new stock for the wofes turkey gun, looking at getn her an adjustable stock to make it more comfortable.

 

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