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Offline dune

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Turkey calling slow
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:55:11 AM »
I was out this weekend and had one bird talking but for the most part it was slower than the past few years,  is the rut late or over?

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Re: Turkey calling slow
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 10:07:22 AM »
Seemed like it was in full swing where I was. :dunno:

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Re: Turkey calling slow
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 10:10:30 AM »
Probably just henned up heavy. It will improve as hens begin to lay eggs and split from the Tom's during the day.
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Re: Turkey calling slow
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 10:58:47 AM »
I noticed the birds in my area were fairly quiet. It was a bit windy which never helps but I did notice it being quieter then last weekend. Typical turkeys, one min red hot the next barely speaking.

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Re: Turkey calling slow
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 12:17:03 PM »
We had a heck of a hunt. I went to a new spot and I called in 8 shooters in 3 days. We bagged 3 and missed 3 times. The two largest birds hung up at about 50 yards. We managed two toms and I shot a hen that had a 7" beard.

We had a pop-up blind near some roost trees and on day 1 they flew down to us off the roost. The whole hunt the only calls I made were cutting and loud yelps frequent in the morning and maybe one set of 7-8 cuts every hour or so throughout the day. As soon as I could see the birds I would either not call at all if they were still coming in or do a soft purr, and cluck if they hung up. 

There were two other groups of hunters near us Friday and Saturday and between those two groups they shot 4 birds.

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Re: Turkey calling slow
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 12:59:50 PM »
They were really henned up in the morning down in klickitat. Had a group of 3 tons, 5 jakes, and 15 hens in a field. They wouldn't even gobble. About 1045 I went back to the area and called in 3 jakes that came in silent, passed on them. As I was walking back to the truck one of the toms fired off and I called him across a wide open field to 15 yards before I killed him. Nice 2 year old.
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