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Dont Educate Em
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:35:18 AM »
Just kind of a reminder to those who will be out scouting Saturday before the Sunday opener.  DONT wander around all day calling at/in birds. Seems every year the day before opening comes alive with people out calling like crazy and making the birds  smart about what's on the other end of those calls.  Some years I've actually seen birds after the opener immediately head off in the opposite direction when they heard a call.  That flock you've been watching will be very leery Sunday if they go running to a call Saturday only to find some person standing there with a camera.  Use your locator call sparingly and don't make them any smarter than they already are.

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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
Thanks for the advice

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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »
100%! I listen for gobbles in the morning, move in very slowly and if I can get eyes on them I try to from a distance. If it's too risky and I might get busted then I just back out and leave them alone. You've waited this long why not wait the last 24hours.
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 03:06:12 PM »
👍 Good Reminder!


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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 08:29:44 AM »
Looks like Sunday will be a pretty wet day so that may keep a few hunters at home.
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 10:12:58 AM »
Looks like Sunday will be a pretty wet day so that may keep a few hunters at home.
And Iíll be out enjoying that liquid sunshine. :chuckle:
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 10:17:35 AM »
Almost like the day before archery elk.  Guys are bugling the day before trying to locate bulls.

I saw a few videos of guys getting gobblers fired up this week with calls.  They are talking and responsive to the call.
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 10:18:33 AM »
Good advice.  Unfortunately many don't care.
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 11:09:00 AM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »
I'm not educating them.....   i'm training them to come when called.    :yike:

Seriously, good reminder. 
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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 11:13:57 AM »
good advice..... the rain aint stopping me, it might stop the birds though. either way it'll be better than what I'm doing today. Good luck everybody

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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 04:35:18 PM »
I say educate the birds, make em weary! Get em scared! Not as many shot on opening day. Then the late comers will have a better chance.  :) Why not make it a little bit of a challenge? Sounds like a good way of weeding out the good callers/hunters out from the bad?  :dunno:

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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 05:37:51 PM »
I say educate the birds, make em weary! Get em scared! Not as many shot on opening day. Then the late comers will have a better chance.  :) Why not make it a little bit of a challenge? Sounds like a good way of weeding out the good callers/hunters out from the bad?  :dunno:
Issue with that is that it might also frustrate the new comers and make them not want to do it anymore. The outdoors and its bounty isn't just for the good callers/hunters. Its for everybody. I agree with not educating the birds or any animal if possible.

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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 11:57:33 PM »
I don't see an issue using a shock call(owl, crow, coyote, etc) the day before opener, but please leave your turkey call at home, at camp or in your truck and save it for the 15th.

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Re: Dont Educate Em
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 05:27:10 AM »
I like to use an elk bugel about the time the birds are jumping up in the roost.   Turkey calls are for turkey season
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