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Offline BigVinn

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Understanding Easterns
« on: April 21, 2019, 04:53:23 PM »
So I have hunted turkeys before but never Easterns. I have a spot or at least the general area. I am just not sure the best way to hunt them. Do they gobble off the roost or at all to locate them or is it walk around looking for sign?  Any tips on how to narrow in there location would be great. Once I locate and call do they respond to calling or come in silent?  Thanks

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Re: Understanding Easterns
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 05:25:53 PM »
My understanding is easterns are the hardest to call in.

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Re: Understanding Easterns
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 07:58:44 PM »
From what I understand from a few friends that have hunted Easterns is.... Most Toms are quieter with minimal gobbling also the hens are not as vocal either. One friend refers to them as the Ghost on the Coast.

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Re: Understanding Easterns
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 10:10:07 PM »
They are a turkey, hunt them like a turkey....   :dunno:

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Re: Understanding Easterns
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 05:06:45 AM »
They are a turkey, hunt them like a turkey....   :dunno:

^^^ This. They are harder to call in the early morning (they call less), but if you hunt them when they separate from the hens for the day, usually after 9-10 am, then they start getting more receptive again to calling. Also, try figuring out there habits. Rios for instance are riverbottom birds.


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