That'll teach ya to listen to me!
If it makes you feel any better, they have been kicking my butt as well! We had one good morning where a hen robbed us off the roost, then a gobbler hung up a 60 yards and wouldn't budge. Then, at about 9:00 that morning, they shut off and I have not heard or seen much from them since. Between work, bad weather and bad birds, I it has been pretty lean.
Hang in there, it will turn around.
Well done JPH. Got lucky again.[;)] I've never hunted turkeys before. I bet it's a blast.
He was solid at 23 lbs. and 1" hooked spurs, but the most amazing feature were his beards of 10.5", 6.5", 6" and 6"!
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I hope you don't mind but I typed in your birds measurements into the NWTF website scoring calculator and it scored 101, which would be in the top 30 in Iowa history. CONGRATS again.
Thanks Reeper, yeah i get the sense I probably need to try a few more calls....so on that note...I will be bringing my car door with me in the woods, so I can slam it against the tree...My Jets Powerhorn....and a snare drum...I'm bringing shock gobbling to a whole new level...short of that i give up!!! [;)]
In all seriousness I've heard that odd , loud sounds will cause them to shick gobble. I just think I'm in an area they are not...of course a buddy of mine went out the day before and saw a few hens and took a jake not far from where I was scouting so who knows..like you said "thats hunting".
Any chance I can borrow your neighbors beagle?[:D]
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