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Question by bowhunter352. Uploaded on April 02, 2009
I meant to add I was using a owl call, lol, sorry... butr yea I was using a call and didn't get any to gobble at me
The best time to do it is early morning from just before dawn until flydown and late evening after you are sure the birds have flown up to roost. If the owl hooter fails try a Coyote howler, duck or goose call.
All we have is an owl call and we tryed last night and this morning and no luck. I know for a FACT that their is turkeys out here because we've killed one and called 7 of them in... so I don't know what specific time or how.
Also try a Peacock, Crow or Hawk Call.
As Del said, early morning before flydown is the best time to "hoot". You may also be successful shock gobbling a turkey just after fly up to roost. Certain other shock calls (Hawk, Crow, Coyote, Peacock, etc) can work during the day. In my experience turkeys get used to such shock tactics quickly and are less eager to pop off. I try to use them only as a last resort.
It's a great scouting tool if you do it right. Here in MI, I have better luck putting them to bed. I'll call just before sundown. If they are out there like you say, you should be able to here them gobbleing in the morning and figure out where they are roosting.
go right after dark so their still awake and listening then go near them the following morning
They are snoozin right through your hootin. If you will catch them right after fly up or just before fly down you will probably get better results. I have had them gobble at a slamming truck door more than once.
Do it the last 1/2hour before dark. I've heard gobblers sound off late at night, but the hoot owls were positively going off apparently all around it.
Go just as the sunn is coming up because they are just now flying out of there roost.
In my experience you can get them to gobble to owl or coyote calls right after they fly up but a couple of gobbles in a small window is about all you can expect as it is getting dark. In the morning on the other hand, from the roost I have heard them gobble at owls, coyotes, dogs, clock tower bells, trains, thunder, etc.
i'd do it in the morning right at sunrise most turkeys are roosted and won't make a sound for something like that at night.
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