3. Break Up the Birds
When the above tactics fail, scatter the flock. This classic fall strategy works now, too. It's best to bust the birds off the roost, before dawn or in the evening. Wander noisily under roosted birds, yelling and banging on trees with a stick. After the birds fly off, they'll be eager to reassemble. This can also work at midday, if you can sneak close enough to panic birds into a broad dispersal. Set up and wait until the first birds start talking before joining in with long, loud hen yelps. And be ready to pick out a bird with a beard.