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Fall Turkey hunting

Hawkeye, I've read all the commits and they are right. It's hard in the fall. I like to spook them and then call them in. Also find out were they are feeding, most of the time in the fall they don't travel to far.

One of the best ways we found to hunt them in the fall is using the Kee Kee Whistle. We had 6 guys hunting turkeys last fall and were successfull on 5 of them. The Kee Kee Whistle sounds like a little turkey chirping looking for the rest of the flock. With suprise we sold over 30 of these calls last year to fall turkey hunters and they all had good success.

Below is a picture of our Kee Kee Whistle. Down south they use them to call in some breeds of ducks.

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In the fall it's all about

In the fall it's all about food, find their perferred food source and you will find the birds.

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Thank you all for all your

Thank you all for all your helpful comments. Like I said, I was not able to get out this year so I guess I will have to wait till next year to give it a go. That is pretty much what I said last year so I really hope I can break that cycle. It sounds like breaking up a group is a really good method and one that I will try to use in the future. And it also sounds like I will need to locate thier food source in order to find a group to bust up. It seems pretty straight forward from here. It never is once you try to put actions on the ground though. Hopefully I can make it happen next year. We'll see how it goes.

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I think here anyway, that an

I think here anyway, that an unfilled spring turkey tag should be used in the fall instead of having to pay another twenty two bucks for one.  The turkey population is so high it is becoming a nusiance and they should look for ways to reduce it.  I know a legislator that believes turkeys are a problem, maybe I'll float that idea by her and see if she runs with it.  I like the idea.

The only way I would hunt the turkey in the fall is if they came into my deer stand which does happen a lot.  i wouldn't take a day off from deer hunting to hunt them.

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"The only way I would hunt

"The only way I would hunt the turkey in the fall is if they came into my deer stand which does happen a lot.  i wouldn't take a day off from deer hunting to hunt them."

I agree totally. My passion is deer hunting. I wouldn't take a day to go turkey hunting. It would be an accidental harvest for me also. Besides the turkeys are more responsive in the spring and that is were the fun part of turkey hunting lies.

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Yeah, it is kind of boring

Yeah, it is kind of boring seeing the turkeys in the fall, but not hearing the roar of the gobble coming from pumped up and fanned out toms.  Kind of anti-climatic if you ask me.  I did think about killing one to cook for thanksgiving.  Thought it might be cool, albeit a bit tough, to do up a turkey I killed for thanksgiving.  I hear deep frying the wild birds is the way to go.

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That seems like a sure fire

That seems like a sure fire way to atleast harvest more birds. I guess you would need more guys to actually want to pursue them instead of just on an opportunity basis like you would. You would definitely put atleast some level of higher pressure on the population and thus possibly bring down the population. It sounds like you want to reduce your states population (you should just ship them out here! ha) so this sounds like an OK idea. I would say run it by your politician friend. You will never know if she will give it a chance if you don't ask.

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The good thing about the

The good thing about the politicans here is that they are very accessible and willing to listen.  Sometimes that can be a bad thing depending on who they are listening to :)  Yes, the turkey population in the central and eastern part of the state is very high and I have heard people complain about hitting turkeys.  This politician to whom I referred earlier is one who has hit a turkey and who tells that her constituents want her to do more to lower the turkey population.  The same complaint is heard about the deer population in the state.  It however is more an issue of being able to hunt where the deer are...accessibility is a problem in the east near the cities.

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What's the problem with

What's the problem with accessibility in the east? Too many private land owners not allowing hunting near the cities? Or is it too many outfitters have the land tied up?

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