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Are the guys you turkey hunt fairly experienced and giving you good advice? You need any help let us know Yes Any ?'s just ask Thumbs up

They are guys I hunt deer and upland game with. They don't go a single deer season without a deer, but we drive deer so it's a bit different.

I do have some questions on the calling though. I have a Primos double Box cutter. I've been practicing the clucks, yelps and purrs, and it seems the purrs sound really high with this box.

I have watched a few videos and read a few places about call sequences. Doing about 6-7 yelps, followed by some clucks, then a few more yelps every 7-10 minutes or so. Is that correct, and if you don't hear anything after 30 minutes or so, to move 200-300 yards.

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Your Mom is going to hate this, but I would also add a glass or crystal friction call and get a couple mouth calls and practice practice practice. The mouth calls are alot harder to start with but once you figure them out they are very effective. I love using the glass call for purrs and soft calling (they are also good for loud calling).

I prefer to get setup in a spot I know holds turkeys and get there well before daylight ( at least 1 hour before sunrise). When it starts getting light I will start some very soft calling, soft clucks and yelps. This just lets that tom know you are there. I'll continue that until flydown and then try to imitate a boss hen. Sometimes you will have that old boss hen right there and you can just mimick what she does. She'll get pissed off and then come searching for you. That's what my objective is, bring in the hens and the boys will follow. For close calling I use the purrs and soft clucks to show contentment. I also like using the purr when old tom is close, kind of says "hey big boy, why don't you come on over and see me"! There are many calling situations and I could go on and on about different scenerios, but knowing how to make the basic calls is your first step and then learn what each call represents and then know when to use them.
I generally never move, that is the single most thing that will alert a bird. Sometimes they just don't call back. I've had lots of toms come in unexpected without making a single noise. My best advice would be to get in an area where you know there are turkey and stay put. They only time I have moved is when I hear a gobbler a long way off and it is obvious he is not coming in. Then I might try and get closer to him and see what happens. The main key is to be in an area you're confident holds turkeys and then be patient Big smile

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redrider wrote:
Your Mom is going to hate this, but I would also add a glass or crystal friction call and get a couple mouth calls and practice practice practice. The mouth calls are alot harder to start with but once you figure them out they are very effective. I love using the glass call for purrs and soft calling (they are also good for loud calling).

I prefer to get setup in a spot I know holds turkeys and get there well before daylight ( at least 1 hour before sunrise). When it starts getting light I will start some very soft calling, soft clucks and yelps. This just lets that tom know you are there. I'll continue that until flydown and then try to imitate a boss hen. Sometimes you will have that old boss hen right there and you can just mimick what she does. She'll get pissed off and then come searching for you. That's what my objective is, bring in the hens and the boys will follow. For close calling I use the purrs and soft clucks to show contentment. I also like using the purr when old tom is close, kind of says "hey big boy, why don't you come on over and see me"! There are many calling situations and I could go on and on about different scenerios, but knowing how to make the basic calls is your first step and then learn what each call represents and then know when to use them.
I generally never move, that is the single most thing that will alert a bird. Sometimes they just don't call back. I've had lots of toms come in unexpected without making a single noise. My best advice would be to get in an area where you know there are turkey and stay put. They only time I have moved is when I hear a gobbler a long way off and it is obvious he is not coming in. Then I might try and get closer to him and see what happens. The main key is to be in an area you're confident holds turkeys and then be patient Big smile

Yea on saturday when I go(I just woke up), I have a spot I know I will hit immediately. Last saturday three jakes walked up on us without making a single sound. Two of them got away. That sunday, in the same spot we were hearing gobbles all over but none came in. Brick Wall,)

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d3 - how did your hunt go?

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Ended up just going saturday...started walking down to this spot where I know turkey frequent, as soon as I got down there I heard em run off and saw 1. Tried calling them back in and no luck...

Still skunked.

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Leave the girls alone for one night and get out there before it gets light Big smile

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redrider wrote:
Leave the girls alone for one night and get out there before it gets light Big smile

I don't really know where they roost/or know how to call

They probably sit in the woods thinking, " what the heck is that idiot trying to do."

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Try a " How to" video on your calling.
When you get there in the morning before they fly down, listen closely to where those gobbles are coming from, that will help locate your roost areas. However they can change their roost frequently this time of year. Maybe try and go out the night before (around sundown time when they have flown up) and give them a locator call. Good Luck Thumbs up

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