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Location: Muskoka Ontario
Joined: 09/04/2007
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I'm new to turkey hunting in fact I go next Saterday to do my turkey siminar May 10 about 2 weeks after the seasion opened. This is the first year that turkey has been opened in my area.
Yesterday I was out scouting looking for sign I found a coupla spots were at one you could see were a tom had been draging his wings through the sand and another were it looked like he had been going around in circles dragging his wings and made a bit of a bowl in the sand were he pooped in the middle of it. This was done yesterday because we had heavy rain for three days in a row before yesterday
My question is will the turkeys stay preaty close to these spots, and should I or not scout again next Saterday night tohunt on Sunday morrning? We can Hunt Sundays here. Evil! I'm going to miss church next Sunday but In a way I will be in the biggest church out there , the great out doors.
Thanks for any replies
F.K.

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Location: Pa.
Joined: 06/15/2008
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I can't believe no one has replied to your post. Even though it's nearly a year later I hope you did well last year. Gobblers will return to a "strut zone" day after day until he is either spooked out of the area by a lot of pressure or until the hens move out of the area and as long as there is a food source there. they aren't going anywhere either.
It is best to go to tthe area you saw the sign(not close) and just listen inthe evenings. Pinpoint their roosting sites and be sure to do that the evening before you plan to hunt. position yourself between the roost site and the "strut zone" and you will be inthe money.
Most of the time you want to be above the gobbler or even with him if the terrain is hilly. However, if the strut zone is in a field or other openeing much lower, I would opt to be below him.

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
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I got a tom last year but not in that spot I hadn't seen sign there after that day. I called in a cyote though. The Tom i got was 18 lbs had 5/8 spurs and tasted great. Thanks for the reply
F.K. Thumbs up

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Joined: 03/20/2009
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I can't wait to see that first tom start strutting in!

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
Joined: 09/04/2007
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I know what you meen. We have to waite till April 27.
Good luck Thumbs up and regards Fisher King.

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Joined: 07/17/2008
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Me too April 6 and I'll be in the woods. They are already gobbling good here in Illinois. We have lots of birds this year.

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