WNYBuckHunter

Live From The Woods 2019 Turkey Edition

Recommended Posts

43 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Back at it in the AM, this bird has to make a mistake soon or I'm going to find a dumber one. I'm trying a decoy tomorrow, a lone hen on the gas line he roosts over

Cant wait to read how the hunt unfolds. This guy has taunted you one too many times lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Giving it a half ass try this morning. Raining believe it or not. More of a leek digging mission if no gobbles early  Opening day killed a bird , that Sunday heard 3 gobble on roost followed by few gobbles on ground , Monday of opening week heard 1 gobbling on roost , few on ground. Then quiet those days by 6:30. Lots of days left   Good luck to all out there this morning 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have extra time today. I am going down to New Jersey. Only 18 miles to the Border. I don't feel like walking alot today. I have a nice spot in the Hardwoods where, I will sit for as long as , I can. I am not a Sitter usually. I have my Walmart step-stool hidden there under the Leaves. Comfortable seat.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First gobble 5:35 same spot as always


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  • Like 6

I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

First gobble 5:35 same spot as always


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

ive had this same battle a few times.  Roost in same spot and walk away with the same hens.  Only way i could get em was to have tthem come back after 9.  Or one time i was calling real loud and two pissed off hens came out wiht the gobbler following .  BUt most of the time I couldnt get em away for days and days at a time.  Good luck - hope he gets it in the face today! 

Edited by Robhuntandfish
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well that was a bust. As soon as I did a fly down and a couple yelps the hens got really vocal. Last gobble o heard was on the ground and much further off than the roost


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ive had this same battle a few times.  Roost in same spot and walk away with the same hens.  Only way i could get em was to have tthem come back after 9.  Or one time i was calling real loud and two pissed off hens came out wiht the gobbler following .  BUt most of the time I couldnt get em away for days and days at a time.  Good luck - hope he gets it in the face today! 

Exactly what happens each time. I may go back later since this is my last hunt for at least ten days


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  • Like 1

I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Well that was a bust. As soon as I did a fly down and a couple yelps the hens got really vocal. Last gobble o heard was on the ground and much further off than the roost


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Sounds like we need to team up on that bird. If we set up on opposite sides of the roost site he should come by 1 of us? I'm willing to give it a try. Or at least my calling will send him running to yours! LOL

  • Like 1

Hunt when I can.. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had him cutting me off then hen got in between us. He was going other way and then little towards Tried playing with hen but no dice. Then played silent treatment and dug some leaks. Going to take slow walk over to cam over fox den soon. Accomplished all I wanted too so far. Played with gobbler , leeks and got wet. 2dbaaa2d0d5d4a8e208460647d2d1a62.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


Exactly what happens each time. I may go back later since this is my last hunt for at least ten days


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

one time I went back in late and could still hear him gobbling 1/4 mile away. But he kept getting closer and closer til he was too close for his own good.  But figured he was on the roam after his morn with those hens.  Good luck  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Well that was a bust. As soon as I did a fly down and a couple yelps the hens got really vocal. Last gobble o heard was on the ground and much further off than the roost


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

I've used this trick a few times.  Call from your usually spot as soon as he gobbles, or when he should start taking. Quickly and quietly move to the area he and his gals head to after hearing you call.  Don't make a sound in second spot.  You might get lucky and have him walk by you.

This works well now that leaf out is complete, but the earlier you can get moved the better. You want them on the roost when you move.  Doesn't work all the time and obviously terrain will determine if it's possible. 

Edited by mowin
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 2012_taco said:

Sounds like we need to team up on that bird. If we set up on opposite sides of the roost site he should come by 1 of us? I'm willing to give it a try. Or at least my calling will send him running to yours! LOL

The trouble is, the other side is right smack the middle of a nice neighborhood lol


I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

one time I went back in late and could still hear him gobbling 1/4 mile away. But he kept getting closer and closer til he was too close for his own good.  But figured he was on the roam after his morn with those hens.  Good luck  

Opening day I hunted in Dunkirk, stopped in these woods at 10:30 and heard him gobbling. I setup, called him in, and missed him


I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Opening day I hunted in Dunkirk, stopped in these woods at 10:30 and heard him gobbling. I setup, called him in, and missed him

Ya, that certainly doesn't help.  I've educated more than I care to admit. Some now have a PHD in avoiding hunters. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, mowin said:

Ya, that certainly doesn't help.  I've educated more than I care to admit. Some now have a PHD in avoiding hunters. 

Ive had two more good chances at him but wasnt comfortable with the shot. Both times I had to lean way out to the side and didnt feel like I was truly "on him". I find it tough to shoot turkeys, that sitting position can be a PITA when the bird gets out to one side or the other

  • Like 3

I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm. No fox pics. Wonder what happened to them. Had woodchuck, coon and grinner all checking out the den. Bunch of deer pics. Neat barbwire I’ll make sure not to walk through in the dark. 56ab6c717328fa6770b0897d6a0629c7.jpg96f9468483456f41ee0133bcbfbb7292.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Ive had two more good chances at him but wasnt comfortable with the shot. Both times I had to lean way out to the side and didnt feel like I was truly "on him". I find it tough to shoot turkeys, that sitting position can be a PITA when the bird gets out to one side or the other

That's exactly how I missed this opening day.  Right handed, and it was a very hard right shot. When the gun went off, I pulled to the left, a lot. I should have waited, but the opening day jitters got the best of me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


Exactly what happens each time. I may go back later since this is my last hunt for at least ten days


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

could you setup in the direction where they always walk off to?


"Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching, even when the wrong thing is legal"

-Aldo Leopold 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too many poodles and light-scapers and replacing shot up siding is expensive. Lol

Edited by Lawdwaz
  • Haha 2

Please support the hunting of Mourning Dove In New York State.  For information, visit nydovehunting.weebly.com/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, turkeyfeathers said:

Hmm. No fox pics. Wonder what happened to them. Had woodchuck, coon and grinner all checking out the den. Bunch of deer pics. Neat barbwire I’ll make sure not to walk through in the dark.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

their den is probably a pool and they were sick of being so pruny all the time.


"Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching, even when the wrong thing is legal"

-Aldo Leopold 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Belo said:

could you setup in the direction where they always walk off to?

No I cant shoot there, I dont have 500'. Its a funny little spot but its been a blast hunting this bird

  • Like 1

I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Lawdwaz said:

Too many poodles and light-scapers and replacing shot up siding is expensive. Lol

Accurate.


I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Worked a pair of gobblers from 10:00-11:45...five or six setups later...20190514_120648.thumb.jpg.7cb9e5223664a97e376df325b58c9294.jpg

First TSS bird. Worked good.

20190514_120749.thumb.jpg.e05366c33055cc863249f35cec0a703e.jpg

 

 

Edited by WNY Bowhunter
  • Like 16

"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a peep yet... Finally a morning with no rain, so I was hoping they would be vocal and feeling frisky.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

  • Like 3

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." - Wease

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.