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Author Topic: Roosting turkeys in the evening.  (Read 1386 times)

Offline Bowguy

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2019, 08:37:58 PM »
Owl hoot, goose call, gobble call, coyote call though I don’t like that one n perhaps best of all a fly up cackle
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a hen cackle when flying up. They’re usually quiet going back to roost and noisy in the morning coming off roost.

That said, a tom still may gobble at a cackle in the evening. It’s worth a shot


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They def cackle more coming down but even that isn’t an everytime occurrence. They do at times cackle up as well. Least where I live. It’s does work when nothing else does real often

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2019, 10:04:27 PM »
Whether or not hens actually cackle on a fly up is probably irrelevant. If they reply to it great, you get what you want. I don’t think it would have any negative effect on your next day hunt.

Offline mikejd

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 10:16:56 PM »
I have not had a bird gobble in the evening as long as I can remember. And I usually go out every night.

years ago I would hear them every night.

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2019, 10:22:02 PM »
Whether or not hens actually cackle on a fly up is probably irrelevant. If they reply to it great, you get what you want. I don’t think it would have any negative effect on your next day hunt.
I agree


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Offline Bowguy

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2019, 10:04:50 AM »
I agree as well

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 12:40:32 AM »
In my area evening gobbling pretty much is a thing of the past. 20 years ago it would sound like a turkey farm up in the mountains of VA. Back then I would blow a crow call and then owl hoot at dusk to hear them fire off at each other. If I found I was to close to the roosting site, it was gonna be a long wait and a dark path out.

Offline idratherb

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 05:50:40 PM »
I swear turkeys around my area gobble a lot less then they used too whether evening or morning..

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Re: Roosting turkeys in the evening.
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2019, 07:48:32 AM »
Roosting ain’t roasting! I have had success roosting. Slipped in in the morning and herd them leave. Everything has to be just right for success. Had a bunch on roost last year got in in the dark did the quiet thing ,fly down with turkey wing ,scrapping on tree bark. Everything good and they gobble away leaving you. Out of desperation I hit my red wolf gobble tube. Turned around and came back. Got one!
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