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Author Topic: Hunting planted fields?  (Read 1087 times)

Offline kellyguinn

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Hunting planted fields?
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:11:02 PM »
Question! I normally don't get to Turkey hunt a planted field so I need some learning lol. Roosted 1 Tom with 10 hens tonight. Should I use decoys on the opposite edge of the field? Or just set up without them? Calling them in has been near impossible this year for some reason.

90% of my hunting success is catching them mid day looking for love. The public I hunt is broke into really small sections and 99% of the birds roost on private.

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Re: Hunting planted fields?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 08:31:14 AM »
Sounds like your going to need 11 hen decoys.

You have a challenge ahead of you.  If it were possible I'd have considered bumping them off the roost yesterday.   
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Re: Hunting planted fields?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 12:07:12 PM »
I know zero about hunting fields...

But, I have to guess with a group of hens that size that there are probably some other bachelors (beaten into submission) around waiting for an opportunity on those hens...

I might try setting up on the edge of any woods bordering the field one morning try to call in a less dominant (more quiet bird) and watch where the bird you are hunting enters the field (to hunt him the next morning).

Guesswho is right...  That is a tricky situation...  I'd put out a bunch of hen decoys with a Funky Chicken were I to go straight to the field hunting...
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