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Offline Bowguy

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Question about direction
« on: January 15, 2020, 08:22:50 AM »
As many know I’ve had a medical issue. It made me completely deaf in one ear. It’s a little frustrating at times. At night my girl comes w me to help roost birds. I can’t tell direction.
When I run hounds or even deer hunt the steady sound of barking or walking of hooves in leaves allows me to turn my head n see where it’s the loudest. GPS collars on dogs point direction.
Gobbling birds can be tough.  By the time I start moving the gobble is over and often I don’t feel I can move. There’s prob no solution besides what I’m doing and to be honest I’m glad I’m doing it but if anyone has any ideas let me know.
Btw Hearing enhancers can’t work. My hearing nerve was crushed.
Thanks for any ideas

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
Take a compass bearing to the bird when he first gobbles and estimate the distance. Take you time and when you get close to where he was just sit and see if you can work him. Once you figure out if you can move , take another and repeat. Its just an idea. Hope maybe that helps.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 09:31:52 AM »
I have hearing loss in my right ear,  can’t hear certain frequencies, I use the Howard light impact ear muffs. They have microphones on the front or can be on the rear depending on how you put them on they seam to amplify on the side the sound is coming from. Helps me with direction listening to them gobble. Helps more with the hens in the morn but have been using them for about the last 5 years.

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 10:06:38 AM »
Take a compass bearing to the bird when he first gobbles and estimate the distance. Take you time and when you get close to where he was just sit and see if you can work him. Once you figure out if you can move , take another and repeat. Its just an idea. Hope maybe that helps.
The compass bearing can’t happen. I have zero idea out of 360 degrees which way it is. Being totally deaf in one ear I can’t triangulate at all

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 10:08:05 AM »
I have hearing loss in my right ear,  can’t hear certain frequencies, I use the Howard light impact ear muffs. They have microphones on the front or can be on the rear depending on how you put them on they seam to amplify on the side the sound is coming from. Helps me with direction listening to them gobble. Helps more with the hens in the morn but have been using them for about the last 5 years.
It’s not a partial loss. It’s totally completely deaf. That’s my prob

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 10:18:43 AM »
Wow buddy. I just think maybe you are just gonna have to just deal with it. I hate it for you and know thats got to be terrible. Hard enough to course a bird with 2 good ears sometimes much less with one. Good luck.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 10:46:49 AM »
Take a compass bearing to the bird when he first gobbles and estimate the distance. Take you time and when you get close to where he was just sit and see if you can work him. Once you figure out if you can move , take another and repeat. Its just an idea. Hope maybe that helps.
The compass bearing can’t happen. I have zero idea out of 360 degrees which way it is. Being totally deaf in one ear I can’t triangulate at all

Years ago my very good hunting buddy lost his hearing in one ear, and like you could not triangulate. We hunted together way more often after that happened so I did the pointing and we tag teamed a lot of birds. So your best option may be what you are doing at night, and hook up with someone who enjoys your company and hunt as a team.

After all was said and done, in hindsight I'd rather have had those mornings with him than to have hunted alone. Miss my buddy and mornings with him stand out way more than mornings on my own during that time.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 10:59:36 AM »
Bring a buddy with good hearing that likes shooting doubles with you.

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 11:00:07 AM »
Thanks boxcall. It’s pretty much exactly what I’m doing. Jrrodc n I did a bit last year our ratio was really high. We doubled 2 out of 3 times out on long beards. We called in another long beard the other day. Just wondering if there was anything else. I kinda knew there wasn’t but it was worth a try.

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 11:00:55 AM »
Thanks again guys

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 11:04:24 AM »
A pic of last years doubles w Jrrodc


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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 11:04:45 AM »
The other


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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 11:07:24 AM »
That is tough, hearing being one of the most important tools in Turkey hunting. I don’t have the answer but if you haven’t read Herb McClure’s book “Native  Turkeys “ he has a similar hearing problem and was determined not to let it stop him. Good luck and persevere
     
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 11:55:06 AM »
Doesn’t stop me either. Thank you

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 12:07:46 PM »
Thanks boxcall. It’s pretty much exactly what I’m doing. Jrrodc n I did a bit last year our ratio was really high. We doubled 2 out of 3 times out on long beards. We called in another long beard the other day. Just wondering if there was anything else. I kinda knew there wasn’t but it was worth a try.

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