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Offline dirt road ninja

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2020, 02:40:03 PM »
Im jealous that your birds gobble.

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2020, 03:42:43 PM »
Have you talked to your Dr about a cochlear implant? A friends wife was having ear trouble and they was worried about her becoming deaf. A specialist told her that if you have ever been able to hear we can make you hear again. Now that sounds far fetched to me but that's what he told me. I read a little on the cochlear implant and it seems you have to try a few things before becoming a candidate for it. Wouldn't hurt to mention it to your Dr.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2020, 06:14:51 PM »
I had a brain tumor. It crushed the nerve flat they said. Like a truck on a garden hose but never to unflatten they told me. The impulses can’t get through. No way to fix it from what they say damage was done to it

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2020, 08:35:31 PM »
You need a hunting partner, maybe a young one with good hearing.  He can point the direction, estimate a range and send you while he goes for another bird. 
It's not ideal, but it would help.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2020, 08:41:39 PM »
Have you talked to your Dr about a cochlear implant? A friends wife was having ear trouble and they was worried about her becoming deaf. A specialist told her that if you have ever been able to hear we can make you hear again. Now that sounds far fetched to me but that's what he told me. I read a little on the cochlear implant and it seems you have to try a few things before becoming a candidate for it. Wouldn't hurt to mention it to your Dr.
Thank you, I wanted to mention this but could not remember what it was called. Have heard a lot of good about it.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2020, 09:50:41 PM »
I’m not sure if this will help, but as a coon hunter I have found when trying to course a hounds direction at a distance, this helps. I turn one ear toward the general direction of the hounds and cup one hand behind my ear, and it seems to help with isolating your hearing to a more specific direction. Only other suggestion I have is to burn a lot of boot leather, find areas with concentrated gobbler sign and hang trail cameras there. That could give you an idea of the time of morning and frequency that a gobbler visits that area, which could give you a higher percentage area to call from. Lot easier to call a gobbler where he already wants to go.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2020, 09:12:17 AM »
I’m not sure if this will help, but as a coon hunter I have found when trying to course a hounds direction at a distance, this helps. I turn one ear toward the general direction of the hounds and cup one hand behind my ear, and it seems to help with isolating your hearing to a more specific direction. Only other suggestion I have is to burn a lot of boot leather, find areas with concentrated gobbler sign and hang trail cameras there. That could give you an idea of the time of morning and frequency that a gobbler visits that area, which could give you a higher percentage area to call from. Lot easier to call a gobbler where he already wants to go.

Thanks but don’t have a problem getting gobblers close. Give ya a for instance. Last year I went out and struck a bird running n gunning alone. The bird was barely audible and I got him close enough to feel his gobbles. Old days he woulda been done. I never saw him. My optic nerve was hit during surgery so I don’t have right peripheral and I don’t make tears so though I can see out of the eye it’s not clear. I’m not complaining believe me. Add that to I didn’t know which way to face its slightly frustrating.
This type thing happens regular. I never was a big blind guy. Now I roost a bird, my girl helps me at night if she’s free. Come daylight I know where to look. But if another bird moves in as he gobbles I try n swing head around to see where the most volume is coming from. It requires motion. A blind hides my head. I carry the blind n set each morning in a new spot but running n gunning was always my thing as soon as a roost n shoot didn’t work. Even for roosting a blind was never used. Now I give more time to the roost set up and when I run n gun odds are way lower. Hey but I’m still able. Thank God for that. Better one ear than never hearing another gobble.
Anyway good luck this spring boys

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2020, 09:17:59 AM »
I’m sorry this happened to you, I’m sure it is frustrating. But I’m glad you can see the bright side. Any day we wake up above ground and are able to enjoy our passion is a good day.
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2020, 09:24:55 AM »
I’m sorry this happened to you, I’m sure it is frustrating. But I’m glad you can see the bright side. Any day we wake up above ground and are able to enjoy our passion is a good day.

Buddy I appreciate it but no need to be sorry. It’s just part of life. It coulda been someone I care about. Glad it was me.  I can take it. No worries, no complaints. Just wondering if anyone had ideas

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2020, 10:25:31 AM »
In summary, Bowguy,...your situation REALLY SUCKS, buddy!  Hope you eventually find a solution!

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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2020, 11:22:49 AM »
I don’t know if any solutions. Glad you still get after them. I know a guy totally deaf in both ears but he goes and loves it. Gobbles inside 60 yards he can feel. No idea of direction though.


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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2020, 12:19:05 PM »
I am not completely deaf in my left ear, but it is measured at around 15% and none for certain frequencies. I have audiograms yearly though work so I kind know the loss and if it get worse year to year.

I know what you are talking about, hear the bird gobble and not sure how far or what direction. What I have learned over the years is that when I hear a bird at a distance or walking though the leaves, it is always to the left of where I think it is by about 60 degrees.  If i hear it walking to my right, then it is probably in front, if I hear it to my left, it is behind me, if it is behind me then it is to my right.

It's weird but that is the pattern and thinking I use when hunting. I deer hunt a lot and it is the same with them and that is how I developed "my" direction theory.

I just have to hope a turkey gobbles multiple times for me to get a good bearing and move on. One thing that has verified my directions is to see/hear turkeys that are in the open and then hear them gobble and that helps to learn your direction of hearing.


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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2020, 12:19:42 PM »
In summary, Bowguy,...your situation REALLY SUCKS, buddy!  Hope you eventually find a solution!

Gobblenut I understand what you’re saying. I don’t feel sorry or upset though. It’s just part of my life now. Somewhere someone is way worse off and wishes they had this trivial problem. Let’s be honest, in the scheme of things it’s real small.
Another girl I know of is going through the same issue right now. One of my neurologists said I might not make surgery so it gives me some insight for others. She’s scared she might not make surgery but I look at it from another angle. If it was your kid, you’d want him to stay positive n fight. We gotta lead by example. They’re only gonna know what we show him. What a blessing to be able to show them as opposed to just saying so without really being there.
I really don’t think I fared out too bad and thank God He gave me the mentality n strength to deal w it.
Everything in life boys can be turned into a positive if you look for it


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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2020, 12:38:09 PM »
I'm not sure how "techy" you are, but this was an interesting subject that I dove into a few years back...just a hair-brained idea that I never tried, but Acoustic Location or Sound Triangulation has been around for a long time, but just recently, technology has become sort of "mobile". 

It would take some serious time and determination, but I honestly think you could get something out of this if you really wanted to get something that could work.  Again, this was just a quick google search, but this guy really seems to be going in the right direction...could be something to revolutionize the hunting world too. :anim_25:

https://hackaday.com/2011/05/10/diy-sound-localization-sensor/
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Re: Question about direction
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2020, 01:20:34 PM »
Thank you buddy, I’ll check this after work!