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#5934169 - 09/18/15 12:05 AM New to Turkey hunting
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I've never hunted Turkey before, but I have 20-30 hitting my feeder regularly. Should I try an ambush hunt or put out decoys and try calling?


Edited by bigjoe8565 (09/18/15 12:06 AM)

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#5934247 - 09/18/15 06:36 AM Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565]
rarjar Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 596
Loc: San Saba, TX
It is more difficult to call turkey in during the Fall hunt, although not impossible, and decoys do seem to help a little. That said, I have accidently walked up on them in the Fall, had them scatter, then used a kee-kee call to get them back in to me. Personally, for highest probability of success, I would suggest the ambush approach in the Fall and calling in the Spring hunt. My 2 cents!


Edited by rarjar (09/18/15 06:37 AM)

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#5934326 - 09/18/15 07:49 AM Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Ambush in the fall.


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#5976872 - 10/14/15 08:57 AM Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565]
ndhunter Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
What is "ambush"

I have called them and rifle shot them but new to the fine art of turkey hunting

See a bunch of them on my lease in the fall but they disappear about a week before gun season

Spring is pretty dependable

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#5977080 - 10/14/15 10:44 AM Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: ndhunter]
Booner1 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/12
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Loc: Terrell
Originally Posted By: ndhunter
What is "ambush"

I have called them and rifle shot them but new to the fine art of turkey hunting

See a bunch of them on my lease in the fall but they disappear about a week before gun season

Spring is pretty dependable


Find a spot on your lease where you know that the turkey travel towards food or water and sit and wait for them and then "Ambush" them when they pass by.
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#5992662 - 10/24/15 08:29 PM Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565]
Chuck Cox Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
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Loc: Rowlett
Got one with my crossbow. I knew where they where roosted and I knew which way they would fly down. Pretty easy after that.
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#5992896 - 10/24/15 10:38 PM Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565]
Cajun Raider Offline
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Registered: 07/23/11
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Agree, ambush in the fall, call in the spring. Take time to find the roost, if you don't disturb it they will not move usually.
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