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The great turkey-hunting conundrum: when to move on a hung-up bird

A loud box call provides a big sound for prompting far-off reaction gobbles when you’re trying to locate an early-season tom. Such response calls help hunters like Tad Brown read a bird’s mood and intensity, then craft a game plan. (Photo by Brenda Gordon)

It was a classic turkey standoff. Dad and I had struck gobblers late in the morning – a pair of toms that climbed all over my calls. Our original setup was, I felt, a long shot. More than 300 yards of real estate separated us from the gobbling pair and, while we plunked our butts down immediately, I knew we were asking them to come a long way to investigate the hen they’d heard.

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