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Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Pressured gobblers? Turkeys need a variety of tricks to coax them into gun range

When a boss gobbler finishes breeding, he is typically on the move fairly soon afterward. It pays for the spring turkey hunter to be ready when he does move. (Photos by Bob “Greenie” Grewell)

The pressure’s on! You’ve watched him strut at more than 100 yards away, across a grassy creek bottom pasture. He’s deceived you for over 30 minutes. When the tom appears to commit, he often stops gobbling and there’s dead silence.
Crows are squawking on your right. He must be getting closer. He’s looking for you and you’re looking for him. The intensity of this hunt is in high-gear.
Now, don’t make a mistake.

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