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Monday, June 17th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Bob Grewell

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

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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Understand turkey habits to tag a gobbler this spring

Hunters eventually learn mature gobblers are tough to tag. If you haven’t already, you will encounter extremely wary birds. Pressured gobblers become shy of hunter sounds, shapes, and movements. Their mysterious actions can be conquered, but hunters must gather all the facts.
Is there one specific “fact” hunters can use to tag a spring gobbler? If there is, it must be a better understanding of the lifestyle of a mating tom.

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Turkey hunting is sometimes a high-stress endeavor

Fooling spring gobblers is never a given. Maybe this is why turkey hunting can be high-stress? Such as: An approaching gobbler is coming to you. You watch him strut in the distance as he gobbles. You’re well hidden, using soft hen calls. Your confidence is high. When he commits to your calls, suddenly he cautiously strut-walks toward you. But suddenly he doesn’t like this encounter and walk/struts away into the woods.

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Patience a key virtue in turkey hunting

The foundation for hunting spring gobblers has typically been based upon calling. And, it’s not necessarily the type or brand name calls you use, or calling sounds you create. Obviously calling tools produce results. But, wise turkey hunters should also rely upon woodsmanship, knowledge of turkey habits, and landscape topography familiarity.

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Gobbler one-on-one: A challenge at its finest

Hunters have been spoiled by being able to harvest two gobblers during the spring season in Ohio. Now, one gobbler will be each hunter’s limit.
I’m grateful that Ohio’s turkeys are being given a chance to rebound. This single gobbler harvest will help improve future turkey numbers. It will be even more exciting for hunters once again learning how challenging spring gobblers can be, one-on-one.

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Use barometric pressure changes to increase your odds with whitetails

Deer activities are certainly impacted by barometric pressures fluctuations. This natural, ever-changing force can be an invisible tool for hunters.

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