make the call #4

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by hunter7x, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    You're sitting in a ground blind with birds sounding off in 2 different directions. One flies into the field but heads away from the blind gobbleing the whole time. Bird #2 goes quiet.
    Should you...

    Stick it out in the blind and hope Bird #2 is coming in silent or
    pick up and try to catch up to bird #1 ?
  2. r2ahunter

    r2ahunter New Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    down on the farm
    I'd stay put for a good while

  3. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    Yep definately stay put for a while for sure
  4. membergone

    membergone New Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Stay put. #1 will come back eventually.
  5. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    yeah if hes going away hard to turn him and more than likey not going to he him off
    50-50 chance number two might be coming in
  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Stay put..I have had almost everyone the scenarios happen to me.
  7. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Thats why I wanted to post these Keith, so us Rooks can learn sumpin...
  8. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Stay there a while & listen and look if you her them both gobble that will let you know what to do next. One thing for sure is sitting is always a safe bet.
  9. kcraider21

    kcraider21 New Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Belton, MO
  10. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    I'd be sitting and watching very carefully for a good while...
    Sounds like the quiet gobbler is coming in...:sniper:
  11. MUHunter

    MUHunter New Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    NE MO
  12. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    I'd stay put awhile. Bird number one is either in pursuit of a hot hen, is wise to you, or just wants to be somewhere else. There's a good chance bird number 2 might be coming in or even a third bird you never heard. Sit it out a bit.
  13. Give it some time and if nothing happens try a new call. I ve had birds going away from me with one call answering and just not coming in. then switch calls on them and they come right in. And always remember its much easier to ruin a hunt by calling to much than not enough. In this situation with this gobbler going away your gonna want to call more agressive. But that sometimes is the worst thing to do. If a gobbler starts going away from me i call less and less agresive and it works alot. Most of the time these birds down here get so much pressure if you call to much the shut up and i mean quick. When in dought wait it out!!

  14. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    If I have a bow or am taking a kid or very inexperienced hunter out, I stay in the blind. If I'm on my own, with a shotgun, I get the heck out of the blind so I can hear better which way the birds are going and try to get in front.

    Hopefully I go to where I know the birds will be in another hour from scouting the area. ;)
  15. Ozarks-Bowhunter

    Ozarks-Bowhunter Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern Missouri
  16. turk2di

    turk2di New Member

    Feb 26, 2006
    Western Ky
    Same here. Never know, the silent bird may be makin his way to ya:wave:
  17. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    I think he should play 2 more years!...........There is only one #4!:hysterical:
  18. D.R.N.18

    D.R.N.18 New Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Stay put. That #2 bird will be there eventually. The dominance has probably been established between those two birds and #2 is probably going to unknowingly get with some turkey loads.
  19. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Yo Snowman..... Lou Gehrig died along time ago....

    Cheese heads.....:moon:
  20. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    I would stick it out for a while.