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slayer21

fall birds

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Dont know if i got drawn yet but what strategies do you use in the fall that are diff from spring..i hunted for the 1st time this spring and never have for fall just wondering what i have to be prepared for..calling decoying etc..

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Scouting is key, the birds are flocked up and usually don't respond as well to calling. But they follow much more of a pattern in the fall so if you can figure it out you can be sucessful.

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I've heard a lot of times that what works is busting up the flock, then hiding and acting like the dominant hen to call them back together

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it's called the scatter method where you sprint at a flock and they all get seperated and so then you pick a good spot to call from and in the fall the turkeys are like what riverrat said they will be in groups more often and stay in those groups so if you call to them with kee-kee's or basicly whatever you hear you will have good success but you have to only call as much as you hear.

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I've had much better luck in the fall seting up near roost sites, both morning and evening.

You can usually hear a flock of birds fly up at night, then set up right under them early the next morning. Be sure to come in under cover of darkness and either be very still, or hide in a blind. Birds on a roost will see you as it gets light if not carefull. Nothing more exciting to me than hearing a mixed flock of birds waking up in the morning. If the same roost is used often you can usually get some good action waiting for them in the evening also.

You can also often hear a flock, or see a flock during the day and try to get close enough to call to them, or cut them off. As stated, try to imitate the calls you hear only maybe a liitle louder or longer.

I've busted flocks and called them back, but more often than not what happens is you just chase them off the property you're hunting and educated them enough that they may not come back.

However you decide to hunt them just get out there in an area they frequent and put in the time. Good thigs are bound to happen.

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