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Gobbling Activity?

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Went out this morning. Heard no gobbling... Walked around and called. No response. What gives? Usually can get a few to rattle off here whether I see them or not.

 

Any gobbling reports?

 

 

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Been pretty talkative around us until 10am then quiet, a uptick in gobbling again around 5pm.

 

Central Minnesota.

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I don't expect a lot of noise this morning since it's dreary.  I'm hoping for better tomorrow morning before the wind picks up.

 

I've heard limited gobbling even when I've heard it.  One or two, then quiet.  I'm not far from Anyfish2 but the amount of people activity could be playing into it.  

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Heard at least 100 gobbles... Wait... 101!  Birds are going bonkers here this morning. 

103...

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Yes!  Better than expected this morning!

 

LOTS of talk up til about 6:50.  Now quiet.

 

But they know where I am so hopefully I'll get the mid morning swing my way.  Gonna sit tight and quiet till about 10.  I won't call again till 9.

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Gobbles good here until 7 am.  Fog is pretty thick.  We actually heeard several fly down about 7:30 this morning.

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Over 200 easily this morning. Incredibly this is in a pretty low density area. But there are birds in this little pocket and they were fired up this morning. 

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We heard a couple before the lighting and heavy down pour. We are thinking they come out that rain is ending. We heard 20 gobbles from the roost. The lighting shut up em quick. 

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Quiet here in the monsoon,heard 4 gobbles had a lone tom circle us at 40 yards and a hen come into 4 yards. 

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All we heard was rain on the top of our blind this a.m. Not sure if we should just pack it up. Moved one spot already.

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Just now, 1eyeReD said:

All we heard was rain on the top of our blind this a.m. Not sure if we should just pack it up. Moved one spot already.

Your chances go to 0 if you pack up ;)

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Us too about the same time. 

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10 hours ago, ZachD said:

Your chances go to 0 if you pack up ;)

And that I did. So the chances went to 0 real quick lol. Had to get back to town for some daddy chores. Will be out again soon.

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On 4/15/2017 at 5:33 AM, Wanderer said:

I don't expect a lot of noise this morning since it's dreary.  I'm hoping for better tomorrow morning before the wind picks up.

 

 

They are gobbling their heads off this morning!  Too bad they got pushed even further away from the ground I can hunt by everyone out enjoying the evening last night.

 

Since there's nothing close and we have people here for Easter, I'm staying in.  Good thing it's a long season with a bow.

 

Good luck to you who are out.

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It figures my nephew could not hunt this morning but that is ok with me I can sleep in. O wait this big lab said it's time to get up at 5:30

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Wednesday opening morning, clear calm, lots of gobbles, Friday morning was cloudy, really windy, very few gobbles. Saturday morning, party cloudy, less wind. moderate gobbles.. West Central MN.

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Sun morning. A few gobbles from different directions. A gun goes off from private and it goes silent. Hr later gobbling starts again but they all eventually hushed after 8:00. Had a group of jakes at 10 yds come investiagate my dekes about 6:45am but the only one with a clearly visible beard (about 4 inches) was too fidgety for a shot. The 3 trailing jakes decided to turn their attention to the blind and got within about 5 yds looking right into the shooting windows. And that's when the jig was up. Stayed til late morning and went home for easter egg hunt with the kids. Was a fun hunt nonetheless.

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Really really quiet this morning. We were within 80 yards of a couple toms on the first but they only gobbled a few times and went the other way of the roost. Bummer!  Seemed like a perfect set up. Not sure why so quiet today...

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Very unusually quite here in south central mn for me today. Heck, only saw 7 lone individual hens driving around after this mornings hunt. Was odd I didn't see any toms like I normally would.

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My brother got out for a quick evening hunt with my nephew as his baseball game was cancelled due to all of the rain yesterday.  Didn't hear any gobbles but had a dozen or so Jake's and toms sitting in front of the blind.  Ducked into the woods  and had turkeys everywhere after 20 minutes.  Ended up with this one.1920.jpeg

 

One kid left to tag out and I think they made it into the blind tonight. ;)

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Going to sit with my uncle Sunday morning to help him call some in. He heard a bunch of gobbling at the next farm over same place all of them came from when I shot mine. Going to put my blind on his property and see if we can get my uncle his.

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