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As spring turkey hunting is just around the corner...what off the beaten track locator calls are used-- -- when things get tough and quiet in the spring woods....goose calls...mallard duck calls....train whistles...thunder....have at times illicited a response...what does everyone else pull out of the bag of tricks in springtime?

from the decoy hunter on 02.12.11

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

An Elk Bugle.
If they are going to gobble it never fails anywhere it is tried.
later,
charlie

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Coyote howlers, pileated woodpecker calls and hawk calls are all legitimate shock gobble elicitors. Yelping loudly on a tube call works well, too. I've heard them gobble at factory whistles, police sirens, bellowing cows, braying jackasses and tugboat whistles, but not on such a reliable basis that I'd want to try to carry any of them with me.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I have gotten responses from a car door slams, .22 bullet hitting a pop can, tree falling, and me sliding down a hill taking every leaf down with me.

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from neuman23 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I was hunting a little ways off the road one time. A car came by and honked at a deer that was taking its time to cross. This car honking generated a gobble.

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from Marcus wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Id say an owl hooter would be the most natural!!!!! Or crow call..........

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from Marcus wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Id say an owl hooter would be the most natural!!!!! Or crow call..........

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from neuman23 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I was hunting a little ways off the road one time. A car came by and honked at a deer that was taking its time to cross. This car honking generated a gobble.

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

Coyote howlers, pileated woodpecker calls and hawk calls are all legitimate shock gobble elicitors. Yelping loudly on a tube call works well, too. I've heard them gobble at factory whistles, police sirens, bellowing cows, braying jackasses and tugboat whistles, but not on such a reliable basis that I'd want to try to carry any of them with me.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

I have gotten responses from a car door slams, .22 bullet hitting a pop can, tree falling, and me sliding down a hill taking every leaf down with me.

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

An Elk Bugle.
If they are going to gobble it never fails anywhere it is tried.
later,
charlie

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