Whistling to spook turkey Question?

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Whistling to spook turkey Question?

Postby Radamus » July 13th, 2018, 11:35 pm

I'm trying to get turkey to spook from a TS- Am I out of my freaking mind or didn't the turkey spook when you whistled? I know it's working for magpie for sure, did it yesterday.
I also had a short hunt and jumped up in a tower and called the turkey in - decoys are worthless obviously, I had 3 turkey come right up, walk through the tower. I was even running around - wishing I had a jump keep or some way of making noise - couldn't spook them without going down the ladder and then they all ran, none flew. One of them or more always fly, but 3 runners?- Haven't hunted turkey in a while so either I'm nutz or they are working like crap. I didn't nickname them "Spook Towers" because they worked like this, no way in hell especially for a turkey. They should never have come that close before seeing me, no way in hell.
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Re: Whistling to spook turkey Question?

Postby Fletchette » July 14th, 2018, 12:59 am

I could be remembering wrong, but I don't think whistling has ever spooked turkey. I think I remember firing a bow or gun into the ground to get them to spook.
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Re: Whistling to spook turkey Question?

Postby BuiuRei » July 14th, 2018, 1:00 am

Fletchette wrote:I could be remembering wrong, but I don't think whistling has ever spooked turkey. I think I remember firing a bow or gun into the ground to get them to spook.

That's the way I recall it as well.
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Re: Whistling to spook turkey Question?

Postby Knut » July 14th, 2018, 1:36 am

I also can't remember that whistling ever worked for Turkey.
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Re: Whistling to spook turkey Question?

Postby Radamus » July 14th, 2018, 8:40 am

OK I trust you more than my memory. I do recall having to shoot in the ground to get them to spook now that you bring that up. There was some mission that required a spooked airborne turkey and I believe Stan put a video up of how he did it by shooting into the ground, long long ago. So that's right.

But 3 turkey walking under a spook tower? no way in hell that's right.
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