When the gobbler quits gobbling, look at your watch, and force yourself to stay on your stand. Don’t move around for an hour after the bird has quit gobbling. If you’ll use this strategy, you’ll see more turkeys, and you’ll take more turkeys.
What do you do if you don’t hear a gobble?
Unless you’re in a mountainous area, you should be able to hear birds gobble as far out as a half mile in the East, a mile and a half out West. If you don’t hear anything, walk field edges and muddy roads later in the day searching for feathers, tracks, and droppings to confirm a flock’s presence.
What causes turkeys to stop gobbling?
As the temperature increased, gobbling decreased. The average barometric pressure affected gobbling activity, as well. Lower pressure, often associated with rain, meant less gobbling. Birds were most active at 29.9 to 30.2 inches, and when the pressure fell below 29.7 inches, gobbling activity decreased dramatically.
What time of day do turkeys stop gobbling?
A lot of turkeys, especially old Easterns, will gobble only once or twice in the afternoon, but they’ll come to your calls fast and silently. Afternoon hunting generally peaks from around 2 to 4:30 p.m., but you might as well hunt right up until dark some days. Gobblers love to roost within 50 to 200 yards of hens.
What time of day are most turkeys killed?
Time of Day
Many hunters are in the woods before dawn, and most turkeys are killed before 8 a.m. However, turkey hunting after 8 a.m. can be rewarding.
How long do gobblers stay Henned up?
During the peak breeding season, which lasts about two weeks, gobblers will be seriously henned-up. They often gobble on the roost, fly down with hens, go silent and spend all day strutting and following hens until one is ready to breed. Even after they breed a hen, a tom doesn’t quit.
When should you start calling turkeys in the morning?
When To Call A Gobbler
In my view, the best times of the day are right off the roost, then again from about 8:30 to 9:30 when more hens start to leave the gobbler to go lay an egg, and again from about 11 until noon.
Why do turkeys gobble at Owls?
They won’t gobble much at a shotgun blast. Killed a lot of turkeys have you? LOL, rp…pretty good. from what i was always taught they gobble because they don’t want owls or crows landing in the tree with them.