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Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Shooter » April 24th, 2017, 9:07 pm

Any of ya'll ever wonder why one morn they gobble everywhere, and the next you can't get a gobble no where??? :dontknow:
Two seemingly identical morns also.
I've read and researched it for years, but nothing solid.
I've heard Barometric pressure, even heard Dew Point. Along with a lot of other things.

Well, I dropped some coin, and bought a fairly expensive Weather station, and a Dew Point meter.
The station gives barometric pressure along with telling you if its steady, falling, or dropping.
With 4 extremely rainy days in a row, its been hard to judge so far.
Don't know if this has anything at all to do with it, but I just had to try. :mrgreen:
Gonna be watching and see if I can make heads or tails from it, cause I don't have a clue otherwise.

Probably ain't gonna make a difference. I'm going out there anyway!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by hobbes » April 24th, 2017, 9:49 pm

I've never understood it, but I've never put in an effort to document all weather factors that could be the cause. I'd be interested in your findings.

I agree though.......I'm hunting regardless.

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by soiltester » April 25th, 2017, 5:23 am

I'm with ya' on this one as I always wondered about it also with duck huntin' the Great Lakes!! :cheers:

Did you get it set with your exact settings for where you're located at, like location Elevation , etc. ??


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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Shellwaster » April 25th, 2017, 5:28 am

Been there done that. About 11 years ago my father inlaw bought me a really nice weather station and for the first 7 seasons I would take note of the weather and barometer prior to leaving out each morning. I wouldn't say it was 100% accurate but I'm confident to report that on the majority of the days where the barometer was 30.25 and rising I'd hear birds gobbling. I reverse was also accurate. The majority of the time when the barometer is falling I couldn't buy a gobble.

After recording my in-scientific observations over that 7 year period what I gathered is they are wild animals that do there thing when they want, for whatever reason they want. While I heard more gobbling on certain weather days it didn't deter me from hunting every chance I got.

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Shooter » April 25th, 2017, 8:02 am

Well, this morn sure wasn't one of em!!! Went all over the 30 K acres, and heard a total of,...... 0.
Barometer says 29.83 and rising. Dew Point was 52.
I actually saw several Longbeards in a couple different places. No strutting either.
Noticed the crows weren't talking either.
52 degrees outside with water dripping off of everything. Gonna take a few nice days to dry things out a little.

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by tubecaller10 » April 25th, 2017, 3:21 pm

I have found that barometric pressure plays a role, but you never know until you go. I had a friend wanting to go this year. We planned it out and was a cloudy, muggy, morning. The pressure had fallen overnight. I didn't even want to get out of bed. We got out there and heard 2 turkeys gobbling very good. they ended up being across the river but that showed me you better go if you have time regardless of weather. I do believe 2 days after a front is a great morning to hear turkeys gobbling. i try not to miss those if i can help it.
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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by guesswho » April 25th, 2017, 3:39 pm

Figured it out years ago. The TBT scale is the culprit. If gobbling is high on the scale then you will hear lots of it, if not you may not hear a peep. As aggravating as it is sometimes, that's what gets them killed.
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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by decoykrvr » April 25th, 2017, 4:24 pm

This year I have officially declared a total moratorium on trying to predict the gobbling behavior of turkeys. After 37 years of frustration and too many, "This morning, they are going to be gobbling their heads off", with no results and no discernible rational as to why they didn't make a damn sound, I'm going to my mental "Happy Place" and am just going to be grateful for the days that they do decide to talk. As a good hunting friend says when the gobblers don't cooperate for whatever reason, "They are just being turkeys!" With that said, getting back to the original topic, I don't have a clue as to why they gobble some days, and as an older gentleman told me years ago, "Today, they've got the hush mouth."

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by vaturkey » April 25th, 2017, 4:24 pm

After much Research & Background checks I have found out that Guesswho was once a Well known Deep South Meteorologist . That explains the 5 Gallon Bucket Of Spurs ! :thumbup:

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Shooter » April 25th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Still trying to figure out what TBT is!!!! :dontknow:

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by jasonb53 » April 26th, 2017, 10:40 am

Shooter wrote:Still trying to figure out what TBT is!!!! :dontknow:
glad i wasn't the only one

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Waddle Whacker » April 26th, 2017, 11:02 am

Turkeys being turkeys??????
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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Gobbler » April 26th, 2017, 11:32 am

Turkey Gobbles canst be measured with a weather gauge. :lol:

They are going to gobble if they are looking.

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by fountain » May 11th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Well, have you been able to gather any info yet?

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by pedro » May 11th, 2017, 2:37 pm

They have been gobbling good the past 4 days here in northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin.

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by Shooter » May 11th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Well, I have not been able to make heads or tails from the dew point, or the weather station. I'm leaning towards Ronnie's TBT!!!
It just has not been a good gobbling year, all the way around. Heard one the other day must have gobbled a hundred times in an hour,....
and didn't get him. Bad hunter!!
The only thing that has been consistant is, when the crows are firing, the turkeys seem to gobble better or at least some.
Oh Well!!!

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by turkey_slayer » May 11th, 2017, 4:31 pm

I've seen em gobble in the best and worst weather conditions and vice versa. There's no rhyme or reason. The only thing I've banked on and it hasn't failed yet is when I've had a string of warm weather late in the season and a cold snap comes through the next calm high pressure morning they seem to blow the bark off the trees. Not sure why but I always make it a point to hunt then

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Re: Good Gobbling Morns

Post by decoykrvr » May 11th, 2017, 4:31 pm

The other day I hunted a ridge tract and heard 8 gobblers, worked two, and had a gobbler which made me think that I was the best turkey caller alive. I was changing calls to see what he wouldn't respond to, never found it. I had him in strut at 35 yards and let him walk, I wasn't ready to stop hunting this season, and I was going to save him for a friend. I drove to my uncle's place which is about 8 miles, as the crow flies, and they hadn't heard a bird all morning, and I know that there are 4-5 mature gobblers on the farm. Go Figure!!

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