Gobbler calls

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appalachianassassin
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Re: Gobbler calls

Post by appalachianassassin » March 6th, 2017, 3:59 am

quavers16 wrote:I really think that a gobbler call is useful towards 20 minutes before sunset to locate 1-3 gobblers for the next morning. I have never roosted a gobbler yet-- but the gobble shaker will give me his general area and that is all I need to know for the next mornings hunt.
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... so you are telling me you've killed 100+ jakes and never roosted a bird. I don't know about you, guy.
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Re: Gobbler calls

Post by GobbleNut » March 6th, 2017, 9:28 am

appalachianassassin wrote:
quavers16 wrote:I really think that a gobbler call is useful towards 20 minutes before sunset to locate 1-3 gobblers for the next morning. I have never roosted a gobbler yet-- but the gobble shaker will give me his general area and that is all I need to know for the next mornings hunt.
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... so you are telling me you've killed 100+ jakes and never roosted a bird. I don't know about you, guy.
I suppose the definition of roosting a bird is a question of semantics here. In an attempt to act as an interpreter, I think quaver is saying that he uses a gobbler shaker to get birds to gobble on the roost, but they are not close enough for him to say he "roosted" them. In other words, he could not tell exactly where they were roosted after hearing them. (just my interpretation)
Shooter wrote: If you've never roosted one before, how do you know it works??? :shock:
I've roosted more than I can remember, and I don't remember one bird answering a gobble in the eve.
Again,...a question of semantics, I think. As for gobblers responding to gobble imitators in the evening, from my experience, this is mainly a question of where you are hunting (and what subspecies). There are places they will readily respond in the evening,...and there are places where they never (or almost never) will. To me, it seems that Easterns, in general, are much less likely to gobble in the evening to any kind of locator than are the other subspecies. I have seen exceptions to that, though,...but not many.

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Re: Gobbler calls

Post by Jaybird » April 3rd, 2017, 3:53 am

I have used it effectively, like most of the guys. Where the Gobbler Call has been a bonus for me, in getting a few birds is as a locator call. One time hunting land in Nebraska, my son and myself hadn't heard a bird all morning, so before we left to a different area, I pulled out the Gobbler call, and was immediately answered by a Gobbler coming in behind us. That worked out well.
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Re: Gobbler calls

Post by bowhunter2k9 » April 3rd, 2017, 1:16 pm

-DIRTNAP- wrote:anyone try the haint...?
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Re: Gobbler calls

Post by Spurhunter » April 3rd, 2017, 8:23 pm

I have used the Knight and Hale - Hale Fire Gobbler call for a few years now and it has been very effective. I have brought several gobblers to the gun with it, especially in the fall.

I have tried the Haint but just couldn't get it to run like the Knight and Hale.
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Re: Gobbler calls

Post by willie » April 20th, 2017, 4:32 pm

I've used the gobbler shaker that sounds like a jake gobble.my best luck is when u have gobblers going to each other or when one hangs up.i learned this on 2 gobblers that hang around my house.iv been calling these birds up for 3 years now and my wife enjoys them and said they are her pets and DONT SHOOT THEM.i live in virginia.

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