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    How close should you be to the roost when setting up? Thanks

  • #2
    I talked to a couple of turkey hunters last spring who had different accounts-one had located a roost and set up early next morning and thought he had called the bird down into a clearing except the bird ignored his call and just kept going--after spending the night on the roost this bird was on a mission.Locating a roosting site is not a bad thing -you know there are birds in a specific area so you can capitalize as they range out over the early morning.Second story was an individual set up real close to a roost-close enough to see the birds--watched them drop off as the morning progressed with no luck and fortune.

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      You have to make sure you dont set up too close otherwise they will fly down and leave you behind.

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      • #4
        depends on the terrain and amount of foliage on the tree's. last year i set up 40 yards from the roost and when the gobbler flew down he landed right in front of me. this was on public land and i knew i had to set up close because of other hunters that i knew were going to set up on the field that bird was going to head to. i have also been busted trying to get close to a roost when the leaves had not filled in yet and there was a bright moon out. best bet is to determine where they like to go after fly down then set up as close as you feel you can get silently without being seen. good luck

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