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  • #16
    Originally posted by sangcoacc View Post
    Their eyes and ears are so good that if they could smell too no one would kill one.
    Very true!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by pineywoods View Post
      Their lack of a sense of smell lets me use my clothes soaked in insect repellent over and over without washing. It's a good thing turkey hunting is a mostly solitary sport so that I don't gross anybody out.
      Yep, don't want those south AL insects crawling and biting!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by seadog View Post
        No. You can relax about the scent issues that are so important to deer hunters. But turkeys have great hearing, keen eyesight and wide peripheral vision. Be still, be quiet, but feel free to stink the place up--the turkeys won't care but your friends might.
        Exactly! The experts say their sense of smell is their weakest link.

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