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Ray Esboldt

You Guys Did Listen To It, Right?

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You all listened to the Podcast on the home page, didn't you? Joel Nelson gives out some awfully good information on hunting spring turkeys. Just flip to our home page (yes, we have more than just forums) at www.fishingminnesota.com and locate our Podcast in the upper right of the page.

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Joel, I guess you are the big tom turkey of FM. Nice job on the Podcast. smile.gif

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Dude, you called Joel a turkey!! grin.gifgrin.gif

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I'm used to it...and don't really mind. Something beautiful about the way little hairs grow on their head and out of their dirty ears. Most people think they look gross up-close, I couldn't disagree more.

Joel

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I did listen to the podcast. Good info.

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Deitz & Joel, Nice job on the podcast, never to much info.

My biggest problem is getting hungup on what worked on the last bird. Bad habit I guess. frown.gif

Joel, which Gander Mountain will you be at?

Thanks, Dan

huntmup

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Dan:

I'll be at the Lakeville Gander for both seminars.

I know what you mean about "the last gobbler." I find myself doing the same thing, especially if you're hunting a few different states/areas. What just worked well in the Dakotas could be poison back home.

You'll often hear of outdoor writers and experienced turkey guides talking about "taking their temperature." This can be tricky, and involves some smooth turkey-talk and birdy deal-making. In a nutshell, it means taking it easy, and letting the bird tell you what he likes the most.

For me, that means minimal soft calling at first. With no more than ONE foray into the fancy/loud/fast stuff. Even then, I do it after most else fails. If that's what excites him, he'll let you know, then you have to shut up. If you went out on that limb too early, you could've just spooked a call-shy bird that you'll never see.

There's exceptions to that rule, like when trying to elicit a gobble or get a bird excited from a long distance, but each bird is different, and you need to iteratively and interactively feel your way before letting it all hang out, if you do so at all.

Joel

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Well Joel is full of it. laugh.gif

Great turkey hunting information that is. I don't know what you guys were thinking of. tongue.gif

More great info Joel. With this weather warmimg up I'm getting the itch to make holes in some paper. smile.gif

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After I figured it out, I thought the podcast was great! JNelson, you did an excellent job presenting some good information for all turkey hunters!

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