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Coyote call for turkey locator

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Was out sunday morning howling for coyotes and had turkeys gobbling back at me. Work's great for locating them, just wondering if it would effect them in anyway?

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I have been using howlers for tukey locators for a long time. They work well in some areas, others it does not seem to work at all. Trial and error I guess. Most effective at first light and evening.

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They work well, esp. in western states. I use them here if I think I'm too far away to get a response from an owl hooter in the early morning. I've freaked out toms on the roost when I'm closer than a few hundred yards. I know they're there, and they shut-up and quit gobbling for a good while.

For that reason, I use it only in the early morning when an owl hooter doesn't work or they're not already firing up on their own. Some seasons it never gets used. I won't use the owl hooter either unless they're not gobbling on their own.

Joel

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Likewise I've used them for years. I've seen several instances where nothing else will get a response and then the howl will light one up. I prefer a loud, short blast - going for the shock gobble. I only use them in the evenings once they are on the roost.

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I was with my brother when he used a goose call as a turkey locator, it seemed to work quite well.

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The list a guy could come up with various sounds that have elicited gobbles would be amazing!

Geese, owls, sandhill cranes, hawks, crows, peacocks, sirens, thunder, gunshots, screeching school bus brakes, jake braking rigs, train cars hooking up, various whistles and sirens, coyotes, rabbit distress call, bugling elk...I'm sure we could double the list in short time.

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