Old gobbler running late to roost tree

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Manybeards, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Manybeards

    Manybeards Premium Member<br>2009 Turkey Contest Winner<br>20

    Last weekend while deer hunting I had an old gobbler littlerly come running through the woods trying to get to his roost tree. It was very late 5:20 pm and dang near black dark in the woods. When the gobbler came by me he still had a good 1/4 mile to go until reaching his normal roost and I didn't hear him fly up short of it. I believe in all the yrs of turkey hunting this was the latest and most determined gobbler I have seen to get back to his normal tree. I have seen turkeys in fields really late that flew from field to tree, but never one in the woods this late. How about ya'll? When do you usually see turkeys fly up to roost?
  2. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    Never seen one that close to dark. Usually well before it's to dark for them to see.

  3. sleepy

    sleepy Well-Known Member

    Just what we need many beards all ready got one roosted.
  4. Manybeards

    Manybeards Premium Member<br>2009 Turkey Contest Winner<br>20

    :fit: He wouldn't have had a chance. He was within 20 yards 2 days in a row. :wink:

    RAZOR_DEER Well-Known Member

    I have passed on many deer just to watch the turkeys. Direction, wind and time of day etc.... I peel bark and drop it just to see if they react to it.
  6. Lt Gibson

    Lt Gibson Well-Known Member

    Here on e Mississippi public land they have been roosting at about 430-440,but I am in some dark timber.
  7. turkeyhunter

    turkeyhunter Premium Member<br>2006 Turkey Team Contest Winner<

    I had three long beards do that to me one time hunting in North Arkansas. It was black dark I could hear them coming and I thought it was coons or yotes. All I could see was black looking objects coming to me. When they flew up I could see them and their ropes!!!
  8. BowHunter21

    BowHunter21 Select Member<br>2015-16 Deer Hunting Contest Winn

    They're gonna have to start another column beside Manybeards name to fit all them "contest winner" titles
  9. mikebri

    mikebri Well-Known Member

    Seen some fly up about 5-5:10pm
  10. thompson

    thompson Well-Known Member

    The ones I have here at home will wait till almost black dark. Most I see in the woods are about 4:55.