Weird noises

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by scarhead26, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. scarhead26

    scarhead26 Well-Known Member

    I was sitting in a stand Wednesday evening. This stand is on a ridge and where I baited bears last year on my Private property. This particular stand is across the line on Sylamore WMA. While sitting there about 5:00 pm I hear a noise like a huge bird (owl, or eagle) flapping its wings. You know the sound where they take flight and you hear the wppsh woosh woosh sound from their wings and the leaves rustling through tree limbs. The longer I listened the more I could hear what sounded like acorns or some type of mast falling on the ground. The noise was in two spots not far apart. And lasted until I climbed down around 6 pm to hike back up the house. I have no idea what made the noose except maybe a bear or two shaking some trees to get acorns or persimmons to fall to the ground.
    Anyone ever heard something like this or seen a bear shaking trees before?

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  2. earl blevins

    earl blevins Well-Known Member

    sounds like turkeys going up and acorns falling.

  3. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

    NE Ark
    Yep, sounds like a flock going up to roost.
  4. Mr BS

    Mr BS Well-Known Member

    What they said. ^^^^^
    Live at Full Draw
  5. scarhead26

    scarhead26 Well-Known Member

    Never thought about turkeys. I'll bet y'all are right. Thanks fellas.

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  6. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    I agree Turkeys. This is the best thread of the month. All hunters in agreement.
  7. forkedpoint

    forkedpoint Well-Known Member

    California Condors! No doubt about it!
  8. QuarterBore

    QuarterBore Well-Known Member

    Black panthers. My uncle's seen them in the woods. He doesn't lie.
  9. Hooked Spurs

    Hooked Spurs Well-Known Member

    I agree with the suggestion of turkeys in this case.

    My dad and I saw a bear 30+ feet in a white oak breaking little limbs off eating acorns about 20 years ago. It was making lots of noise thrashing those limbs around. He heard us in the leaves and was on the ground in the blink of an eye. Came down the tree like it as a fireman's pole. It was an unforgettable sight for sure. They are pretty adept at gathering food. I wouldn't put it past one to attempt to shake out a few acorns on smaller trees.
  10. graybeard

    graybeard Well-Known Member

    Did you happen to notice a sulfur/rotten meat smell? :wink:
  11. Badbassn

    Badbassn Premium Member<br>2015-16 Deer Hunting Contest Win

    Turkeys was my first thought too
  12. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

  13. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    Sounds squatchy to me!
  14. graybeard

    graybeard Well-Known Member

    Could definitely be some squatchage, there...

    Say "squatchage" 10 times, real fast if you want to sound like a Kenmore washer. :wink:
  15. Tugman

    Tugman Well-Known Member

    Mine too.
  16. 7 point

    7 point Well-Known Member

    Strange noises in the woods is either a squatch or Mt Lion...depends on who you are telling

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  17. mallardman21

    mallardman21 Well-Known Member

    Buzzard roost

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  18. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

    I walked up to a large white oak while squirrel hunting one year and killed 5 out if it in just a few minutes. It was loaded with acorns, but I noticed alot of limbs broken out in the ends. None if the other trees around it looked that way. When I went to pick up the squirrels, I discovered piles and piles of bear dung under the tree. You could also tell where the bear had climbed up and down, marking the tree very well. It looked like the bear had spent alot if time here, I would have lived to witness the him working that tree.

    You very well may have been listening to a bear. Slip the daylight...and see if you can find a tree that's marked like that.

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  19. beltcutter

    beltcutter Well-Known Member

    The sasquatch has been known to mimic many other animals so yes this most certainly could be the work of a bf. Blurry pictures have proved this truth over and over and over again.

  20. VALES

    VALES Well-Known Member

    You have just heard the Jersey Devil my friend....i watch too much Discovery Channel....:smack: