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I saw this thread on another forum and was curious what ya'll would do.

Here is the situation...Say you hear 2 different turkeys gobbling one that is hammering and one that is gobbling every once in a while. They are at equal distance away, but to far to set up in the middle of. Which gobbler do you try to set up on? and why?
 

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I'm going after the one that is gobbling the most. Chances of him being without a hen at that moment are better (which is probably why he is gobbling more). In my experience the one that just gobbles every once in a while I haven't been able to work because he is just walking along with his hens gobbling occassionally.
 

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I'm going after the one that is gobbling the most. Chances of him being without a hen at that moment are better (which is probably why he is gobbling more). In my experience the one that just gobbles every once in a while I haven't been able to work because he is just walking along with his hens gobbling occassionally.
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i would go after the one gobbling the most, he must be lonely and want some attention and I got a 12 gauge willing to give that to him. Odds are he is a young bird, so he may be easier to deal with

I would also remember where the other one is and come back and find him the next day since he is henned up an probably ain't going far:thumb:
 

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Private land--the gobbling bird.

Public land (esp. on a weekend) I'll gladly go first to the one that only gobbles once in a while.
 

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Niether.... I wait it out and stay put maybe one thats not calling at all is just out of sight and if I move I just blew it ...

I'll wait and be paitent and keep calling ... maybe I get nothing ...Maybe they both come in or maybe I get a different one from those 2
 

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I'd go to the one with the best terrain. Too many times those wild gobbling agressive birds fade out before you get there. Usually by that time the other bird starts getting excited. I wonder if they plan that?
 

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I have always went to the better gobbling turkey. When he is constantly revealing his location, it allows you to set up closer and move if you need to.
 

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In that situation, I might stay put, depending on how far each bird is from my location. If they hear each other, then they might try to beat each other to the hen (me).

The true test would be deciding when to move and on what bird. If one is still hot, that's the one I'm going after. There are a thousand different variables to take into consideration in a real hunting situation, but all things being equal, the hot bird will get shot in the face.
 

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I would worry about the hardest gobbling bird to be very near a hen, or, another hunter. Private land go to him, public, go to lesser gobbling bird,less apt to being fooled with right then.
 

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To me, it would really depend on just HOW much more the fired up bird was gobbling. If he is double+ gobbling frequently, he likely has more than 1 hen nearby that is keeping him so worked up. In that case, Id probably opt for the less frequent gobbler. If he is just making his presence known, gobbling at every owl, or crow, or distant dog bark and letting everything in the woods know that he is the biggest baddest bird around...then yea, Im goin straight for him!!:biggrin:
 

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If all things are equal I'm going after the loud mouth. Even if I'm set up on a stubborn turkey and another one gets fired up, I'll leave the one I'm on and go to the loudmouth. I've had great success in that exact situation.
 

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I'm going after the one that is gobbling the most. Chances of him being without a hen at that moment are better (which is probably why he is gobbling more). In my experience the one that just gobbles every once in a while I haven't been able to work because he is just walking along with his hens gobbling occassionally.
I agree totally:thumb:
 
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