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Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by guesswho » February 24th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Went to one of my local public land spots early this morning to do some listening, then some walking. Wasn't surprised to see the road yelpers and hootie hoo's were out in full force. You could hear one guys truck a mile away. I heard him several times shut the motor off and give a couple hoots as he was easing down the road . Then he would give it several series on a box call, crank up and ease on down the road to repeat. I heard several featherless owls and turkeys this morning. Saw my share of N"WTF" and Yeti stickers too. It is public so I just chuckle and enjoy the free entertainment. :turkeywave:
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by ylpnfol » February 24th, 2018, 1:45 pm

Bumpass Va. huh, you still there, thats right up the road from me.....20 miles or so
Little early yet I would think.....
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Post by soiltester » February 24th, 2018, 1:47 pm

:LMAO: :LMAO:
When I didn't get a permit one year for state land, just east of me, I had a bunch of Gobblers located before season and took a hound huntin' buddy for a scoutin' trip 1 morning at daybreak.
I got out and hooted ... and got a rash of gobbles .. then I crow called and got the same response .. :thumbup:
I then walked around to the back of the pick up and slammed the tailgate shut ... no response :banghead:

Said to my buddy, as I got back in the pickup .. well 2 out of 3 isn't bad :stir: :lol:

Forgot to say that there was a nice gobbler struttin' and spittin' in my back yard 2 days ago :cheers:
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by howl » February 24th, 2018, 2:27 pm

I call them Box Call Willies.

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Post by OLE RASPY » February 24th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Thankfully I don’t deal with that and I hope it stays like this.
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by guesswho » February 24th, 2018, 7:06 pm

ylpnfol wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Bumpass Va. huh, you still there, thats right up the road from me.....20 miles or so
Little early yet I would think.....
No, just sounded like a place I'd like to live. Fuget KY is probably my first choice.

I was in GA this morning with the road yelpers.
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by ylpnfol » February 24th, 2018, 7:41 pm

guesswho wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 7:06 pm
ylpnfol wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Bumpass Va. huh, you still there, thats right up the road from me.....20 miles or so
Little early yet I would think.....
No, just sounded like a place I'd like to live. Fuget KY is probably my first choice.

I was in GA this morning with the road yelpers.
:lol: I like it.....you would think its my first day....oh wait, it is.....guess I shoulda picked up on the Jethro avatar.....good stuff....its been warm up here, believe it or not some stuff is starting to bud/bloom.....but a bit too early still for ole tom
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Post by guesswho » February 24th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Been way above average here to. Lots of blooms already. Have a feeling there in for a shock.
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Post by Grumpy » February 24th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Sure glad I don't have that to contend with here in this area, could probably count all the turkey hunters around here in 3 counties on one hand.
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Post by ylpnfol » February 24th, 2018, 8:39 pm

guesswho wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Been way above average here to. Lots of blooms already. Have a feeling there in for a shock.
same thing happened here last year, all the shrubs got hammered, but survived, didn't really affect the turkeys, they were right on schedule, and played along til the tags were gone.....lost my honey hole this year, hope I can fill a couple of tags at least...time will tell
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Post by ylpnfol » February 24th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Grumpy wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sure glad I don't have that to contend with here in this area, could probably count all the turkey hunters around here in 3 counties on one hand.
must be nice, I will say that the interference dies down a lot after the first couple of weeks around here, or at least where I hunt...
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Post by Tail Feathers » February 24th, 2018, 9:17 pm

Grumpy wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sure glad I don't have that to contend with here in this area, could probably count all the turkey hunters around here in 3 counties on one hand.
There better be a glove on that hand if your weather is still as cold as you reported last week!

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Post by jhogue » February 24th, 2018, 10:56 pm

I’m going out on some public land tomorrow. Not sure if I’ll hear birds or other people scouting. This is the earliest I’ve ever scouted.

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Post by hoobilly » February 24th, 2018, 11:39 pm

I have locals crying for TSS... I am accommodating them. I drive around with a call out the window and call like crazy .. now them turkeys are 80 yards or more away. its gonna take tss for them to get one since they shy away from calls. I might make bank this spring

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Post by appalachianassassin » February 25th, 2018, 1:23 am

its not too early at all, they tore it up this morning in east Tennessee. I heard a group of 4 longbeards on the roost, they flew down and kept gobblin. I left at 9am and yep.....still gobblin
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Post by jdjnicholson » February 25th, 2018, 1:48 am

That's the way it is.

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Post by jhogue » February 25th, 2018, 10:48 am

I heard zero this morning, but we are coming off a week of heavy rain and storms most of the day yesterday. I’ll give them another week or two. Probably walked 3-4 miles this morning. Found 2 roost spots, some rained out scratching, a small buck shed, and a couple deer beds. I didn’t hear or see many other hunters out scouting with me.

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Post by OLE RASPY » February 25th, 2018, 12:10 pm

I went this morning and heard nothing but counted 15 jakes 😳. They finally saw me and moved to the woods.
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by guesswho » February 25th, 2018, 1:18 pm

OLE RASPY wrote:
February 25th, 2018, 12:10 pm
I went this morning and heard nothing but counted 15 jakes 😳. They finally saw me and moved to the woods.
So you had to take one of your shoes off? Good thing you didn't see 21.
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by hoobilly » February 25th, 2018, 1:29 pm

guesswho wrote:
February 25th, 2018, 1:18 pm
OLE RASPY wrote:
February 25th, 2018, 12:10 pm
I went this morning and heard nothing but counted 15 jakes 😳. They finally saw me and moved to the woods.
So you had to take one of your shoes off? Good thing you didn't see 21.
:LMAO:

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Post by OLE RASPY » February 25th, 2018, 3:09 pm

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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by devastator » February 25th, 2018, 6:04 pm

hoobilly wrote:
February 24th, 2018, 11:39 pm
I have locals crying for TSS... I am accommodating them. I drive around with a call out the window and call like crazy .. now them turkeys are 80 yards or more away. its gonna take tss for them to get one since they shy away from calls. I might make bank this spring
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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by howl » February 25th, 2018, 6:42 pm

80 yards sounds conservative. I have been hunting a WMA where circling at 70 yards seems to have been selected for to the point it seems to be in their DNA. And that was with lead shot.

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Post by timbrhuntr » February 25th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Yelp yelp yelp and hoot hoot hoot !🦃

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Re: Road Yelpers & Hootie Hoo's

Post by Shellwaster » February 25th, 2018, 7:37 pm

The telltale sign of many of Georgia’s finest. Due to declining turkey population at my lease, I’ve been hunting Redlands and Oconee WMAs in addition to National Forest the last 4 seasons. The road yelpers never stop that practice as season progresses. Last season seemed to be the worst for it. Maybe they will take up a new hobbie this year since their “woodsmanship” work so well last season.

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