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April 21, 2013

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Bettering the boss

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Patience is a virtue

Almost every successful hunt for a dominant gobbler begins and ends with patience. When the hunt evolves into a game of move and counter-move, it can be necessary to commit to an entire day in woods with the gobbler.

Don’t let the patience of an old gobbler force you into errors. That is one of his strengths that you must turn to your advantage to be consistently successful. If you want to hunt a boss tom, accept that your hunt may not even begin and end on the same day. You could get hung up all season on a single such gobbler.

The key to success is to have a game plan and work that plan with patience and persistence. Those are two of the best allies you can employ. If you get frustrated and have that hard-to-resist urge to make a “do-or-die” move, it usually is not the boss gobbler that does the dying.

Remember, in reality these dominant gobblers can’t vanish, can’t see through trees or over the top of ridges. During the spring mating season, they want a good love life, they just want it on their own terms. Like the hen you’re trying to mimic, they may not be easy, but they can be had. After all, they’re just turkeys.

Remember, pass it on or it will surely pass on.

Check process

Hunters must still report their harvest of turkeys but they are no longer required to take their turkey to a check station for physical inspection. Hunters will have three options to complete the automated game check:

  • On the Internet at www.wildohio.com or www.ohiogamecheck.com.
  • By telephone at 1-877-824-4864 — This option is only available to those who are required to purchase a turkey permit to hunt turkeys.

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