Ruling the roost

The April sun just dipped below the western horizon in central Illinois. 

The slight breeze had died completely and the spring peepers were singing.

I made a single barred owl hoot with my voice, and not one but two gobblers responded from their roosts.  

These gobbles allowed me to know without doubt exactly where these toms were for our round the next morning.

There are lots of opinions and just as many methods on roosting spring gobblers. Let’s take a couple of minutes to look deeper into this very interesting topic.

Before we get into the “hows” of locating toms on the roost, let’s talk about the “whys” of this process. 

The author uses roosting techniques at dusk in order to get close to toms at sunrise.

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