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4 Tricks for Gobbling in a Gobbler

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4 Tricks for Gobbling in a Gobbler

Mention gobbling as a turkey hunting call and some traditionalists will slap you across the face. Not only do they scream about the safety factor, but they also stress it isn’t a conventional call to incorporate. I say, yes, beware of the safety issue and be on the lookout for other hunters stalking you. If someone would stalk you at any time during a hunt, speak to them in a calm and loud voice. As for customs and tradition, bah humbug.

I pack a gobbler call and use it despite the Trump-style bad press it continually generates. How can a gobble call help your turkey hunting success? Consider these tactics to use with a gobble call.

  1. This one is a no brainer: Gobble after sunset, and if you’re within hearing distance of a testosterone-charged tom, it likely will gobble back from the roost. Note the location of the roost or move closer, and pinpoint the position for a morning rendezvous.
  2. Gobble in the morning. How many times have you found yourself in the woods after sunrise with the turkeys as silent as an investigated congressman? Gobble calls can help find a gobbler after morning fly down. After toms hit the ground and go into their strut-zone morning ritual, they often shut up for a period of time. A gobble from you can break the ice and re-start the conversation.
  3. Pick a fight in the midmorning. It’s common for a gobbler to gobble back at hen calls, yet remain cemented in place. If you add in a gobble, cuts, aggressive yelps and fighting purrs, then you might just stir the pot enough for a gobbler to investigate in “Rocky” mode.
  4. Finally, if I’m hopeless at midday with no turkeys in sight, I occasionally let out a gobble while hiking a property. I think of it as trolling, and it could spark a lackadaisical gobbler into responding. Once you get his attention, add in some hen chatter and let him map a course to you.

Using a gobble call can sometimes increase success in your turkey game.

Safety is a serious concern while using a gobbler call, so use common sense. It probably isn’t wise to use a gobble call in a heavily hunted public area. Using it from a ground blind is advised because hunters will hopefully spot your hide. At all times, you should hang an orange hat or cloth in a tree above your setup site to advertise your presence. And, as previously noted, if you do spy someone stalking toward you, speak to them in a calm, clear and loud voice to announce your location.

Like our new President who excels in nontraditional actions, using a gobbler call is definitely not a traditional turkey call. Nevertheless, sometimes a bit of nontradition is exactly what you need to find success.

Several years ago, I was hunkered in my ground blind and my hen yelps were going unnoticed due to the amount of competing, real turkey chatter in the area. I switched to a gobble call mixed with cutting, and within minutes a group of gobblers strutted by my blind at less than 20 yards. My Mathews bow assisted in letting the air out of the one with the most PSI (photo above).

ANIMAL CAPTURE AND RESTRAINT | CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION

ANIMAL CAPTURE AND RESTRAINT | CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION

In the preceding entries you learned about capture and handling techniques that don’t require drugs.  So, what’s the deal, why do we even need chemical immobilization? Well, we use it mostly for safety, both the animal’s and care giver’s, and often it is needed just to get near an animal.  Big pastures are awesome. Lots of space allows our hoofstock species to do normal things, like they would in the wild. But when the vets need to examine a patient with their hands on it, say to suture a wound or help with a difficult delivery of a calf, or an animal needs to be transported to another area or zoo, we often have to use remote delivery of immobilization drugs to tranquilize the animal safely.

A number of different types of darting systems are available, but most incorporate a projectile dart that is shot from a special gun.  On impact the dart injects the prepared dose of drugs via gas pressure or a gunpowder charge.  Fossil Rim Wildlife Center routinely uses three types of remote delivery systems, including a rifle with gunpowder fired and gunpowder charged metal darts (as shown in Image 1), a CO2 powered pistol with plastic air charged darts (as shown in Images 2 and 3), and a good old fashioned blowpipe with plastic air charged darts.

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Image 1: Rifle with gunpowder fired and gunpowder charged metal darts

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Image 2: CO2 powered pistol with plastic air charged darts

Darting Grant's Zebras

Image 3: CO2 powered pistol with plastic air charged darts

Another fantastic tool used for closer range delivery of immobilizing drugs, antibiotics or vaccines, is a spring loaded pole syringe (image below). Its use requires the animal to be within about 6 feet of the person administering the drugs.

Using the pole syringe to deliver additional reversal agent to an addax.

Spring loaded pole syringe

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Vet wearing face shield while loading drugs into dart.

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Dart Box

Each situation requiring the use of chemical immobilization is considered in light of what technique will provide the safest and most effective delivery of the drugs. For example, the majority of the hoofstock species require darting at long range (up to 50 meters), and therefore the rifle is most appropriate.

Chemical Capture of a Roan Antelope

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Driving sedated addra gazelle to a holding pen.

For smaller bodied animals like cheetah, coatis, and wolves, blow darting is the best technique, as it causes very little dart associated trauma and these species are conditioned to come into smaller areas so they don’t require the long range capability of the dart gun. Cheetah also tolerate the pole syringe well, and when used appropriately, is more consistent than the blow pipe. The CO2 pistol is used in the smaller enclosures where ranges are shorter and with the giraffe since they are usually accustomed to coming up closer than some of the other hoofstock species. Additionally, the pistol accommodates very large darts, needed for the large drug volume used for giraffe.

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Providing supplemental oxygen during a giraffe immobilization

Rhinos are typically trained to perform several behaviors, including the presentation of a forelimb. In this case, a rhino can usually be hand injected, just like a person getting an injection from their doctor, but sometimes may require pole syringing or darting if they are not conditioned or are apprehensive.

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Black rhino presenting forelimb; vet and curator preparing to hand inject sedation drugs.

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White rhino immobilization; we blindfold rhinos and use ear muffs to reduce external stimuli.

No chemical immobilization is taken lightly, due to the possibility of complications that could include physical injury during the induction or recovery period or physiological complications from the drugs themselves. For example, the veterinarians may decide to monitor a lameness in an animal like a giraffe for a few days instead of immobilizing it right away for diagnostics. Giraffe are large animals with unique physiology (like really high blood pressure at the level of their heart) that can change significantly when drugged and lying on their side. Special animals require special preparation and handling. For example, during a giraffe immobilization the neck and head are stretched out on a padded board or ladder that is tilted on an angle to the tailgate of a truck. This serves two purposes: it helps to keep the neck muscles from kinking or cramping, which can be life threatening, and helps maintain adequate blood pressure to the kidneys by keeping a large volume of blood from pooling in the long jugular veins of the neck.

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Giraffe immobilization; neck is stretched out on padded board.

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Giraffe hoof trim

Special animals also require special drugs. To deliver an appropriate dose to a large, cantankerous animal remotely, we need something that is potent and of small volume. Ideally, the drug would also take effect very quickly, stopping the animal before running out of sight, and it would also be reversible. The class of drugs that fits this most closely is the ultra-potent opioids. They act fast to induce anesthesia and also give pain control (important for surgical procedures) and, perhaps coolest of all, they are completely reversible with the administration of the antidote (also called the reversal drug or antagonist). So, once the procedure is done, we give the opioid antagonist and within a few minutes the animal is standing and often ready to assimilate back into its herd, able to interact normally with other animals.

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Loading Grant’s zebra onto stretcher and then into trailer.

Fossil Rim’s animal care and animal health staff have extensive experience with the chemical immobilization of many species. Sometimes we are asked to help at other zoos that may never have had to immobilize something as tricky as a giraffe. Performing around 150-200 chemical immobilization procedures a year means we are always gaining experience and honing our skills, but, still, nobody likes a giraffe immobilization!

By: Holly Haefele (Veterinarian and Director of Animal Health)

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March 31 @ 8:00 amApril 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 900 East Market Street
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April 2017

April 1 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm
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Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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May 1
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McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501 United States

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Exotic Wildlife Association NEWS ALERT

Exotic Wildlife Association
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“Promoting Conservation through Commerce”
Plan for EWA Contests!
 
Exotic Wildlife Association
2017 Annual Membership Meeting
March 2-5, 2017
Venison Product Contest
The Exotic Wildlife Association will be sponsoring a venison product competition on Friday, March 3rd at the EWA Annual Membership Meeting at the YO Ranch Hotel in Kerrville, Texas.
Categories offered for competition will be
  1. Snack sticks
  2. Sausage
  3. Deli meat
  4. Jerky.
Participants may enter all four categories. Registrations open at 8:00 amon Friday, March 3rd and participants are asked to bring in 4 lbs. of each product by noon on Friday, March 3rd. 2 lbs. of each product is needed for the tasting competition and an additional 2 lbs. of each product will be auctioned off on Saturday night’s auction.
Attendees of the conference will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite in each category on Fridayafternoon. Awards will be presented to the 1st place winners in all four categories, plus a “Best of Show” award.
2017 EWA Photo Contest
The Exotic Wildlife Association will be sponsoring a photo contest at the EWA conference on Saturday, March 4th.
Winning photos will be used in future EWA publications. They will not be returned unless you specify so. Certificates will be given to the top three in each category. The categories are:
1. Buck/Bull/Stag
2. Fawn/Calf
3. Humor & Action
4.Miscellaneous
Photos are restricted to 8×10 size or smaller.  Amateurs only please.
Be sure to put your name on the back of each photo and the category you wish to enter.
Photos must be entered before 12:00 noon on Friday, March 3rd. Voting will be March 4th until 4:00 pm

Click here for the Entry Form! 

 

For more information on the Venison Product Contest or Photo Contest, please contact Laurie Seale at 830-928-3143 or maplehillfarms@centurytel.net.


Exotic Wildlife Association
Charly Seale, Executive Director

105 Henderson Branch Rd., West
Ingram, Texas 78025
 
February 15, 2017
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