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    turkeys are harder

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    The responses that Turkeys are harder caught me off gaurd. I am going to be deer hunting for the first time next fall and have only been hunting 5 or 6 years for birds. I have had opportunitys and have taken turkeys when I put in the time. It seems to me with turkeys making noise and being able to locate them makes them easier. I guess the responses makes me feel like I have a better chance at deer than I thought.

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    About the same.

    Hogs are harder. They are smarter than both put together.

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    mature deer are harder, out west the turkeys are really easy, very dumb and very callable they just don't get the pressure, I usually hunt one day and kill a nice tom it is not hard at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    Turkeys on average are harder.
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    Turkeys imo.

    Esp. in the south.
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    Just FYI, I posted this same question on my blog and included a few of your responses in the post. If you don't want your comment mentioned in the post, just PM me and I will remove it.

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    Turkeys are buy far a lot harder for me .
    How about turkeys from a tree stand ,your real lucky if you can draw on one.There eye sight is 2nd to none,even when you think they cant see you you make the silgest move ,only to hear the dreded put,put and there all on high alert.
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    I vote turkeys

    IMO, deer are more patternable overall. Turkeys just seem to go whichever way their beady brains lead them.

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    Deer are way harder to hunt then turkeys.

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    Turkeys are easier because you can hunt them from a blind without brushing it in and they're far more easily fooled by decoys.
    Turkeys do pick up movement better than a deer though and can see in color which is an advantage for them.

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    In my zone turkeys...
    there are 100X more deer than turkeys in my county. It's ag land and you can have a hunter a 1/4 mile away calling to the same bird. You will be in two different woodlots working on the same tom.
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    Right now, I'm gonna say "Turkeys"

    In September, I'm gonna say "Deer"

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    Deer for me are harder to hunt. Around here they go nocturnal with the slightest hunting pressure. Turkeys only move around during daylight hours which gives me a huge advantage because that's when I can hunt them and if I can locate where they are heading to roost in the evening, I know where they will be in the morning

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    i seem to have a aharder time with Turkeys than deer..granted most deer i have shot have been does but i cant seem to do much with the Turkeys....still love chasin them anyways which is the most fun part
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    deer for me.


    turkeys in my area are really really dumb. and theres lots of them.
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    This depends on WHERE you are hunting! Some places are flooded with Turkey and getting one in isn't very hard at all. Same with deer. Other places are exactly the opposite for either creature.

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    id say turkeys, if were talking no blind like i usually hunt em. can be hard.
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    I'm in my 4th year of Turkey hunting and I still have not got one, so for me Turkey hunting is much harder than deer.
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    question was harder to hunt not kill,mature buck without ?
    you and him one on one with no scents or attractents
    no food plots or bait,lets see how well you do

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    i vote deer because they have great noses. they also don't vocalize like turkeys do giving away their location. turkeys might just seem harder because its such a short season compared to deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinfoerster View Post
    i vote deer because they have great noses. they also don't vocalize like turkeys do giving away their location. turkeys might just seem harder because its such a short season compared to deer.
    bet the reason alot of guys dont get them is because there over calling them to.
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    Too many different elements and variants involved for it to be a simple answer between the two.

    Out here on the West Coast, we can't hunt deer like they do back East.

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    A mature whitetail is hands down harder to bowhunt in MOST cases. However, take a blind out of the equation for bowhunting turkeys and you have one of the toughest quarry to arrow with a bow.

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    How about when its just you with your bow, at ground level, using no decoy, blind, treestand etc? Turkeys hands down then.

    Otherwise, it really depends how you go about it.

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