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Posted: 21 April 2014 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I made a mistake this year applying for my spring turkey tags. I received 2 for the same weekend in different parts of the state. I have to choose which one and looking for some common sense help to make my decision. Both are public. One is in North Zone which will be in third season. The other is in the south which will be 4th. After speaking with both park officials, the north zone is experiencing population issues but he said the number of hunters are way down as well and there is 2500 acres to roam and look for birds. The south zone has 1200 acres of hunting ground and has no hunting all around it. The park official said good hunters are filling tags quickly in the early seasons but the birds are starting to find places to hide in no hunting areas because of the pressure. With that being said and knowledge of the park being no problem, I have hunted both several times, which place would you hunt if you were in my shoes? Its a toss up for me, I’ m looking for someone else’s point of view.

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Posted: 21 April 2014 05:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Where do you hunt in northern zone. The birds have been acting pretty silly up here, not too fired up yet. But that should change during 3rd season.

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Posted: 21 April 2014 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Adams County public. Shot a tom first season 2014 but had problems with henned up toms in Vermilion Cnty.. They re saying population is terribly down in that part of state but I m listening to park officials not hunters. No resources other than this post.  Im three hours from either park so I m committed once I leave the driveway.

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Posted: 21 April 2014 08:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Self, Id be all over the north zone, 2500 acres is a lot and there has to be acouple birds looking for hens. Good Luck…...

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Posted: 22 April 2014 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I prefer less hunting pressure and less hunters even over an area that has more birds.

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Posted: 22 April 2014 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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BIGPOND - 22 April 2014 07:51 AM

I prefer less hunting pressure and less hunters even over an area that has more birds.

Same here…..

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Posted: 22 April 2014 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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South Zone, I believe the Turkeys in the North are very few and far far between.

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Posted: 23 April 2014 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Still in great debate. Has anyone been hunting in Adams or Jefferson County this week?  I have til tomorrow afternoon to decide.

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Posted: 25 April 2014 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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South zone 30 minute hunt in drizzle.  He fell in water hole. Watched him assault my struting jake. 3yr old 1 1/4” spurs 10” beard. Wife gave her blessing so im headed to adams as we speak. Thanks for your inputs.

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