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Wake up H.O. and Let’s talk turkeys
Posted: 12 April 2015 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Turkey hunting is just around the corner for us in the north zone, but I would love to hear how things are going for those in the south zone or for the youth hunters.  Turkey hunting is one of my all time favorite things to do and to make it even better, I get to share the blind in the picture with my dad.  Its my number one goal to call him in a big gobbler and then if I am lucky enough, I can close the deal on one too.  I am pumped about the way the ground blind looks, which should look even better when some natural vegetation grows in around it.  The next picture is what the field looked like when I pulled into it to set up by blind, 20 plus birds with 4 strutters and lots of gobbling in all directions!!  Next weekend can not get here soon enough!

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Posted: 12 April 2015 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Bring it on!

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Posted: 13 April 2015 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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CC, Took my son out youth season and it was a COMPLETE bust with no birds at all….Cant wait too see some harvest pics…......Good luck..

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Posted: 13 April 2015 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Out right now had birds gobbling all morning . Its like im surrounded . Great morning to be out here in pike . Good luck everyone

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Posted: 13 April 2015 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sounds like a fun morning Matt G. Did you close the deal on one this morning?

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Posted: 14 April 2015 06:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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No luck yesterday but stit again this am . Its 6:25 and probably 10 gobbles so far . Beautiful day .

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Posted: 14 April 2015 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Matt, keep us posted on your hunt and good luck!!!!

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Posted: 14 April 2015 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Just shot a coyote . Got a hen called in kept her yelping and had a big old male coyote sneak in and he ate a load of remington nitro #5’s . Pretty deadly at 15 yrds shot him in the face .

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Posted: 14 April 2015 02:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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went on my first ever turkey hunt Monday the 13th.  bagged a big tom at 630 that came in silent to my jake decoy.  he had a 10” beard and weighed 20.58 lbs

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Posted: 14 April 2015 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Congrats on your first turkey . Now you will be hooked . You will be eatn good unlike me i doubt if coyote tastes very good

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Posted: 14 April 2015 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Nice! Tmalone, I am sure you are as hooked as I was after my first turkey hunt ending with a similar sized bird! I swear beginners luck is a REAL thing in the turkey woods. Almost every first timer I’ve known has got a nice one! Enjoy the feeling! It’s not always that easy. That’s one thing I love about turkey hunting. One day they make you feel like a master hunter/caller and the next they couldn’t care less about you!

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Posted: 14 April 2015 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Congrats on a silent sneak up, I was hoping for the same as it was extremely quiet today by me, no gobbling at all, had several hens but no Toms.  Managed some ticks tho.

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Posted: 15 April 2015 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Managed a Jake on Sunday - Toms did not cooperate - last day to hunt so had to take a jake- good time and lots of birds. They were very talkative last Sat - but pretty quite on Sunday.

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Posted: 15 April 2015 08:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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For those of you that don’t know, I have a severe hearing loss and wear 2 hearing aids.  For this reason I always thought I could not turkey hunt.  Unable to hear them gobbling and not being able to call them in.  Well on my first hunt,  I did not need to hear them or call.  he came in on his own.  This tom actually ignored my buddies two hen decoys down the sandy lane and came in to my jake decoy.  Just so happy the thunderstorms passed before we headed out that am.

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Posted: 15 April 2015 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Out again and nothing this east wind for 2 days has them shut down ! One gobble this morning before fly down and nothing since . We need a pressure change with a west wind .

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Posted: 15 April 2015 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Took my son Stephen out yesterday morning he got his first Longbeard it had a 10.5 in beard and 1 1/8 spurs and weighed 28 lbs we had three come in to the decoys we had a hen that flew down in the pasture in front of us but when these three came out they turned and came straight to us I didnt think that was goin to happen because we hunted same birds on sat morning and they went with the hens he shot it at 8 yards he said those birds are sure big when theyre standing there. whitetail we struck out in youth season also never seen a bird on saturday seen some on sunday but they acted like we weren’t even there

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