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Posted: 21 April 2013 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I spent 6 hours in the woods this morning with no success…of even seeing a Tom.  I only saw one hen racing through the pasture.  I am thinking the wind and cool temps hurt the movement???  Did anyone else have the same or more success than I had this weekend?

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Posted: 21 April 2013 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Called in a bird for a friend at 11:06 and he MISSED:( Heard 3 on roost and they flew off and were silent…..

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Posted: 21 April 2013 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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1st season,Peoria/Tazewell county area.One day birds were making a racket all day long,running around and strutting infront of hens..next day they were quiet.Think weather pattern might be a part..hang in there.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Saturday was one of the best hunting experiences I have ever had, as I posted in the spring turkey forum, I shot one almost as big as the one you shot last year gbob.  If I remember right, I might have been giving you a little crap for shooting a 30 pounder, sorry man!  The one I shot Saturday was 29 pounds, so obviously I believe that you shot a 30 pounder, I had just never heard of one weighing that much before.  When talking to a few guys, they believe a turkey that hasn’t got into the heavy breeding season could weigh more, similar to the way a rutting buck loses weight.  The delayed breeding season (if that exists?) coupled with a mild winter, might be why my turkey weighed so much.  It also had a lot of that jelly substance on the top of the breast bone that can add a few pounds as well.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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My dad and I went out on Saturday morning in Brown county. We both heard a few gobbles prior to 7am, but pretty much silent after that. Gobblers didn’t respond to the calls at all. I saw a lone jake cruising through the woods around 9am and that was it for the day. It was COLD early.

Will probably try to get back out on Friday morning…

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Posted: 22 April 2013 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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never heard a bird on roost sat morn had one gobble three times around 9 ;30 and that was it lots of gobbles on roost sun quiet after hit the ground my bro in law had 5 long beards and a jake about run him over sun morn ran in to ten yrds he got a nice one

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Posted: 22 April 2013 10:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hey CCH no problem with the disbelief.  I have a question about the jelly stuff around the top of the breast.  My bird last year had a ton of it.  I was really grossed out and didn’t know what it was???  Does anyone know what that stuff is?  To make matters worse…as I have shared on this website before…my brother and sister-in-law are getting a divorce and she lives on the property now without him.  She told my niece that some guys were out there hunting the first season and shot 6 birds.  Heck no wonder I didn’t see any toms…

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Posted: 22 April 2013 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I forgot something else…  CCH why no pics of your 29 lb monster?

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