Live from the Field - Turkey Thread 2017

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Fitz, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. JMann11

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    Heard 3 gobbles about 300 yards away and then a gunshot, and I forgot my gloves this morning. Not a good start.


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    Stay positive

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  3. JMann11

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    Ended up seeing 2 hens.


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    You never know what will happen. Nice try.

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    Out with the bow it's really eondy


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  6. JMann11

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    Heard 4 gobblers this morning but didn't see anything, think they are with hens


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    Alright in the same spot I had them Toms come In last week. Not touching my phone this time, unless I need to take a selfie.


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    Out trying to get my little brother a turkey. Had a nice doe come up to 15 yds lol


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    Haven't heard or saw a single thing today, someone was in our spot we wanted to go this morning though


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  10. Wesley Lofton

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    Out today here in Iowa. It has been cool, windy and rainy for about a week. Today is cool, and supposed to get windy as the day goes on. Hoping to get lucky this morning. Got a few birds talking but nothing that sounds super close...


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    Saw 2 hens today and 7 deer before the rain came


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    Headed out I the morning calling for my nephew and brother in law....they have never shot a turkey before.

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    So my brother in law is turkey hunting down on our property in ky and it's rained 48 hours, when it stops yesterday, he hikes the circuit and nada,
    Well as he climbs his way out he stops to rest. Then after a bit he rises and makes a turn up the trail, just about 25 yards behind three coyotes walking up the trial ahead that must have pasted by him unoticed .
    Three shells , but he made the right choice and took out the big Alfa!


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    Farmer says there were turkeys all over in April. Had a hen go through yesterday. Saw and heard nothing today...not even on the drive home.

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    Had a hen come in to 20 yards and then my turkey hunt quickly turned into a coyote hunt as 2 coyotes chased 3 deer about 75 yards away, now I'd rather shoot the coyotes than a turkey.


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    Had one of the most exciting hunts of my life today. I was just sitting over watching a huge field to see if I could see those coyotes again and all the sudden I see a Tom strutting about 250 yards away and then about 10 more turkeys come from behind him. I let them walk down over a hill and I ran to catch up to them and when I got close I let out a couple yelps and about 75 yards away 6-7 of them gobbled. I then crawled closer and peeked up over some brush and there they were 7 of them strutting right in front of me, gobbling there heads off. I was waiting for one of the Toms to get closer but one of the hens must have saw me because she started walking off and I had to take the shot, dropped him at 40 yards. It may only be a Jake but it's my first turkey and a hunt I'll never forget. [​IMG]


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    It has been an exciting season for my family. I am a firm believer in not all kids being ready to hunt at a minimum age (10 in WI). As a result my son has spent the last 6 months practicing (both shooting and calling) to prove he was ready.

    Opening morning of the youth hunt we called a tom into a food plot about 100 yards away. The bird spotted a hen on the opposite end of the plot and never closed the distance on our decoy. Once he had regained his composure, we kept calling. After two more turkey sightings, a group of 4 Jake's dropped over the ridge and away from our setup. A few soft clucks caused them to circle back around to investigate our decoy. After telling him to shoot the back one, I watched as he worked through each of the steps we had practiced at the range and he dropped the Jake at 37 yards. The confidence he had gained through all those practice sessions was evident.

    Lots of my hunts are memorable for one reason or another, but being there for your child's first success is amazing. It was a terrific bonding experience and I couldn't be more of him proud. IMG_20170415_075738079.jpg
     
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    I've got one last weekend out here. 5/14 is the end. I've put down 2 nice tom's already and have a chance at my first 3 tom season, all with a bow. I've got a good chance since there are still 2 long beards out here and the wife and kids are out of town the rest of the week. Just gonna be a matter of patience to see who wins. Game on!!!!!!
     
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    Hitting the fields and woods hard this weekend with a couple of skilled turkey hunters. 2 toms in the vicinity

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