Discussion in '2014 Turkey Contest' started by Dubbya, Mar 16, 2014.
Anyone get to do any hunting yet?
Not me. Starts April 1 here, so I'll be out then
Just been scouting. Toms are going crazy. Here is one I snapped from private land, I may need to start door knocking lol.
Anxious but I still have a month...i need a new blind anyway so I'll be looking for that here shortly so I can get it all set up and ready to go
Nice looking toms there bud...i see em everyday right where I plan to set up so I'm hoping a couple talk to me opening day and give me a shot
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Ours starts on the 1st also but we have 8" of snow on the ground and 10-12" more coming tonight. Our birds typically don't respond to calls until the end of April and won't break out of the bachelor groups for a couple of weeks, if I can get one whacked... chances are pretty good the others will stick around long enough to shoot a second. I head to Oklahoma on the 8th for 4 days of turkey hunting... should be fun.
I was seeing some good birds, but the last week has been cold and windy, think they tucked their heads back into some cover. We were supposed to get 5-10" of new snow today but it just rained, didn't break my heart. Sick of plowing! Going to try to get some trail cams out in my regular haunts and see what's cooking. There were some birds in one of the spots that I muzzle loader hunted in dec so I will start a couple cams there
Question, thinking about upgrading my cheap hen decoys with avians. They make a feeder, looker and breeder, if you were going to buy one what would it be, and If you were going to buy two, what would they be? I run a funky chicken or a full strut jake with real fan as well...
DT, I would go with a breeder or a feeder, specifically if you have a funky chicken or a strutter.
I probably won't be able to get out until this weekend due to classes and work, unfortunately. I'm currently sitting in my truck scouting turkeys in a big corn stubble field. There's roughly 50 cruising around, no strutters though. Cold, windy, and rainy right now
My season doesn't start until April 30. My 8 year old and I took a ride on the 4 wheeler last night. I had to retrieve my blinds chairs from a 4' snow bank that finally melted enough for me to get to them. They've been there since Jan. Still in great shape. We saw 20 birds in the cut corn and a huge tom strutting. It got us fired up...high 5ing each other and all. Hopefully we'll get an arrow in that big boy!
I had guys here for a two day hunt but they both killed 2 birds on the first day so we were done. Hopefully I'll get a sit in on Monday night, if not it will be thursday morning in OK.
Good luck man...knock one down
Good to hear Chad. ..good luck
I need to get my butt in gear.....ground blind will be up within a week....have them roosting in the area everynight with a real easy sneak in...here's hoping
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Saw 27 birds tonight all on the biggest farm in my area, all of which nobody is allowed permission to hunt outside of the family :/ birds are starting to strut a bit though. Even at 600 yards it was pretty obvious that there were a couple decent birds. Ran into another small group with a nice 2 year old and one, maybe two bearded hens. One for sure, I've always wanted to anchor one with an arrow! Might have to go see if I can't get permission even though everyone says it's impossible
Well guys, I killed a gobbler yesterday morning, but it was with a shotgun. I'll get the next one with a bow though
The hunt was awesome. I was down in a wooded draw that was just burnt the day before, trees were still on fire and some were falling down during the hunt. It was literally like I was hunting in satans lair
My bird weighed 24.5 pounds, had a 9" beard, and roughly 1" spurs
Good Job Cole!
I missed a tom this morning. Decoyed him perfectly and whiffed an easy shot. These mountain birds are tough to get setup on.
Good work Cole.
Stay at it Dave, I have faith :D
We had some great hunts in OK. Saturday morning I shot a bird at 8 yards, on film in the middle of the decoys. To make a super long story short, he crossed the river and onto a neighboring farm (about 100 yards). While we were blood trailing we heard a shotgun directly on the other side of the river (we didn't know he had crossed yet), my buddy says, "I hope your bird didn't just get shot." Sure enough, my bird made it to the fence, crawled into a fallen timber pile and the neighbor watched him and walked up and plugged him. Hopefully they will be able to use the footage on BHOD, but we'll see. I guess, I'll have to get it done in WY. :D
You'll get it done next time Dave I like how you didn't sugarcoat what happened directly after the shot
Dubbs- sounds like a s***ty deal there. Now you know why Pat and I like shotguns :D
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