In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to ... TURKEY

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In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to ... TURKEY

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(us old men too).

Buddy that deer hunts a new lease I am in had three birds gobbling all around him on the last weekend in January. Pretty stoked for another spring.

Goals:
1) Enjoy the days afield and the battles with birds. Win or lose.
2) Kill a bird with the 410 I have rigged for my grandson. When I give it to him, I want to give him a pic of a bird his Pops killed with his new gun (he is only 2, so I have time).
3) Get my daughter on a bird! Hard to get her out with me, so I am gonna push her more this year. All about her not wanting to get up super early, so I will try her on some late morning/afternoon hunts.
4) Kill one with my muzzleloader shotgun - son and nephew have both killed with it. Maybe this year will be my turn.
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…good luck. Spring time is when I transition nocturnal mode chasing doormats.


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I have never been turkey hunting, but I've been told that once you get into it it becomes a passion. Good luck and happy hunting!
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I am going to miss the first week of turkey season this year. I will get after them though. Already been scouting and confirming that the birds I saw during deer season are still scratching around. Good luck to everyone!
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Took first timers, two girls, 8 and 12, on Sunday. They both plugged their first birds with a .410. The 8 year old is my daughter, she has been hunting with me since she was 6, she is already trying to cut momma in line for her second.
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Buddy with me killed one on opening day. I killed one opening Sunday. Classic hunt. Heard him gobble about 11:30 in a deep draw and by 12:00 he was headed out for a truck ride. Nephew connected a few days later, brother a week after that.

I put away the 20 and got the 410 out, really wanted to take one with it, but I have time. It will be my grandson's gun, but I want to give him a pic of me, the gun and a mature longbeard. Plenty of time, he is only 2.

Never could put my son in law on a bird. Plenty of very close calls, just always seemed to be sheet water, a creek or a thick area that messed us up.

A fun season. Time to think about fish!
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I killed my first turkey ever this year, 20.5lbs 10" beard and 1.5" spurs. Fantastic hunt, I had to shoot him at 60yds but dropped him like a rock.
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Nice bird. I know where you killed him and I know where he came from! :smt006 :smt005
Those are some nice spurs. He thought he was a smart bird where he was, but you knew better! Great job.





I am friends with Ken. He sent me one of those pics. I hit that place a few times after you and never heard one. Been successful before right near where you were, if ya know what I mean! Ken listened to me kill mine (at a lease we are in) - he stayed at truck and heard the calling, the gobbling and the shot. Says he is gonna try it next year!
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Congrats Hollywood on your first bird! He's a dandy!!!

It was a fun season. I did well this season. Two very nice public land toms....

This fella had about 1" spurs. 9" beard

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This fella had about a 9.5" beard and 1.5" spurs

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There were some younger fellas that I saw almost every day I was out in the woods. We always passed each other on the way in/out (usually while I was walking)...hope that they were able to get their birds. I look forward to next season.

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Great job on 2 Public Birds! Nice!
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Nice bird Danibeth!
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