FROM THE FIELD 2017 TURKEY SEASON

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Re: FROM THE FIELD 2017 TURKEY SEASON

Postby Kokes » Mon May 01, 2017 11:46 pm

Kokes wrote:Just shot another Tom! 1 inch ivory hooks!
Came in spitting and drumming to my half strut jake and breeding hen decoy!
Pics to follow..


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Postby Outdoor814 » Tue May 02, 2017 2:03 am

Good morning here in the keystone state! Got set up in a cut soybean field at 4:30 with 2 hens and a Jake decoy. 2 birds started gobbling around 6 and had one dusted by 6:30. Just in time to clean him and go to work!! Tag #1 filled now for tag 2.


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He's about 20lbs half inch spurs and 7-8" beards. Haven't put the tape to him yet just guessing.

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Postby keepthefevercalls » Tue May 02, 2017 2:26 am

PA opener on Saturday was crazy. Not a whole lot of gobbling on the roost but birds fired up around 7 and the gobbling didn't end till the trigger pull at 10:05. I put some serious boot leather on 3 separate flocks before killing this bird 100 yards from the truck :roll:
I've got another tag I'm saving for a longbeard. Man did he taste good!
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Postby tbunao » Tue May 02, 2017 4:05 am

NY opener today, and just got my butt whipped by a tom and 3 hens. To many eyes to get drawn back after fly down. After a quick scout yesterday I had an idea on where they were headed to so I made my move. They stayed one ridge lower. I made another move this time the tom and 1 hen came through but wouldn't come in close enough. They continued back over to private. A lot of birds in the area :D
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Postby backstraps » Tue May 02, 2017 4:19 am

tbunao sounds like an awesome time!! Im sure you will keep after em, good luck man!!


Congrats to the killers this weekend! Late season in my area gets fun, pressured call shy gobblers out looking for love

Connected Saturday am with a very excited gobbler, 22lbs double beard 10" and a very thin 9" (maybe 10 strands) with 1" spurs

Close but not close enough yesterday morning

Hope to be out after them this week one day
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Postby stash59 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:58 am

Good hunts and a few birds needed plucking too!!!!! 8-) 8-) 8-) :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Postby hunter_mike » Tue May 02, 2017 5:50 am

Congrats everyone! So cool to see everyones seasons going.

Keepthefevercalls, that has got to be the coolest turkey pic ever!
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Postby burkhart » Tue May 02, 2017 10:20 am

well done guys

Outdoors did you use the pot I made
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Postby Hawthorne » Tue May 02, 2017 10:23 am

Nice birds outdoor and keepthe fever! Congrats
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Postby DeerDylan » Sat May 13, 2017 11:39 pm

Woke up and told myself I'd be a fair weather Turkey Hunter today. Well, I'm grabbing my rain gear now. Good luck everyone!
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Postby burkhart » Sun May 14, 2017 1:56 am

DeerDylan wrote:Woke up and told myself I'd be a fair weather Turkey Hunter today. Well, I'm grabbing my rain gear now. Good luck everyone!

They die in the rain as fast as sunshine. Good luck way to stick it out
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Postby kurt » Sun May 14, 2017 1:56 am

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Me and my daughter today. Almost had a Tom right away in a.m. I had her calling for me. It was really skittish. Came & looked but wouldn't commit. May reposition if he roost' s in the same spot tomorrow. Going to go track one down soon.
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Postby BigHunt » Sun May 14, 2017 2:22 am

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Another one commits suicide to my calls...lol

Western Wisconsin tom down!!!
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Postby keepthefevercalls » Wed May 17, 2017 7:13 am

A specific gobbler has been giving me fits. He is the boss of the ridge! Had him at 49 steps today deciding whether or not to shoot and he picked me out! I am gonna get him!! He's such a jerk.
In all seriousness, nothing beats a huge tailfan in the morning sun as hens yelp and jakes beat each other up.
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Postby hunter_mike » Thu May 18, 2017 1:12 am

Such an awesome morning. Started out with me watching a lil skunk mosey his way along in front of me. Then i watched about 7 different deer making their way along to different places. I got some awesome footage of 4 does jumping a fence and also got some nice footage of probably a 2.5 yr old buck with about 8 inches of main beams grown already. Then i had a hen turkey fly down and land right in front of my decoy. I am currently watching a big tom strutting with his 4 hens about 200 yds out in the field. He isnt paying any attention to my lone hen decoy. I am wishing i brought the turkey fan out with me. I will try on friday morning again hopefully. Just sitting and having my coffee. Skeeters were really thick, i was brushing them off like snow on a windshield but now they are totally gone since i got the thermacell going. Hoping the birds leave the field soon so i dont spook them when i get up to leave. Happy hump day, hunting beasts
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