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Anyone Besides Me Going Out For The Fall Turkey Opener on October 15th In " Much" Of NY?


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     Not many hunt Fall Turkeys " exclusively" anymore.

  More of a Lucky extra benefit for the Bow Deer Hunters,Pheasant Hunters,Squirrel, Rabbit,etc. And,I do mean Lucky..

  I know Uncle Nicky  here-( long absent now)- is a hardcore Fall Turkey Hunter and has a Turkey Dog. I remember  reading that he has bagged 180 Turkeys. Read that a good 3 years back. He must be getting close to 200 or over by now.

  I plan on going to the area that,I bagged a Hen last Fall. I will definitely  take another Hen if the opportunity  presents itself. Orange  County has plenty of Turkey Hens. Almost too many.

So who here is going for Fall Turkeys " Exclusively " this October 15th?

 

  

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I'll probably try for one if they walk by while I'm bow hunting, but I always worry about spoking deer with all the racket.  In past yrs when the season was longer, I'd never think about it during the rut.  But I remember reading a article yrs ago where a bow hunter shot a turkey, and white it was thrashing around a rut crazed buck came running in, lol. 

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I'm always hunting everything thats legal. I wont target turkeys only unless I see them somewhere consistently, if i can pettern some i will, like on rainy days when there are no waterfoul seasons open or im limited out in the morning on ducks. I wont shoot hens because I love the spring, more birds the merrier. 

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I would love to Bill, but my fall turkey season down here on Long Island starts after the weekend opener of the southern firearm season. I am, however, looking forward to the first spring Long Island turkey season in a while!!!! Don't care if it's one bird per man. I want to get out there in those local woods. 

 

Good luck to you on October 15th though

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5 minutes ago, NYRturkeycall said:

I would love to Bill, but my fall turkey season down here on Long Island starts after the weekend opener of the southern firearm season. I am, however, looking forward to the first spring Long Island turkey season in a while!!!! Don't care if it's one bird per man. I want to get out there in those local woods. 

 

Good luck to you on October 15th though

Right- new Spring Turkey Season on Long Island in 2023! Luck to you.

 

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  Personally, I am going to try a few areas that are well away from any Pheasant Hunting. There will be 2 Weeks already in of Pheasant Hunting and the Turkeys will have long changed their Patterns and Roost Locations.

 If you have Private Land or Private Land Access-- you are Lucky indeed and will probably  bag one easily.

   Luck out there!

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33 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

  Personally, I am going to try a few areas that are well away from any Pheasant Hunting. There will be 2 Weeks already in of Pheasant Hunting and the Turkeys will have long changed their Patterns and Roost Locations.

 If you have Private Land or Private Land Access-- you are Lucky indeed and will probably  bag one easily.

   Luck out there!

You are so funny about private land..... the turkeys don't just stay on one piece and 4 or 5 guys hunt the same property every year? I couldnt even find a turkey on my lease this year. We harvested 4 toms on public and 1 on 15oo acres of private? I still wish you good luck!!!!

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22 minutes ago, Kmartinson said:

You are so funny about private land..... the turkeys don't just stay on one piece and 4 or 5 guys hunt the same property every year? I couldnt even find a turkey on my lease this year. We harvested 4 toms on public and 1 on 15oo acres of private? I still wish you good luck!!!!

Dude- if you are trying to tell me that Private Land Turkeys are somehow " Tougher" then Public Land Turkeys to Kill-- then,I have a Bridge to sell you in Brooklyn...

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Bill….there are many privately owned properties that get tremendous pressure ….as well as the bordering properties. I do not think it is as much a matter of private vs public …..than the pressure on specific properties or areas. Not every privately OWNED  property is a wildlife refuge.   Just my observations 

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33 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

Dude- if you are trying to tell me that Private Land Turkeys are somehow " Tougher" then Public Land Turkeys to Kill-- then,I have a Bridge to sell you in Brooklyn...

Private land is hard as your are restricted to size of the property usually 20 to 40 acres..  makes it a lot harder to kill a bird when you cant find one.  The public land is 1000 plus acres  in general and you can work a find a bird easier as your alllowed search area is  bigger.  You simply stated this yourself  gonna move away from phesant hunters..  you still have land access to search on. Private your simple out of luck if they arent there you have 0 chance of finding them. 

Nearly all out of state turkey hunts  virginia to flordia  ive been on or had friends go  on are successful and all on public land!!

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1 hour ago, blackbeltbill said:

Dude- if you are trying to tell me that Private Land Turkeys are somehow " Tougher" then Public Land Turkeys to Kill-- then,I have a Bridge to sell you in Brooklyn...

I don't think he's saying they're harder, but some like to imply that it's like picking up a butterball at the supermarket easy and it's not. And if you're hunting sub 100 acres and the neighbors are all hunting and educating, it can be the same or even more pressure than public. 

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Too many to Quote here especially  after a hard Pheasant Hunt.And,I will probably  be having another Quote War with the guru- man here.

  I will simplify matters without going into specifics  and not analyzing  every useless detail.

  If you take a Wild Turkey on Private Land-- I am Happy for you.

  If you take a Wild Turkey on Public Lands- Now you have my Respect.

 Anyone coming out with a Turkey- any Turkey on Public Dirt has really done something. 

 

 

  

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2 hours ago, G-Man said:

Private land is hard as your are restricted to size of the property usually 20 to 40 acres..  makes it a lot harder to kill a bird when you cant find one.  The public land is 1000 plus acres  in general and you can work a find a bird easier as your alllowed search area is  bigger.  You simply stated this yourself  gonna move away from phesant hunters..  you still have land access to search on. Private your simple out of luck if they arent there you have 0 chance of finding them. 

Nearly all out of state turkey hunts  virginia to flordia  ive been on or had friends go  on are successful and all on public land!!

 

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I've actually killed more birds on mississippi public land than I have in 10 years of private ny land. And I know I don't have your respect haha. Never ran into a single hunter in MS and have run into multiple in NY. That was all we are saying man, a pressured bird is a pressured bird and it doesn't care who owns the land it's on.

BTW what is a quote war and who is the guru? 

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3 hours ago, blackbeltbill said:

Dude- if you are trying to tell me that Private Land Turkeys are somehow " Tougher" then Public Land Turkeys to Kill-- then,I have a Bridge to sell you in Brooklyn...

Doesn't seem any different to me, it's all about where the turkeys are, and whether or not you can work em. I don't play the game any different. Come to central NY and I'll show you public birds all week.

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Too many to Quote here especially  after a hard Pheasant Hunt.And,I will probably  be having another Quote War with the guru- man here.
  I will simplify matters without going into specifics  and not analyzing  every useless detail.
  If you take a Wild Turkey on Private Land-- I am Happy for you.
  If you take a Wild Turkey on Public Lands- Now you have my Respect.
 Anyone coming out with a Turkey- any Turkey on Public Dirt has really done something. 
 
 
  

Id wager that just about every avid turkey hunter on this forum has done both


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