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39 minutes ago, Belo said:

24 pounds, 9” beard and 1.25 spurs. Looking forward to smoking him on Saturday.

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Good plucking job!!  I rather skin 10 deer than pluck one turkey.

 

 

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I lost another Duel today with a Stubborn Gobbler. Tried another spot a few miles away. The same area that, I have hunted since 1974.  No more then 50 yards in, I turn around and another Turkey Hunter is behind me. Probably one of the homeowners who live right there. 0 for 8 so far..

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24 pounds, 9” beard and 1.25 spurs. Looking forward to smoking him on Saturday.

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Ever smoked one before? Inject as much juice and flavors as you want into meat before smoking because they get dry quick!


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Ever smoked one before? Inject as much juice and flavors as you want into meat before smoking because they get dry quick!

 

 

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I second that. I forgot to do that on a bird I got a few years back. I think my kids are still chewing the drumstick.

 

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Belo , great bird ! He’s probably 4-5+ years old. Count the rings when you carve him.  

Suggestions before smoking : rub a bunch of mayo all over him ( you’ll never taste the mayo ) it’s just adding fat / juices. And or toothpick bacon all around him.  

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Good plucking job!!  I rather skin 10 deer than pluck one turkey.
 
 


Ya know this was my first attempt and it wasn’t that bad. Boiled some water, through it in a cooler and shook it around for a minute and it all just stripped off nicely.

Fn messy though haha


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Ever smoked one before? Inject as much juice and flavors as you want into meat before smoking because they get dry quick!


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Just did a domestic, but never wild. Significantly different?


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Belo , great bird ! He’s probably 4-5+ years old. Count the rings when you carve him.  
Suggestions before smoking : rub a bunch of mayo all over him ( you’ll never taste the mayo ) it’s just adding fat / juices. And or toothpick bacon all around him.  


Appreciate the advice. What do you mean by rings though?


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Just did a domestic, but never wild. Significantly different?


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Way different! I’ve never had a smoked wild turkey I liked but the ones that are better than others have a ton of seasoning injected in them. In my opinion wild turkeys just don’t have enough fat to be smoked but give it a whirl and see what you think.


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Opening day I had to work all night. I came home went to bed and got up at 11. I went to my spot and walked in there was a whole flock of birds there. I picked a nice tom of about 20lbs and was back home in bed by 1205.

I'm going to go to the same spot on the 15th and should come back home with another bird.

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I'm going to tell you guys were my spot is it's Wegman's Cili Paul the turkey was 1.29 a pound:hunter-smiley-face:

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Way different! I’ve never had a smoked wild turkey I liked but the ones that are better than others have a ton of seasoning injected in them. In my opinion wild turkeys just don’t have enough fat to be smoked but give it a whirl and see what you think.


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Yeah my fear would be ruining it... to me there is nothing worse than killing an animal having it go to waste.

I think I’ll try the bacon wrapped turkey maybe


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U can try putting it in a turkey bag and adding moisture. If u don't like it after cooking/ smoking turn it into soup


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Yeah my fear would be ruining it... to me there is nothing worse than killing an animal having it go to waste.

I think I’ll try the bacon wrapped turkey maybe


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Wouldn’t be ruined just be jerky.


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I'd breast it, slice up and coat with flour salt and pepper and fry. The legs I'd put by the door to beat a possible intruder with!

 

But realistically you should brine it for days.

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I'd breast it, slice up and coat with flour salt and pepper and fry. The legs I'd put by the door to beat a possible intruder with!
 
But realistically you should brine it for days.


Haha. I feel after the plucking I need to give it a shot to see how it goes. I suppose I could roast it too...


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I roasted my 1st tom.  21lbs.  I covered it in bacon and it still dried out.  I ate it, but it was pretty awful.  I breast them out, and on bigger birds keep the legs & thighs to cook down for soup or turkey pot pie.  

Congrats on the bird.  

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5 hours ago, Belo said:

24 pounds, 9” beard and 1.25 spurs. Looking forward to smoking him on Saturday.

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In that beautiful grill?

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4 hours ago, ODYSSEUS said:

I lost another Duel today with a Stubborn Gobbler. Tried another spot a few miles away. The same area that, I have hunted since 1974.  No more then 50 yards in, I turn around and another Turkey Hunter is behind me. Probably one of the homeowners who live right there. 0 for 8 so far..

How do you walk 50 yards in to the woods and not know someone is going in behind you? 

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I take all the leg and thigh dark meat and put it in Crock-Pot for pulled turkey sandwiches and that comes out great. Gonna try smoking a breast wrapped in bacon and use a mix of TFs tip to use mayo and will mix in some nunda smoky Maple mustard.  Gonna slice it thin after for sandwiches and see how that turns out. 

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It amazes me whenever I hunt public land that someone always pulls up by my truck and get out and start calling.  If I see another vehicle I just keep on driving. It's called respect!

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5 hours ago, Otto said:

I took a jake at 6:09 am. Not many days open to me in May for more turkey hunting, so I planned to harvest one at my first opportunity. 36139ead71ec198813355e43527eb1b8.jpg

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No flies on a jake Otto.  Good for you!

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4 hours ago, ODYSSEUS said:

  No more then 50 yards in, I turn around and another Turkey Hunter is behind me. Probably one of the homeowners who live right there. 0 for 8 so far..

Public land I assume?

Get up earlier...........OR, sleep out there in a bivy.


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Jeremy K-- the other Turkey Hunter Probably lives right at the parking area. He just happened to follow me in before cutting off on a trail.

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