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I heard over 20 Gobblers today. All on the other side of ( The River). Like, I always do when hunting around that area. Never in 12 years have, I heard a Shot over there. It is good to hear them though. Sometimes my calling will have 1 or 2 Toms fly that River to my side before the next morning. That is when, I nail them.

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Had two gobblers interested this morning then they eventually lost interest and went back the way they came. Never saw them only heard them get closer and closer. Did manage to end my 16th or 17th season with a nice skunking for the season. But I did manage to catch a little shit feasting on my arm. Now I am sitting in the urgent Care to take out his head that he decided to leave me as a present when I pulled it off along with hopefully a course of antibiotics so I don't catch Lyme. NY really needs to fix the turkey season. It's too short and too late in the year. It's really a shame

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Hope you don't get Lyme Jerkman--. I had it. Cleaning the yard in June some years back. I too would like to see a slightly earlier Spring  Turkey start. Start on the last Saturday in April and end on  Memorial day Monday. Breeding starts earlier then people think. May 1st-- 31st is set in stone forever though.

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5 hours ago, Pygmy said:

Thanks, Jay...Now and then even a blind hog finds an acorn...This is only the second timed since I have been hunting Canada ( about 20 years) that I have tagged out there and in NY the same year..  Now I gotta go home and cut grass...<<sigh>>...

Go fishing!!!

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3 hours ago, ODYSSEUS said:

I heard over 20 Gobblers today. All on the other side of ( The River). Like, I always do when hunting around that area. Never in 12 years have, I heard a Shot over there. It is good to hear them though. Sometimes my calling will have 1 or 2 Toms fly that River to my side before the next morning. That is when, I nail them.

I once hunted a area that had a creek separating the property's.  Little before roost time I'd set up and call like mad.  I'd cut, cackle and just make a crap load of horny hen calls. Every once in a while, one would fly over to my side before roosting, and roost on my side.

One time I had to lay prone in a field because a tom came over to my side and was quite eager to meet his new girlfriend.  It was so dark, I could barely see him strutting 30 yrds away.

Next morning it took one series of ckucks once it reached legal shooting time.  

 

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47 minutes ago, ODYSSEUS said:

Same here. Anytime, I do plenty of Cutting  in the morning, I will have a player in the morning on my side. Maybe tomorrow morning.

Good luck.   I'm seeing a lot of lone gobblers in the fields around 9AM.

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Took my 3 year old out today. we had a blast. Saw 6 deer and two turkeys on the drive there. Walking in we saw five deer.  Got set up in the blind at 915. Shortly after we saw a huge raccoon. 

After an hour a hen came in real close and decided to attack my decoy.  All my son kept saying was wow over and over.

Not too long after a thunder storm rolled in and that's when the gobblers cut loose. I figured there were 3 total. 2 seemed like they were Jake's the way they were gobbling. They had hens as one would not stop yelping. I tried to cut her off and no dice. She had ten to twelve note yelps it was crazy. 

We made it 2 hrs 40 minutes and I was impressed.  The action definitely kept him interested. 

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Way to go Kevin......you knocked it out of the park today for junior.  Thank goodness you got some pics.  Print them and stash them; 30, 40 and 50 years from now he (and you) will get a real kick out of them.

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1 minute ago, Lawdwaz said:

Way to go Kevin......you knocked it out of the park today for junior.  Thank goodness you got some pics.  Print them and stash them; 30, 40 and 50 years from now he (and you) will get a real kick out of them.

We had so much fun . At one point the gobbling got close I promised him ice cream if he sat still.  Will held up his end even though the birds didn't. 20190519_130922.thumb.jpg.d0c23347943f2c8225ae3e1cde727303.jpg

Note chocolate ice cream all over face.  He crashed hard after hunt at least he stayed awake while hunting. 

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37 minutes ago, kpkot said:

We had so much fun . At one point the gobbling got close I promised him ice cream if he sat still.  Will held up his end even though the birds didn't. 20190519_130922.thumb.jpg.d0c23347943f2c8225ae3e1cde727303.jpg

Note chocolate ice cream all over face.  He crashed hard after hunt at least he stayed awake while hunting. 

Memories you'll never forget.   Probably the best tasting ice cream he's had to date.  

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Hunting with a buddy who has permission to hunt a golf course. There’s loads of gobblers here. Since there isn’t a huge amount of woods to roam we are sticking to one spot for most the morning hoping to draw one in. We listened to at least 12 different birds going off this morning. It was cool listening to them shock gobble at the booms of thunder. And good thing we brought a blind to sit in, rains on and off every 20 mins or so. Everything got quiet 30 mins ago but hoping something is headed our way silently. edd86128be0043dc304609de8148a845.jpg

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22 hours ago, Pygmy said:

Bingo !!   Tagged out on Canuck gobbler #2 this morning....Vital stats, 21 pounds, TWIN 9 1/2 inch beards and spurs 1" and 1 1/8 "...

He was with two  hens and a BIGGER ( body size) gobbler..The dominant bird stayed glued to the hens, but this guy came in to check me out...After I shot him, the big bird and one of the hens came over to check him out as he was flopping,..They stood forty yards from me ..That gobbler has HUGE..Big body, big head..Beard looked average, but it may have just looked that way because his body was so  big..

Congrats Dan! Need a hunting partner!? lol. Heck of a weekend for you! 

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19 minutes ago, Adkhunter1590 said:

Hunting with a buddy who has permission to hunt a golf course. There’s loads of gobblers here. Since there isn’t a huge amount of woods to roam we are sticking to one spot for most the morning hoping to draw one in. We listened to at least 12 different birds going off this morning. It was cool listening to them shock gobble at the booms of thunder. And good thing we brought a blind to sit in, rains on and off every 20 mins or so. Everything got quiet 30 mins ago but hoping something is headed our way silently. edd86128be0043dc304609de8148a845.jpg

I used to hunt a golf course my dad was superintendent at. I’d sneak in by cover of dark. Hunt the later holes woods so I didn’t touch one off in their backswing on hole #2 lol   Sneaking out with a bird over my shoulder past the first tee always fun 

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My data decided to stop working for a few days now so I couldn't update here.. Got out for the 3rd time this season yesterday.. Put over 3 miles on the boots trying to find a bird, We listened from a good vantage spot before flydown.. but the woods were dead, zero gobbling anywheres, no wildlife about at all.. Only had til 7-730am to enjoy.. Never heard or seen a bird on a big property that hold birds.. It was a great hunt still, Finally got  to hunt and reminisce with my brother, who hit a real low when my father passed in 2016.

I have tomorrow off since my stepson has a half day of school, I have a good feeling he will get sick tonight so we are going to hit the woods early. Ive only been able to take him out once before and that was about 5 years ago.. Im excited to say the least! He is with his dad every weekend so we really never get to do anything during the week when life takes over..

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sad to read this

 

Village of Montgomery
Orange County
Wilderness Search:
 On May 9, Central Dispatch received a call from the daughter of a 52-year-old man from Brooklyn who had gone hunting in Stewart State Forest and had not been heard from since 10 a.m. The hunter's vehicle was located at a trailhead. At 11:56 p.m., Forest Ranger Lt. Ken Gierloff reported that the hunter had been located deceased. New York State Police (NYSP) and DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) assisted Rangers with the recovery. NYSP is continuing the investigation.

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i've been working on bldg a garage and my day job has been in overdrive. haven't made it out yet. been roosting and calling in birds from the neighbors behind the house to within range but a creek that surrounds the property makes them hangup from coming right into my yard.  couple toms in the group a younger longbeard and one a bit older based on hooks he's got for spurs.  neighbor is an older lady that likes watching them so i can't and won't hunt her land that surrounds me. haven't made it to the farm but haven't heard any reports of anyone taking birds there either.  this month is been crazy but i'm running out of time. better get out there if i'm going to take anything. lol i'm more of a deer hunter than a turkey hunter. can ya tell?

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Down in New Jersey this morning. 8th time down there. Never heard 1 Gobble in 8 days stretching from April 22nd to to day-not May 20th. Plenty of Coyote Scat around though..

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6 hours ago, LET EM GROW said:

Congrats Dan! Need a hunting partner!? lol. Heck of a weekend for you! 

I wish I had one yesterday when I shot the double beard and his big buddy came running over to see what all the commotion was about !

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45 minutes ago, ODYSSEUS said:

Down in New Jersey this morning. 8th time down there. Never heard 1 Gobble in 8 days stretching from April 22nd to to day-not May 20th. Plenty of Coyote Scat around though..

Don't blame the turkeys, Bill...I wouldn't want to live in Jersey either...Hehehe...

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Well we gave it hell this morning but no luck. Tons of birds gobbling around us until about 8oclock. Then silence. Didn’t hear anything after that. Had a lone hen come wandering into our setup about 930. Packed up and walked around a bit hitting the call every few mins trying to strike a gobble but nothing would bite.

Might try again in the morning if I can wake up on time, but it’s looking like this weekend will be the last shot we have.

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Today, I took just my 3rd day off here in New York. Can't remember the exact days, but this Spring Turkey Thing will catch up to you. Have to leave for the day soon. Luck out there.

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I came close this morning! I'm back in little valley and at first light I hear a gobble below on the neighbors piece. I worked to the pl and called, boom! 5 minutes later I see a hen coming my way calling, so I mimicked her and she came right in with another hen and 2 LB's. I got them all grouped together at 35 yds so I can't shoot. Sure as s#*t she flanks me and takes them all into the open field behind me. I watched some good turkey porn for a couple of minutes! At 9 I had 2 LB's come to the edge of the field gobbled 2x, I'm sure they could see my decoys but they wouldn't come in. SOB!

Going to Baltimore for the long weekend, so I'm done until next Wednesday. Good luck to all this weekend!

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Hunt when I can.. ;)

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2 hours ago, 2012_taco said:

I came close this morning! I'm back in little valley and at first light I hear a gobble below on the neighbors piece. I worked to the pl and called, boom! 5 minutes later I see a hen coming my way calling, so I mimicked her and she came right in with another hen and 2 LB's. I got them all grouped together at 35 yds so I can't shoot. Sure as s#*t she flanks me and takes them all into the open field behind me. I watched some good turkey porn for a couple of minutes! At 9 I had 2 LB's come to the edge of the field gobbled 2x, I'm sure they could see my decoys but they wouldn't come in. SOB!

Going to Baltimore for the long weekend, so I'm done until next Wednesday. Good luck to all this weekend!

As good as it gets with out actually pulling the trigger! Sounds like a good day

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