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Had one roosted real close.  Heard him pitch down then when quiet.  3 others going inside 200 yards.   Another unknown just flew down.  Deer blowing everywhere doesn’t help.   Birds all quiet.  Optics were on for a bit.  

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3N: Gonna be 67 today and 75 toMorrow but only 48 right now and strong winds. 550am sunrise, 520am shooting time. LFG!!!


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Gobbles from 2 birds same general
Direction. Downhill from 528am till 6am. Nothing since


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We have had one gobbling behind us.  Dan has been yelping and cutting with some response.  We shall see.  Sitting quiet now. 

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Hope there is some Tom's left.  2 shots west of me at 6.  2 shots south of me at 6:40.  Had a lone hen out walking back and forth in the field for 35 min but no Tom.   She came within 10 yards of me once. But went back in the woods now

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Oh man...my setup worked but I didn't. Had a hen and a gobbler come out to the field. The hen came straight to the decoys, stopped and froze about 10 feet from them directly in front of the blind. She basically spent the last 45 minutes almost completely frozen in front of me. The gobbler strutted and gobbled 30 yds from me but completely on my right and I was afraid to move with the hen right in front of me. I am trying to be patient because I figured the Tom wouldn't leave the hen. As I am thinking about trying a left hand shot he walks into the woods and out of my life. I decided to see what I could get away with with the hen right in front of me and I easily got turned so I could have made a shot. Guess I really have learned some patience. Maybe to much. Oh well, it was super exciting and I am learning!

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Went out with a crowd today, brother, his step daughter, my kid and me. Had birds hammering on the roost and after for a bit. Two long beards and two jakes but no luck. The one saw us from his roost and never gobbled. On the way out we walked past the two jakes that had circled back silent. Kid has to work today and tomorrow so today was a short day and tomorrow is out. 
 

Actually did better than I thought as this spot gets pressure. 

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Bird was going again. Cutting me off and heard 2 shots.   That’s twice in 2 days.  

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Daughter n I just watched coyote put the sneak on my decoys. Crouching , belly crawled and jumped on one. I should have tactacam video.  Pretty neat. I know a lot of people would wack him but I won’t.  Decoys are 20 yards from us. Neat ! 

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1 hour ago, Water Rat said:

Just connected on one. 70355C7A-CFD6-4E39-A450-BDD2FAE0DCBC.thumb.jpeg.f696e4b22044e54255699536a0482e7f.jpeg

Tale of the tape : 21 pounds , 11” beard and only 3/4” spurs. ABAC703B-405E-4C3C-A3E2-F79B9B7925F9.thumb.jpeg.bb7ab7f48fc8b10e690d5899b7d06462.jpeg

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Playing with one that's all henned up, they headed in the direction of my freshly planted food plot.


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Being the dedicated turkey hunter I am I set the alarm for 6am

Hit snooze till 6:30, was walking in around 7:15. Saw 2 deer on way in. I’m sitting about 25 yards from where the nice 8 point was standing when I dropped him this past fall. I’m about 50 yards in from field edge. Did a little yelping see if I could make anything speak up. About 10 minutes later had a hen off to my side 60 yards putt by. Just hanging out now. Enjoying the nice morning waiting for the absolute dumbest Tom turkey in the world.

 

 

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Just had 2 hens out .  Came out on each side of me at ten yards.  Been walking all over field. Not a Tom dick or harry to be seen. 

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So far the woods are quiet in 3P , in the spot where I heard the Tom gobble at 11:57 yesterday. He went nuts when the rain stopped else he can tell time. Sunny today a little wind but he is tight lipped.

 

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Huge gobbler at 250.  Henned

SEND IT!


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Had 3 more hens go by about 60-70 yards out
This sun is warm


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56 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

Huge gobbler at 250.  Henned

Work the hen. Let her drag him in tow. 

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Unknowly set up by a fox den this morning. Little tough on the turkey sightings but, sure was fun watching the pups playing in the sunshine.

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I set up in a little finger of trees and brush above where I figured the birds were roosted. My brother set up on the big ridge across an open field at my back. It was cold and foggy. Birds started gobbling below me about 5:30 and then the ones up top where my brother was started up. 

I just sat there until I heard a bird fly down. Then I made a couple soft yelps and waited. I heard more birds flying down, but just stayed quiet even though at least two toms were gobbling below me. Then I hear spitting and drumming behind me in the open field. I turned my head and see a full fan damn near in my lap. I just waited for the fan to be facing me, turned quickly, and got my gun pointed. Then it was just a matter of waiting a couple minutes for the shot. He was sideways to me and stuck his neck out to gobble and I shot him at under 20 yards. About as easy a hunt as a person can get.

Then I went down and grabbed a bag full of leeks. While I was doing that, I heard a shot up on top. I got back up to my set up and could see my brother coming across the field with his own bird. I didn't realize it, but it was my brother's first solo tom, so it is a pretty exciting day.

He said he saw the tom I shot fly off its roost and glide into the fog right down across the field towards me, and heard me shoot about 10 minutes later. 

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19 minutes ago, landtracdeerhunter said:

Unknowly set up by a fox den this morning. Little tough on the turkey sightings but, sure was fun watching the pups playing in the sunshine.

We did that 2 years ago and hung a cam over it. Rehung cam yesterday. Do not put on video mode. Them rolling around filled 16 GB card in 2 days lol.  

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Man, I had a Gobbler coming in for Cynthia. A real Hen, was moving towards the Gobbler and Yelping.  Plenty of Gobbling today!!  And plenty of Turkey Hunter as well. We got to talk to 3 of them.     One hunter had a Gobbler in sight when a slow moving ATV Lumbered past! Spooked..      Ok-- so Day 3 With Cynthia is tomorrow. We are getting close! Nothing answered my  Hoots early on. The Birds changed areas.    Got to hear an older Spring Turkey Hunter of around 70 or so give a expert vocalization on a cool looking Yelper around his neck.       Cynthia gave me a Dozen Eggs from her Chickens. Thank you Cynthia.

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