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Unofficially....Live from the woods 2021 turkey hunting thread.


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Entertaining hour of this.  Then the boss showed up, heard him come in from 800 yards away.  Got to watch the last 400 or so.  That one aggressive Jake was gobbling back at him, shame I didn't get to see him get his ass whipped.

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1 hour ago, Biz-R-OWorld said:

So what’s the Cynthia story??


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We were sitting in the woods . Nothing going on . Then we hear 2 gobblers I a field  so we make a.move on them  as we move up one bird flew away . The other was out  about mid field . Bill hit the call and he did an about face and started coming right back to us  so fast I didn't have time to get in position I had a tree laying sideways in front of me with an arch in it not very big  didnt have time to get to it so I had to try to shoot threw it well long story short I missed .  So we went up to the top of the hill were he flew  and  we sat and I looked over and  saw the morels  . And was like wow .  First time I ever  found them didn't even know they grew here .  Then heard another bird tried to put the move on thT one but it started to rain .  

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1 hour ago, cynthiafu said:

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Those look good. 

 I know Squat about Mushrooms.  I thought these Morels were down in the Virginia Appalachians  + further South. 

 Even,I  found one of them. Perhaps a new hobby here.

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On 5/7/2021 at 12:01 PM, blackbeltbill said:

 I just Peak my Ugly Mug up a Bit over that Boulder and the Face Mask covers 6+ Decades of Age.

LOL those public land birds sure tolerate much more than private land birds!!

Do they stick around and give you time to level the gun too?

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I've taken a couple of big Toms from behind a boulder on my own land.  I expected them to come in front of me and the boulder was to break up my outline.  When they got behind me, I slowly peeked over the top of the rock and eased the barrel of the gun over it.  They looked right at me but stayed put.  They seem to be looking and asking themselves, "What the heck is that thing on that rock?", just before they get shot in the face.

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3 hours ago, Lawdwaz said:

LOL those public land birds sure tolerate much more than private land birds!!

Do they stick around and give you time to level the gun too?

OL Larry-- we have been " Nipping at each others Tailfeathers" since,I  joined here back in 2014.

   OK- I will take your Bait again- LOL.

  But if you are trying to tell me that Private Land Toms are much more Wary then Public Land Toms-- then, I  have a Bridge to Sell you in Brooklyn- LOL!

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I’m sure on a hott one this morning. Problem is he’s on the the other side of the crick on the neighbor’s. I’ve been much more aggressive with him than I usually am with a rooster bird but I’m hoping after his extended roost he’ll pitch down on my side!


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Plenty of wildlife here in Ontario County :) I had a tom this  morning gobbling , but would not commit because he had his girl right there with him. Yesterday was same deal , a tom would not leave the hen.  Good day to be in the woods:) 

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27 minutes ago, WWJD_Hunter said:

Plenty of wildlife here in Ontario County :) I had a tom this  morning gobbling , but would not commit because he had his girl right there with him. Yesterday was same deal , a tom would not leave the hen.  Good day to be in the woods:) 

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piss that hen off. call at her. She yelps 3x you yelp 4. cut at her, cut off her calling. she'll come in looking for a fight and drag ole tom with her

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My late "update", nuffin. 

Six days, didn't hear a gobble. (add that to the 12-14? days last year) I haven't heard a bird gobble since May 1, 2019.  I did see a few hens three days in a row, but no company.

Of course I saw birds all over the county, just not where I hunt.

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Killed a gobbler around 7:30 Saturday morning.  Set up on a pasture next to a big hay field, but the bird gobbled way over on the neighbors.  I made a move to get closer, but he was still 200 yards out in a field.  I got him to answer me and then worked away from him on a snow machine trail.  He continued to answer and seemed interested.  I worked back toward him, soft calling and scratching in the leaves until I was right up to the stonewall that is the property line.  After a few minutes of the silent treatment he gobbled much closer.  I couldn't see him because there was a brushy streambed between us and some spruces and the stonewall.  I got out the slate and gave him some purrs and clucks and soft yelps.  He gobbled some more.  I peeked over the stonewall and he was in half strut about 80 yards away.  I watched him work around me along the brook, looking for a place to cross.  Then he was behind a bunch of brush.  I crawled along the stonewall to get a little closer, then got my gun up and ready.  He came in silent the rest of the way, but came crashing through the stonewall, breaking sticks.  I got a kick out of that.  He popped out at 15 yards and I shot over him, but stoned him with the follow up after he ran a few yards.  I was pretty pleased.  Bird numbers seem to be down around that area, but I filled a tag and had a cool hunt.  I didn't weigh him.  I believe he weighed 18-19 pounds.  Beard was thin, but nearly 10" long.  He had a short spur and a 7/8" spur.  I hunted a few more hours at 2 other properties and never heard or saw a bird.  Lousy picture, but I'm lucky if I remember at all cuz I'm so excited.

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Was mowing a clients lawn the other day, and what do I see laying in a freshly seeded area? A turkeys beard. Somewhere there's a nice tom without a beard, lol.

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19 minutes ago, mowin said:

Was mowing a clients lawn the other day, and what do I see laying in a freshly seeded area? A turkeys beard. Somewhere there's a nice tom without a beard, lol.

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I bet that Gobbler stepped on his own Beard. Rippp.

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