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Post your turkey hunting attempts

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by noway, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Anybody seen a turkey or had a shot on one, as of yet?
  2. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
    The season not open here, yet.

    This is my front yard, now.


    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

  3. archipimp


    Oct 25, 2005

    this was before the season got properly started- but it shows some hopeful numbers at my feeder- I saw a big Tom on camera too but so far he has been elusive. I hope the late season will be better
  4. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002
    Hey buddy.. Their out here every moring gobbling away. I just have not had the time to mess with them yet. I'll shoot one for supper in a day or two. Flock looks good, and they look real healthy. After all the fires we had last year i am glad to see this. With no rain to speak of and no winter at all here, we got plenty of grubs and hoppers and stuff for them to eat, and the winter wheat is is fair to midland. Rain would help !

    Haven't you got one yet amigo ?

    Bless ya man
    Good hunting ! ;)

  5. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    season opens next weekend, hope to get my first!
  6. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    I'm not even bothering this spring, but the in-laws sent me this just to make me mad.


    Check out the albino!
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  7. aaronmj


    Dec 22, 2010
    Argyle, NY
    Season opens in May but i've been gearing up!! New calls, new gun, new choke!!!
  8. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    My FIL shot at one with his .45 the other day while we were hog hunting... he missed.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  9. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
    Season opened today!

    Glock 17
    Magtech Guardian Gold +P 115 JHP
    21 lbs
    8 1/2 inches

  10. Two_Clicks


    Mar 7, 2010
    Southern Ohio

    good shooting!
  11. drobs


    Jan 21, 2012
    One walked through my imediate back yard this afternoon.
    Guess I should go pick up my free land owner tags.
  12. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
  13. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo


    Spent a lot of time in your area (family is from Draper/Radford area), looking forward to a fall hunt this year!
  14. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 15, 1999
    Way to use your 9mm!
  15. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
    I grew up in Draper then spent nearly 35 years in Alaska.
    Now I'm retired and hunt and fish any time I want.... unless it is raining.

    Around here there is a deer in every patch of woods.
    And a couple less turkeys. :animlol:

    After this very mild winter you should have great hunting.
  16. i wish we could hunt turkey with either a .22 or a handgun. that sounds fun. my brother has a silenced .22 that would make it too easy.

    i go it the hard way...i use archery tools.
  17. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
    I did that once. He flew away with my arrow but landed on the next ridge. I had expected a complete pass-through because I usually get a pass-through on deer.
    I circled and got above him.
    He flew back to where I first shot him.
    So I sneaked back around and finished him with another arrow.
    I suspect I need a different broadhead for turkeys.

    22 magnum has to be my favorite. Especially for those gobblers that seem to know the range of a shotgun and strut around 60 yards out.
    A couple years ago I acquired a huge double-barreled 10 gauge. It will reach out and get-em but it is heavy!
    I've never taken a turkey with a muzzleloader, so next season....

    I was talking with some NC guys at the Morganton shoot last weekend and they can hunt turkeys only in counties along the VA/NC border and then only with shotguns.
    My comment was, "I'd move!"
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  18. So true.

    I killed 2 with the dynapoint lead projectile. Noway ( look my screenz name ) would my shotgun been able to hit them at the distance they where shot at.