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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by kshutt, Mar 3, 2010.
Turkey season approaches! This is one of my favorite pictures.
I can't wait. I was out last sunday and had over 10 birds up in the trees. They came down off roost and land in the adjacent field. I crawl out to the edge and they came and inspected me. At least 6 jakes where standing as close as 12 yards peering in at me.
I pray they show up doing the same, within the next 2-3weeks. Should be a easy killin
Congrats fellow Okie......... kshutt
Good luck noway....
I am going to go out Monday and see what I can hear. I have hunted the same place for years so not much scout needed.
I'm going up to Montana here soon and going after another tom there. Can't wait.
You know what they say - the first time you hunt turkey, it's for fun. After that, it's about revenge.
Man that last part is so true
What makes it so funny down here, during the interval between offseason for these birds, they are hanging out on the side of the country roads and other places.
I went to camp/picnic grounds one day last year and probably had 20-30 birds congegation on the other side of the road, no more than 80 yards away. They seem not to be worried or bothered.
I always says to myself, " please do this on opening day "
Why do ya think it is that on opening day they don't show up for the picnic like they did just a few days/weeks before ! haha.
We seem to think them turkeys are dumb, but I have been stumped many times by some (wiser than me) old toms.
Hang in there noway my friend. You usually always do good.
Have fun, and let's hear from ya man. You'll do fine I wager !
Good hunting amigo.
hope your folks are doing alright. Let me hear from ya man.
Here's the one I got last time in MT...
They aren't that dumb; I was wearing a camo rain poncho sitting in some rocks. Day 2.... started snowing and I was about to give up when he came around.
And yes... I see them often going in to work, but they are no where to be found come season.
This guy, however, in an oven bag stuffed with a few cups of water, some flour and a half stick of butter, was delicious.
Nice bird! From the pic it looks like a Merriam? That would be awesome to have the opportunity for one of those. They're beautiful birds. In Oklahoma, however, you have to settle for Rios, Easterns & Hybrids. Some of them, the Hybrids, you can't tell who their daddy was!
I can't wait! We saw some good toms on our place during deer season. That's when we check the current season's crop.
For several years, we hunted a tom that was almost white. He was beautiful, and was always an outcast and alone when sighted. We saw him periodically from the time he was a jake, for approximately 5-6 years total. Last year was the first year no one saw him. I think he died of old age...............
I'm scratching on my custom made calls this year.
I took a shortbeard jake last year about this time using these and a one box caller on opening day. Didn't want to take him but, figured why not. Had 2 birds standing inches in front of my decoys
I'm going to sit in the same spot as the what I did in the last 3 years for opening and hope to nail a bird ... again
I was out driving around in the countryside last week and saw these two working-over some unharvested corn:
Season starts here 15Apr.....it'll be my first time hunting wild turkey. I can't wait.
I saw one spreading his fan yesterday. So they are getting ready as well.
Here's a pic of grandpa, with a 25 pound Rio with a 10 1/2" beard that I called in for him on the ranch in Okla. He nailed him at 12 yards with a Remington 12ga using 20 year old Sears # 6 shot ! Ha.
One proud papa.
NOTE*** This was NOT this year. Papa is no longer with us. But I felt like posting this any way.
We have tons of turkeys on the ranch in Okla. and here on the ranch in W. Texas where I am at present. This pic was just a very memorable one for me. He and I have killed a lot of game over the years and a good deal of hunting all over the country. I miss my hunting buddy.
Good hunting to you old boys
Make the arguement it's how you use he tool that get's the job done
Very true words amigo ! He shot one or two per year as I would call them up for him, until all his Sears rounds were gone. Haha. I kept the "last one" in the box just for 'merory sake' after he passed away.
Good hunting to ya noway !
Snapped this photo last year, about an hour before sunset:
Ok, these pictures are making me antsy..
Since DJ Niner taught me how to post pics (thanks old buddy), and y'all are still playin. I'll go one more. Here is Papa 'again' with another one I called for him on the ranch in Okla. This bad boy was 26#'s and 11" beard and was entered in a contest in podunk town USA but just missed first place.
The pic with the 'three bodies' on the ground was right after an early morring hunt. (sometime) ?? All birds I called, (and still do call ), were with a H.S. Strut Single D #00800 mouth diaphram call. This is all I've used since I can remember. (have used others but this is my favorite). Pop shot this one with his trusty 20 year old Sears #6 shot 12ga. full choke. Ha. I use a 12ga full choke with just plain old 2 3/4" whatever I can grab (brand name) #6 shot. Average shots on birds for me and those I've guided over 25 years run about 7 to 12 yards. Have taken a good number out two over 200 + yds with a 6mm Remington and scope in the canyon runs ('see bottom pic'), but the up close in your face ones are more exciting.
Was not doin much this morning so I thought I'd play some more... I'm done.
Good hunting boys.
Great pics, thanks all. Nothing like calling a fat tom in on a cool spring morning.