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Fun turkey hunt.

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by YukonGlocker, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. YukonGlocker

    YukonGlocker

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    I went out Saturday and Sunday.

    Saturday, I called a big gobbler in to about 50 yards from me. He would not cross a very small dry creekbed. It's not even a creek, just a drain between 2 big hills. Man, he really had my heart pounding. I surprized him and he surprized me!!

    I went back out very early Sunday and set up a decoy in the same area. I made a good blind in front of me and was set up by 6:00 AM. I was on the other side of the dry creek this time. It was a beautiful morning as I watched the sun come up. Just after sun up, I heard 4 or 5 gobblers. I started calling and 2 gobblers were answering. 1 was quite a ways off and I don't think he ever started my way. The other one was hot and headed my way. Guess what, he was on the other side of the creek. He came down to the creek and stopped there. He was gobbling like crazy. I don't think he ever saw the decoy. Oh well, I have his number.

    Overall I had 2 good days of hunting, even though I didn't get a bird yet. I saw lots of wildlife. Dressing in head to toe camo and sitting still, you get to see some good stuff. I had several deer walk within 25 yards of me, and they didn't know I was there!!! Midday Sunday, I was easing through the countryside, stopping periodically to call. I stopped under a shade tree, put everything down, called, and then was getting a drink from my canteen. I heard something purring behind me. I thought it was a turkey. I turned around slowly and guess what, a big bobcat staring at me. He was about 30 feet in front of me. This was not a house kitty, this was a big bobcat. I waved my hand thinking he would run off. No... He started walking right at me. I said F*@k, I drew my Glock 32 and lined up the sights. About that time he had a change of heart and disappeared into the woods. I was about half a second away from pulling the trigger. That was awesome!!!
     
  2. noway

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    that's the cool thing with hunting turkeys. You see every thing you didn't see when chasing deer. I think personally calling in turkeys brings bobcats and coyotes out to investigate ;)

    Hope you get yourself a bird.
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  3. nyredneck

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    I hate you all!! I have 16 more days until I'm good to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:supergrin:
     
  4. rfb45colt

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    I know how you feel... my 1st tag isn't valid until Apr 26th (valid until 4-30, the 3rd of 6 time-slots). Here in WI, there are 6 "time slots" for spring turkey tags. Each time slot begins on a Wednesday and ends on the following Sunday. Tags are issued in a drawing, and any excess tags are then sold over-the-counter. The state is divided into 46 "zones", and your tag is only valid in the zone & time-slot you applied for, and received. I was able to get a 2nd tag valid for the 4th time slot also, so although I have to wait another 10 days, I can then hunt for 10 of the next 12 days, and I can take a bird in each time-slot... if I'm lucky enough. :)

    I'll be hunting in a brand new turkey zone, #45. This is the 1st season this area has ever been open to turkey hunting, and the birds here have never been hunted before. I've never hunted turkeys before either, so it'll be "rookie vs rookies". ;) Zone 45 is comprised of 2 entire counties and big parts of 4 others, in extreme north-central WI. Only 200 tags were issued per time-slot, so I probably won't see too much competition. :) I've been seeing turkeys while deer hunting the nearby national forest for the past few seasons, so I've got a few good spots lined up. Went out at dawn yesterday with a crow call, and I had a few gobbles in response. :supergrin: About 20 minutes after getting there, a big flock of migrating Canada geese flew over, kinda low too, honking their fool heads off. At least two toms were gobbling like crazy at those honking geese flying over. The 1st time-slot opened last Wednesday, but I didn't see any vehicles belonging to other hunters parked anywhere near my hunting area. I'm really getting anxious!!!!
     
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    Holy crap that's a lot of BS!:shocked: Here in NY anyone can buy a turkey tag over the counter. That entitles you to take 2 any sex turks in the fall (all day hunting) and 2 Toms in the spring (hunting until noon only) No zones or slot dates so I guess I shouldn't complain! Good luck out there!!:supergrin:
     
  6. YukonGlocker

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    Yes, we have it good in Oklahoma also. We can harvest 3 turkeys in spring, and 2 in fall. $10 tag per turkey, and you can hunt anywhere you want.
     
  7. noway

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    Florida is even better $5 for a permit ( no tags ) 2 bearded turks during spring turkey season. Fall turkey you are limited 2 also but no permit is needed.
     
  8. NYGunman

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    LOL, NYRedneck had a squirrel walk on his head before. Not the same as a bobcat but definatly a WTF moment.

    I love turkey hunting. It happens to be my favorite type of hunting. Here is a picture of NYRedneck with a couple of nice toms.

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  9. NYGunman

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    I'm pretty good at locating turkeys but can't call very well. NYRedneck is a great caller. We set up on the edge of a field where I knew the birds roost. About 5 minutes after we set up NYRedneck lets out a call. The big tom gobbles and he happens to be in a tree directly behind us about 30 yards. We both have big trees behind us so we adjust our positions. 5 minutes later the tom flew down, took maybe 5 steps and BAM! NYRedneck's day is over. You can see that it is not even fully light out yet.

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  10. NYGunman

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    A photo of our decoys on the edge of the field.

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  11. NYGunman

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    Me pissed off that I had a flat tire. More so that my spare was flat too. Luckily I have a plug kit. (All these pictures were from the opening week of spring 2005.)

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  12. YukonGlocker

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    Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.