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sjsmallfield
04-02-2012, 06:16 PM
Post some pics of your 2012 birds. I will post one as soon as I learn how to shoot! :mad:

cali_hornhunter
04-02-2012, 09:13 PM
haha sj sounds like somebody had an oppurtunity but didnt make it happen but hey you'll make it happen keep ya head up

larrylur
04-06-2012, 07:21 PM
Got this one on Sunday (opening weekend). Heard him down in the bottom of this draw gobbling early and then nothing. He got quiet. It was cold and it had just stopped raining. Just gave a couple clucks on a slate call and waited. Couple more clucks over about 15 - 20 minutes and he popped up in front of me at about 15 yards. Snuck in on me so quietly that I did not even have my gun ready. Had to try and shoulder it when his head was turned away looking for a hen that was not there. hahaa

goindeep
04-07-2012, 08:53 AM
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Ikeepitcold
04-07-2012, 09:07 AM
Great gobblers fellas!

sjsmallfield
04-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Nice birds guys. Keep em coming. I'll try to post my bird tonight. I'm having some serious computer problems at home but I think we figured it out last night.

sjsmallfield
04-07-2012, 01:30 PM
haha sj sounds like somebody had an oppurtunity but didnt make it happen but hey you'll make it happen keep ya head up

Yeah that would be me. I guess that's the chance you take when you carry the bow instead of the shotgun. Oh well.

packer58
04-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Here's my Easter Sunday gobbler, Rage 2 blade put the hammer on him at 15 yrds. Not much for spurs but 9 1/4" beard. I'm not a big fan of mechanical broadheads on big game but they are hard to beat on the thunder chickens.

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Muleys 24/7
04-08-2012, 09:26 PM
Nice pictures and gobbler!

hvfd21walker
04-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Season hasnt started here in Montana yet. Good looking birds.

Gamehog
04-09-2012, 08:38 AM
We doubled up on these two year old's this weekend.

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Drhorsepower
04-09-2012, 09:40 AM
Here's my Easter Sunday gobbler, Rage 2 blade put the hammer on him at 15 yrds. Not much for spurs but 9 1/4" beard. I'm not a big fan of mechanical broadheads on big game but they are hard to beat on the thunder chickens.

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That's awesome packer, killing a gobbler is on my bucket list

JNDEER
04-09-2012, 12:25 PM
got this guy friday!

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sjsmallfield
04-09-2012, 01:03 PM
We doubled up on these two year old's this weekend.

Nice birds Gamehog. Bow or Shotgun?

Gamehog
04-10-2012, 08:54 AM
Nice birds Gamehog. Bow or Shotgun?
Shotgun this time, Second bird will be with my bow.

Drhorsepower
04-10-2012, 09:57 AM
All nice birds. One day it will be my turn

goindeep
04-10-2012, 02:31 PM
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Drhorsepower
04-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Really? Number 2? I just want to kill one!

BenHuntin
04-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Got this one opening day. Nothing was coming in so walked out of the blind to call up the canyon, didn't hear anything. Walked back and there was 2 big toms heading for the decoys. My first turkey with my bow, 9 1/4" inches


http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/photobucket-3481-1334095134238.jpg

sjsmallfield
04-10-2012, 06:11 PM
Shotgun this time, Second bird will be with my bow.

I thought the heads looked a little chewed up! Lol

Muleys 24/7
04-10-2012, 08:23 PM
Nice gobblers! I have been working so much lately, I havn't had any time to turkey hunt.

BigSurArcher
04-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Hey Ben... why the empty quiver???

bigshot
04-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Cool birds guys, gonna go tomorrow, but its suppose to rain all day :mad:. Anybody ever hunt turkeys in the rain? Will I be spinning my wheels and wasting gas...or will the birds gobble and strut in the rain, any help would be appreciated.

BigSurArcher
04-10-2012, 11:21 PM
Cool birds guys, gonna go tomorrow, but its suppose to rain all day :mad:. Anybody ever hunt turkeys in the rain? Will I be spinning my wheels and wasting gas...or will the birds gobble and strut in the rain, any help would be appreciated.

They may not be very vocal, but they should still come to calling! If you know there are birds around, stay ready even if you dont hear em gobbling. The rain shouldn't screw your hunt too bad, but when it's real windy... best stay home.

bigshot
04-10-2012, 11:37 PM
Yea, its suppose to be windy too (20-30 mph winds), So we decided to wait the storm out...thanks for the info BSA.

packer58
04-11-2012, 03:40 PM
Yea, its suppose to be windy too (20-30 mph winds), So we decided to wait the storm out...thanks for the info BSA.

Hey bigshot, I took your advice and also waited out the storm...................IN MY GROUND BLIND !!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's number two, "Raged" him at 14 yards. His run'n partner got real brave after he went down.

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larrylur
04-11-2012, 09:29 PM
Hey bigshot, I took your advice and also waited out the storm...................IN MY GROUND BLIND !!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's number two, "Raged" him at 14 yards. His run'n partner got real brave after he went down.

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Awesome pics!

bigshot
04-11-2012, 09:44 PM
Cool beans, I knew I should have gone out.....:)

sjsmallfield
04-15-2012, 03:47 PM
Cool beans, I knew I should have gone out.....:)

Hunting in the rain can be some of the best turkey hunting IMO. The hens are usually really quiet, but the toms are still out looking. The biggest problem I have found in the rain is that the toms will come in silent most of the time. It can be frustrating not hearing them gobble but well worth the wait. Just find a strut zone and set up the blind. The thing I like the most about hunting in the rain is that there never seems to be anyone else out in the field. Except packer58 apparently. ;)

Nice birds guys. Keep em coming!

packer58
04-15-2012, 09:02 PM
The thing I like the most about hunting in the rain is that there never seems to be anyone else out in the field. Except packer58 apparently. ;)

That's funny..........Ya, i'm the guy your hunt'n buddys warned you about. :eek:

goindeep
04-16-2012, 08:42 AM
Finished a little early this year, decided not to break out the bow and just get it done. 3 public land birds in the bag.

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sjsmallfield
04-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Finished a little early this year, decided not to break out the bow and just get it done. 3 public land birds in the bag.

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That's awesome goindeep! Way to get it done.

Kevin Root
04-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Finished a little early this year, decided not to break out the bow and just get it done. 3 public land birds in the bag.

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Public land always sounds better to me and a has a better ring to it. Way to go goindeep.

BOHNTR
04-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Traveled up to Northern California to chase some thunderbirds with some buddies. I ended up arrowing a bird Saturday and another on Sunday. Both had 9" beards and 1" spurs. It was good times for sure.

Saturday bird:
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Sunday bird:
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Umpqua Hunter
04-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Here in Oregon, turkey season opened yesterday (April 15). Saturday, while I was doing yard work I could hear several toms gobbling about 300 yards away. Within the next couple weeks they will probably be in our yard looking for hens. Last year my wife and I got our birds just below the house. I should go out soon.

Fink
04-16-2012, 08:47 PM
Cool birds guys, gonna go tomorrow, but its suppose to rain all day :mad:. Anybody ever hunt turkeys in the rain? Will I be spinning my wheels and wasting gas...or will the birds gobble and strut in the rain, any help would be appreciated.

I love hunting in the wind and rain! The birds will always get out of the timber and into the fields, since they can't hear/see very well in the woods when it's raining. Find yourself a nice short green field, and wait them out.
The only bad part about hunting in the rain is that a wet tom doesn't look very good for the pictures.

packer58
04-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Finished up my spring season with a good one, heavy 10" beard and 1 1/8 spurs, was able to get several pics of his buddy after the shot.

Congrats to everyone on thier turkey success.............

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bigshot
04-19-2012, 10:23 PM
Great jog guys, I went out on Wednesday, and only saw jakes and hens. Can't wait till next week!!

bigshot
05-03-2012, 09:24 PM
Well went out for the last time yesterday and got skunked again!! Our turkey season closes this Sunday and with my days off being on Mon, Tues, Wed, guess that means I'm done for the year. Had a good time once again though, but on the bright side its now time to get serious about pig hunting. :)

cali_hornhunter
05-03-2012, 09:54 PM
^ if you got a bow u can still chase them till may 20th

bigshot
05-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Cali_hornhunter, I did not think about going out with a bow for turkeys....it was pretty tuff with a shotgun let alone with a bow! lol, I think I'm done chasing turkeys for this year.

I guess I'll be scouting for next year turkey spots, while pig hunting. I found some good looking country where the pigs have been hanging out. Besides, I've been itching to go for a long hike with my new Remmy 300 RUM in hand.

BigSurArcher
05-20-2012, 10:40 AM
Here's mine.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/DSC02394.jpg

sjsmallfield
05-21-2012, 04:34 PM
Nice BSA! Looks like that new bow works pretty well. Great pic man.