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Old April 25th, 2021, 09:35 AM #51
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My buddy and I have had decent luck, each getting a tom in as many outings. I hunted alone yesterday while my buddy had to work. He scored on opening day. Turkeys were gobbling everywhere yesterday.
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My buddy and I have had decent luck, each getting a tom in as many outings. I hunted alone yesterday while my buddy had to work. He scored on opening day. Turkeys were gobbling everywhere yesterday.
Nice looking birds!

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My buddy and I have had decent luck, each getting a tom in as many outings. I hunted alone yesterday while my buddy had to work. He scored on opening day. Turkeys were gobbling everywhere yesterday.
Nice bird Outrider! I believe it was last year in a thread that you recommended the Winchester Long Beard XR. I took your advice and the 3-1/2 #5 load smoked the one I killed. No need for a follow up shot! Thanks again!
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Nice bird Outrider! I believe it was last year in a thread that you recommended the Winchester Long Beard XR. I took your advice and the 3-1/2 #5 load smoked the one I killed. No need for a follow up shot! Thanks again!
Glad they worked for you. You did the hard part- getting a turkey within range. Congrats!
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My buddy and I have had decent luck, each getting a tom in as many outings. I hunted alone yesterday while my buddy had to work. He scored on opening day. Turkeys were gobbling everywhere yesterday.
Nice Birds! A tom per outing is not bad luck at all.

They never seem to start gobbling hard here until late April/early May. Still relatively quite, but the gobbles are starting to creep up. I know that they're plenty active in the valleys/fields not far from here right now.
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I had a jake on a ridge this morning, 150 yards away. We talked back and forth for 90 minutes before he slowly meandered off. He just kept gobbling at me and walking around in a 10 foot circle. Two big toms walked the same ridge at 630 am, ignoring my calls.
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Nice Birds! A tom per outing is not bad luck at all.

They never seem to start gobbling hard here until late April/early May. Still relatively quite, but the gobbles are starting to creep up. I know that they're plenty active in the valleys/fields not far from here right now.
They were pretty henned up opening day. Yesterday still had plenty of hens. We focus on calling hens early season. They'll drag the toms along with them.
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They were pretty henned up opening day. Yesterday still had plenty of hens. We focus on calling hens early season. They'll drag the toms along with them.
It can get really exciting if you get a hen riled up.They usually throw caution to the wind and come right in,hopefully with a Tom in tow
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Yesterday around 11am, my wife told me a bird was gobbling behind our barn, and in the evening the neighbor said he saw one while walking the dog. So this morning I set up and called. He came in at 0630 gobbling his head off. I lined up the shot and he didn't flinch. A second followed up, and he took off running. I thought for sure I missed, but I found him piled up about 40 yards away. 10.5 inch beard, 1 inch spurs.. My second turkey ever. First one on my actual property.

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