April 6, 2021 at 12:29 pm #35484
Any luck yet?
40mph wind today. I’m army deaf in one ear and can’t hear out the other 😂 woulda had to trip over them to hear them
April 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm #35485TolikParticipant
All you need for Turkey around here is a pellet gun , they let you get real close to the herd . Like 20 yards sometimes .
April 6, 2021 at 3:43 pm #35487
Yeah we’ve got neighborhood turkeys like that too but I’m a hunter. I only hunt wild, no stands, no feeders, no motor vehicles in the hunting area.
The area I’m hunting is kinda unique in that it’s a swamp. So every time it rains everything floats up and then sets back down. The trails constantly change.
April 6, 2021 at 3:46 pm #35488Crow BarKeymaster
I gotta look into when the season is around here.
I saw a flock the other week.
One winter, we had a large flock of about 20-30 that hung around the property for most of the winter. Once they found the wife’s bird feeder, they would show up like clock work in the mornings.
And yeah, I could of taken more than a few with the air rifle.
April 7, 2021 at 5:47 pm #35520
I’ll say this. Had I not had shells on hand if not be hunting them. $40 for 5 here.
April 7, 2021 at 7:21 pm #35530namelusParticipant
It might be that bad soon… never thought I would pay $1.25 for 2 3/4 12 gauge slug.
I dont use a shot gun for turkeys… a bow for wild and a hatchet for the domestic bourbon reds we have.
Can easily head shot with .22 but that’s illegal here.
April 10, 2021 at 6:17 pm #35749
So how’s the turkey hunting going? Well ….. 😂
April 13, 2021 at 8:16 am #35792
Set up two decoys to look like a jake was mounting a hen. Ran my line that makes the decoy move back to where I was going to sit and whoosh here they came off the roost. I wasn’t even ready lol. Unfortunately the Toms went the other direction so I just took some pics and video of the hens who landed and stayed within 15-30yds for bout 45 minutes.
Had it been food hunting it woulda been a success but the rules still apply today.
Our numbers are low this year. It’s attributed to the early ice storm, tough cold and lack of predator hunting because of first the oil boom then covid. These public land birds are tough, educated and clam up once they hit the ground. Unfortunately I’m done for a week or so.
It was a great morning though to see, hear and feel
April 13, 2021 at 8:57 am #35796Crow BarKeymaster
Bummer you did not get a shot off.
But looks like a great day out there.
June 13, 2021 at 11:40 am #37980
When game hunters quit a few years ago due to the oil industry boom the predators population rose drastically. That has attributed to some of it. Covid hit and social distance hunting got popular again. Some went broke and meats meat.
Let this be a lesson to those who think all they need to do is live off the land and hunt. See how quickly it disappeared
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