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Offline hanshi

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No Turkey
« on: April 15, 2013, 12:32:57 AM »
Last year on opening day I stepped out of my truck into a din of gobbling; this year i heard only two gobblers 1/4 plus miles away.  Couldn't call up anything even with decoys.  The deer were thick, though.  They roamed around me close in for over an hour and seemed only curious and not at all disturbed.  Maybe in a few days. ??? >:(
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 12:59:23 AM »
Been nearly the same way for me this yr even though I have killed one. I've heard a few birds but nothing to brag about. Its got to get better cause it cant get much more silent
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 04:58:27 AM »
I saw a turkey on my way home from church today. It was on a farm where I have never seen a bird,a feather, or even a track.

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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 04:13:06 PM »
I feel your pain, Missed most all of our too short season here with an illness, and the one day I got out was the quietest I have ever had--no activity at all!  Called up a big one in the area last year only to have it spook just out of range [dang mosquitos in Lousyanna could carry off a wild hog and a bunch distracted me just as the tom came in view... ::)].
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 05:59:38 PM »
Couldn't go Sat for opening day but did go this morning. Got ready to leave around 4:30 and happened to look out the back door and it was raining! 30% chance but that 30% was coming down pretty hard. Since its a 45 mile drive west to where I hunt I decided to go on, who knows what the weather is there. Got there about 5:30 and it was coming down pretty hard and I had forgotten to get anything to use to cover my flintlock so I sit in the truck until it had about quit around 6:00. Got all situated and it starts misting rain I put up with it until around 7:30AM and haven't heard a bird, they have more sense than me ;D Pack up and head to the nearest McDonald's for hot coffee! That's only the second time in 3 years I have not heard at least one bird gobble at that location. Now getting one close enough to see much less kill is another story ;D This old bird hunter never learned the art of Turkey hunting but I do love to hear them coming through the woods.
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 11:05:33 PM »
I've traveled from MD to Iowa for their first season and so far it's been miserable! Cold, rain, wind for the first two days. Today it's even better with heavy rain, 42 degrees, thunder, lightning, flood warnings and hail!  What's a turkey hunt without hail??   :o  Tomorrow is the last day of the hunt and it doesn't look any better.   :(
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 11:25:03 PM »
The season doesn't come in until the 22nd but I have a project going in a state park in southwest Ohio. Last week I had to stop the truck twice while old tom escorted several ladies across the road.
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 09:54:51 AM »
Guys, I live the last place on a dead end rd. 2 1/2 miles off the highway. I have wild game of all sorts all around me .The gobblers are goin crazy over here. I also have about 4000 acres of private ground to hunt on plus all the state ground around me. I hope to get in the timber when season gets here. I have some new calls I have been driving the tom's crazy with. Oh the Crappie are bittin and the mushrooms are up!!! What a life... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 06:47:37 PM »
Guys, I live the last place on a dead end rd. 2 1/2 miles off the highway. I have wild game of all sorts all around me .The gobblers are goin crazy over here. I also have about 4000 acres of private ground to hunt on plus all the state ground around me. I hope to get in the timber when season gets here. I have some new calls I have been driving the tom's crazy with. Oh the Crappie are bittin and the mushrooms are up!!! What a life... ;D ;D ;D


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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 08:17:31 PM »
With rain and health problems to dodge around I don't know when my next trip (hope) out will be. 

2lookingdown, you do realize that I hate you, right?  A week at your place might make me reconsider. ;D
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Re: No Turkey
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 08:24:53 PM »
Guys, I do let some out-of-staters come and hunt... It makes a great friendship.... For real I would enjoy some huntin with the staters.... I have some guys that come up for deer season they are from Tenn.. Got a couple from In.