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Is it Turkey Season yet? #6794655
03/07/20 04:06 PM
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I enjoy quite a few things, but not too much I enjoy like calling in and killing or even getting duped by a long beard. Been getting a few on cams in half strut on my favorite ridgeline. Got me excited enough I picked up a new mouth call today. Thinking about using the bow this year. Already have an idea where I want to be opening morning as long as the birds keep roosting in the same area as the last few years.

How bout you? How long till your season starts? Who has the same itch I do? Almost too long of a wait here. Season starts May 2nd.

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794672
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Iím looking forward to it, I also have the same itch for turkey hunting you do.

Good luck with your bow, Iíve thought about giving it a try some day, if also like to use a muzzleloader one day.

Delaware opens up on April 11th

Maryland opens on April 18th

I have a couple spots pre scouted out where they usually are every year.


Good luck to you.


You don't rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794709
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If you look up the worlds worst turkey hunter in the dictionary, you'll see my pic lol. Never been able to bag one. I wish all you guys the best!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794714
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I went last year for the first time ever and got one, but it was on family land. Going to try public this year. I've scouted the area several times and it looks promising. Any tips for actually getting a tom to come to me?

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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794724
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Cach22 were in Ohio are you? I can help

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: frank1969] #6794731
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Originally Posted by frank1969
Cach22 were in Ohio are you? I can help

Hi Frank, I'm in Wayne Co. Ohio. We don't have a good turkey population here, quite frankly, no pun intended lol, I'd love to blame it on that, but I can't. I have had success with every other critter but fail miserably with turkeys. Had some close calls though!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: Jiggamitch] #6794752
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Iím by no means the best turkey hunter in the world, but I make sure I spend a few afternoons the week or two before season scouting after work, listening for birds at the end of day and figure out their roost, how they get in it and which way they will head in the morning. Farmland birds are pretty predictable the first few dayís of the season. Public land birds here are covering some serious ground, a lot of hardwoods and mountain laurel. They are run and gun type situations.

One thing I remember reading on here, a gentleman said he raised turkeys and stated that a yelp was a hen saying, hey Iím over here, and a cluck was hey come here. I thought back on quite a few times I got hung up birds to close the distance, and the cluck was the ticket, regardless of the call I was using. Call shy birds are tough, need to know where they like to strut morning or mid day and hang out waiting. Good luck

The bow should be a neat challenge, Iím gonna try a blind or build some brush blinds if needed. Keeps me shooting my bow more too.

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794766
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42 days I be in KY.. Then back for PA and NY..

Just set up a new blind in the garage for the Mathews and put a new pistol grip stock on the stoeger to try out..

Bow if it's a sit and wait. Gunning if it's a run and gun..

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794774
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I tried three years in a row. I'd see turkeys in a certain spot a couple times in a row, even have them walk right past me as I stood still while out looking for mushrooms, and go out and sit directly on their route the next day, and never see or hear from them again. I gave up.

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794793
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May 2nd is too long to wait. Then it will be over before you know it.

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794805
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Yep..Weathers been warming up nicely and finally some snow melt...Got out a few afternoons ago saw a few...be shooting a Mathews "Traverse"...this year..dumped my PSE....using Swift4Me world famous turkey calls..hopefully won't have to walk as far this year.. grin


I can catch them here...I can catch them ANYWHERE
Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794809
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Most people that struggle to bag a bird make the same mistakes often.

Call to loud
Call to often
Move on the bird
Donít sit long enough when a bird goes silent.

Not that those are the only mistakes a person could make. LOL

Call softly always at a level just below the birds interest level if you answer every call that bird will hang up and wait for you to come to him. Learn a few simple calls mix them up one might be the one to call that bird in, simple purrs and clucks will go a long ways.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: Law Dog] #6794822
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Most people that struggle to bag a bird make the same mistakes often.

Call to loud
Call to often
Move on the bird
Donít sit long enough when a bird goes silent.

Not that those are the only mistakes a person could make. LOL

Call softly always at a level just below the birds interest level if you answer every call that bird will hang up and wait for you to come to him. Learn a few simple calls mix them up one might be the one to call that bird in, simple purrs and clucks will go a long ways.


That is pretty dead on in my experience.


You don't rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: Catch22] #6794825
03/07/20 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
If you look up the worlds worst turkey hunter in the dictionary, you'll see my pic lol. Never been able to bag one. I wish all you guys the best!

Well Catch, you and I are tied. I shot too soon two different years and struck out another 2 years. So Nada for me either.

This Year!!!!!!! BABY!!! I'M picking B. With Shotgun or all seasons if I choose to use my Excalibur.
But B for sure

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Spring turkey hunt periods

Hunt A: April 15-21

Hunt B: April 22-28

Hunt C: April 29-May 5

Hunt D: May 6-12

Hunt E: May 13-19

Hunt F: May 20-31


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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794845
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You go Scott, this is your year. Get'em buddy! I'm gonna start a thread, watch me go lol.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: Catch22] #6794850
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Originally Posted by Catch22
You go Scott, this is your year. Get'em buddy! I'm gonna start a thread, watch me go lol.

Thanks Catch!


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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794884
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Catch you sent far at all, I work in the Akron and Youngstown area ,we need to get you a bird

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: frank1969] #6794887
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Originally Posted by frank1969
Catch you sent far at all, I work in the Akron and Youngstown area ,we need to get you a bird


Operation Catch kills a turkey gets the green light.


You don't rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training.

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Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794902
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People move too much or not nearly enough..

Re: Is it Turkey Season yet? [Re: coyotesoldier229] #6794906
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Gobbler 1 is the HVT this year operation Catch 22 is a go!


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