turkey hunting - Page 8 - Deer Hunting Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #71 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 06:06 AM
B&C 140 Class
 
on_the_fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: breck co. KY
Posts: 773
Well tator did you ever get to bust a bird ? Here in ky yesterday (5-6-12) was the last day us. Now for me it's fishing all summer up till my early bow deer season.
on_the_fly is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
B&C 180 Class
 
tator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,258
Nope, I sure didn't... I did have a few exciting hunts though, just no bird. The bad thing about it is on the first morning of season, I decided to NOT go out b/c it was about 40+ mph winds and I didn't know where they were roosted. Well on my way to work that same morning, I saw over 20 birds out there in the bottom I would have been sitting next to (and within shooting range) and two VERY LARGE gobblers in full strut. That's my luck. LOL

I'm not going to give up on it though. I've been really busy this spring working with my other birds- chickens. Got their coop about 75% done this past weekend and ready to get them in it this next weekend.

James 1:2-8
tator is offline  
post #73 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 05:35 AM
Moderator
 
gfdeputy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,335
Sorry to hear that Tator
is your season over?
I have 2 1/2 weeks to try & get my youngest a bird she is having some bad luck getting birds in but something always seems to go wrong. Last weekend we were so close but two fawns came in to the decoys & started sniffing them & the Turkeys took off this is how her season is going so your not alone

2017 Bow String Depot Prostaff http://www.bowstringdepot.com/
Remember when posting what may seem innocent to you may not to others,

text shows NO emotions so please,,, don't take it personal & automatically go on the defense.
Take it w/ a grain of salt, take it as a joke or just let it go.
gfdeputy2 is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #74 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 02:16 PM
B&C 120 Class
 
timetohunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central, NY
Posts: 388
Here in NY there seems to be a huge decrease in the Turkey population. I am making this observation from the number of gobbles in my hunting area but more importantly on the number of turkeys seen from the roads. Last spring was really wet which proabally limited last years recruiment but we also had a nonexistent winter so there should't have been as much winter loss.

Any fellow NY's have any observations of your own - this coming from chenango and broomw county.
timetohunt is offline  
post #75 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
B&C 180 Class
 
tator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by gfdeputy2 View Post
Sorry to hear that Tator
is your season over?
I have 2 1/2 weeks to try & get my youngest a bird she is having some bad luck getting birds in but something always seems to go wrong. Last weekend we were so close but two fawns came in to the decoys & started sniffing them & the Turkeys took off this is how her season is going so your not alone

Yeah our season ended last sunday. I'm just not a bonified turkey man yet... I have TONS of friends who tell me they love it more than deer hunting and I find that hard to believe. We'll see once I bag that first turkey ever! lol

James 1:2-8
tator is offline  
post #76 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 12:09 PM
Moderator
 
gfdeputy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,335
Well I started turkey hunting about 5 years ago & have been deer hunting since I was 16 you can do the math on that one
I have to agree to a point I think turkey hunting is a lot more exciting
but deer taste a ton better

2017 Bow String Depot Prostaff http://www.bowstringdepot.com/
Remember when posting what may seem innocent to you may not to others,

text shows NO emotions so please,,, don't take it personal & automatically go on the defense.
Take it w/ a grain of salt, take it as a joke or just let it go.
gfdeputy2 is offline  
post #77 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 06:29 AM
Moderator
 
timberghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by timetohunt View Post
Here in NY there seems to be a huge decrease in the Turkey population. I am making this observation from the number of gobbles in my hunting area but more importantly on the number of turkeys seen from the roads. Last spring was really wet which proabally limited last years recruiment but we also had a nonexistent winter so there should't have been as much winter loss.

Any fellow NY's have any observations of your own - this coming from chenango and broomw county.
Having the same problem here in WNY and I heard the same about the wet spring deal. I am noticing a whole lot less activity. I too figured the mild winter would spike a turkey population.
timberghost is offline  
post #78 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 01:47 PM
B&C 120 Class
 
timetohunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central, NY
Posts: 388
Over half way through the season and I still haven't found a Tom to work. Frustrating - All of my usual turkey spots are gobblefree in the morning.
timetohunt is offline  
post #79 of 79 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 8
We just moved to the white mountains of Arizona and there are about 5 toms that spend their time in a neighbors yard at the end of the lane. Beautiful birds, but the neighbors may be a little angry if one didn't show up for a while. I'll have to go to the mountain.

Good Luck Everyone!

www.deerhuntersclub.com
jberre is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome