Spring Turkey

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Spring Turkey

Postby Ohio farms » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:07 am

Bad weather kept me out of the woods Monday, but managed to get out yesterday. Had set up a pop-up blind 2 weeks ago on the edge of the woods near some roosting trees. About 20 minutes before shooting time four turkeys started gobbling. After about 15 minutes I heard them fly down. Had a couple of decoys out and some quiet yelping convinced a jake come out into the opening and I shot him. It was over at 6:35 am.
One of the cool things about spring hunting in the woods is that every bird, insect and frog is singing and calling. The fall woods is much more quiet...in spring every living things is screaming at the top of their lungs.
Anyone been out yet?
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Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.

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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby freak nasty 145 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:36 am

killed a huge turkey last mon. morning. He was with two hens and he never gobbled at all. I blasted him that was that. 10" beard and 1 3/8" spurs. i'm a happy boy.
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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby Ohio farms » Fri May 04, 2012 10:41 am

Nice...it's great when your plan actually works. Congratulations on your success.
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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby freak nasty 145 » Fri May 04, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks. I'm going back out sat. and next week. If you go out, good luck to you. By the way, my in-laws used to live in the Mentor area or the Painesville area long way back. Now they are back in Zanesville.
"Any sportsman who can kill his deer without the tingling spine, the quick clutch at his heart, the delicious trembling of nerve fibers when the game is finally down, has no place in the deer woods." Lawrence R. Koller. (1948).

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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby Ohio farms » Sat May 05, 2012 5:20 am

Mentor/Painesville has changed a lot of the years. 20 yrs ago we had cornfields, now it's Walmart. Too bad, but still a nice area.
Good luck on your next hunt.
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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby freak nasty 145 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:09 am

thanks. good luck to you as well. Deer hunting is right around the corner can't wait. Please keep in touch.
"Any sportsman who can kill his deer without the tingling spine, the quick clutch at his heart, the delicious trembling of nerve fibers when the game is finally down, has no place in the deer woods." Lawrence R. Koller. (1948).

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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby Ohio farms » Mon May 07, 2012 5:01 pm

Will do.
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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby 3 to 1 » Tue May 15, 2012 7:54 pm

Nice turkey. Good job OHIO FARMS. I'm trying turkey this spring for the first time. No luck yet, although I've only been out a couple of times and the spring season is ending soon (work'n wk-ends). I'm from Lake county too. My hats off to ya. Nice look"n turkey.

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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby madmacs0101 » Wed May 16, 2012 6:49 am

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He says there are 5 turkeys in this shot.
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He says there are 5 turkeys in this shot.
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Nice bird! I have a couple of pics from a buddy of mine in IDA, MI.
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Re: Spring Turkey

Postby kellory » Wed May 16, 2012 2:16 pm

Nicely done Ohio! I haven't been out for turkey at all this year. :( and my place is spring only, so I may not get a chance at them at all. "madmacs0101" There ARE 5 turkeys in that shot.
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