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Old 03-03-05, 06:13 PM
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Gobblers

Hi all.

I wanted to know if anyone was planning on taking down any gobblers this spring? Our season opens here Apr. 25 and I'll be out there. Our limit is 2 bearded birds per season, and one per day. The Ministry of Natural Resources has lengthened our hunting day this year and we can hunt half hour before sunrise to 7pm.(instead of quitting at noon) This should give a lot of people more opportunity.

I got me a jake last year, it was my first season out, and I'm hoping to fill both my tags this year. I also want to try to take one with my bow this year. I can't wait - I'm all excited already!!

Anyone want to share any tips or past experiences.

Jay
 
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Old 03-04-05, 04:11 AM
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Every year I tell myself that I'm going out and every year it seems that life gets in the way. So I'm going for it again this year, so lets see what happens. I've got access to a 100 acre farm in eastern Ohio that's just loaded with wildlife and it kills me when I don't get to go.

Killing the rabbits right now, and man they're good.
 
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Old 03-04-05, 11:02 AM
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Turkey hunting is quickly moving up my list of my favorite things.

We have a fall season in TX and in the county i hunt, you can shoot 2 any sex during the fall. i shot 2 BIG hens from my deer blind with a .223 at about 90 yards...they both dropped right where i hit them. luckily my gun is more accurate than i am, but hit them both where the neck meets the breast and had 0 meat loss.

this spring i will go back to the same place and get some big TOMS!


p.s. that morning this fall, i counted 127 hens within 100 yards from where i was sitting...it was AWESOME!
 
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Old 03-04-05, 01:59 PM
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i counted 127 hens within 100 yards from where i was sitting
Man, thats a whack of birds.

SB, I agree, last year was my first year and I never want to miss a season in the future. A .223 you say, here we can use a bow or shotgun only. Even with a shotgun, shells must be in size 4,5 or 6 only. We got some pretty tight restrictions up here.

They say that the turkeybirds got some good eyesight. The one I shot last year was lucky I guess. As I was following him with my shotty, my barrel came to a small tree sticking up in front of me that I had to swing around. I had to lean back, pass the tree and lean forward to set back up again, all of this with him about 11 yards away. He didn't see me I guess, it wasn't his lucky day.

I havent been out much for bunnies, just what I see during the deer archery hunt. Even at that I've only shot one - pinned him to the ground with my Exocet from my treestand. He was good on the barbee.

Keep shootin,

Jay
 
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Old 03-06-05, 12:55 PM
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I'll be out trying but in Pa finding a bird that 100 other people don't know about is about impossible.So competition for a bird can be frustrating to say the least.I don't know if I'll use my 10 guage single shot or the new remington 870 3 1/2 inch 12 guage super mag I won at a gun bash.
 

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Old 03-22-05, 07:21 AM
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I have a turkey recipie i need to pass along.

Turkey tamales!!!!

Slow cook the breast in a crock pot or roasting pan all day. Spice it up anyway you want but make sure it is covered in liquid or it will dry out. I usually cover 1/2 way with water then put in a couple cups of brewed coffee...adds a pretty good flavor. throw in some bay leaves, garlic, pepper, etc.

After they are done, shred the meat with a fork.

If you know how to make tamales, just add some veggies (peppers, etc) and your good to go. If you dont know how to make tamales, do a google search...it is WAY too long to post here.

I am here to tell you, they are the best tamales i have EVER had!!
 
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Old 03-22-05, 01:22 PM
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Hey SB that sounds good man. I will have to try it out - hopefully I get the chance. With a little over a month before opener, the days are going by sooooo slow.

On a different note, how come you left out archery in your signature? Or are you just one of those shoot-em-up guys?

Jay
 
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Old 03-30-05, 11:11 AM
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i have too many hobbies and archery isnt one of them...............yet


i have done a little bowfishing the past couple of years, that is a ton of fun!
 
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Hey folks,

I'm new here, but it looks like I'll be able to find a lot of helpful stuff here.

I'll be headed out lookin' for that long-beard in a few days. Good luck to all ya'll going after him!
 
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welcome newt! what part or arkie land are you from?
 
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After saying that I hope to never miss a turkey hunt in the future, this year looks slim for me. I have a great job opportunity where I grew up(4 hours away) and I am taking it. They want me there for May 1, so this leaves me a month to sell my place, find a house there, and a bunch of moving. I dont think I'm going to get any turkey time this year. The good thing is that I'm getting out of the city and moving to the country, and working in a rural area. GOODBYE CITY LIFE!!!!!!!. I was born and raised a country boy and the past 10 years I've been transformed to a city slicker. This move will also add to my hunting opportunities I'm sure - down the road.

Everyone have fun chasing gobblers. I hope to be back on this forum in a few months.

Take care,

Jay
 
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SB, I'm from the NW part of the state. I'm hillbilly alright, hillbilly from the hills of the Ozarks. Thanks for the welcome.
 
 

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