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Title: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
Post by: Birdgetter on April 15, 2019, 10:57:10 AM
Figured I should start a thread for this years birds. Should be some birds down this morning. Hopefully I'll add to it Friday and Saturday.
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Post by: Russ McDonald on April 15, 2019, 11:12:52 AM
Good luck to all.

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Post by: idaho guy on April 15, 2019, 01:06:53 PM
Idaho bird down
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Post by: Bigshooter on April 15, 2019, 01:58:32 PM
Idaho bird down

Sweet.  :tup:
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Post by: cbond3318 on April 15, 2019, 02:03:58 PM
Idaho bird down

Nice job! I was out in the downpour Saturday checking on my little pocket of birds. Silent but there, wont get back until saturday.

Congrats!
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Post by: Birdgetter on April 15, 2019, 02:04:18 PM
Great bird!
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Post by: Iveexcaped3 on April 15, 2019, 02:10:55 PM
Just a jake
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Post by: outdooraddict on April 15, 2019, 02:22:36 PM
Tough day for me. Had a lone bird in the roost but he would not fly down. Almost 645 finally we moved on him and he flew when he seen us i think. Maybe he seen us set up not sure. Otherwise not a single reaponse to any calls
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Post by: Iveexcaped3 on April 15, 2019, 02:31:06 PM
Tough day for me. Had a lone bird in the roost but he would not fly down. Almost 645 finally we moved on him and he flew when he seen us i think. Maybe he seen us set up not sure. Otherwise not a single reaponse to any calls

First bird I shock gobbled at about 5:45 looked around for a good place to set up since I knew it was going to be a while before he flew down. Sat for about 30-40 minutes before I called him. He gobbled again in the roost 20 yards away  :chuckle: he probably watched me walk around looking for a good spot thinking ďlook at this idiotĒ. Needless to say when he flew down it was away and he hit the ground running lol. Then I found the bird above with 2 other jakes.
Title: Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
Post by: Birdgetter on April 15, 2019, 02:41:31 PM
A jake is better than nothing!
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Post by: idaho guy on April 15, 2019, 04:00:09 PM
Idaho bird down

Nice job! I was out in the downpour Saturday checking on my little pocket of birds. Silent but there, wont get back until saturday.

Congrats!
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👍 stay after them I called in quite a few together this morning
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Post by: Emptyhanded on April 15, 2019, 04:13:52 PM
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Had another Tom hang up at 75 yards right off the bat, so once I got this guy working he passed my 50 yard tree and I let him have it.


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Post by: kevinlisa06 on April 15, 2019, 05:27:21 PM
My dads bird NE corner 18lbs 8 1/2Ē beard 7/8Ē spurs (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/d72e23dd9cbc1120ac8b078c10d3a710.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/4554e9f9b748d05479ae1480e698e7e8.jpg)


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Post by: CaNINE on April 15, 2019, 08:10:12 PM
Congrats to all the successful hunters out there. Save some for us May hunters!   :tup:
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Post by: Tracker0721 on April 15, 2019, 08:20:18 PM
Good looking birds so far! Congrats to everyone and good luck to the others! Beautiful morning this morning and plenty of Toms but Iím hunting the high mountain snow birds Iíve been finding. These were out the window though.
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Post by: Quackwhacker on April 16, 2019, 06:41:51 AM
Roosted a few the night before. 7 year old was along for the hunt. We set up the ground blind and we were in it by 5am. About 15 minutes after shooting light, this fella came to a little hen calling my boy was doing. After the shot the bird rolled down the hill and out of sight.

We gathered our stuff and gave the bird a couple minutes before trying to find it. I knew it was a good head shot and couldn't have gone far. The hill we were on was very steep and brushy. My some located the bird about 80 yards down. He was a little excited to say the least. I thought it was a stump, he knew it was the bird.

First double bearded bird. One was 9.5 inches, one was 7.5. Guess I have to get my second tag now.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/e5b30b0c2c01ddc9f6a1c5579a268735.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/11531419811620087c56d356f113b15d.jpg)

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Post by: Craig on April 16, 2019, 12:13:15 PM
NE Washington birds. They weren't talking much. Came in quiet.

morning bird.

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Evening bird.

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Post by: Pathfinder101 on April 16, 2019, 01:02:16 PM
Cool stuff  :tup: 
I havent' been able to get LittlePathfinder out yet.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow morning...
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Post by: ribka on April 16, 2019, 01:35:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/x2PAECR.jpg)
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on April 16, 2019, 01:35:42 PM
I leave tomorrow after work for eastern ghosts. I'm hoping to have some pics to post by the end of the month. Great job so far everyone!
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Post by: roderickweise on April 16, 2019, 04:19:49 PM
Alot of really nice birds! I ended up not getting one but had a heck of a great time. Ended up finding two Tom's but could not close the distance between me and them they were all henned up and I couldn't get any closer than 65 yards from them.
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Post by: Cab on April 16, 2019, 04:46:34 PM
Nice birds!!! :tup:
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Post by: ZagHunter on April 16, 2019, 08:46:13 PM
Just a jake but pretty happy I was able to call it into 10 yards with a mouth call
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Post by: jnordwell on April 16, 2019, 10:15:57 PM
My sons first bird came on the first morning of his youth hunt. The first year we hunted a weekend due to work and he needing to pass hunters Ed. The next year we got his sister into chasing thunder chickens.. had a few close calls. No bang flops. So this year had a different plan of attack.. on opening morning it was a wet mess.. didnít hear any. We waited it out as long as possible.. went for a drive to if any where out strutting. Came around a corner and 2 jakes seen us same time we seen them. I stopped the boy (12) jumps out grabs his shotgun and a couple shells and tryís to sneak up on them.. ( I knew they arenít easy to run down) he didnít see them again. We then went to a area we could get cell service. Noticed that the rain would stop around lunch time.. made a plan to go back to camp make lunch and then find a nice spot and set up near the Jake crossing... as soon as we got out of truck heard a gobble on the other side of the road.. plan (B) high stepped it near the gobble. Set out the decoys and setup the blind. Heard a hen yelping and the Tom.. told my boy that we need to be patient that he was busy with his friend but as soon as she leaves he will come find us.. not more then 6 mins later here comes the 2 jakes sneaking in to my 1/2 strut Jake.. starting trouble.. they bumped into it and pushed it around.. he kept his cool and asked if he could shoot one of them.. I seen both had beards and told him to let fly if one gives him a shot.. a minute later bang flop and a smile from ear to ear.. made my season.. will post a pic when I get some on my iPad..proud dad...
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Post by: Birdgetter on April 17, 2019, 10:39:36 AM
Good for him!  :tup:
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Post by: MerriamMagician on April 18, 2019, 08:34:53 AM
Westside Eastern down  :tup:
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Post by: Cab on April 18, 2019, 08:49:28 AM
Westside Eastern down  :tup:

gee I wonder if you got a head shot  :chuckle:
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Post by: Machias on April 18, 2019, 08:55:20 AM
Barley nicked him!!  :)
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Post by: Machias on April 18, 2019, 08:55:50 AM
Nice birds so far everyone, congrats!!
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Post by: stephensnelson on April 18, 2019, 10:30:07 AM
Only thing better than getting out of jury duty on the opener is getting that afternoon tom!
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Post by: Birdgetter on April 18, 2019, 11:33:56 AM
Beautiful eastern missing his noodle! How many years in a row have you shot a slam Have you got a rio or merriam this year?
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Post by: Mfowl on April 19, 2019, 09:56:21 AM
Cle Elum private ground bird my brother and buddy called in this AM.

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Post by: cbond3318 on April 19, 2019, 05:50:21 PM
I am speechless and so grateful for what transpired tonight. Could not have scripted a cooler first for the both of us! My first turkey and with my son to boot!
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Post by: idaho guy on April 19, 2019, 08:16:43 PM
I am speechless and so grateful for what transpired tonight. Could not have scripted a cooler first for the both of us! My first turkey and with my son to boot!

 :tup: nice job good memories with the boy!
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Post by: Birdguy on April 19, 2019, 08:57:04 PM
I am speechless and so grateful for what transpired tonight. Could not have scripted a cooler first for the both of us! My first turkey and with my son to boot!

 :tup: nice job good memories with the boy!

Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!! Well done  :tup:
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on April 19, 2019, 09:02:00 PM
I am speechless and so grateful for what transpired tonight. Could not have scripted a cooler first for the both of us! My first turkey and with my son to boot!

That mister, is awesome!  Congrats.
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Post by: kodiak 907 on April 20, 2019, 02:28:51 PM
Another great opening day.
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Post by: ljsommer on April 22, 2019, 10:13:33 AM
I am speechless and so grateful for what transpired tonight. Could not have scripted a cooler first for the both of us! My first turkey and with my son to boot!

Sounds like a great experience, I'd love to hear how it went down if you'd like to share! I also had my first turkey hunting experience and while I didn't get anything, it was a blast!
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on April 22, 2019, 10:51:19 AM
Lots of birds around this year. I've been haunted by the Jake's this season.  I cant set up on a gobble without a Jake or two showing up :bash: hopefully some butts will get kicked and they will learn to keep their mouths shut :chuckle:

Dan has been my bad luck schlup for 5 trips over 3 seasons and easily 80 miles of boot leather (19 this weekend alone).  Finally got the monkey off his back on sunday! Mature bird and 5 Jake's right into the gun. Mature bird was in the lead with all his minions close behind. Had to pick up and move once but the second set put us where he wanted us to be and came in on a string. Fan'd down to blow our hats off with a thunderous gobble and Dan let him have it! Best part of taking people Turkey hunting is you get to call them in and watch the show, but at the end they get to carry the stinky dead turkey :chuckle:
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Post by: AlwaysPackn on April 22, 2019, 11:18:48 AM
Proud daddy moment. There was at least one bigger Tom with the group but with a squirmy 4 year old with me, I took the first shot I could on this jake.
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Post by: dreadi on April 22, 2019, 11:51:25 AM
Y'all got some beautiful birds!  Did anyone cook one for Easter dinner?
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Post by: MerriamMagician on April 22, 2019, 01:05:31 PM
Merriam and Rio to wrap up another mini slam.
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Post by: Brushbuster on April 22, 2019, 01:14:59 PM
4/15 & 4/17 Toms. Another great hunt!  :tup: :tup:
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Post by: Tree Killer on April 22, 2019, 02:38:06 PM
I not only use the feathers to fletch arrows and bones to build wingbone calls, I go kill a few gobblers as well.  Got this Oregon tom last Friday.   :IBCOOL:

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Post by: konradcountry on April 23, 2019, 09:20:45 AM
Well I think I shot the last Rio on SE public.  :P

Pretty slim pickings but lucked out. I normally do NE but was on vacation with the family in Walla Walla/Pendleton.

Talked to a guy who owns a vineyard who said he has about a dozen that hang out by his truck  >:( Of course I wasn't able to hunt them. I even offered to buy a case of wine.....seriously.
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on April 23, 2019, 07:20:10 PM
We ended up with one each this trip. Hens were being a pain.
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Post by: Parasite on April 23, 2019, 08:08:52 PM
Cle Elum private ground bird my brother and buddy called in this AM.

Love the white tips on those Merriams! That's my goal right there!
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Post by: Birdguy on April 23, 2019, 09:08:48 PM
Some awesome birds guys!! Some even better MEMORIES!!! Keep the pics coming!!!
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Post by: MADMAX on April 24, 2019, 10:13:42 AM
Got one this morning
Central Wa
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Post by: Birdgetter on April 24, 2019, 10:40:28 AM
Nice!
Title: Washington Tom Down
Post by: rmadsen on April 24, 2019, 01:21:29 PM
Turkey down first day out. Called in two toms on a string with no hens. Between what I found out in the field, in my truck, and in the dryer had about 12 ticks crawling on me. They are out thick this spring!
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Post by: JKEEN33 on April 24, 2019, 02:17:06 PM
Last Fridayís bird.
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on April 24, 2019, 02:26:57 PM
Awesome birds
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Post by: ljsommer on April 24, 2019, 03:00:00 PM
Turkey down first day out. Called in two toms on a string with no hens. Between what I found out in the field, in my truck, and in the dryer had about 12 ticks crawling on me. They are out thick this spring!

Yeah you're not kidding. I was picking them off me daily and then had one crawling around on my neck on the drive home. Gross. And that was following *all* the precautions....
(Well, aside from not monkeying around in the underbrush like a moron - I didn't follow that one...)
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Post by: stephensnelson on April 25, 2019, 07:06:47 AM
Tagged out for the year and done in time to be in early to work. Ditto on the ticks!
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on April 25, 2019, 08:03:18 AM
I run Permathin from Sawyers and have not seen a tick the last 2 years, I use a bug suit over my clothes and that gets sprayed judiciously along with my vest.  I also run elimitick shirt, head cover and socks.  I hate ticks with a passion.
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Post by: EWUeagles on April 25, 2019, 09:47:17 AM
I run Permathin from Sawyers and have not seen a tick the last 2 years, I use a bug suit over my clothes and that gets sprayed judiciously along with my vest.  I also run elimitick shirt, head cover and socks.  I hate ticks with a passion.

Tried Sawyers for this first time this year and didn't see a tick on me.
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on April 25, 2019, 10:46:40 AM
Ticks gotta eat, same as the worms.
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Post by: ljsommer on April 25, 2019, 10:51:58 AM
I approve of this post, and all posts involving Clint.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on April 25, 2019, 12:25:45 PM
Well ok then. I guess I have to post mine then.  :chuckle:

My Tom. Central WA.

Clint
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Post by: ljsommer on April 25, 2019, 12:40:15 PM
Great pictures!!!
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Post by: Birdgetter on April 26, 2019, 07:34:49 AM
Great bird Clint. Any bird from Central Wa is a great bird!
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on April 26, 2019, 07:42:14 AM
First four are Washington, the fifth bird was Oregon.  All I can show a picture of is a shell for my Oregon bird :chuckle:
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on April 26, 2019, 04:15:29 PM
Bagged this nice tom off the roost on the 24th. Just shy of 19 lbs, 8" beard, 1 1/4" spurs. He was roosted with another tom and a hen. I watched him push the other tom around and do some spit and drum at the hen and my hen decoy. Almost didn't get a shot because he wouldn't stop strutting. Got punked out by another group of birds the rest of the week. Not much gobbling off the roost this month. Plenty of birds left for May hunters.
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Post by: zwickeyman on April 26, 2019, 04:38:27 PM
Idaho Tom and my first double beard
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Post by: JasonG on April 26, 2019, 05:05:06 PM
Well ok then. I guess I have to post mine then.  :chuckle:

My Tom. Central WA.

Clint
On public?
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Post by: ShedHead20 on April 26, 2019, 09:23:49 PM
Mountain Rio. He put on quite the show coming in during a rain shower. 8.5 in beard. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/46cd7579313c09e8b4a490ca81f9b021.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/d4cab4dddc1100b7c49d710e25f03891.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/58bf3dbd433b4f5ec616caafd486f0b8.jpg)


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Post by: WaltAlpine on April 27, 2019, 09:26:38 AM
Ohhhhhhh Yeeeeaaaahhhhh!!!
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Post by: Gobble Doc on April 27, 2019, 02:44:43 PM
Last Fridayís bird.
Nice one. Congrats.


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Post by: Birdguy on April 27, 2019, 06:49:45 PM
A bunch more awesome birds guys!! :IBCOOL: Some really nice toms for sure!! Way to get it done all!!
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Post by: RadSav on April 28, 2019, 10:13:48 AM
Been a long time since I tagged a true westside eastern.  Forgot the tripod which made rushing for solo/self pictures a bit of a challenge before I lost daylight.  One short series of yelps from a Phelps Black Bat led to an 18 yard shot that put him down in his tracks.
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Post by: bearpaw on April 28, 2019, 10:52:52 AM
nice bird Radsav  :tup:
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Post by: Edminsterquality on April 28, 2019, 01:10:48 PM
Success
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Post by: ian_padron on April 28, 2019, 09:02:49 PM
Heck yeah man! Central WA birds are tough
Well ok then. I guess I have to post mine then.  :chuckle:

My Tom. Central WA.

Clint

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Post by: 270Shooter on April 29, 2019, 05:36:54 AM
Yesterday near the klick
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Post by: ShedHead20 on April 29, 2019, 06:21:22 AM
2nd Rio this year. 9in beard. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190429/e561633ec1cdab5d5467dd468b0d15d6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190429/8fc17db07596115588d6e029089be595.jpg)


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Post by: Cab on April 29, 2019, 08:59:43 AM
Bagged mine
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Post by: Whitenuckles on April 29, 2019, 05:14:04 PM
2019 do far.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on April 29, 2019, 05:18:49 PM
More
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Post by: Big game archer on April 29, 2019, 05:23:36 PM
Some great spurs hitting the ground lately. Nice job guys!!
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Post by: Whitenuckles on April 29, 2019, 05:29:23 PM
Some more.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on April 29, 2019, 05:33:05 PM
And more
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Post by: Whitenuckles on April 29, 2019, 05:41:51 PM
 All in all, it was a great time with family and friends. Lots of good time and 17 Tom's in 4 days. Plus my 3 year old daughter caught her first fish, absolutely priceless! I hope all are having fun and enjoying the season! It's fun seeing everyone's success and reading the stories. Good luck and God bless!!!
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Post by: RugerRay on April 30, 2019, 02:22:19 PM
My girlfriend just started hunting last year, and this is her first kill besides grouse. I'm definitely proud of her, and it was an awesome experience being there when she took her first turkey.
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Post by: Quackwhacker on May 01, 2019, 05:01:09 PM
Awesome pictures! Makes me want to go get my other tag. Congrats everyone!!!

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Post by: Harleysboss on May 02, 2019, 04:51:24 PM
Central Wa bird. Old riverside arms 16 ga sxs. 20 yards load of #6s right in the face. Stoned him.
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Post by: Birdguy on May 02, 2019, 08:37:26 PM
All in all, it was a great time with family and friends. Lots of good time and 17 Tom's in 4 days. Plus my 3 year old daughter caught her first fish, absolutely priceless! I hope all are having fun and enjoying the season! It's fun seeing everyone's success and reading the stories. Good luck and God bless!!!

Good grief Whitenuckles you are competing with Yelp (his old posts) for the most amazing spring season!! That is so awesome, great birds, family and friends......TOUGH TO BEAT!!! Well done :tup:

To the rest of you amazing job on some great birds! Love seeing those pictures and hearing about some fun spring hunts! Thanks to all who are sharing.
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on May 02, 2019, 08:52:09 PM
Awesome birds everyone. Iím heading back over soon. Would like to drop the hammer on one more this year.
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Post by: salish on May 03, 2019, 10:07:58 AM
Central Wa bird. Old riverside arms 16 ga sxs. 20 yards load of #6s right in the face. Stoned him.

Harleyboss, is your double choked mod & full, and is it a 2-3/4" chamber? I have an old Elsie 16ga choked Imp. cyl & mod, and two old Nickel Steel Model 12's in 16ga. The 12's are choked full and the other light mod. A few years ago I took a Rio at about 20-25 yards with high brass 6's with the 1917 Model 12, which has the old 2-9/16" chamber. I used RST shells for it. I'd love to hunt with the other two guns because they are 2-3/4" chambers, but I'm a little concerned about them not being choked full, although I have to admit I have not patterned them. This spring season, though, is dedicated to my recently acquired Model 97 12 gauge, which was built in 1914. Oncve I have a turkey under it's belt I will probably shift back to my 16 gauge guns. Sorry, all over the map there.....
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Post by: CaNINE on May 03, 2019, 03:21:48 PM
Some great birds coming in folks - congratulations!  I'm stuck at work until next week then it's NE corner bound for some runnin' and gunnin'!!
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on May 05, 2019, 06:39:48 PM
My crack of dawn selfie.   Finally getting these turkeys figured out.   Took years of scouting and bs'ing but now consistently am getting merriams to the call on public ground.   I'll soon ruin that when i try for Rios or easterns.
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Post by: tgomez on May 11, 2019, 05:13:48 AM
Got it done yesterday afternoon with my bow at 40 yards.
One inch spurs, ten inch beard, 23 lbs.
This is my sixteenth turkey and 3rd with a bow.
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Post by: widgeonwacher on May 14, 2019, 08:46:29 AM
My two from opening day both 9 inchers
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on May 19, 2019, 08:12:07 PM
Any fresh action out there? I'm dying to get back out but can't. Might do some more Eastern scouting before season ends and see if I can fill my second tag.
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Post by: hillsandhighwater on May 20, 2019, 02:50:33 PM
My two Washington state Rio Grande turkeys, not how I wanted to kill them but had to take a poke out at 60 yards and ending up kill both birds. 
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Post by: Fourteen14 on May 23, 2019, 01:48:16 PM
I shot this bird in NH this spring .
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Post by: Birdgetter on May 24, 2019, 06:20:06 AM
Wow! Beautiful fan on that bird!? :tup:
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Post by: SpurInSpokane on May 30, 2019, 07:19:34 PM
Not the most awesome turkey, but my first. Came in to a jake decoy on my left while I was trying to call a bird out in front of me. I'll take it!
Title: Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on May 31, 2019, 12:38:53 PM
Last day. Good luck to anyone still out there! Good job on your first bird Spur!
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Post by: lewy on May 31, 2019, 07:05:27 PM
Last minute gobbler, still willing to play
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Post by: Gobble Doc on May 31, 2019, 07:21:42 PM
Last minute gobbler, still willing to play
Congrats!


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Title: Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
Post by: tgomez on May 31, 2019, 09:02:19 PM
SpurnSpokane and Lewy, WAY TO STICK WITH IT AND GET IT DONE.
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Post by: Big game archer on June 01, 2019, 09:19:14 AM
Filled my second tag this past Sunday on big rio tom. Birds were on fire. Called in a group of 4 toms right off the roost. This is the hottest I've ever seen em this late in the season. Congrats to all who got out and were successful this season! (Also, I saw a few hens with chicks already  :tup:)



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Post by: jrsruger on June 09, 2019, 09:26:07 AM
first turkey ever, had a blast
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Post by: erronulvin on June 18, 2019, 04:31:38 PM
my 2019 birds
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Post by: Whitenuckles on June 25, 2019, 02:48:19 PM
All in all, it was a great time with family and friends. Lots of good time and 17 Tom's in 4 days. Plus my 3 year old daughter caught her first fish, absolutely priceless! I hope all are having fun and enjoying the season! It's fun seeing everyone's success and reading the stories. Good luck and God bless!!!

Good grief Whitenuckles you are competing with Yelp (his old posts) for the most amazing spring season!! That is so awesome, great birds, family and friends......TOUGH TO BEAT!!! Well done :tup:

To the rest of you amazing job on some great birds! Love seeing those pictures and hearing about some fun spring hunts! Thanks to all who are sharing.
Thanks bud. We really like Turkey hunting! It's too fun for the entire family to pass up.