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Title: 2021 Turkeys!!! Let see those birds.
Post by: carpsniperg2 on April 02, 2021, 03:14:57 PM
Figured it was time to get the new 2021 turkey thread started.

Good luck to all the youth hunters and letís see some pics!
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Post by: DryFlyGuy on April 03, 2021, 06:26:38 PM
My 14 year old got his first two birds ever this morning.
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Post by: cbond3318 on April 03, 2021, 06:34:43 PM
Congrats to the young man! Thatís the good stuff!!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on April 03, 2021, 07:00:56 PM
Thatís fantastic congrats to him!
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Post by: buglebuster on April 03, 2021, 07:24:05 PM
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on April 03, 2021, 10:15:29 PM
These youth are slaying it. Too many post to keep track of already. Great job!
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Post by: johnr060 on April 05, 2021, 05:27:29 PM
Sons bird
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on April 05, 2021, 07:21:44 PM
Daughters Tom yesterday.  Saturday was a bust dealing with guys teaching their kids the bail out and run method.  Even if somebody is hunting them, but thatís hunting feel free to hunt land.  On the way home went to a little more out of the way spot and found 6 Toms  and a bunch of jakes and hens.  After an hour we had three of them in range and she harvested a nice longbeard.
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Post by: WoolyRunner on April 05, 2021, 08:15:38 PM
They'll have the Turkey bird itch come every April until the day they die
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Post by: highside74 on April 05, 2021, 11:11:45 PM
@Avidnwoutdoorsman with Nathan and his first bird
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Post by: stickbuck on April 08, 2021, 08:28:37 AM
Easter Sunday was a great day to be in the woods. Avery filled her two tags on Sunday. At 10 years old, sheís already killed 6 redheads in her first three years of hunting. This year was a little different as it actually took two shots to kill the two gobblers. The last two years she has filled both tags with one shot. As most dads of daughters can attest to, the way your daughter looks at you melts your heart. Love every minute I get to spend with her and canít wait for our next adventure together. Now itís brotherís turn!

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Post by: highside74 on April 08, 2021, 09:21:50 AM
The log picture is money. That should be entered for the turkey pamphlet next year.
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on April 08, 2021, 10:57:34 AM
Congrats to all the youth hunters!  :tup: 
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on April 08, 2021, 11:02:06 AM
Little Pathfinder's submission from youth season.  Birds were smarter than usual.  Lots of toms hanging out at 60 yards and not closing the deal. Pretty cool way to witness Easter Sunrise.
 Finally got a pair of toms to cooperate on Sunday evening.   :tup:
Tied for his largest bird with the one he killed two years ago with a 10" beard.  Longest spurs though at 1 1/8".
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 08, 2021, 11:11:52 AM
Awesome, Pathfinder!  Thanks for sharing. :tup:
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Post by: buglebuster on April 15, 2021, 09:33:18 AM
Got one with the .410 this morning at 43yds! Love chasing mountain merriams! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210415/df76887bd24a825f91fafb1f6aecf98b.jpg)
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Post by: baldopepper on April 15, 2021, 09:56:09 AM
Even we old guys can still find a dumb one. Lot of nice Toms around this year
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Post by: HAGEMANIAC on April 15, 2021, 03:21:42 PM
Came off the roost straight for me. Quick morning.
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Post by: Mulie87 on April 15, 2021, 09:53:25 PM
Looks like the TSS loads took care of business. Congrats.
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Post by: cougforester on April 16, 2021, 10:48:21 AM
Great morning in the turkey woods!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/d7b7083ab1afb3984488028f84936ccb.jpg)

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Post by: tank21 on April 16, 2021, 11:10:53 AM
Got my first one this morning!  What a rush, I called him in by copying a hen that was with him word for word (thank god it was the mouth call and not complex) until I saw him and then stopped.  He came into the hen decoy and that was that.  23 paces away.  Not sure if I could've scripted it any better.   The ol' SP-10 with an Indian creek choke and Winchester Double X, #5's  did the trick!  And not one pellet in the breast, lucky or not, I am very happy with myself.  8" beard and 1-1/8" spurs.
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Post by: highside74 on April 16, 2021, 11:16:55 AM
Holy spurs!
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Post by: Russ McDonald on April 16, 2021, 01:07:24 PM
Number one this morning came behind me.  Acting skiddish.  Had my wife and a army vet 10 yards in front of me.   He wasn't heading towards them so waited for him to get behind a tree and swing enough to get a shot.   Dropped him 30 feet.  9.5" beard nubs for spurs.  Heavy big bird.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/5bd37bb473d3b287da04bfe8d2dabd0d.jpg)

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Post by: Birdguy on April 16, 2021, 08:03:03 PM
Some gorgeous birds guys!!! Cannot wait to get out there. Keep em coming  :tup:
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Post by: Mulie87 on April 16, 2021, 10:15:09 PM
First bird of the season was taken at 5:30pm at 30yds. He didnít make a sound coming in. My new Benelli Super Vinci dropped him with 3.5Ē Winchester Long Beards out of a long beard choke. Only about a 7Ē beard and nubs for spurs.
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Post by: hunter399 on April 17, 2021, 04:13:24 AM
Number one this morning came behind me.  Acting skiddish.  Had my wife and a army vet 10 yards in front of me.   He wasn't heading towards them so waited for him to get behind a tree and swing enough to get a shot.   Dropped him 30 feet.  9.5" beard nubs for spurs.  Heavy big bird.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/5bd37bb473d3b287da04bfe8d2dabd0d.jpg)

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Great look in bird Russ  :tup: :tup: :tup. 👌
I've been in the mountains past few days.
Every time I hear a gobble ,I think of you.
Hopefully your wife connects too.
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Post by: jrebel on April 17, 2021, 06:46:17 AM
Pretty nice birds hitting the ground fella's.   :tup:
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Post by: Russ McDonald on April 17, 2021, 03:46:14 PM
Number one this morning came behind me.  Acting skiddish.  Had my wife and a army vet 10 yards in front of me.   He wasn't heading towards them so waited for him to get behind a tree and swing enough to get a shot.   Dropped him 30 feet.  9.5" beard nubs for spurs.  Heavy big bird.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/5bd37bb473d3b287da04bfe8d2dabd0d.jpg)

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Great look in bird Russ  :tup: :tup: :tup. 👌
I've been in the mountains past few days.
Every time I hear a gobble ,I think of you.
Hopefully your wife connects too.
Not this time around.  After I shot that bird they totally changed.  Didn't come back to the roost.  This morning I had 2 new hunters and watched them on a roost and of course flew off opposite direction.  Once they hit the ground.  They tightened up and not a peep.  I was on property thay hasn't been hunted.  Yesterday evening played around with them but wouldn't come into anything.  They do seem to be still in decent sized flocks.  The group I had going yesterday evening was at least 30 plus birds with lots of toms and jakes.

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Post by: hunter399 on April 17, 2021, 04:03:51 PM
Number one this morning came behind me.  Acting skiddish.  Had my wife and a army vet 10 yards in front of me.   He wasn't heading towards them so waited for him to get behind a tree and swing enough to get a shot.   Dropped him 30 feet.  9.5" beard nubs for spurs.  Heavy big bird.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210416/5bd37bb473d3b287da04bfe8d2dabd0d.jpg)

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Great look in bird Russ  :tup: :tup: :tup. 👌
I've been in the mountains past few days.
Every time I hear a gobble ,I think of you.
Hopefully your wife connects too.
Not this time around.  After I shot that bird they totally changed.  Didn't come back to the roost.  This morning I had 2 new hunters and watched them on a roost and of course flew off opposite direction.  Once they hit the ground.  They tightened up and not a peep.  I was on property thay hasn't been hunted.  Yesterday evening played around with them but wouldn't come into anything.  They do seem to be still in decent sized flocks.  The group I had going yesterday evening was at least 30 plus birds with lots of toms and jakes.

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There is lots of season still.
I have faith in ya ....go...go...go....
Stay positive :tup:
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Post by: cougforester on April 17, 2021, 05:15:06 PM
Called in two more birds today for a buddy and his wife. First birds for the both of them, what a blast! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210418/255e0ec5973724b34ca5cc9657da7dc6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210418/4fcee9fe73f74f73bc05b8a15cae0065.jpg)

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Post by: Limhangerslayer on April 17, 2021, 05:48:41 PM
First four birds are Washington, then moved to Idaho yesterday afternoon.  New area weíve never hunted and got two nice longbeards this morning.  Trying for one more tomorrow morning.  Good luck everybody!  Some nice birds so far
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Post by: KFhunter on April 17, 2021, 07:25:22 PM
A first bird!

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Post by: Russ McDonald on April 17, 2021, 07:28:32 PM
A first bird!

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That one looks he has been in a few fights so far.  Congrats nice bird

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Post by: KFhunter on April 17, 2021, 08:17:05 PM
Thanks, she's very excited. 

Bird ran about 100 yards after a bit of a low shot, then died in some bushes where she couldn't see it, she thought she missed! but I could see it ran off a bit sideways looking hit. 

herd it flopping and dug it out the bushes, she was jumping up and down with excitement. 




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Post by: Russ McDonald on April 18, 2021, 05:18:40 AM
Don't forget the first turkey certificate from WDFW.

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Post by: hunter399 on April 18, 2021, 06:17:23 AM
All Great look in Turkeys guys.
Keep an Coming.👌👌👌
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Post by: tgomez on April 18, 2021, 06:21:07 AM
1st Tag filled 4/15/21 @ 11AM, 8.5" beard/ 7/8" spurs.
2nd Tag filled 4/16/21 @ 10:55AM, 9" beard/ 1 1/8" spurs.
1st Bird= 38 yards.                 2nd Bird=43 yards.
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Lincoln County, WA.
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Post by: Birdgetter on April 18, 2021, 08:54:03 AM
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Post by: KFhunter on April 18, 2021, 10:14:17 AM
That's a nice tom, well done
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on April 18, 2021, 10:49:20 AM
Our last bird of our trip, Buddyís 2nd bird In Idaho
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Post by: jrebel on April 18, 2021, 11:09:50 AM
Bearded hen and a 24lbs Tom
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Post by: Russ McDonald on April 18, 2021, 01:39:28 PM
Awesome looking birds everyone.  Official measurements of my bird.  9"beard.  25 lbs and 1/16" nubs for spurs.  Don't forget to register your birds online at NWTF.org.  It is all done online now.  You have to be a memeber to register and registration fee is $15. https://www.nwtf.org/hunt/records. If your stats are good you will need a witness.  They have to be a member to.  PM me of you need one.  Also first time turkeys get that first turkey certificate through WDFW https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/TurkeySlam

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Post by: Mulie87 on April 18, 2021, 05:16:52 PM
Bird #2.
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Post by: h2ofowlr on April 18, 2021, 05:25:12 PM
We harvested 7 toms and 1 jake.  A fun turkey trip.
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Post by: KFhunter on April 18, 2021, 07:32:01 PM
We harvested 7 toms and 1 jake.  A fun turkey trip.
That 2nd from the left didn't go far lol

Nice job!
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Post by: lewy on April 19, 2021, 06:39:58 AM
Kept the streak goin....
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Post by: phildobaggins on April 19, 2021, 10:02:32 AM
First archery turkeys for me and my buddy this weekend.
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on April 19, 2021, 11:22:04 AM
Thought Little Pathfinder and I were going to double.  The whole flock came in (about 30 birds).  Came from behind us and we weren't ready.  We had two good toms at 20yds, but when we raised our shotguns, they all spooked.  I pounded mine in the back of the head, but LP couldn't get a clear shot.  Was a great weekend though.  I think he was as happy for me to get that bird as he was to kill his last week
9" beard, 1" spurs.
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 19, 2021, 06:53:18 PM
Nice work!
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Post by: 270Shooter on April 20, 2021, 07:34:31 AM
Knocked this one down Saturday morning
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Post by: HikerHunter on April 20, 2021, 09:58:27 AM
Late post, but go this one about 25 minutes into opening morning in Kittitas. 9.5" beard, 3/4" spurs. HEAVY on the walk out! First public bird for me!
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Post by: hunterednate on April 20, 2021, 11:18:49 AM
Late post, but go this one about 25 minutes into opening morning in Kittitas. 9.5" beard, 3/4" spurs. HEAVY on the walk out! First public bird for me!

Yeehaw! Nice bird. You need to train more for those packouts.
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Post by: zwickeyman on April 20, 2021, 12:28:33 PM
North Idaho Sunday at 11am. Saw 9 Tom's, fun day
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 20, 2021, 02:12:52 PM
You guys are stacking them up!
Nice work! :tup:
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Post by: HikerHunter on April 20, 2021, 02:37:29 PM
Late post, but go this one about 25 minutes into opening morning in Kittitas. 9.5" beard, 3/4" spurs. HEAVY on the walk out! First public bird for me!

Yeehaw! Nice bird. You need to train more for those packouts.

Why would I need to train for a 50 yard packout?  ;)
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Post by: tvandy45 on April 20, 2021, 07:58:58 PM
My brother is an army veteran and hasn't ever been turkey hunting before. Opening weekend we were able to get him his first bird! He was so excited and i couldn't be more stoked for him...the bird came in gobbling the whole way. Then I picked up a Jake on the way out. Awesome Day
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Post by: csaaphill on April 21, 2021, 06:03:44 AM
Awesome!
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Post by: rickomatic on April 21, 2021, 05:08:20 PM
First time ever turkey hunting. Great time with son and his two buddies. Went 6 for 4.
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Post by: KFhunter on April 21, 2021, 05:25:22 PM
I love that fan Mr. Flipflops is holding

they're all nice though!
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Post by: hughjorgan on April 23, 2021, 09:25:41 PM
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Shot this gobbler mid afternoon last Sunday.


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Post by: kirkl on April 24, 2021, 01:33:13 PM
First bird.
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Post by: kirkl on April 24, 2021, 01:34:23 PM
Second bird
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Post by: johnr060 on April 24, 2021, 03:50:23 PM
We knocked 4 down on the first weekend.
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Post by: johnr060 on April 24, 2021, 03:52:40 PM
couple others
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Post by: ThurstonCokid on April 24, 2021, 05:43:40 PM
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Today in the rain!


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Post by: ryanfam on April 25, 2021, 08:35:50 AM
Son and I had some luck  :tup:
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Post by: buglebuster on April 25, 2021, 09:31:53 AM
Here are my 2 Idaho birds from yesterday. .410 strikes again! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210425/4c7df006889cac2c9894b71196dbae0c.jpg)
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Post by: jrebel on April 25, 2021, 04:24:17 PM
Daughters first bird this year.  Almost closed the deal on a second but it hung up on us.  Back at it next week for her second. 
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Post by: Dan-o on April 25, 2021, 06:12:44 PM
Daughters first bird this year.  Almost closed the deal on a second but it hung up on us.  Back at it next week for her second.

AWESOME
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 25, 2021, 07:07:50 PM
What did that bird weigh, jrebel?
Looks like a stout one.

Congratulations!
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Post by: jrebel on April 25, 2021, 07:38:54 PM
What did that bird weigh, jrebel?
Looks like a stout one.

Congratulations!

Believe it or not....it was 8lbs less than my sons.  16lbs 3 oz.  my sons was 24 lbs.
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 25, 2021, 07:50:01 PM
Thatís a good picture. What a great bird.
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Post by: ckr on April 25, 2021, 08:11:24 PM
Awesome last few days.   Daughter got her very first bird and my sons streak continues
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Post by: kevinlisa06 on April 25, 2021, 08:35:31 PM
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4/19/21
7 3/4Ē beard 1/2Ē Spurs


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Post by: KFhunter on April 26, 2021, 09:43:25 AM
Love seeing all these kids with their first birds!

NWTF better stock up on pins!
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Post by: konradcountry on April 26, 2021, 01:44:23 PM
Mossberg 835 takes another
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Post by: HAGEMANIAC on April 26, 2021, 03:12:11 PM
Tagged out in WA.



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Post by: djnoodle on April 26, 2021, 03:26:04 PM
My dad and I got a few to play the game last week. Both mature Toms, about 2.5 years old by my guess. We struggled to get the birds talking or coming to our calls. We heard that the opening weekend was hit pretty hard by hunters and by the time we got out hunting they were all a bit call shy. Still, we got the first one to come in to our decoys set up by their roost tree. The second one came to our calls at mid-day, once his hens had left him.

Dad's bird was full of COB from a nearby farm. Should eat good.  :tup:
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Mine is the first Tom I have tagged with a double beard, although you cannot see that in the picture. One beard is 9in long, the second was only about 2in long.
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Post by: HillHound on April 27, 2021, 12:54:40 PM
My wife got her central Washington turkey on opening day. I set up the decoys so it looked like the Tom was breeding the hen. called him in to 15 yards before she put him down.
And I called mine in last weekend to the same set up. But had three toms come in at once bunched up and could only get a shot at one when the other two started to attack my Tom decoy
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Post by: mp.hunter on April 28, 2021, 10:07:17 AM
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Tags punched this morning.


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Post by: Pathfinder101 on April 28, 2021, 10:18:40 AM
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Tags punches this morning.


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Holy Cow!  I don't know which is better... the birds or your camera!  Nice pic  :tup:
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Post by: vandeman17 on April 28, 2021, 10:32:31 AM
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Tags punches this morning.


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Nice birds Mike
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Post by: YoungFowler on April 28, 2021, 08:37:22 PM
My first turkeys! It was quite a learning curve with lots of blown opportunities, but I was able to double on these birds yesterday.
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Post by: highside74 on April 28, 2021, 09:59:42 PM
Great pics all
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Post by: bigbore40 on April 29, 2021, 08:59:29 AM
Tagged out 1st time turkey hunting on 2 nice Tom's  . Man was it a good time
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Post by: highside74 on April 29, 2021, 09:01:36 AM
Great bird
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Post by: jackelope on April 30, 2021, 08:25:47 AM
Got one this morning. Pretty awesome hunt in NE WA.  8Ē beard.

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Post by: KFhunter on April 30, 2021, 10:02:13 AM
Nice!
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Post by: mp.hunter on April 30, 2021, 11:58:11 AM
Got one this morning. Pretty awesome hunt in NE WA.  8Ē beard.

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Awesome bird Josh


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Post by: 270 on April 30, 2021, 11:03:50 PM
Cut him off coming into his roost. Opening weekend  :)
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Post by: Mulie87 on May 01, 2021, 07:09:30 AM
My wifeís first turkey.
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Post by: jrebel on May 02, 2021, 06:05:37 PM
Quick morning.....back for coffee by 630.
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Post by: Tree Killer on May 04, 2021, 04:09:29 PM
Two weeks ago I took a break from arrow building and salmon fishing long enough to get out and hunt.  A short morning hunt east of Mt Hood produced this tom.   :)

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Post by: highside74 on May 04, 2021, 04:48:19 PM
What a great picture
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Post by: millerwheeler on May 04, 2021, 07:27:36 PM
Was a great day
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Post by: hunter399 on May 04, 2021, 08:35:48 PM
My son's Turkey from about a week ago.


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Post by: Limhangerslayer on May 05, 2021, 07:07:25 AM
Two weeks ago I took a break from arrow building and salmon fishing long enough to get out and hunt.  A short morning hunt east of Mt Hood produced this tom.   :)

(https://i.imgur.com/kGZ0m4o.jpg)
thatísa fun  area to hunt!  Nice tom.
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Post by: HAGEMANIAC on May 05, 2021, 08:27:31 PM
Two weeks ago I took a break from arrow building and salmon fishing long enough to get out and hunt.  A short morning hunt east of Mt Hood produced this tom.   :)



Nice looking 1300 ya got there!  :tup:
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Post by: TheStovePipeKid on May 06, 2021, 03:39:31 PM
My Dad and I chased turkey from May 2nd to the 5th. We got up every morning at 0330 and went to bed at 2200 each night with some good naps in between. My Dad only has one good sit a day in him so we focus on trying to get one off the roost while he was fresh. We hunted every evening just up the road from camp on public land. I managed to score turkey number one on the 3rd, turkey number two on the 4th, and my Dad shot his first ever spring tom on the morning of the 5th! We broke camp and headed home on the 5th which was about as long as my Dad was able to last with me riding him hard to get a turkey.

First turkey was 16.11 lbs with and 8 inch beard and just under 3/4 spurs.
Second was 19.30 lbs, 8 inch beard and just under 1 inch spurs.
My Dad shot a 20.17 lb turkey, with an 8 1/2 inch beard and just under 1 inch spurs.

The last few trips with my Dad have been rough on him and each one could have been his last. I left him home last year under Doctors orders due to his health. He managed to lose over 20 lbs and check all the other boxes to make the long drive and he hunted as hard as he could, including sitting on the ground in the cold for over an hour the last morning so his chair wouldn't create a wide profile and give away his position. We've been gunning to get him a big tom for over a decade and he's already talking about the fall so he can notch his second tag. We had a great time and got to chat with some other hunters while we were scooting around. Good Luck to everyone!
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Post by: brokentrail on May 06, 2021, 05:08:23 PM
@TheStovePipeKid

That is awesome!  Sounds like a great trip with your dad and one that you will always look back on fondly!  Making memories!!

I'm headed over Monday for my hunt.  I have a full week and hope I can at least find some birds to be around.  We had a pretty tough youth season and really didn't get on any birds to even be able to hunt.
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on May 06, 2021, 06:32:54 PM
Did a quick bonsai trip up north Saturday afternoon to get my brother his first Tom. After a swing and a miss on a bird I called in early just off the roost my brother was able to get this tom 30 minutes before we had to head towards home. 
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Post by: CharlieBlue on May 07, 2021, 07:07:29 PM
First Turkey hunt with my boy.  Wonderful weekend. 
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Post by: highside74 on May 07, 2021, 07:14:55 PM
Come'n in hot with the 2nd post. Nice bird man!
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Post by: CharlieBlue on May 07, 2021, 07:20:38 PM
Thanks Highside.  I think Iím hooked!
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Post by: denali on May 08, 2021, 07:22:45 PM
My daughter and grand daughter joined me in the blind for 1st spring turkey
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Post by: Russ McDonald on May 08, 2021, 11:13:01 PM
My dsughter got her first turkey today.   First any game animal actually.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210509/5387b2d905f4266ce149c6f8e3f43b1b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210509/0a38d58ec56b3593a30412963d8d6c7d.jpg)

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Post by: MonstroMuley on May 10, 2021, 10:55:33 AM
Congratulations Russ & Family ... Proud Dad  :tup:
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Post by: brokentrail on May 13, 2021, 06:24:20 PM
I managed to kill my 2 birds this week over in NE WA.  Definitely had a blast!

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Post by: Russ McDonald on May 14, 2021, 10:30:37 AM
Congratulations Russ & Family ... Proud Dad  :tup:
Thanks and it was.  Wish I would have done it sooner with her but life happens. Happy as all get out to have it happen.  I don't  smile much for a camera but just couldn't help it.

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Post by: bearpaw on May 14, 2021, 11:01:38 AM
Congratulations Russ & Family ... Proud Dad  :tup:
Thanks and it was.  Wish I woukd have done it sooner with her but life happens. Happy as all get out to have it happen.  I don't  smile much for a camera but just couldn't help it.

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Good job!  :tup:
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Post by: Russ McDonald on May 14, 2021, 07:01:07 PM
Well first one done this afternoon.  Air Force reserve Jesse on his first ever bird.  2 more first time turkey hunters tomorrow and Jesse will still be trying to fill that second tag.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210515/6fa56fd4feeaf0a0cfddb125035af359.jpg)

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Post by: Russ McDonald on May 15, 2021, 09:34:39 AM
Well first one done this afternoon.  Air Force reserve Jesse on his first ever bird.  2 more first time turkey hunters tomorrow and Jesse will still be trying to fill that second tag.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210515/6fa56fd4feeaf0a0cfddb125035af359.jpg)

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Number 2 and tagged out.  8.5" beard, 1"spurs and weighed 19.2lbs.  Jumped him with a small flock of hens and another tom walking back to the with the other 2 hunters and my wife.  Turned him back to us with a couple yelps.  Done deal. 

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Post by: johnmyersii on May 17, 2021, 06:45:38 AM
Called in a triple bearded tom and the 3.5" mag did the rest
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Post by: chukar hunter on May 17, 2021, 08:40:22 AM
Great Season!  Wife got her first turkey with two boys in tow.  Mine a week later.  Different spin on "let's see those birds"!
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Post by: nwwanderer on May 17, 2021, 12:47:58 PM
Great job, not easy to save those fragile bones!!!
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Post by: Casey on May 21, 2021, 01:18:36 PM
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Post by: tyleri4244 on May 22, 2021, 09:24:05 PM
First called in turkey. Called in his gal and she brought along a Jake. Open tag left and 3 mature Tom's in there gobbling, going back in the am to try for em and maybe make it a double for the weekend. Needless to say I'm hooked:)
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Post by: stephensnelson on May 23, 2021, 02:31:23 PM
Got one opening morning and took me over a month to fill that second tag. Saw more folks in the woods than I think I've ever seen. Not super convenient but really good to see more folks getting into it! Note: The two birds in the one photo are a double with my buddy and I from the opener.
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Post by: Big game archer on May 30, 2021, 10:44:00 AM
Washington and Idaho were good to me this year!
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Post by: bigbds61 on June 04, 2021, 10:33:57 PM
My 1st 2021 Rio Tom taken in the Blue Mountains.  And my 2nd 2021 Tom was a Merriams out of Unit 121.  Both birds came in hot.  Had the Merriams at 8 yards in a stare down.  Had to wait for him to turn so I could raise my fun to shoot him at between 10 or 12 yards as he was leaving.  Came straight at my blind instead of the decoys.  Pretty exciting to have one that close.  Got the Rio right after fly down (right over my head) as he came back to my decoys and following a hen.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210605/20f2997e20c308d2b796e823a95b0a21.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210605/889f21904a63682420e9683568a06660.jpg)

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Post by: BigVinn on June 07, 2021, 09:54:03 PM
Daughter got her first turkey with my first gun I ever owned.
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Post by: Dan-o on June 07, 2021, 11:46:35 PM
NICE!