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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2019, 12:45:32 PM »
Any of the 100 GMU's are open.   Your spring tag is good for the fall. Bring your blazer orange.   When a general modern firearm season is open we have to wear orange.   Good luck.   Lots of them out there.

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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2019, 01:22:07 PM »
Thanks for the tips, Russ. I'll check out these units (one of them is my regular spring unit). Appreciate it.
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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2019, 01:26:27 PM »
Any of the 100 GMU's are open.   Your spring tag is good for the fall. Bring your blazer orange.   When a general modern firearm season is open we have to wear orange.   Good luck.   Lots of them out there.

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Great job, Russ! Iíll be heading to Liberty Lake in the morning to try and get my last tag filled.

Good luck to all this weekend!


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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2019, 01:46:29 PM »
Iíve got 5 big toms running in a group that I think Iíve got figured out now. Hopefully can bag one or 2! The hens disappeared, there were like 40 in the area.
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #49 on: October 19, 2019, 02:46:20 PM »
What is crazy that the property owners can walk up to the birds and almost smack.  Us with guns.   They gone.

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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2019, 03:10:34 PM »
Don't usually say anything about it, but if you go up around Hunters and don't see at least 400-500 birds in one morning I'd be surprised. Those flocks could use some thinning, I know of one flock that's well over 250 bird's- looks like a flock of geese in the field. Boys shot their limits last weekend and had to be careful to only kill one at a time

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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2019, 05:45:05 PM »
Brandon active duty Navy with his first ever turkeys.  Another double.  I filled my last 2 tags to but I was to wet and cold for pictures.

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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2019, 06:22:04 PM »
What is crazy that the property owners can walk up to the birds and almost smack.  Us with guns.   They gone.

We had one property owner dress us down for wasting money on camo when he could sit in his barn in flannel and blue jeans and they would walk right in.
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Re: Fall season turkey??
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Thanks for the welcome Linxx77!

I went solo, back to the same spot I was at 2 weeks ago and got 2 with my bow. My very first turkeys ever. 

I have another 2 tags to fill, but hopefully thatís not an issue since I have quite a spot now and TheStovePipeKid said Nov should be good. I might be hooked on turkey hunting.

I must have counted 200 birds in one day on this guys land out east. They walked past my blind heading to a cow pasture to look for clover, seeds/insects in the cow dung. I just hung out sipping hot drinks until they got within range and took the two I came home with. One on Sat and one on Sun, both before 9 am.

Was a long time to be in the blind, but worth it. I could hear them in the roost early morning, and the calls got louder and louder as they walked up behind me. The first group stayed 60 yds from the blind and kept their distance as they walked out across the field. The 2nd group was 20-30 yards and thatís when I got my first one. It was the same story the second day. I would have had a 3rd, but she was closer than I thought. I missed her by a feather's thickness and saw my broadhead cut 3 wing feathers. Hard to range through the screens on my blind. 

I got some great meat off them and will be having buttermilk fried turkey strips for dinner and the some tacos with the leg and thighs. A few self critiquing mistakes on ranging, learned a few lessons about waiting at full draw and def need to practice at home on a 3d with different distances. I took 3 shots that were perfect left and right, but fell short due to poor distancing on my part....But def a good weekend overall. Glad to hear about others success here too. Seen some helpful tips!


 


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