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What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« on: January 30, 2020, 08:19:20 AM »
One thing about hunting out of state is building relationships and getting knowledge from those who have came before you. I'm curious where some of our members have hunted turkey's. Maybe somewhere they lived before, on a trip, or because their an addict and like to chase turkeys anywhere they can.

Myself:
British Columbia
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
Oregon
Washington

This year I'm adding:
California
Nevada
Utah
...Maybe
Colorado
Montana
Wyoming
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 08:43:46 AM »
Just here and back home in Maine for me. I'd love to try Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii!

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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 08:56:44 AM »
Here and California (where my addiction started).  Thinking about Idaho, got invited out to MO when I want, home of course in MN and FL.  So you can guess why FL and MN or MO holds easterns.  I have my merriam and rio.

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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 09:36:22 AM »
Here and California (where my addiction started).  Thinking about Idaho, got invited out to MO when I want, home of course in MN and FL.  So you can guess why FL and MN or MO holds easterns.  I have my merriam and rio.

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Good call on FL, I have my eastern and merriam I need my rio now. Might have to do some research and see if I can make that happen this year.

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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 09:41:47 AM »
Just Montana for me.  Because there it is legal to hunt them with dogs. It is quite a thrill to walk up to your dog on point and flush a Turkey.  0r have your Springer working heavy cover and having a flock explode at your feet.

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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 09:53:00 AM »
Just Montana for me.  Because there it is legal to hunt them with dogs. It is quite a thrill to walk up to your dog on point and flush a Turkey.  0r have your Springer working heavy cover and having a flock explode at your feet.

You can use a dog in Montana? That sounds like a good time. I know some of the eastern states allow it in the Fall. Did no there was a state so close here in the West. Is it for fall only too?
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 06:36:31 PM »
Missouri
Virginia
Washington
Idaho
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2020, 06:41:14 PM »
Here and very fortunate to hunt some private land in Tennessee, that was pretty good.
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
Just WA and OR (where I grew up) for me.  Going back to my old stomping grounds this April in southern Oregon.  Should draw the spring bear tag there as well as there are so many tags (Oregon set the bear/cougar tags for non-residents at the same price as resident, which is nice....I always have a bear/cougar tag in my pocket in Oregon...well technically on my phone as Oregon has gone digital with tags).



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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2020, 08:45:10 PM »
Washington and Idaho for me.  Oregon was amazing last year!  No hunters and tons of birds.  Adding Idaho this year and Oregon again, of course Washington every year

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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2020, 08:50:30 PM »
You guys and them big birds. Never targeted them but Iím sure itís a hoot to hunt em, especially with a bow.  Heard from many that they are not quality table fare?
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2020, 09:10:26 PM »
You guys and them big birds. Never targeted them but Iím sure itís a hoot to hunt em, especially with a bow.  Heard from many that they are not quality table fare?

If you brine them and smoke them, the wild turkeys are tasty.


Spring turkey and archery elk are my favorite hunts....calling in the animals is fun. I do both archery and shotgun on wild turkey.  They don't seem to care.  One year my best friend shot a tom with a shotgun, and 10 seconds behind it came a second tom that I shot.  The second tom didn't care about the shotgun noise, and just proceeded to kick the heck out of the flopping dying first tom.  Was an interesting sight. 

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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2020, 09:15:26 PM »
You guys and them big birds. Never targeted them but Iím sure itís a hoot to hunt em, especially with a bow.  Heard from many that they are not quality table fare?

I enjoy them but I also don't cook them like most would a turkey.  Rolled in flour and fried breast strips and I use the dark meat for pot pie filling, soups, etc.

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Wisconsin
Illinois
Missouri
Washington
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2020, 10:45:09 PM »
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Kansas, Florida
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Re: What States Have You Hunted Turkeys?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2020, 06:52:48 AM »
Is it just a coincidence Florida keeps popping up or is there something special about it you guys are seeking out?

 


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