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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2021, 08:38:03 AM »
I had a situation several years back. Called in a big old Tom that had no beard. We were in a ground blind. My son at the time was 10. He was up and ready to shoot. I could not see a beard and knew it was a mature Tom. Not seeing the visible beard we did not take the bird. As the regs state visible beard. Is there an exception?
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2021, 12:30:43 PM »
I had a situation several years back. Called in a big old Tom that had no beard. We were in a ground blind. My son at the time was 10. He was up and ready to shoot. I could not see a beard and knew it was a mature Tom. Not seeing the visible beard we did not take the bird. As the regs state visible beard. Is there an exception?


I read the law as “male turkeys AND turkeys with visible beards”.  I would interpret that as any male turkeys and hens with visible beards. 

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2021, 02:05:25 PM »
The wording changed a while back. I was unaware too earlier this year. It used to read birds with visible birds. A few years back, the most dominant bird in this flock we were watching had no beard. We figured he must have stepped on it too many times. :chuckle:

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2021, 11:35:17 AM »
I had a situation several years back. Called in a big old Tom that had no beard. We were in a ground blind. My son at the time was 10. He was up and ready to shoot. I could not see a beard and knew it was a mature Tom. Not seeing the visible beard we did not take the bird. As the regs state visible beard. Is there an exception?


I read the law as “male turkeys AND turkeys with visible beards”.  I would interpret that as any male turkeys and hens with visible beards.

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2021, 11:37:26 AM »
Clay from Louisiana hammered his second bird early this morning, great job Clay!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2021, 01:26:07 PM »
Jarod from Louisiana with his first bird.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2021, 01:28:18 PM »
Jarod from Louisiana with his second bird taken this morning.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2021, 01:33:39 PM »
Joe from western Washington, his first turkey hunt, first morning, the birds didn’t cooperate after coming off the roost, so a careful stalk took care of that problem, his first bird is down, good job Joe!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2021, 08:55:21 PM »
How do them southern boys like our Mountain bids?  Do they think the Gobblers sound further away than they are, like I did when I first moved out West?
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2021, 06:03:54 AM »
They say the birds are higher pitched and hard for them to judge how far away with the terrain variations, sometimes further away and sometimes closer.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2021, 06:06:48 AM »
Greg’s second bird taken on the first day of his first turkey hunt.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2021, 06:27:10 AM »
 :tup: lots of smiles.

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2021, 08:58:54 AM »
They say the birds are higher pitched and hard for them to judge how far away with the terrain variations, sometimes further away and sometimes closer.

Yep, same thing I found when I first started chasing birds up here!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #88 on: May 11, 2021, 12:57:14 PM »
Dick is 78 years old and still hunting, nice shooting Dick!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021
« Reply #89 on: May 13, 2021, 09:32:39 AM »
Another successful morning hunt...
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