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2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« on: April 15, 2023, 04:02:07 AM »
Good luck everyone
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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2023, 08:29:36 AM »
Got the old boys their birds. One is 81 and the other is 79.

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2023, 10:48:12 AM »
Opening morning double

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2023, 11:14:10 AM »
Congrats, you're lucky to have a good hunting mentor.  :chuckle: I'm glad the plan we discussed worked to perfection.
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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2023, 03:29:16 PM »
Called this nice 2 year old in for a friend this morning
https://www.howlforwildlife.org/take_action  It takes 10 seconds and it’s free. To easy to make an excuse not to make your voice heard!!!!!!

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2023, 05:30:21 PM »
Good looking birds.

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2023, 08:07:12 PM »
410 laying the hammer down. Last night scouted and put a gobber to roost. Got in way early and set up about 80 yards from them. They had 2 routes to go. Two gobblers chose to take the other way. So circled them and had one walk a game trail to 15 yards. Smoked it within the first hour of season. Then got onto 3 different gobblers mid morning. Kept working around on them and couldn't get into the position I wanted. So left them knowing they would stay there. Checked out more new country. Saw some different areas that had a lot of pressure so headed back to where I left the gobblers. Knowing right where I wanted to set up. Got into position. And within 20 minutes 2 gobblers going off. Within a couple hundred yards. One on each side of me. A few calls and it was game on. Watched a nice tom strut all the way to 28 yards. But had a slight technical difficulty with a branch grabbing the gun. Didn't want to spook the bird by moving so played the patience game. He walked over the edge. Cleared the obstruction. Hit the call 5 minutes later he popped up in tall grass at 23 yards. Rest is history. 2 nice toms opening day and tagged out ready to go home. First spring season for me. And all on public ground. Feel very blessed to have the success I did. These birds were harvested with #9 tss 3 inch hand loads. They worked great. CZ Drake over under. Improved cylinder choke and modified.
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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2023, 07:39:22 AM »
Opening morning, runnin & gunnin…
Heard these guys gobblin around 9 and got to within 80 yards…
They had a couple hens with them so they were struttin and spittin…

Called the whole group to within 30 yards before having a clean shot. Dumped the tom in his tracks and the group scattered. Hit them with a few yelps and eveyone settled down… Threw out a few more yelps and the jake gobbled back, turned around and started coming my way… 15 yards out and laid him down…

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2023, 11:33:23 AM »
Our 4 year old got to go on her first turkey hunt and we managed to double up, she was pretty excited.


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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2023, 12:03:05 PM »
Congrats everyone. Being on call for work on the opener has me with a serious case of FOMO  :chuckle:
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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2023, 03:18:48 PM »
Opening day Eastern!

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2023, 03:30:14 PM »
Son got his today!
Decent bird.
Going in the frying pan baby.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2023, 07:03:47 PM by hunter399 »
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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2023, 04:53:10 PM »
Well done on the Eastern. 

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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2023, 04:56:43 PM »
Opening day Eastern!


Wow, what a trophy!!

Got the hard one done early.

What a beautiful bird.
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Re: 2023 turkey harvest thread. Share your hunts!
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2023, 05:00:13 PM »
My one and only mentor hunt for the year.  Merriam jake same property that a bearded hen was shot last spring with same colors.

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