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Title: Turkey Calling
Post by: Ron Scott on March 11, 2008, 05:25:20 PM
Gobbling Champions on The Late Show

The 2008 Wild Turkey Bourbon/NWTF Gobbling Champions will be on The Late Show with David Letterman, Thursday, March 13 at 11:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

Appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman will be:

2008 Wild Turkey Bourbon/NWTF Gobbling Champion Stephan Richardson of Springdale, Ark.
2008 Second Place Finisher Doug Benefield of Newnan, Ga.
2008 Third Place Finisher Scott Wilhelm of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: semologger on March 12, 2008, 12:15:42 AM
Turkey hunting is pretty big around here. I like listening to those guys. That are good at what they do.
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: Norm on March 12, 2008, 07:51:57 AM
Most of this winter I've been watching a small flock of turkeys feed in our bottom bean field stubble. They come out in the late afternoon and feed until dusk. I had thought about trying out turkey hunting for the first time but I've kind of gotten attached to the little guys. I have to respect any animal that has survived the long winter this year. Feel like going out and shooting one after that just isn't right.

I think I'll feel better about it when it's in the oven roasting though. ;D
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: isawlogs on March 12, 2008, 03:37:15 PM
  Norm , maybe you should be looking at it from another angle . You could save it from the scrotching heat of the summer if you took it out of the flock this spring .  ;) Poor little birdy wiff all tose feadders would mighty hot in da sun.  ;D
 
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: farmerdoug on March 12, 2008, 11:38:30 PM
Norm,  try turkey hunting.  It is fun for me.  I just hunt on the farm too.  There is a good number of birds around here and there is seven CBM book birds taken just from our farm.  It is a thrill to watch a tom strutting in front of you that you have just called in. 8) 8)
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on March 13, 2008, 06:14:44 AM

 I love a good turkey hunt. I only use mouth callers any more. They work fine for me. Last spring I called in a flock and had to wait for them to spread out to take my bird. Sittin there just quivering with anticipation. The birds finally spread out and I took a 5" beard out. We had it for dinner that night!
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: isawlogs on March 13, 2008, 11:30:54 AM

 I am stating to see some turkeys around here , not all that many , but enough to make it interesting . Had them come late last winter eating out of the feeder here at the house .

 
Norm,  try turkey hunting.  It is fun for me.  I just hunt on the farm too.  There is a good number of birds around here and there is seven CBM book birds taken just from our farm.  It is a thrill to watch a tom strutting in front of you that you have just called in. 8) 8)

Doug , what is CBM  ???

  Inguiring mind would greatly appreciate  ;)  :)  :P
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: beenthere on March 13, 2008, 11:54:46 AM
CBM  (Commemorative Bucks of Michigan)

(I had to Google it to find out  :) )
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: farmerdoug on March 13, 2008, 05:56:12 PM
Beenthere is right.  A gun kill turkey needs 12 inch minimum.  It is the lenght of each of the spurs and the beard totaled.  If you get one with a mutliple bread it adds up fast. 

Here is a link.
http://www.buckfax.com/ (http://www.buckfax.com/)
Title: Re: Turkey Calling
Post by: isawlogs on March 13, 2008, 06:39:44 PM
 Thanks ,
   I have trouble with abreviations , I never can find the corect meaning to them  ::)