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Turkey Season
« on: April 20, 2013, 08:57:42 AM »
Comes in Monday morning and right now don't have any intention on going, the way the weather has been Iam going to hold out till the second week. It will be the first time Ive ever miss a opening morning must be old age I don't get excited about it like I use to  ::).
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 10:31:52 AM »
Turkey season here is the month of May!

My son is taking his 2 youngest boys out turkey hunting tomorrow (21st) for the special "youth hunts" which is open before the regular season!

They may get lucky, turkeys smarten up quick!
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 10:35:01 AM »
Turkeys are mighty smart critters. If they are in the field and I go to the door,they will run off. Same way in the back of the house. I can go out and watch the deer,but those turkeys are long gone.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 10:59:46 AM »
I got my first (and only) turkey two years ago.  A nice big 21lb tom.  Didn't have a chance to go last year.  And this year I think I've decided I don't want to bother largely due to the fact of how much the state wants to charge me for it.  (weird reason I know)  Hunting/fishing license $42, spring/fall turkey tag $20 (allows one male in spring and one male or female in fall), additional spring male $20, PLUS (this is where they lose me) $5 for each bird tagged.

I will buy the hunting/fishing license anyway so that doesn't bother me but...potentially $55 for 3 turkeys?! :o ???  I'm pretty sure I could raise a half dozen in my backyard for not much more than that.  I enjoy hunting (alot) but when I need to do a cost/benefit analyst it loses it's luster. :(

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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 07:46:29 PM »
I feel the same as you John!

That wild turkey is mighty expensive for what you get out of it!

This time of year lots of grocery stores run specials on turkey's!

Better eating too.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 09:23:04 PM »
The season has been in for almost a month here.  Saw 5 gobblers today bugging in one of my pine plantations. 
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 09:59:34 AM »
Well in some aspects the big birds are smart but in most cases they do have a bird brain .Come flirting season I've seen the Toms' get right in the middle of a road intersection  and fan out and strut that strut trying to romance the passing automobiles or something .Well they are turkeys you can't expect them to be Einsteins .

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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 10:14:58 AM »
if you do a cost analysis on the  things we hunt, going to store is always the cheaper route by far. i don't hunt for the meat, thats a bonus for me its the time spent in the woods with nature and or with family and friends.
 turkey season is going on here, the last 2 weeks we have gotten over 15" of snow, not exactly ideal hunting conditions for those have to hunt that season
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 01:50:12 PM »
Regardless the game, it's about the hunt, the friends and family, the early mornings, coffee, breakfast, the sounds nature waking up, the smells and the sounds, and last but not least the exercise we get from the stalks which hopefully is satisfied by the feed at the end of the day.   david
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 02:11:20 PM »
Our Spring Gobbler came in last Saturday and runs through May 18th. Doesn't cost me anything.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 03:45:03 PM »
Well, the boy's turkey hunt didn't last long!

They got cold and called it quits!

Regular Spring turkey season here is the month of May!
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 04:51:50 PM »
I couldn't take it and got up and went,it was cold and the turkeys were not on the property I was aloud to hunt so I just sat there and enjoyed the coming of daylight, turned into a dandy day.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 07:43:50 PM »
I'm not even certain if we have a turkey season in the county I live in .That suits me just fine because I really think the turkeys which were transplanted need to get back to their natural wild ways before they have a season on them .

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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 08:35:33 PM »
Saw 5 gobblers and a hen today.  Turkeys everywhere.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 08:52:22 PM »
Al every county in Ohio is open to hunting,WDH I sure would enjoy living in your neighbor hood I get the biggest kick out of watching turkeys  :D
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2013, 09:03:12 PM »
Sorry, only saw 5 gobblers, not 54  :)  Too many thumbs when typing.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 09:52:06 PM »
I've seen more turkeys than I can count in the past month or so, you cant drive literally more than a half mile without seeing at least 2 its unreal.  I went out a few weeks ago to call a little bit and had one longbeard going and saw probably 30 or 40 hens and what were this years poults so I was pretty excited to get out and take one down.  Then I finally get out and didn't even get a gobble. Oh well I was just glad to be in the woods and my brother got one so I was happy for him  :)

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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2013, 04:49:18 PM »
Here they seem like there henned up and it's suppose to turn cold again tomarrow that won't help any.
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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 08:24:45 PM »
We have had nearly 32" of snow in the last couple of weeks, but most of the guy's are getting their birds.

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Re: Turkey Season
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 08:26:37 PM »
My mom told me she saw a flock of at least 20 Monday. All out in a field, probably chasing insects.
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