Turkeys? How'd we do this year?

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Turkeys? How'd we do this year?

Postby muskyduck » Thu May 16, 2013 1:10 am

As much as I really don't enjoy turkey hunting (except for listening to them on the roost), what else is there to talk about this time of year. If i had the cash I would go on a spring bear hunt in Canada every year instead... until then, I guess I 'll keep hunting gobble-gobbles...

I hunt an island on the WI River and not only was the weather for $hit the first and second seasons (my dad had first, I had second), but the island was under water as well. Water came down in the 4th season, and a pair of two year olds moved back and started roosting again. Wish I had taken my dad, we woulda had a double.
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Re: Turkeys? How'd we do this year?

Postby koonce727 » Thu May 16, 2013 11:21 am

Honestly never had a chance to get out this year. To many wedding and other bs along with work.

Been shootin a few carp tho.
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Re: Turkeys? How'd we do this year?

Postby Justin Weber » Thu May 16, 2013 11:57 am

9.5" Beard

Had 3 with at least 12" beards at about 70 yards but didnt feel like pushing it. Fun to do in the off season.
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Re: Turkeys? How'd we do this year?

Postby Goose Doctors » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:15 am

little over 25 pounds, 11 1/4 inch beard, 1 3/8 spurs. A little bit of a tie me over till duck and goose lol. :thumbsup:
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Re: Turkeys? How'd we do this year?

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:10 am

I've been a terrible mod. Just don't visit the Wisconsin forum like I should just due to lack of traffic.

We had a decent season. Shot five birds. My Daughter (10) shot her first bird during the youth season. Might be her last for a while? She said it was boring? OK? I guess we need more action than she had which was visual sightings of turkeys at all times? Oh well, maybe she'll be back?

Ailish's first turkey.jpg

I shot a nice tom on the opener between rain storms with the bow.

season A bow.jpg

I shot another tom during my second season (E) with a bow in a known strutting zone.

season E bow.jpg

I shot a double with a buddy on the last season (F). Only one guy to take pictures, and that was my buddy, so he took a picture with me displaying both birds.

Josh and Pete 2013 double.jpg
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