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Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:48 pm

Figured I post some pics from my trail cams! Enjoy fellows!

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2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby vt.honker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:46 am

:hi: Hi Pete, The pic dated 4/5 had more birds in it( on that one day) than I saw in 3 weeks of pre-season scouting (2011) :rolleyes: :rolleyes: . Watched and patterned one nice tom for 3 days before hunting him.Day 1>in a field with hens(6) and a satellite gobler(18-20 pounder).Day2> hens(4) +boss tom+sat.gobler IN SAME FIELD AS DAY1.Day>3 hens(2)+boss+sat.goble...SAME FIELD....roosted the birds that evening.Day 4>set -up about 100 yds.from the roost, BEFORE DAYLIGHT, w/ a hen and strutter....carried the boss out of the field at 6:40am.Bird weighed 21lbs.4 oz.,9 inch beard,1 in. spurs :thumbsup: :biggrin: .Did you hunt that field on opening day and were you also successful?? Those pics would warm the heart of any turkey hunter :bow: :bow: !!! THANKS FOR POSTING THEM.
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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:43 am

No I passed on that feild and went for a different field! I am always hunting the biggest tom I can find! He just wasn't in that field!Here are a few more pics for your enjoyment!All these birds are over 20 lbs and have a minimum beard of 10 inches!

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2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby vt.honker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:02 am

:hi: Sweet pics there :biggrin:and some fine eatin` too :clapping: !Which one of the 2 hunters are you :beer: ?
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Re: Turkeys

Postby vt.honker » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:23 am

:hi: Hi Pete,Seeing your pics encouraged me to try and post my first pic to the site :fingerhead: .This bird was the first of two during the 2011 spring season.Tom was: 2 1lbs.4 oz.,9 in.beard.,1 in. spurs :thumbsup:
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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:20 pm

That is a good bird right there! And congrats on posting your first pic!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby tgs » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:39 am

Nice pictures Pete. Love the A-frame camp! Have a great 2012.
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Re: Turkeys

Postby carolinagreenhead » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:55 am

Hey Pete. How many decoys you using in those pics?



















:lol: j/k friend. Couldn't resist. You got some nice birds to go after.
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Re: Turkeys

Postby conservation guy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:06 pm

I like all the grass in your photos.
this is what I'm looking at here in the white north semi frozen world duck is closed and turkey isn't open yet????
guess i will just keep looking for more birds for the spring
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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:02 pm

carolinagreenhead wrote:Hey Pete. How many decoys you using in those pics?
None just a cuddyback!LOL

I hunt with 5 decoys! A B-Mobile with real fan,and 4 hens,and they are old beat up featherflex decoys but they work! The key is using the amount of hens that you have seen tom with in past scouting trips,that way when he shows up on the scene,he thinks my tom has his girls,and his focaus is on kick my toms butt! So the hens become background images in the focus of his anger! If he shows up with hens then you have too play it differently,just accouple hens,with the new tom,(B-Mobile),now it is territory,and B-Mobile is trespassing!LOL



















:lol: j/k friend. Couldn't resist. You got some nice birds to go after.
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:34 pm

tgs wrote:Nice pictures Pete. Love the A-frame camp! Have a great 2012.



Troy,

I built that camp from scrap left over from construction jobs! All the doors and windows were salvaged from jobs I was replacing them with new! It is a great camp!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby MaineMallards9 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:30 am

Troy,

I built that camp from scrap left over from construction jobs! All the doors and windows were salvaged from jobs I was replacing them with new! It is a great camp![/quote]

Thats an awesome way to recycle others still good stuff and an awesome way to build a camp. We need more people like you in this world
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Re: Turkeys

Postby chambo32 » Sun May 06, 2012 7:03 pm

Hey Pete,

Are you seeing those numbers this year? The birds numbers seem half what they are this year and the hunters seem that way too. I am thinking the hard winter in 11 and the following wet spring. Any luck yet?
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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Wed May 09, 2012 5:51 pm

I am tagged out already! I think it is a good year for birds,alot of big birds out there,and last years poults survived really well thru the winter!

I had two toms come buy on video,I will post it for you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kj3QLYsirM

I am hunting in Shoreham in the morning taking a friend out for her first bird,have a nice big tom lined up for her! I know he will be ready for the shotgun in the morning,he is running with 5 hens and 3 Jakes,but keeps the jakes out about 60 yards,does not let them come close to the hens,so I am sticking B-Mobile right out in the field ,(in his strutt zone),with three hen decoys and we will see what happens! Think he will be on a run to whip some butt!LOL I am going to try to get it on Video!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby RockyMtnGobblers » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:54 am

Very cool pic"s! hunting season is little more than 30 days away for me.
One shot one kill

Don't run in on another hunters gobbler EARN yours!

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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:02 am

Our season is not until May 1st! So we have like 54 days still,I am setting cams today in Ny and Vermont,and I will be driving around to the properties I hunt to scout,and photograph what I see! I am thinking this year is going to be a good year we have had mild snow cover,but we had some very low temps,so it is a crap shoot! But my opinion is we will have good numbers! :thumbsup:

Here is what I came up with at the first spot on the farm!

http://youtu.be/DtK8igbWqYQ

Then the battery went dead on the camera! But hey I got some footage! Some good looking toms in there!A little jerky because the tripod was really stiff to move around and once I hit it with some wd40 it was sloppy! Can't win either way!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Turkeys

Postby pete/pmr » Sun May 26, 2013 7:54 am

Here are a few birds from my trail cam! Nice little pasture high up on a side hill below the pines and hardwoods! Birds seem to like this little pasture!

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2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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