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Author Topic: First fall turkey  (Read 1386 times)

Offline ligpd

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First fall turkey
« on: January 05, 2017, 12:40:02 PM »
As I was just heading to the deer stand to be out in the woods while my son was still buck hunting with his muzzleloader I decided to take my crossbow and do some turkey hunting. Really I just sat in my deer stand and waited for one to happen along, and he did.

Nothing like the spring hunts, but still enjoyed my time out. 8 3/4 inch beard.

Offline Gutshot

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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 12:53:07 PM »
Brings a whole new meaning to Snowbird.  --099-780 Congrats on the nice bird.
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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 03:14:08 PM »
Congrats on cold season Tom .  ##$%#1118
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Offline King Ben

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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 03:52:30 PM »
Congrats on a late season hunt!

Offline dave 1211

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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 04:37:04 PM »
nice shooting should taste good
turkey season near you sooning come on may 1




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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 06:20:32 PM »
Congrats!!! Nice bird.  @--0--0123 @--0--0123 @--0--0123
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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 07:17:40 PM »
you redefine the term fall hunting. it's -8 here today

congrats. nice tom
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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 09:16:26 PM »
Congrats on your "Fall" bird, Ligpd!  Our fall season ended on Nov 14, the day before the regular firearm deer season started.
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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 10:35:12 PM »
Congrats Ligpd!!

I've tagged several spring gobblers but have yet to connect with one in the fall.  I find them much more difficult to hunt later in the year.
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Offline ligpd

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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 05:50:37 AM »
you redefine the term fall hunting. it's -8 here today

congrats. nice tom

I shot this one on 12/19/16 and for some reason I am just now posting it, work has just been nuts over the holidays here. Our season did end 01/01/17.

Offline ligpd

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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 05:55:38 AM »
Congrats Ligpd!!

I've tagged several spring gobblers but have yet to connect with one in the fall.  I find them much more difficult to hunt later in the year.

I would like to say I know what I'm doing for the turkey hunting, but we have been seeing them on and off since October deer season on this farm and all I did was put my time in waiting for one to come back by my deer stand. Other than that, I would have no real idea how to hunt them like the spring season. Luck helps and I will take it any time. LOL 

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 07:12:12 AM »
Guys, my first turkey ever was a fall turkey.  I had watched a couple of hens and their poults come traipsing through my property pretty much all summer and into fall.  They seemed to have a fairly regular schedule.  Not every day, but they would come through my property, feeding slowly, before crossing the road to go to the neighbors field.  I simply intercepted them one Saturday morning, and got a 20 yd shot at a young jake.  From what I have read, one tactic for fall turkey hunting is to locate a flock, scatter it, then call them back to you.  The other tactic is what I did, intercept them on their way to a feeding area, but that takes a lot of scouting.  I much prefer the spring turkey hunts.  Love to hear the toms gobbling from far away, and then you hear the gobbles getting closer and closer. 
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Re: First fall turkey
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2017, 08:51:08 PM »
Congrats! Nice bird!!
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