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Old 04-19-2010, 10:14   #1
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Turkey season rocks

Here's a photo of a bird I killed on my farm this morning. 19.5 lbs, 10 inch beard, 1 inch spurs. Two-year old bird.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:39   #2
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Congratulations.
I went yesterday and tried but the only gobbler around was too far away. I'll give them another try on Friday.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:50   #3
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Good luck. I was in the prone, having crawled about 100 meters, had to shoot around a tree. Damn 3 1/2 inch mags about broke my nose.

You should come to Mo to turkey hunt sometime. a lot of birds. I heard 6 when I walked out my door.
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Old 04-21-2010, 21:39   #4
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Good luck. I was in the prone, having crawled about 100 meters, had to shoot around a tree. Damn 3 1/2 inch mags about broke my nose.
You should come to Mo to turkey hunt sometime. a lot of birds. I heard 6 when I walked out my door.
LOL, you accomplished the mission and thats all that counts. Nice looking bird!
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:26   #5
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I just got back from a trip to Texas. Went hog hunting but got skunked. Shot up a lot of ammo at the dreaded tree-stump zombies, though. It was fun. The guys out there were talking about now being able to hunt turkey with .22's, least in Texas. The guy whose ranch we visited said there were a lot of turkeys around this year. I've never been turkey hunting and couldn't comment one way or the other. Is a .22 a suitable gun for a turkey hunt?
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Old 04-22-2010, 14:47   #6
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Excellent bird, and an equally nice shotgun, Your Honor.
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Is a .22 a suitable gun for a turkey hunt?
If you like the thought of pulling a head shot, at a target about 1/3 the size of a skoal can, that is constantly moving, at approx 50 yards.

Can't pull body shots on them with anything small, as they don't have enough blood to really bleed out.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:46   #8
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I went yesterday and tried but the only gobbler around was too far away....
Never thought I would hear you say that.

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Old 04-21-2010, 12:12   #9
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Never been turkey shooting in my life,but my redneck son in law does and last week in texas he had 4 of them and told me the only meat you can get from them is their breast,the rest isn't worth eating............... True?

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The breast on a wild turkey is fantastic. The rest of the bird is very tough, to the point of being inedible.
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Here's a photo of a bird I killed on my farm this morning. 19.5 lbs, 10 inch beard, 1 inch spurs. Two-year old bird.
It's probably not going to be good by Thanksgiving unless you freeze it in one of those plastic bags with a net around it... y'know what I'm sayin?
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It's probably not going to be good by Thanksgiving unless you freeze it in one of those plastic bags with a net around it... y'know what I'm sayin?
All evidence will be gone by the weekend
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All evidence will be gone by the weekend
Your Honor, could you send me a sammich, at least?
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Spring Turkey season opens next weekend in Tennessee. Just a reminder in case anyone forgot.

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And Spring Turkey was (emphasis on WAS) open on Ft Campbell last weekend..... then this stupid plague shut down my Spring Turkey Season! Harrumph!
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