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Turkey hunters- let's see your 2019 thunder chickens!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by FL-NC, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Captcurt

    Captcurt Member

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    It was all good. When I started hunting in the early 70's I might hunt 4 or 5 days and never hear a bird. Now I usually hear 3-7 birds nearly every day. Now I am happy if I can get one to gobble at me.
     
  2. 22250Rem

    22250Rem Member

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    Back in the 1990's into the early 2000's I hunted on a friends 65 or 70 acres that always held turkeys. He passed in Feb. 2018; land was sold and now I have a blind up on another friends place. Get an occasional gobbler on one of the trail cams but so far this season there's been no action at all. Weather's been below normal temps and above normal rain. Calling for a low around 42 tonight and high in the mid-60's tomorrow with sun and NO rain. Perhaps the turkeys are waiting for better weather. Sunrise scheduled for 0541 tomorrow morning and I plan on being in the blind before then with my new this year gobble call ( old one fell apart after 20+ years) and my trusty slate and a thermos of coffee. Season runs until May 31st and the weather may finally start to resemble good turkey hunting weather. The leaves are finally starting to pop out and here's the blind today. IMG_2646.JPG versus back on April 25th. Spring has sprung. IMG_5409.JPG
     
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  3. Laphroaig

    Laphroaig Member

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    In these parts, at least, gobblers are still active in early June. That's unusual as normally they shut down towards the end of the spring season that ended a couple of weeks ago.

    I've seen gobblers displaying every day this week and have been hearing gobbles more often than usual for this time of year.

    I wonder if all of the rain we've been having have disrupted the nesting success.
     
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