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Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by bgkyarcher, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Since Dad's opening morning bird, every mature bird I've encountered has acted like it was the last week of season, not the first. I've not had a mature bird in range since then. It has been a very long time since I haven't pulled the trigger on at least one bird by day 5. I'm planning an ambush for in the morning. Good luck kiddos, stay safe!
     
  2. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 8 pointer

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    Most mature birds I've encountered come to my calling a lot better in the last week of season so I can't share your pain on that one. I have two sons and they've killed 3 birds total and my dad's killed 1. They are calling me the "turkeyless yooper" now, lol.
     
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  3. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 10 pointer

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    Ive been one time, opening morning, some gobbling but nothing but hens came in. Ive had better luck , with mature birds, later in the season. But, they usually come in pretty silent and sneaky. Not the hard charging, on a mission kind of hunts
     
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  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I've killed far more birds the first 10 days of season, then the last 10 days. I've killed a lot of birds that last weekend, but always with just soft calling and hen dekes. Rarely any strutting that last weekend. I'm in full out ambush mode in the morning. Very early, very close. Good luck!
     
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  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Dang it. One bird. Gobbled 91 times. Cows came down here acting stupid. He pitched down and went the other way
     
  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Good luck!
     
  8. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

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    It's tough here too right now. Gobble decent on the limb then lock jaw and follow the hens. I can't even get the subordinate gobs to break away from the group. Watching 4 strutters follow 5 hens every dang day is frustrating! Ambush is the only way on those. I haven't tried any dekes yet.
     
  9. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    You have decoys out?
     
  10. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Must’ve grabbed the wrong decoys this morning.
     
  11. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    No. It was an ambush. Cattle back here so I wouldn’t have set dekes anyway
     
  12. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Maybe throw out some plastic worms. :)
     
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  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Dang. Cattle hosed me again on different farm on afternoon hunt. Dang it!
     
  14. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Turkey nest.
     

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  15. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I’d say by the end of the season a lot of people will see poults. I’ve already seen several groups of goslings and ducklings here in Lexington and most years the poults follow soon after ...at least where I hunt.
     

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