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Old 03-29-2007, 09:35 AM   #51
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A suggestion, you might want to bring along some 00 buckshot or some slugs to thin the coyote herd. We ran into 3 coyotes last weekend during the youth hunt. But, change the choke before shooting, 00 buckshot or slug through extra full choke could be disasterous for you.

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Old 03-29-2007, 09:38 AM   #52
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:21 PM   #53
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#4 or #6 which do you like for a turkey load? Also, do you prefer a 2 3/4 , 3 or 3 1/2 inch shell? I like 6's in the 2 3/4 inch length with my 1100 since it has a full choke, I can reach out there pretty far and pop one of dem old Toms. I tried shooting turkey with my Mossberg, using 3 inch shells but they wouldn't reach out very far.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:47 PM   #54
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Alright guys, Mike is here...
Calling birds to find'em is completely different than totally educating them. Otherwise no one would get any after opening day.
The first birds I found up there was when I slammed a truck door and they gobbled like crazy. Think that was the first door they ever heard???
And don't tell me about LBJ, public land, hard, etc... I hunted there for over 15 years for deer, turkey, dove, quail, rabbits, snakes and the occasional drunk women on mules!!!
Some of you know the drunk, mule women, naked daughter story. I'm legendary!!!

(Editing for not reading the end where everyone was swapping spit in the showers...)

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:21 PM   #55
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......I hunted there for over 15 years for deer, turkey, dove, quail, rabbits, snakes and the occasional drunk women on mules!!!
Some of you know the drunk, mule women, naked daughter story......
Mike, you will have to tell me the story........or better yet, just tell me the location. I promise I won't tell anyone what unit. We don't want it to get over run with hunters.
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:49 PM   #56
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LOL... Mike, you are too cool!

WHen you get back we have to get together
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:41 PM   #57
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We'll meet up when I get back and hunt some hogs!!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:00 PM   #58
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now that is settled, maybe we can get back to hating the horse folks for scaring everything out of the county!! wish i cold be there opening morning, but i think i will wait til mid week next week instead. toona and piggy please leave me some birds, and good luck to all!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #59
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bowhuntntxn,
maybe I'll run across you next week. they can have the weekend stuff out there. i'll try to coax some info out of piggy and fill you in.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:10 PM   #60
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I was out there about 4 yrs ago with a hunting partner. We were driving the back roads at sundown the day before turkey season about 3 miles north of Cottonwood Lake. Two wild looking gals on horse back flagged us down on the graveled county road. They were lost, drinking beer and wine and looking for their campsite.

We busted out laughing when they told us they had been following the blue trail and then got on the purple trail. The purple trail was, of course, private property markings to indicate no trespassing. They were about to fall off their horses and feeling no pain.

I tried to hook my buddy up but he wouldn't take the ugly one.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:37 PM   #61
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Gotta love the purple trail. That's where the turkeys are most of the time.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:27 PM   #62
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Bob, I like 3" #6's. They seem to pattern the best for me out to about as far as I can see (15 to 20 feet!). Hope to see you this weekend.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:03 PM   #63
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Ken Toone is my HERO!!!!!

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Old 03-30-2007, 04:49 PM   #64
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Toona if there are two trees at least 6 foot apart, I might be camping by ya. I wonder if I could park my truck at the dog place, walk in the woods and camp...Hmmmmm I might be closer to the turkey in the morning...LOL
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:04 PM   #65
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Good luck to you guys out there at LBJ this weekend. I've got family in town and can't make it. Bob, Dave, Toona......hope to see ya in a couple weeks.

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:35 AM   #66
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Mike, how was the family "get together"? Congrats!
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:48 AM   #67
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I don't think the birds were too educated. Having said that, A duddy of mine got 3 beard sat. morning and I got one sunday around noon that had a 5-6in. beard and really nice fan. I'll be back out next weekend to get another.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:30 PM   #68
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I talked to an individual this weekend who would fit the description of an "educator". He was telling me how he had seen about 15 to 20 turkeys in a field while he was driving around with his wife. Then he pulls out his call and proceeds to call to the toms, from his TRUCK. THAT is how you educate birds, not being in the woods with them. Carry on!
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:05 PM   #69
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I thought we dropped the subject. If we wish to carry on, I'll get back on the soapbox. How much rain did Decatur get? It looked really green when I passed through coming home.
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:14 AM   #70
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Decatur got enough rain to send a few people to a motel to spend the night after they tried sitting up their tents in the pouring rain.

Speaking of educating the birds, there are two of them that don't need any more education....LOL. I think the birds are smart enough to defend themselves and calling in the woods don't educate them any more. I think most hunters tend to say birds get educated is due to them not being able to call them up, or they go the opposite direction from where they are when coming off the roost. Right now most birds I saw were with hens or going to hens out in an open field. I think birds feel safe when in the open fields as they can see better and further away, thus making for a faster exit when seeing a preditor, or me.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #71
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I don't know what the official rainfall total was. but, all the ponds we saw were very full of water and there was standing water in many low spots.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:33 PM   #72
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Bob, You are a Predator. Turkeys fear you. Women want you, they dig your camo pop-up.

My mouth is still sore from that stupid mouth call. All scuffed up.

Mike (Trykonshooter) said he got good at calling with the diaphram in backwards, but was scared he would suck it down his windpipe. Now THAT would be funny. Flailing around in the woods choking on your call then a gobbler would come and start jumping on you and tear your *** up. Sorry I'm just sick, the mental picture of that cracks me up. Sorry Mike.

Toona is still my hero.

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Old 04-03-2007, 05:03 PM   #73
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My mouth is still sore from that stupid mouth call. All scuffed up.

Hmmmm are you sure it was the mouth call, your friend was out there ya know... LOL Sorry Ed I had to drag you in on this humor. But we do have fun don't we and lots of it... LOL Heck Dave you keep that sore mouth up you may end up with a truck like Toona's.... LOL Now I am ROTFLMAO and crying at the same time. Sorry guys but I just can't help it.

Yes Dave we will go hunting after Easter as long as I have at least 75% of my honey do's done. Toona when will you guys be back out? Ed did you connect Sunday, did the birds come by where you told me you and your wife saw them?
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #74
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I will NOT stoop to low levels. A man can't even whine to his friends about a serious difigurement without some perverted sexual "in your window". I hope that you peed yourself again while you were laughing at me and crying.

I am taking the high road. If you notice, neither Toona nor Mike are making light of my serious ailment. This could affect my blossoming professional turkey calling contest career I am working on.

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