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Old 03-26-2018, 08:36 AM   #1
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The turkeys were definitely playing hard to get. They would gobble back when you talk to them. These birds would not just come charging in like we have seen in years past. We didnít hear another gun shot all weekend, so it would be hard to believe the neighbors are leaning hard on these birds. When this Tom gave me the opportunity I was not going to pass him up. I donít think that the birds have hit their peak just yet. I imagine next weekend it is going to be insane.


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Old 03-26-2018, 08:37 AM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:49 AM   #3
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The turkeys were definitely playing hard to get. They would gobble back when you talk to them. These birds would not just come charging in like we have seen in years past. We didnít hear another gun shot all weekend, so it would be hard to believe the neighbors are leaning hard on these birds. When this Tom gave me the opportunity I was not going to pass him up. I donít think that the birds have hit their peak just yet. I imagine next weekend it is going to be insane.


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What do you do with the breast meat? I think I am going to grind it up and make meatballs and taco meat.


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Old 03-26-2018, 09:50 AM   #4
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What do you do with the breast meat? I think I am going to grind it up and make meatballs and taco meat.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:08 AM   #5
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Very nice!!

I slice the turkey breasts into strips, use some Panko breading and bake them.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:11 AM   #6
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:50 AM   #7
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Nice!
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:54 AM   #8
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What county were you hunting in? if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:20 PM   #9
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Congrats.! The season for our part of the hill country doesn't open up until 3/31. Can't wait...
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:32 PM   #10
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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We noticed the same kind of thing opening weekend in the south zone between Garvin Store and Leakey. Birds would gobble great to calls, but never really came in hot on decoys.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:03 PM   #12
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Man, it was the same way in Hondo this past weekend. Birds weren't really talking and if they were you couldn't get them to come in. even the mornings were slow. We ended up shooting 3 birds so it wasn't horrible. The last bird I shot came in at 8pm. As I was picking up, it was crazy. I've never seen a year like it.

As far as cooking it, I just chicken fry the breast meat. I cut it into strips and soak it in buttermilk for a day before and then season it like chicken tenders and fry it in coconut oil.

Congrats on your birds, looks like yall had a great time!
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:35 PM   #13
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Season opens here on the 31st, Saturday. Birds are gobbling a little but primarily strutting around the girls and not saying as much. I was in McMullen County last week and the boys were much more vocal as they are further along (most likely 2-3 weeks ahead of the Menard birds).
The south Texas gobblers sure had some spurs in that sandier country.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:24 PM   #14
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Congrats. My grandson and I are headed to Junction Thursday night
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:27 PM   #15
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Congrats!
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:17 PM   #16
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Nice Tom, Congrats...Nothing like chasing Gobblers.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:28 PM   #17
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Congrats on the gobbler.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:02 PM   #18
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Congrats!

We take the breast meat and chicken fry them
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:57 PM   #19
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Our birds in Hext have been super receptive to the calls for weeks. Have been out working at the place on and off the past three weeks and have done some test sets. Saturday they were super hot! This Saturday should be fun, good luck to all going out and especially those who can finally hunt! Watch the snakes as well!
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