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Old 03-15-2017, 09:53 PM   #1
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A few folks reminded me turkey season opens this weekend so I figured I should get this thing started

Like years past, my dad and I will be hitting several counties in the next 7 weeks

We'll start in Karnes this weekend

Rocksprings the next

Lavaca and Fayette Counties for the 1 bird opener

Then off to West Tx to show Smart a few things.

Easter weekend will be spent back in Karnes with minimal huntin.

Then a trip to Ozona

Merriams were supposed to be on the list, but it didn't pan out....next year

Chels has promised to wake up for some hunts this year so we'll see how that goes

Yee yee

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Old 03-15-2017, 09:59 PM   #2
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Christoval, Texas winder likker..

West, TX is north of Waco..

In to watch Johnny F Turkey slay some thunder chickens...
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:01 PM   #3
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The saga begins.......good luck to y'all.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:03 PM   #4
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The saga begins.......good luck to y'all.


Same to you

Any golden birds this year?
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:05 PM   #5
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Christoval, Texas winder likker..

West, TX is north of Waco..

In to watch Johnny F Turkey slay some thunder chickens...




West Central???
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:41 PM   #6
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I haven't done much scouting but the birds are in their normal spots



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Old 03-15-2017, 11:44 PM   #7
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Good luck to all, might try and make a hunt or two this season if time permits
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:47 PM   #8
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Great to see this thread again. Really enjoyed last years.

Good luck.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:07 AM   #9
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Get um Clay. Good luck
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:28 AM   #10
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Good luck Clay, should be another epic season!!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:53 AM   #11
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Same to you

Any golden birds this year?
Have not seen the other one since right after season last year
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:59 AM   #12
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It's about time ......... you slacker
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:35 AM   #13
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Christoval, Texas winder likker..

West, TX is north of Waco..

In to watch Johnny F Turkey slay some thunder chickens...


Yall are so dang cute ! Y'all two should get couple of the season hands down !


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Old 03-16-2017, 08:58 AM   #14
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Yall are so dang cute ! Y'all two should get couple of the season hands down !


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You and Paulie have that sewn up annually. I'd hate to steal your crown..
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:13 AM   #15
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Good to see, one of my favorite threads of the year.

I'll be in Kerr then possibly Sutton and Lavaca counties.

Have the DSD Jake and Avian hens cleaned up and ready for some spring time love.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:22 AM   #16
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Good luck. I will be giving them hael this year too. For the first time, I have 4 good places to hunt this year. Expecting it to be a good year!
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:27 AM   #17
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Taking the forfeited on her first turkey hunt next weekend. I have some guys hunting Javi's and hogs this weekend so no turkeys for me unless it is late Sunday.


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Old 03-16-2017, 11:31 AM   #18
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Some of my favorite hunting! Haven't been on a good spring hunt in years. Good luck! Following

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Old 03-16-2017, 11:41 AM   #19
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Good luck getting Popo to shoot! We will hold down in Karnes County hopefully getting the youngest on his first bird and the oldest on his first bow kill!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:01 PM   #20
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Good luck getting Popo to shoot! We will hold down in Karnes County hopefully getting the youngest on his first bird and the oldest on his first bow kill!


Oh PoPo is gonna shoot!

Headin south tomorrow sometime
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:44 PM   #21
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Thank God you started this. I don't have anywhere to turkey hunt so I have to live vicariously through your well....fill in the blank. That's how much I love killing turkeys. Thanks for starting this thread
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:00 PM   #22
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Thank God you started this. I don't have anywhere to turkey hunt so I have to live vicariously through your well....fill in the blank. That's how much I love killing turkeys. Thanks for starting this thread


Glad you enjoy it!
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:16 PM   #23
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Sometimes I wish I used a shotgun instead

I have way too much crap










Decoys
Cameras
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Chairs
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:50 PM   #24
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Turkeys die over decoys with a shotgun too
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:54 PM   #25
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Got my decoys all shined up this afternoon. Opening afternoon is calling my name.

Good luck opening morning, give me a shout when you get south amigo.


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Old 03-16-2017, 11:07 PM   #26
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Got my decoys all shined up this afternoon. Opening afternoon is calling my name.

Good luck opening morning, give me a shout when you get south amigo.


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Yeah but I wouldn't need all this other stuff.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:25 AM   #27
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:23 AM   #28
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Good luck to ya, looking forward to your pics. My son and I are in Victoria again. Scouting today, not hearing any gobbling yet. Cant wait till tomorrow.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:04 AM   #29
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Birds were fired up this morning at daybreak, just doing their thing now. Morning can't get here fast enough!
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:20 AM   #30
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Making some noise....
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:39 AM   #31
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So does it look like birds henned up all day and hens not laying yet? Figured it would be further along down there given the early spring
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:56 AM   #32
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Saw 8 long beards this morning in that group. 4 were with hens and the other 4 were within a few hundred yards of that group. Had another flock in that place at daybreak that got split up in the brush by a coyote and couldn't tell what was long beards or jakes that were gobbling at me. I eased off from them and went to the third roost on the place and had 6 more solo gobblers that begged to be shot. They gobbled on and on and on. Hens are definitely grouped up in flocks not singles like later in the season trying to slip off to a nest....
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:07 PM   #33
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Y'all are making me sick......all y'all gonna be hunting tomorrow!!
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:33 PM   #34
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Getting ready to tuck them in for the night....
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:08 PM   #35
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Saw turkeys all over the place today in central texas between temple and eastland
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:28 PM   #36
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Due to the large groups, I'm thinkin I'll have the strutter out in the mornin.

Just saw these at my neighbors on the way back from roosting some birds

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:13 PM   #37
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Snakes are out

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:23 PM   #38
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Had to take care of this guy, didn't wanna bump into him near the roost in the morning getting set up.....
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:04 AM   #39
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Go time.

I'll update once we're setup.

We're hunting the same spot as we always do on opening day....a large coastal filled on a creek.


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Good luck everybody! I'm jealous to say the least. Post them longbeard pics up!
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:40 AM   #41
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Don't know if he'll work this morning but man is he pretty

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:43 AM   #42
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We're setup and ready in our usual spot

Birds are roosted on the creek behind us about 200 yards. Sometimes they fly down into this field but they usually don't show up until an hour or so after flydown.

We have the strutter and 5 hens in our set in hopes of drawing the entire flock to us. As of last week, these birds were still flocked up in a group of 25-30 birds


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Old 03-18-2017, 07:55 AM   #43
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Good Luck. Nothing Like the Sounds of Opening Morning Gobbles.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:51 AM   #44
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Had a hen and gobbler come in right st flydown. Hen was in the decoys and the gobbler was about 40 yards out then the neighbor fired off some shots (at pigs I would guess).

Oh well

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:06 AM   #45
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That sucks! Good luck on the rest of the hunt
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:31 AM   #46
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She's still here

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:40 AM   #47
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Following from work, I'll be off at 3:00 to chase some birds. Knock one down buddy


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Old 03-18-2017, 09:59 AM   #48
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I will kill that one at 3:05




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Old 03-18-2017, 10:23 AM   #49
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:24 AM   #50
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This fella will not cooperate. He has 8 hens and doesn't want to join us

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