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Old 03-09-2022, 07:59 PM   #1
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With youth weekend only a few days away, its time to get this thing rolling.

PoPo and I scouted a handful of our places this past weekend and we found quite a few gobblers. Birds are still in their large flocks and holding to their daily patterns.

The season will be a little different this year though....I'll be coaching Kayden's soccer team and our first game is on Saturday the 26th We won't be able to hunt as much as past years but we'll make the most of it!

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Old 03-09-2022, 08:06 PM   #2
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:09 PM   #3
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I don’t even Turkey hunt, wish I did, and I LOVE this thread every year
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:13 PM   #4
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I agree with Colton, love this thread! Clay, you and your family are the TBH turkey kings and congrats early on your upcoming success this weekend and the remainder of the season. I will be getting after them on my Menard pasture on 4/2!!
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:14 PM   #5
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Gonna be hard to top last year!
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:18 PM   #6
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Good luck Clay, PoPo and Kayden!!
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:23 PM   #7
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Now we're cookin with crisco!
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:31 PM   #8
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And we are off!

Congratulations and looking forward to to following along.
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:33 PM   #9
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Here we go!!!
Had New Mexico and Colorado on the list this season but new job and Biden's gas prices are gonna keep me in Texas this season. Best of luck to all.

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Old 03-09-2022, 09:03 PM   #10
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Been away a couple of years after getting off the lease in Victoria. Lord willing Im back in the turkey game. Lost my lease in the Mason/Menard area and Tony got me hooked up on a place in South Texas. First time on a lease down south ( have done javi hunts many times, but no lease ) and pretty excited.
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Old 03-09-2022, 10:26 PM   #11
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One of my favorite threads every year!

Back on a lease in Menard and very much looking forward to the spring season


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Old 03-09-2022, 10:29 PM   #12
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Time to get the box calls chalked up.
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Old 03-09-2022, 10:47 PM   #13
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I have been looking forward to this thread and turkey season.
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Old 03-10-2022, 12:54 AM   #14
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Daaaaaaaang! Turkey season has officially started now! Coincidentally we are up here prepping for our opener on 4/2.

Looking forward to following along!… and hopefully adding as well! Good luck gentlemen… and Clay..
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Old 03-10-2022, 05:42 AM   #15
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Daaaaaaaang! Turkey season has officially started now! Coincidentally we are up here prepping for our opener on 4/2.

Looking forward to following along!… and hopefully adding as well! Good luck gentlemen… and Clay..

Daaaaaaaang……turkey hunting over Bownanza??? I’m proud of you slacker!

How yalls numbers looking this year?
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Old 03-10-2022, 05:43 AM   #16
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Here we go!!!
Had New Mexico and Colorado on the list this season but new job and Biden's gas prices are gonna keep me in Texas this season. Best of luck to all.

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We won’t be traveling much…if at all

Probably a trip to East Texas and maybe a trip to my buddy’s place in the panhandle
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Old 03-10-2022, 06:14 AM   #17
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Can't wait, season for us is still a ways out. They did a lot of clear cutting on our place this past year, not sure what it will do to the birds pattern. Our easterns are back on the rise after a few years of lower numbers, should be a great season!
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Old 03-10-2022, 06:33 AM   #18
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Swung by one of my spots real quick

Birds hit the field early….about 6:20

This group has 22 hens and 16 longbeards! This weekend could be a lot of fun
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Old 03-10-2022, 06:42 AM   #19
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Old 03-10-2022, 06:44 AM   #20
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Unfortunately no Texas hunts for me this year. I’ll be hunting New Mexico and Colorado hard this year. I’m very excited to get this season kicked off!
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Old 03-10-2022, 06:51 AM   #21
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These pics are getting me excited! Look forward to this thread every year.
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Old 03-10-2022, 07:17 AM   #22
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I thought I knew which place we were hunting this weekend but now I’m not too sure

This place is holding at least 18 gobblers and the other spot has 12

Tomorrows weather won’t allow us to roost em so we may just flip a coin.
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Old 03-10-2022, 07:22 AM   #23
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These pics are getting me excited! Look forward to this thread every year.

I need to make some time to hit the river!!!
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Old 03-10-2022, 08:49 AM   #24
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Awesome! We don’t start up until 4/2, so I’ll be living vicariously through this thread for a few more weeks. Good luck this weekend with the kiddo(s)!
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Old 03-10-2022, 08:55 AM   #25
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My little farm in LV has one big flock holding still with 3 gobblers and a heck of a Jake flock. Looking forward to the opener. Clay, we will have to meet up again this season.
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Old 03-10-2022, 09:10 AM   #26
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Let's do this!

My plans for this year have slowly been whittled down to almost nothing. Between bachelor parties, weddings, and other completely unacceptable events scheduled during the best season of the year, 2/3 of my weekends are shot. Gotta play the hand you're dealt though, so I'll make the most of it. Haven't scouted once but I know there's birds on a couple properties I hunt.
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Old 03-10-2022, 09:16 AM   #27
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Going to give them a run for their money this season....good luck to all of those hitting the turkey woods!
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Old 03-10-2022, 12:03 PM   #28
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Finally got on a lease with a bunch of birds on it. Gonna be hard after them this season. Good luck to everyone getting after it. I’ve got to get one killed with my grandpa’s old .410 then it’s bow only from then out.
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Old 03-10-2022, 03:26 PM   #29
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I need to make some time to hit the river!!!
Whenever you’re ready, just bring some of that good turkey juju to share haha
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Old 03-10-2022, 08:43 PM   #30
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My plans for this year have slowly been whittled down to almost nothing. Between bachelor parties, weddings, and other completely unacceptable events scheduled during the best season of the year, 2/3 of my weekends are shot. Gotta play the hand you're dealt though, so I'll make the most of it. Haven't scouted once but I know there's birds on a couple properties I hunt.
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Old 03-10-2022, 09:12 PM   #31
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Great Texas turkey pics, fun times just around the corner.
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Old 03-10-2022, 09:17 PM   #32
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Daaaaaaaang……turkey hunting over Bownanza??? I’m proud of you slacker!

How yalls numbers looking this year?

Better but not great. I’ll know more opening weekend. Saw some good numbers today! Good luck to y’all this weekend.
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Old 03-10-2022, 09:21 PM   #33
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When no one makes a legit turkey decoy bag you build your own. Used a backpack harness from one of my duck decoy bags, bought some 500d cordura in mossy oak bottom land. Its roughly 28" wide and 32" tall. Placed a divider in the middle so my DSD decoys don't rub against each other. Sewed another compartment inside of it to hold my calls, drinks, snacks and other gear. Not the best pics, but this bag will hunt.











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Old 03-10-2022, 10:47 PM   #34
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In. Love following this thread. Hope to add a bird or two on here myself as our lease is covered up in turkeys.

Good luck Clay and family!!!
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Old 03-11-2022, 06:15 AM   #35
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Let's do this!

My plans for this year have slowly been whittled down to almost nothing. Between bachelor parties, weddings, and other completely unacceptable events scheduled during the best season of the year, 2/3 of my weekends are shot. Gotta play the hand you're dealt though, so I'll make the most of it. Haven't scouted once but I know there's birds on a couple properties I hunt.

Ha….that is completely unacceptable!
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When no one makes a legit turkey decoy bag you build your own. Used a backpack harness from one of my duck decoy bags, bought some 500d cordura in mossy oak bottom land. Its roughly 28" wide and 32" tall. Placed a divider in the middle so my DSD decoys don't rub against each other. Sewed another compartment inside of it to hold my calls, drinks, snacks and other gear. Not the best pics, but this bag will hunt.











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I like that!
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Old 03-11-2022, 10:59 AM   #37
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Front blew through New Braunfels and the temps dropped about 15 degrees...wind is supposed to be brutal until about midnight.

Plan today is to shut the computer off here in a little bit, load up, pick up the kids a few hours early from school, and then be in the country in time for some target practice.

I'll sneak away at dark to glass the roost trees and setup the blind
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:52 PM   #38
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Southbound

Bucees is a mess! Give yourself at least 30min if you stop!
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Old 03-11-2022, 02:59 PM   #39
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Front blew through New Braunfels and the temps dropped about 15 degrees...wind is supposed to be brutal until about midnight.

Plan today is to shut the computer off here in a little bit, load up, pick up the kids a few hours early from school, and then be in the country in time for some target practice.

I'll sneak away at dark to glass the roost trees and setup the blind
Good Luck. Going to be cold in the morning!!!
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Old 03-11-2022, 03:04 PM   #40
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Good Luck. Going to be cold in the morning!!!

Heater is on the list!!
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Old 03-11-2022, 03:26 PM   #41
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tag!

Have fun in the am
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Old 03-11-2022, 04:05 PM   #42
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Front blew through New Braunfels and the temps dropped about 15 degrees...wind is supposed to be brutal until about midnight.

Plan today is to shut the computer off here in a little bit, load up, pick up the kids a few hours early from school, and then be in the country in time for some target practice.

I'll sneak away at dark to glass the roost trees and setup the blind
murder them in the mernin!
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Old 03-11-2022, 05:46 PM   #43
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Plenty good with the 75mph crosswind
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Mister Turkey is in trouble. Good luck in the morning
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Old 03-11-2022, 05:51 PM   #45
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Looking forward to tomorrow mornings carnage!
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Old 03-11-2022, 06:02 PM   #46
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Looking forward to tomorrow mornings carnage!

It ain’t gonna be easy

This flock is pushing 40+ birds so we’ll be banking on some aggression to our DSD Jake.

They could just as easily walk right past us
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Good luck to everyone hunting this weekend.
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It ain’t gonna be easy

This flock is pushing 40+ birds so we’ll be banking on some aggression to our DSD Jake.

They could just as easily walk right past us
Are u using a strutter with fan? Breeder decoy on hen that you can move with string? Maybe some movement on deekes might help. If all else fails I'm sure the zimas will hit the spot
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Plenty good with the 75mph crosswind
Texas Turkeys Tremble! Great pic of this young hunter, good luck to her and to all of you.
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