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Old 02-23-2019, 11:10 AM   #51
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Birds still flocked up this morning.

20+ hens on one side of the field and 4 toms on the other. Looks like the timing may be perfect come the opener!
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Are you ok with us piggybacking our exploits on your thread, or do you prefer keeping it less cluttered? Will be an epic thread either way!
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Heading out to scout in Sonora next weekend. Sounds like everyone is gearing up!
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Are you ok with us piggybacking our exploits on your thread, or do you prefer keeping it less cluttered? Will be an epic thread either way!


Not at all!!

I enjoy reading about everyone’s trips!
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Not at all!!

I enjoy reading about everyone’s trips!
You know... I've followed this thread a couple years... and still dont know what the JFT stands for... I just know its a kickass turkey season thread

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:25 PM   #56
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You know... I've followed this thread a couple years... and still dont know what the JFT stands for... I just know its a kickass turkey season thread

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.


Gotta ask Smart!!!
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Heading out to scout in Sonora next weekend. Sounds like everyone is gearing up!
Run them across the road.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:21 PM   #58
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You know... I've followed this thread a couple years... and still dont know what the JFT stands for... I just know its a kickass turkey season thread

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.


Lmao!! Clay was a big time Johnny Manziel fan way back when and I took the play on Johnny “bleeping” Football aka JFF and replaced football with turkey for him when he was talking about both one day. . The legend of JFT took off with his live threads.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:24 PM   #59
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Birds are still flocked up here and no gobbling for us in 2.5 days of work. We were out at the crack of dawn both full days too. Hens we saw here had no gobblers with them.

On the drive into Christoval we saw two flocks of gobblers on other properties too. One 7 and one 5. No hens in sight.
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Lmao!! Clay was a big time Johnny Manziel fan way back when and I took the play on Johnny “bleeping” Football aka JFF and replaced football with turkey for him when he was talking about both one day. . The legend of JFT took off with his live threads.
Hahaha! I had 2 of the 3 guessed correctly. I was just saying in my head "Just F..... Turkeys".

So... do they have Turkeys in Canada 🤣🤣🤣

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.
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Its February....things will start moving along fairly quickly here in the next week or two as days start to get longer. Always enjoy this thread every year. Good luck to everyone this Spring chasing those longbeards!
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Its February...!


Thanks for the heads up

I’m not complaining in my report. Was very happy to find them like we did. I’ve been here this time of year and have seen gobblers split up and groups of hens with gobblers strutting around already following the ladies. Opening weekend usually sucks when that happens.

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Old 02-23-2019, 08:31 PM   #63
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Hahaha! I had 2 of the 3 guessed correctly. I was just saying in my head "Just F..... Turkeys".

So... do they have Turkeys in Canada


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Old 02-26-2019, 09:21 AM   #64
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Per the trail cam, looks like the gobblers finally joined the big flock of hens.

Should be fun hunting the entire flock next weekend for youth season
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:39 PM   #65
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Turkey sex starting to go down.....

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Old 02-27-2019, 02:45 PM   #66
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Turkey sex starting to go down.....
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:51 PM   #67
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Heading up this weekend to check cameras in RR county. Weather has been cold and wet, doubt our birds are doing anything yet, but we’ll see.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:00 PM   #68
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Was going to post a video but had to settle for a screenshot. Yesterday mid morning watched 4 longbeards following close to a flock of 6-7 hens....
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:20 PM   #69
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Was going to post a video but had to settle for a screenshot. Yesterday mid morning watched 4 longbeards following close to a flock of 6-7 hens....




I was worried this crazy weather was going to have them messed up. Looks like we are right on track.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:11 AM   #70
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I was worried this crazy weather was going to have them messed up. Looks like we are right on track.


Everything I’ve been seeing is on track so far, guess we’ll see what this cool weather towards the end of the week does to them.....
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:10 PM   #71
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Seems like there’s birds everywhere I look today





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Coldest weather of the year is on our doorstep. Looks like we’re in for another poor peach crop in Stonewall.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:29 PM   #73
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I spotted 6 toms and 4 Jakes in falls city this morning. Looking for a few in the morning in stockdale
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:17 PM   #74
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My nephew and I will be sitting by those corner posts next weekend
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Since I only get to hunt the North zone... I'm gonna go ahead and say that I'd be okay if we could just skip March this year and tomorrow could be April 1st.....

tick tock
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:31 PM   #76
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Since I only get to hunt the North zone... I'm gonna go ahead and say that I'd be okay if we could just skip March this year and tomorrow could be April 1st.....

tick tock
tick tock
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Nah

March is a good month!!!
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:31 PM   #77
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Another spot

2 gobblers and 9 hens
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Don’t get me started on the season dates.....it just ****** me off. Not only did they shorten the Eastern season this year....they took the week off the FIRST of the season....SMDH!!! It’s alredy hard enough hunting waiting that long!!
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:07 PM   #79
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Activity on my wireless cameras around feedpens is slower than normal. Hoping all the green forage we saw last weekend is keeping them away from corn and they are all still in the same areas as usual. I don't need them hongry....just on the property and horny..



Got a couple of gobblers passing through but the big groups of hens and gobblers haven't showed on camera much yet. jus occasionally to use the water. With all the hens we have running around the place , I'm sure some of their boyfriends will start showing up....Still got the whole month of March for that to pick up..








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My family has been put on notice... the next 4 weeks, there will be frequent and random sessions of turkey calling.

Lots of eye rolling...

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.
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My family has been put on notice... the next 4 weeks, there will be frequent and random sessions of turkey calling.

Lots of eye rolling...

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.


. I struck some crystal pots last night. My wife was like. ... Is it that time of year again?. Jumbo eye rolls followed.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:03 AM   #82
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My primary mouth call is in the center console of my pickup and I busted my pot calls out last night as well. Even purchased a custom Ipe striker on eBay to see how it sounds on my pots. Will do some patterning with my 20 and 12 gauge a week before the south opener. Looking most forward to hunting New Mexico again. I found a great spot last year on public and know there will be birds there again this year.
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26 hens
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:19 AM   #84
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This flock has been fairly consistent for the last couple of weeks. If they continue, we should have an awesome time with my 6 year old nephew...hoping to get him his first gobbler

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Old 03-03-2019, 12:27 PM   #85
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Ran up Friday night to grab the cards and put out more cameras. Lots of big toms this year, just sucks that they shortened our season. Only have 3 weekends to get it done this year. It is VERY WET up there, and calling for a wet spring. I’m ready to throw up some dust instead of slinging mud!
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Both my boys have taken turkey with rifles, gonna try and get them one with a shotgun this year.

12yr old - Yildiz 20ga, trulock extended turkey chokes, Federal TSS #9’s.

Almost 9yr old - Mossberg 510 .410 fixed modified choke, Federall TSS #9’a.
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I didnt get into turkey hunting until 3 years ago. Killed all my turkeys with my recurve. Buddy convinced me to pickup this longbow... so the plan is, to drop a bird with the trusty recurve and then see if I can get it done with the longbow.

I cant even begin to describe how differently they shoot... but looking forward to trying. Spent the weekend getting aquainted and tuning some arrows.

42# at my draw... 64" long. Definately feeling this will have to be a 10yd and in setup given the time I have between now and then.







I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:49 AM   #88
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I didnt get into turkey hunting until 3 years ago. Killed all my turkeys with my recurve. Buddy convinced me to pickup this longbow... so the plan is, to drop a bird with the trusty recurve and then see if I can get it done with the longbow.

I cant even begin to describe how differently they shoot... but looking forward to trying. Spent the weekend getting aquainted and tuning some arrows.

42# at my draw... 64" long. Definately feeling this will have to be a 10yd and in setup given the time I have between now and then.







I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.


That’s awesome! That’s on a whole nother level!!!
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This was a pleasant surprise this morning....first time I’ve seen them in the front yard

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Got the cameras scouting for me this morning.
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Looking good Clay!!
I haven't had time to get out to my place and scout, but hopefully i can get out there this weekend and be ready for them for the opener!!
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Looking good Clay!!
I haven't had time to get out to my place and scout, but hopefully i can get out there this weekend and be ready for them for the opener!!


There seems to be lots of mature Toms this year!

Good luck
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Got my new Jelly Header in, taking it out to pattern this afternoon. I’ll be hunting 90% with my bow still but smacking one with the shotgun will be fun.

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I’ve read some good things about the revamped federal 3rd degree shells loaded with TSS and a new wad design. Looking forward to seeing how they pattern out of my 20 gauge. Depending on how they do, I may be taking my 20 into the mountains of New Mexico instead of my 12 gauge.
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Got my new Jelly Header in, taking it out to pattern this afternoon. I’ll be hunting 90% with my bow still but smacking one with the shotgun will be fun.

How'd she shoot?
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Kicks like a mule with those 3 1/2s but it pattered great. Should be easy as pie
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3 1/2??? geeeeez!

what ya huntin?
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Kicks like a mule with those 3 1/2s but it pattered great. Should be easy as pie



Yikes! Those Roman Candle are way overkill for that very reason IMO..



Its 3" shells in a semi-auto 20 gauge for me on purpose....if I use a shotgun..
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what ya huntin?


I’ll more than likely go back and get 3” before the season.
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I don’t even like the 3 inch shells out of a 12 gauge. Hunting is fine, but patterning with them SUCKS! If I do any more experimenting with different loads/chokes before the opener, I’m buying a lead sled.
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