Team 2 ~ Team Turknado

Old 04-02-2015, 12:22 PM
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Seeing lots of birds on my farms in MO right now. I did lose a good spot though, lady sold it on me. I've had it leased since I was 16. Oh well, that's how things go. Last weekend I took my son(DTC Jr) to Texas for youth season. He killed a nice rio there. He is on team 4 if you want to see the pic. Youth season in MO opens April 11th and then I get to hunt April 20th. Good luck team!
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeA
Try 'small calls' and scratching in the leaves. Make a few tree calls, then no more yelps. Try using soft contented clucks, and maybe a purr or two every 15-20mins, and scratching. Try sounding like a happy feeding hen.

Are you putting a decoy out?
Decoy wouldn't have helped. Too thick. Trust me. I tried everything. Aggressive. Clucks, purrs. Soft calling. No calling. Mouth call. Aluminum pot, slate pot, ceramic pot. Kee-Kees. Scratch box. Leaf scratching (wet pine needles don't work well). I got the one bird that busted me to come in pretty quick. He never gobbled. I had a pine on my left side instead of sitting with my back to it. I had to try and sneak a peek at him after he came out of a draw about 35-40 yards out. He came out of the draw further left than I expected. Even after he busted me and putted off I kept the other birds gobbling. They just wouldn't leave the old skidder trail.

They had a couple hens with 'em and they just aren't ready yet. I heard the birds at 7:45a and they gobbled on and off till 12:45 when 3 deer came in downwind and started blowing at me. When I walked on up where they had been I could see why they wouldn't leave it. It was open and perfect for them to strut in. Old skidder trail on peak of ridge that ran out to the point of the finger coming off main ridge. In hindsight I might have been able to slip back some below the ridge peak and slip up to the skidder trail.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:06 PM
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Three birds down with that learn to hunt program I taught. Ill post pictures when I get a chance.
Everyone saw a worked birds.
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:46 PM
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My Learn to Hunt program went well. 5 students shot nice 2 yr olds or better.
I'll try to get a few pictures up soon.

Come April 20
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:17 PM
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On the board.

Not a monster but he eats good. 16 LB. 3/4 and 7/8 spurs. 9.25 beard. I'll have some pics later.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:55 PM
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Congrats, B9E!
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:59 PM
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Spread some fertilizer on clover plots today; saw two long beards. This is on a property that I bought last fall, so I haven't turkey hunted on it, yet. I'll be somewhere else opening day, where there should be several gobblers, but I may be taking the owner's granddaughter, so I may or may not get a shot opportunity. On the first weekend I have an out of state buddy coming in to hunt the new property; I'll be second priority on that hunt, as well, but if I am lucky, I will have already tagged the first bird in the first two days of season.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:10 PM
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:05 PM
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Congrats Bald9Eagle!
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:11 PM
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Congrats Bald9Eagle, way to go !!!!!
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