Team 4 The Rejects

Old 04-18-2017, 06:05 PM
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Got my blind up today. When I got to my spot around 2:30 this afternoon I saw a Jake be-bopping around.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:08 PM
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You guys are getting some nice birds. Hopefully Monday I can add one to the team score.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:10 PM
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So after my #1 public spot was blocked by flooding, after work today I drove out to scout a different nearby property I'd never been to. Last night from my hotel room I used Google Earth to view aerials of six public properties I can use my county wide Illinois tags at. Of these six, only one kind of appealed to me, and I chose it despite the fact that our ILDNR did not even list it as holding wild turkeys. But it appeared to have the habitat I look for.......Timber, water, CRP, crop fields, and seclusion. Due to my job I travel the whole states of Illinois & Wisconsin so I like scouting and am never afraid to check out a new parcel. Well, I drive there, park, get out of my jeep, and immediately glass 5 gobbling mature toms & one hen ~300 yards at the end of the field. If you zoom in the first photo you may see them. I thought this ironic the property description omitted turkey yet it took me a whopping 1 minute to view 6!


Anyway, I observed them strut for a half hour, then backed out of the area not wanting to disturb them. So I hike into the adjacent field through one mile of CRP and find a huge secluded freshly plowed field full of tracks and dust bowls! No hunter sign at all. I think the flood was a blessing. This new spot looks even better! I marked 5 good setups along the west facing side of the 1.6 mile long field. Heck 4 guys could show up Thursday and I'd still have plan B, C, D, E & F loaded with tracks. Expect first tom down within 48 hours.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:40 AM
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Here is my opening day bird. We have a double beard on the farm south of my house and another double beard on the farm north of my house. Those are my target birds for next week.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:08 AM
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Way to go, DTC!
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:45 AM
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I am still waiting on our season in Indiana....we have this bizarre if the third Wed falls to early then we wait a week thing and yes it was an early third Wed....ugh
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:45 PM
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Very nice looking bird DTC!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:04 AM
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Shooter tom D.C.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:37 AM
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Got #3 down. Public land in 30 to 40 mph winds. Could have doubled with a jake but I passed
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:38 AM
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Keep hammering them fellas. I can hunt again Monday.
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