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04-06-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By bald9eagle

#2 down...

#1 was lousy jake. Had called in a bird for my buddy at 7am and then started hunting for #2. Got on a bird that was across a deep hollow on a pine ridge. Thought we were coming up 100+ yards from...
04-01-2018, 07:02 PM
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Views: 655
Posted By bald9eagle

If they were there before then there is a good...

If they were there before then there is a good chance they will be back. I'd go out a few good mornings and listen.
03-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By bald9eagle

I've had a Primos Jellyhead in mine for years.

I've had a Primos Jellyhead in mine for years.
03-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,289
Posted By bald9eagle

I'll be hitting it hard April 2nd. Might go...

I'll be hitting it hard April 2nd. Might go scout some this week. We've had a wet Feb/March so far.
03-27-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,289
Posted By bald9eagle

Checking in

Checking in
03-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,496
Posted By bald9eagle

I have a Speed Bead on my SBEII. Love the thing.

I have a Speed Bead on my SBEII. Love the thing.
03-12-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By bald9eagle

David Halloran Calls. Check out Midwest Turkey...

David Halloran Calls. Check out Midwest Turkey Supply for some good calls. I don't use anything but custom calls anymore just because. The sound is better but more than anything I like using...
03-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By bald9eagle

Called up a bird in 2016 that me and a buddy had...

Called up a bird in 2016 that me and a buddy had roosted. Set the decoy up 30 yards in front of us. Bird hit the ground coming right in. Got to the top of the hill where he could see the decoy. ...
03-12-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,520
Posted By bald9eagle

If there is still room left put me down. If not...

If there is still room left put me down. If not I'll just watch this year.
08-19-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By bald9eagle

My father in law told me about how things used to...

My father in law told me about how things used to be where he grew up. He lived in a dog trot house at the base of what we Alabamians would call "the mountains". Every now and then someone would...
08-18-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By bald9eagle

Some days I wish there was an open season on...

Some days I wish there was an open season on morons.
08-18-2016, 09:44 PM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By bald9eagle

Going after turkeys on hooves...

Finally get my chance to go after elk this year. It has been a long time coming. Everyone says that during the rut it is just like turkey hunting.
What say you guys that are turkey and elk hunters?
06-16-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,911
Posted By bald9eagle

Now wait just a minute...I'm heading to CO in...

Now wait just a minute...I'm heading to CO in Sept on an elk hunt and fall season will be going on. Can I count a bird on this year? Lol
05-02-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By bald9eagle

Worst Turkey Season Ever...

This year was a doosy for me. Started the season with a missed opportunity and a missed bird. Took vacation the first week of April and didn't hear a bird two of those days. Had one day of rain...
03-30-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,911
Posted By bald9eagle

Limited right now Joe. Going hard after 'em next...

Limited right now Joe. Going hard after 'em next week. Helped a friend of my brother take his son on youth hunt last Saturday. Chased one until we ran in on some other hunters set up on them.
...
03-30-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By bald9eagle

I've got an Ashby box call that was bought from...

I've got an Ashby box call that was bought from Wal Mart back about 1991. That's about it. I only dream of those special calls.
03-23-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,583
Posted By bald9eagle

I shoot the 3.5" mostly due to number of pellets...

I shoot the 3.5" mostly due to number of pellets and how they pattern in my SBEII. I sometimes carry my ol' 870 and shoot 3" shells in it. I've tried some 3" in my SBEII and found that the...
03-23-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By bald9eagle

Gotta get it in before seasons start here in the...

Gotta get it in before seasons start here in the south.
03-18-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By bald9eagle

I know a couple of guys that I wouldn't...

I know a couple of guys that I wouldn't completely trust...lol.

I am not sure what is going on but opening week hasn't looked good so far. One guy went to Choccolocco WMA and heard 0 gobbles...
03-18-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,911
Posted By bald9eagle

Sorry guys. Let the team down. Had a good...

Sorry guys. Let the team down.

Had a good day yesterday. Set up on a tom we roosted the day before. We had a near perfect set up in some recently thinned pines. We placed a Montana Decoy hen...
03-15-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By bald9eagle

Call out to my south Alabama boys...

What has opening day looked like for you? Hearing mixed reports.
03-14-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By bald9eagle

March 15th -April 30th in most of Alabama. Most...

March 15th -April 30th in most of Alabama. Most WMAs closed at 1pm but have just these last two seasons gone to all day hunting.
03-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By bald9eagle

All my pot calls are now custom. I have an...

All my pot calls are now custom. I have an aluminum, copper, and ceramic that I made and two made by Kyle Osborne of Knockout Custom Calls. Words can't describe those two. You'd just have to see...
03-10-2016, 03:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,911
Posted By bald9eagle

FYI...Saw flock of 14 birds Sunday morning with a...

FYI...Saw flock of 14 birds Sunday morning with a lone strutter. First time I can remember seeing one strutting in north Alabama that early in March.
03-10-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By bald9eagle

What is your go-to call?

What is the one call that you own that if you left home without it you would be willing to turn back for?

For me it has surprisingly become a Primos True Triple mouth call. I could run my trusty...
03-10-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By bald9eagle

I'm afraid you won't find much in the way of...

I'm afraid you won't find much in the way of youth face masks. As for gloves you can get some brown jersey gloves and shrink them in the wash and cut the fingers out of them. Most youth gloves are...
03-10-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By bald9eagle

I think the Mossberg 835 comes with an XXfull...

I think the Mossberg 835 comes with an XXfull turkey choke. I wouldn't hesitate to carry it in the woods with that.

For several years I carried an old 870 that I never patterned. That was before...
03-10-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,911
Posted By bald9eagle

I know I've said it before Joe but you make me...

I know I've said it before Joe but you make me jealous...
03-06-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By bald9eagle

If you have a buddy that has a choke that will...

If you have a buddy that has a choke that will fit your gun that is your best bet to trying different chokes. Myself I shoot a Jellyhead attached to a Benelli SBEII.

I also shoot either the...
03-06-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By bald9eagle

I own one but have yet to carry it on a turkey...

I own one but have yet to carry it on a turkey hunt. I've never really been bothered by skeeters. I will be packing it on my Colorado bow hunt in Sept. Better to have it than not.
03-05-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By bald9eagle

I was hoping to see you post EFH. For...

I was hoping to see you post EFH.

For those that think that 5 is too many for one person remember that Alabama has the largest turkey per square mile population of any state in the US. The...
02-25-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By bald9eagle

Alabama DCNR exploring changing limits

The Alabama DCNR is looking at reducing the season limit on birds from 5 to 3. There is this fear that numbers are down. I have noticed a few bad hatches over the last 5-6 years but nothing that I...
02-25-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,117
Posted By bald9eagle

Choccolocco is an outstanding WMA. It is in the...

Choccolocco is an outstanding WMA. It is in the Talladega NF in eastern AL. Oakmulgee is also one of the better WMA's in the state. Skyline is in north east Alabama and has one of the best per...
02-19-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By bald9eagle

@RockyMtn...What can you tell me about hunting...

@RockyMtn...What can you tell me about hunting birds late September in CO? I'll be out there on an archery elk hunt and we are considering a turkey hunt while we are at it. We will be hunting near...
02-19-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By bald9eagle

It's looking like we might have a wet spring in...

It's looking like we might have a wet spring in AL. Going to make things challenging.
02-16-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By bald9eagle

I cut my teeth on the A side of Bankhead. I fell...

I cut my teeth on the A side of Bankhead. I fell off quite a bit when the hogs invaded. A few years back I hunted the B side pretty hard and found tons of birds. I have this thing about getting...
02-16-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By bald9eagle

So they say but I heard of multiple people...

So they say but I heard of multiple people finding nests in late March of 10-12 eggs. That is an abnormal time to find nests and especially that size in Alabama. While daylight does affect when...
02-16-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,911
Posted By bald9eagle

Forgot I was on the winning team! Here!

Forgot I was on the winning team! Here!
02-01-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By bald9eagle

2016 Expectations

What are your expectations for the year?

The last few I kinda had a feeling for what the season might be like. I'm not sure this year. I have had this theory that the extremely warm Feb. we had...
01-19-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,824
Posted By bald9eagle

Public hunting is about all I have ever done.

Public hunting is about all I have ever done.
01-19-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,304
Posted By bald9eagle

Let's see...Starting March 15, 2016 will mark my...

Let's see...Starting March 15, 2016 will mark my 25th year. Killed a bird the very first time I ever went at the age of 16.
01-19-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By bald9eagle

I wouldn't flinch at going to a WMA out of state.

I wouldn't flinch at going to a WMA out of state.
01-19-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By bald9eagle

Russell made it but they shutdown that part of...

Russell made it but they shutdown that part of the business (Russell Outdoors). I have two. Hybrid Elite. They have sleeves that zip off.

I tried the strap vest from Ol' Tom but didn't like it...
08-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By bald9eagle

Anatolian shepherd, Spanish mastiff, or Great...

Anatolian shepherd, Spanish mastiff, or Great Pyrenees would be ideal to keeping critters at bay. The only issue with a GP is they will probably keep you up barking.
08-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,344
Posted By bald9eagle

TG...you seem to be getting pretty edgy. ...

TG...you seem to be getting pretty edgy.

MC is absolutely correct in that motorized vehicles can be used in certain circumstances on wilderness areas. Most of the time things are just left to...
08-08-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,538
Posted By bald9eagle

Sweet. Just now coming back and checking the...

Sweet. Just now coming back and checking the scores. Awesome guys.
08-08-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,698
Posted By bald9eagle

My brother and I got on two very vocal toms. We...

My brother and I got on two very vocal toms. We slipped in as close as we dared and squatted down to see where they were. We had gotten much closer than we thought. They were so close that we...
08-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By bald9eagle

Sorry late to this one Phil. I hunt a lot of...

Sorry late to this one Phil. I hunt a lot of cutover birds. (Cutover is the Alabama term for cutting, ;)

My buddy has taken several birds by using his strutter decoy to walk behind. I know a...
08-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,984
Posted By bald9eagle

(Oh please, oh please don't let them be pointing...

(Oh please, oh please don't let them be pointing at me)

It's been a while since I checked in. I use to come through here quite a bit but have slowed down as the board slowed down. I know myself...
05-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By bald9eagle

Good read. On that first bird...when he walked...

Good read. On that first bird...when he walked away that second time and you know that there is a creek there that is a perfect time to move. I often find that birds that are in their strut zone...
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