Search: Posts Made By: Strut&Rut
Showing results 1 to 50 of 500
Search took 1.02 seconds.
08-26-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,308
Posted By Strut&Rut

I learned a few things: 1) I don't have a...

I learned a few things:

1) I don't have a 50yd gun - I have a 70yd cannon.
2) Expect the unexpected when taking new turkey hunters.
3) If you're not seeing birds in your honey hole, then scout...
05-13-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,559
Posted By Strut&Rut

Hey All, It's been that way in SW Michigan...

Hey All,

It's been that way in SW Michigan all spring.

Like JW noted, most of the birds are staying in the woods. There's not a lot of mast in the woods around me, and I haven't yet figured out...
04-09-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Strut&Rut

Phil - the toms will still strut and gobble, but...

Phil - the toms will still strut and gobble, but the hens will change a few things:

1) Their eating habits will change, in that they will concentrate on the most convenient/easiest food source...
03-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Strut&Rut

Also - the Longbeard XR choke (manufactured by...

Also - the Longbeard XR choke (manufactured by Carlson) designed specifically for the Longbeard XR shot has a constriction of .660 or .665 for most guns.

In my experiences the denser-than-lead...
03-26-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Strut&Rut

To be honest - to me, it appears you're shooting...

To be honest - to me, it appears you're shooting low with some noticeable gaps in the pattern at 30+ yards. Do you have any optics or even adjustable iron sights (like Tru-glo, etc.)? Those would...
03-25-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Strut&Rut

I'm almost 50 and, to be completely honest, I've...

I'm almost 50 and, to be completely honest, I've gotten much better in giving people the benefit of the double over the past 10 years. Much of it has to do with evaluating my own mistakes and...
03-22-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By Strut&Rut

Looks like the bristles originate from a single...

Looks like the bristles originate from a single pedicle so I would say single beard. It also looks split side-to-side, multiple beards usually follow the vertical axis of the neck.
03-21-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Strut&Rut

You might have been first - but those other...

You might have been first - but those other hunters might have parked in a completely different spot and didn't even know you were there. Turkeys also establish home areas and roost trees - so those...
03-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Strut&Rut

I no longer get mad when hunters get between me...

I no longer get mad when hunters get between me and a gobbling bird. I just take it as a compliment - they obviously thought my calling was an actual bird, and they were merely putting themselves...
03-15-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Strut&Rut

Timber - I've also called them both directions -...

Timber - I've also called them both directions - but in general, it's much easier to call them up the hill than down.

The hens naturally go to the toms to begin with, and therefore when the hen...
03-14-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Strut&Rut

Pull up the area on Google Earth maps and then...

Pull up the area on Google Earth maps and then look at topo maps on https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/

In addition to looking for streams and ridges, try to locate taller trees they might use for roosting. ...
03-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By Strut&Rut

Other than Browning, I believe the only people...

Other than Browning, I believe the only people producing a 10ga are private/independent gun manufacturers and gunsmiths.

FYI, the 10ga BPS is listed on the Browning site as a 'current production'...
03-12-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By Strut&Rut

While I appreciate the fact the OP is asking...

While I appreciate the fact the OP is asking where to find a 10ga - the question about a 10ga was posted to the Turkey Hunting Forum. Thus, I don't think the question is just 'where can I get a...
03-12-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By Strut&Rut

I recognize that sometimes it's nice to use a...

I recognize that sometimes it's nice to use a different gun, but in large part the body is not well-equipped to absorb the excessive recoil forces. The recoil force of a 10ga is approximately 63ft...
02-28-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Strut&Rut

I grew up in NY and still have family in the...

I grew up in NY and still have family in the Southern tier, about 4 hrs from NYC. Coincidentally, I recently had my DNA tested and am now constructing my family tree - I can date my Dutch ancestors...
02-11-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Strut&Rut

Hey Joe - Not to put a damper on your high...

Hey Joe -

Not to put a damper on your high hopes - but there are ~240 pellets in a 1 3/4 oz #4 LB shell. You should be seeing 50-60% of the payload hit the target between 25-30 yards, so 120-140...
02-11-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By Strut&Rut

I've been on this site for almost 20 years,...

I've been on this site for almost 20 years, started when I was in graduate school before I even had kids. My oldest daughter has now graduated HS and is in the middle of a 'gap year' before starting...
08-17-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Strut&Rut

I recommend the following: 1) If not done so...

I recommend the following:

1) If not done so already, get the current soil pH. If you got the pH on the ground while it was covered by native plants, note that clearing it will generally result...
Forum: The Archives
08-14-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,758
Posted By Strut&Rut

Pine squirrels are referred to as 'tree rats' for...

Pine squirrels are referred to as 'tree rats' for two reasons - they eat everything hence their destructive little ba$turds and they (at least to me and quite a few other folks) - taste like crap...
Forum: The Archives
08-06-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,758
Posted By Strut&Rut

Does this include all squirrels, or only the ones...

Does this include all squirrels, or only the ones harvested for the table?

I ask, because MI has an open season on red squirrels and I've taken 20+ over since June 1. Those flea-infested little...
07-09-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Strut&Rut

Yes. I was out one foggy morning in CT when a...

Yes. I was out one foggy morning in CT when a great-horned owl swooped in about 1ft above my head and attacked my hen decoy. She picked it up and dropped it a few yards away; I suspect she didn't...
06-08-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Acorns are good, but they love beech and hickory...

Acorns are good, but they love beech and hickory nuts. If you have any of those trees where you hunt, hit those areas heavy when the nuts start hitting the ground...
06-08-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Hey Jake - Just a word of advice - if you're...

Hey Jake -

Just a word of advice - if you're shooting the bird to eat for Thanksgiving I recommend you still try to shoot a tom, a jake or even a young poult. It's almost impossible to determine...
06-07-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By Strut&Rut

Mine seems to prefer the domed lead pellets, in...

Mine seems to prefer the domed lead pellets, in the typical ~7-8gn weight range or the heavier 10+gn. I've had good luck with multiple brands (Gamo, H&N and Crossman) of lead pellets in the 7gn...
06-01-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,185
Posted By Strut&Rut

JW - I also saw your double with 'the judge'...

JW -

I also saw your double with 'the judge' story posted to the Michigan Sportman's forum.

Congrats on a great season, you are the ultimate turkeyslayer!

:hail:
06-01-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Strut&Rut

Congrats!

Nice job TSS - well done. It's not often you see 75% of your team, on any turkey hunting forum, bag birds. :hail:

Enjoy the victory - we'll be back next season to reclaim our throne!
05-31-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By Strut&Rut

Kelly - the magnum version of the Longbeard XR...

Kelly - the magnum version of the Longbeard XR came out in 2015 - they're not new by any sense of the word. http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/long-beard-xr-magnum.aspx

However, finding...
05-30-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

The actual burning of the repellant will not...

The actual burning of the repellant will not spook turkeys - HOWEVER - the button to turn it on makes a noticeable 'click' and it takes 2-3 clicks to actually ignite. I've scared birds that were...
05-30-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,598
Posted By Strut&Rut

Yep, big prize! You get to add '2018 turkey...

Yep, big prize! You get to add '2018 turkey hunting champs' to your signature line :rock:
05-30-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,598
Posted By Strut&Rut

Car - If anyone has that information, my bet is...

Car - If anyone has that information, my bet is it's gotta be either Arrowmaster or JW. If my memory is correct, I believe both of them were the original organizers for the event, possibly also...
05-29-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Most people don't know it, but the Thermocell was...

Most people don't know it, but the Thermocell was actually developed under a DOD initiative/grant. It was a collaborative project between the Army and a private entrepreneur, designed to help troops...
05-29-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,598
Posted By Strut&Rut

I think I was the last one hunting for The...

I think I was the last one hunting for The Rejects, and my wife punched her tag last week. Unless JW posts a freak of nature - Congrats!
05-26-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By Strut&Rut

My wifeís second season of hunting and her first...

My wifeís second season of hunting and her first adult tom scored 60+. Not only did her bird outscore mine this year, she made an incredible 50 yard shot inside the woods.

Iíve got the best turkey...
05-25-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

This is only her second season, she dropped a ...

This is only her second season, she dropped a
jake on the last day of last yearís spring season.

Zim - do you own a thermocell? I wonít enter
the woods from May to September without it...
05-24-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Thanks Kelly! Not only did she drop a nice...

Thanks Kelly! Not only did she drop a nice bird, she dropped him at 51 steps in the woods!
05-24-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Wife bagged a good one! She dropped the hammer...

Wife bagged a good one! She dropped the hammer at 8:25 on a 3 year old with nice 1 inch spurs and an absolute rope of an 11 1/4 inch beard. Thatís it for me!
05-23-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Headed out in the morning to hopefully fill the...

Headed out in the morning to hopefully fill the wifeís tag. The toms have been getting lonelier by the day...
05-23-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By Strut&Rut

No personal experience, but there are more than a...

No personal experience, but there are more than a few blogs and videos online.

I have a friend who tired the 3.5 #5, he found significantly more hits at 50 yards.

Iíve been unable to find any...
05-19-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Zim and Jake - I don't hunt afternoons often...

Zim and Jake -

I don't hunt afternoons often in MI, but I find it's much more important (here at least) to determine the bird's 'temperature' in the afternoon, and much moreso than in the morning....
05-17-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Strut&Rut

May Turkey Report

What are the birds doing in your area?

I punched my tag on May 8, then proceeded to convince my wife that we had enough season left that she should get her permit. We're starting to see lone hens...
05-17-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

You went with the Stoeger huh? Semiauto?

You went with the Stoeger huh? Semiauto?
05-17-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,598
Posted By Strut&Rut

It's more likely a settings issue and not a...

It's more likely a settings issue and not a computer problem.

I played around in settings and there appears to be an interface glitch when you switch from mobile skin to the desktop view. If you...
05-17-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,598
Posted By Strut&Rut

Just a friendly FYI - but I can see all of Phil's...

Just a friendly FYI - but I can see all of Phil's pics in post #149 of this thread. Attached is a screenshot of the spurs and beard.
05-17-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Score thread has us behind by 6 points - but TSS...

Score thread has us behind by 6 points - but TSS has another bird to add pending pics...so we need a 55-60+ bird to be close...

Those Indian Creek tubes are a great deal, but many are already out...
05-16-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

go get em boys...

go get em boys...
05-15-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Thatís great Zim, hope you get a slammer. Iím...

Thatís great Zim, hope you get a slammer. Iím trying to get my wife on a bird, she has has until May 31 in MI...

But for the contest weíre gonna need at least one other member to bag a decent 2yo,...
05-15-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By Strut&Rut

Well Phil, I canít remember you tagging a full...

Well Phil, I canít remember you tagging a full tom
before, so of course you caught Team 1 by surprise. We werenít counting on you scoring a real
bird 🤪
05-15-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,598
Posted By Strut&Rut

Nice birds Team TSS. Yaíll are slaying the...

Nice birds Team TSS. Yaíll are slaying the longbeards this year. As a native New Yorker, Iím glad to see my Northeast brethren giving some gobblers their permanent dirt nap...
05-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Weíre gonna need at least 1 more bird to repeat,...

Weíre gonna need at least 1 more bird to repeat, Team 3 has two more to add to their total and will most likely overtake us by 5-10 points.

Get a bigíun Jake!
05-12-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,413
Posted By Strut&Rut

Thanks guys, I haven't had a hunt materialize...

Thanks guys, I haven't had a hunt materialize that quick in quite a few years, it was definitely pretty awesome.

Regarding the contest - that just artificial space between us and the other teams. ...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 500
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service