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06-10-2019, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Phil from Maine

My sister really doesnít do a lot of hunting. She...

My sister really doesnít do a lot of hunting. She had hunted grouse a few times though. I have encouraged her to apply for the moose permit. I have for a few years now. They are very hard to get.
We...
06-10-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Jake!! I am hoping that it will be a...

Thank you Jake!! I am hoping that it will be a great hunt with some good success!
06-09-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Phil from Maine

The Maine moose permits were drawn

Yesterday the moose permits were drawn up here. I was not drawn but I have a sister that was. She said that I would be her sub- permit hunter. So as long as she is there either her or I can shoot it....
05-31-2019, 09:32 AM
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Views: 268
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations RR

Congratulations RR
05-31-2019, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
05-31-2019, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Phil from Maine

Nice toms congratulations!

Nice toms congratulations!
05-31-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Timbrhuntr.. I was cutting it close as...

Thank you Timbrhuntr.. I was cutting it close as tomorrow would of been the last day of our season.. I honestly didnít think that I was going to get my second bird.
05-30-2019, 09:09 AM
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Views: 857
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you GOOD OLE BOY

Thank you GOOD OLE BOY
05-30-2019, 06:20 AM
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Views: 857
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Bornagain.. I was about ready to throw...

Thank you Bornagain.. I was about ready to throw in the towel thinking I would only have a jake this season. Then just like the drop of a pen it all changed..
05-29-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Arrowmaster..

Thank you Arrowmaster..
05-29-2019, 01:22 PM
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Views: 857
Posted By Phil from Maine

Yes it did Jake but very hard hunting this year.....

Yes it did Jake but very hard hunting this year.. Thank you..
05-29-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Phil from Maine

Tagged out in Maine..

It has been a very hard year of turkey hunting up this way. I have not heard a gobble after the first week of hunting. I ended up having a rock flatten a tire on me Memorial Day. It wasnít to bad of...
05-23-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations on getting your birds. I am sorry...

Congratulations on getting your birds. I am sorry to hear about your ribs sand bruises. You need to be careful out there. None of us have found a way to get younger yet.. Itís been hard hunting here...
05-23-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations on getting a nice bird. Itís been...

Congratulations on getting a nice bird. Itís been hard hunting up here as well and trying to put new shingles on my roof has been taking hunting time away. When I am off I hunt the mornings. That way...
05-18-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thanks again as I have never seen it before and...

Thanks again as I have never seen it before and just thought it was some kind of freaky color change in it. The tagging station never had one come in looking like that either. So that is a very...
05-17-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Okay RR that must be what they mean by beard rot?...

Okay RR that must be what they mean by beard rot? That fungus will rotten that part of the beard and rotten it until it falls off. Thanks because I have never seen it myself.
05-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Jake and I am hoping to get a bigger...

Thank you Jake and I am hoping to get a bigger bird before our season ends..
05-17-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations on getting your birds. I have...

Congratulations on getting your birds. I have been seeing hens and some toms. But the moment you strike a call they appear to start running away? But this morning they played a different tune but no...
05-17-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you and good luck!

Thank you and good luck!
05-17-2019, 06:51 AM
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Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

I tried my luck again this morning and three...

I tried my luck again this morning and three birds came in silently. One was a long beard and one was a jake. The other one I couldnít get a good look at as they spotted me first. All three ran...
05-16-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Well I have been after them and still no luck. So...

Well I have been after them and still no luck. So I went to a different area and saw five nice long beards together. I tried calling them and they take off the other way go figure. I think that maybe...
05-13-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 802
Posted By Phil from Maine

Some of it up this way I am thinking is our...

Some of it up this way I am thinking is our weather. We have been getting some cold mornings even for us. They are calling for snow from 1 to 6 inches tonight and turning to rain tomorrow. Thatís...
Forum: Off Season
05-12-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Phil from Maine

I agree itís nothing but a bunch of crap if you...

I agree itís nothing but a bunch of crap if you ask me. I refuse to do them as well. You do one and your email is full of junk mail before you know what happened. No thanks..
05-12-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 747
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thatís awesome CI! I am glad to hear that your...

Thatís awesome CI! I am glad to hear that your grandson had some success..
05-12-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 802
Posted By Phil from Maine

Ever since the turkeys were re- introduced up...

Ever since the turkeys were re- introduced up here our bobcat population has been climbing steadily as well. Coyotes have been going threw up and downs with our winters. Some areas see a steady climb...
05-11-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 802
Posted By Phil from Maine

I have been having the same kind of luck right...

I have been having the same kind of luck right now. Nothing gobbling back. Itís makes for a long day trying to get one to come out and play. Also seeing a lot of hens everywhere. I am thinking with...
05-07-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Phil from Maine

Good luck to all of you and keep it safe and...

Good luck to all of you and keep it safe and enjoyable. Thatís pretty darn good in my opinion getting them on birds and then getting one yourself. Congratulations on the successful hunts. I am still...
05-07-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations

Congratulations
05-06-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Phil from Maine

I am trying to work and hunt when I can. I am on...

I am trying to work and hunt when I can. I am on vacation this week and trying to put new shingles on my roof in between the rain drops. If I can get a little time I will head up to camp. I normally...
05-06-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

One of the two year olds was shot on the next...

One of the two year olds was shot on the next street over and I have seen any of them out back anymore. But I was still hearing gobbles early in the morning. That has stopped now. I am thinking...
05-03-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thanks CI.. I will give it a try and see what...

Thanks CI.. I will give it a try and see what happens. If that doesnít work I will remove the strutter and get another hen decoy and use just the jake with them. They were interested in them but...
05-03-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Phil from Maine

Well they are still around.. They avoided my...

Well they are still around.. They avoided my decoys and walked right up the road. They gobbled a few times but nothing like they have been doing. There was the three toms and five hens. So I am...
05-02-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Phil from Maine

I messed it up this morning..

I went out back to my blind and set up my decoys. Just after I got back in my blind and set down 3 nice birds were already in amongst the decoys. They were all around 15 yards and I over shot them. I...
05-01-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Phil from Maine

Awesome... Congratulations!

Awesome... Congratulations!
05-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
05-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations on a job well done!

Congratulations on a job well done!
05-01-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 802
Posted By Phil from Maine

Yes we all have days like this from time to time....

Yes we all have days like this from time to time. Then all of a sudden out of nowhere that big gobbler shows up without making a sound. I have watched them walk right on by my decoys and not even...
05-01-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Once the flock breaks up the activity becomes...

Once the flock breaks up the activity becomes less. Thatís exactly what happens here every year. Two weeks ago there was seven big toms out back. Now there is one or two showing up. Maybe after this...
05-01-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Well I fired at a big bird with my bow this...

Well I fired at a big bird with my bow this evening. I cut him off and he was around 15 yards from me. He dodged the arrow somehow. I thought for sure that I would of had him. But no deal.. Now I am...
04-30-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

You can still get them in a rain. They are less...

You can still get them in a rain. They are less vocal from what I have found. But I have gotten a few on rainy days. Good luck to you.

I am seeing them and they are not coming in on my decoys at...
04-29-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Good luck Jake.. I had four deer come out...

Good luck Jake..

I had four deer come out by me while I was setting in my blind. One of which came in close and started stomping and blowing at me. Then they all trotted off. A short time later...
04-29-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

This morning is opening day and I will be at it...

This morning is opening day and I will be at it trying to get a long beard to show itself. I am planning on hunting in the back field for a while this morning. Hopefully one of those big birds will...
04-28-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thanks guys I am hopeful that I can get a bow...

Thanks guys I am hopeful that I can get a bow shot at one in the morning. One will wander threw the back field every once and a while..
04-26-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By Phil from Maine

Turkey season is finally arriving up here!

Turkey season is opening up!! Yessah! Tomorrow is youth day here and Monday is the start of our season! It has been a long wait for this to get here. It almost seams like it gets to be a longer...
04-26-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thatís awesome! Nothing better than watching the...

Thatís awesome! Nothing better than watching the young ones catching some fish. Knowing that they are helping to put food on the table is all the better. Up here I think itís more of a northern thing...
04-25-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Phil from Maine

Hey Jared donít worry about it man.. This is the...

Hey Jared donít worry about it man.. This is the internet and some say whatever they want. The bashing though has been going to the wayside now. Folks here get tired of it. Glad youíre back and most...
04-25-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Phil from Maine

I would do what others have suggested and not...

I would do what others have suggested and not chance it any..
04-25-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations on getting it done!

Congratulations on getting it done!
04-20-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Phil from Maine

I agree with just 1 or two hens and a jake. I...

I agree with just 1 or two hens and a jake. I would set 1 hen like itís laying down and then jake around four or five feet from it. That will get any Tom upset and coming in to thrash the jake..
04-15-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Phil from Maine

Hunting can be frustrating but only if you let...

Hunting can be frustrating but only if you let it. I hunt alone most of the time. I kind of like it like that. I donít always see or get anything but enjoy being out there. To me itís like fishing in...
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