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04-13-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By shemp

Cabelas turky roost is a good one..hosted by Andy...

Cabelas turky roost is a good one..hosted by Andy Melton from the former Spring Thunder

I'm a big fan of 'calling all turkeys' with Shane Simpson
04-13-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By shemp

Possible the turkey that was turning in a circle...

Possible the turkey that was turning in a circle constantly gobbling at a helicopter. I winged him...sappling took the blunt of the #4s.

Maybe one of the may limbhoppers that have come into...
04-13-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,754
Posted By shemp

WTG RPD and BaldE! Hoping to add to the count...

WTG RPD and BaldE!
Hoping to add to the count this weekend
03-29-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By shemp

Yep. That's the theory at least. A lot of the...

Yep. That's the theory at least. A lot of the time on overgrown public they'll hang in the tree till they see a hen. Have bumped them on the limb an hour after sunrise. It depends and I'm sure...
03-22-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,754
Posted By shemp

Sorry fellas...no bird on the board yet. Hard to...

Sorry fellas...no bird on the board yet. Hard to believe, I was pretty much ready to flick off the safety from 6:50am Saturday through 8am or so. Goes to show roostin aint roastin. Work and family...
03-22-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By shemp

The only smack talk I was involved in was from...

The only smack talk I was involved in was from the ice covered grass on Friday morning through lunch hour on Sunday...and that was a combo of the smack talked to me by the gobblers plus the salvo of...
03-22-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,226
Posted By shemp

yikes you all are putting me to shame..WTG!!

yikes you all are putting me to shame..WTG!!
03-22-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By shemp

FWIW it can cost only a couple/few 100$s to hunt...

FWIW it can cost only a couple/few 100$s to hunt public as a non-res. How long it takes to pull it off depends more on the amount of time you're willing to put into it / length of trip than anything...
03-22-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By shemp

Most all hunts are booked on private property I'd...

Most all hunts are booked on private property I'd imagine

FL land in 'true' Osceola country costs a fortune generally.

If you'd like info on how to go about accessing public, feel free to PM...
03-07-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,754
Posted By shemp

Checking in Hunting FL Hoping to get on the...

Checking in
Hunting FL
Hoping to get on the board in 10 days
02-13-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,405
Posted By shemp

Sign me up

Sign me up
Forum: Crossbows
01-30-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By shemp

btw location is central florida / tampa bay area

btw location is central florida / tampa bay area
Forum: Crossbows
01-30-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By shemp

Crossbow advice

Thanks in advance....
A coworker is looking to buy a crossbow for spouse as a gift.

As the resident outdoorsman I've been asked for advice

I know a thing or 2 about recurves and compounds but...
01-26-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By shemp

" Note that pellet size is largely personal...

"
Note that pellet size is largely personal preference - obviously you will typically have a denser pattern with #6 than #4, but the kinetic energy is greater per pellet with the larger shot"

I...
01-24-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By shemp

I was at Philmont a looong time back...would have...

I was at Philmont a looong time back...would have been stoked to see this kind of craziness. Did see grizzlies, elk and pronghorn. Great place
01-24-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By shemp

Getting there

Getting there
01-23-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By shemp

I would suggest #5s, 3" for the extra bang. ...

I would suggest #5s, 3" for the extra bang. Would not do #4 through XXFull. Don't know the gun but you may need to acquire at least several ammo types / brands and see what patters best.
01-23-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By shemp

I'm in. Lemme know what needs doing to assist

I'm in. Lemme know what needs doing to assist
01-23-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By shemp

"Also is there anywhere I can see draw odds and...

"Also is there anywhere I can see draw odds and harvest data for each wma"
No. They will probably never divulge this information

Sad but true. I'm pretty sure they also report harvest data in...
Forum: Young Hunters
01-23-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By shemp

Tannerite! I first shot at 5yo. 12 ga...

Tannerite!

I first shot at 5yo. 12 ga shotgun. baptism by fire I guess

Not sure my little one is ready just yet...hopefully soon. I'll have to get a hold of some blow up stuff and I have a 1...
06-12-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

WTG Guys, glad everyone had a fun and safe season

WTG Guys, glad everyone had a fun and safe season
06-12-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By shemp

WTG y'all!

WTG y'all!
05-15-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

Thanks JW; Jepcho, can you email from your...

Thanks JW;

Jepcho, can you email from your phone? [email protected], I can help w/ post

FlaBoy, where were you hunting this year? See your 20 as Pasco...close to where I go
05-08-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By shemp

"whatever works that day" yep depends on...

"whatever works that day"
yep

depends on the area and the birds in it, too.
05-03-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By shemp

Glad they outlawed all but bow and shotgun on...

Glad they outlawed all but bow and shotgun on public land in Florida

If that guy's using a 243, I would assume he had a scope. If he had a scope, how could he not tell what he was looking at???...
04-28-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By shemp

What time of day did you hear a gobble while...

What time of day did you hear a gobble while scouting?

They can roost about anywhere...
...but I would hone in on the creek as a roost.

I would reckon there's a drain or creek or something in...
04-27-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

WTG Guys! Looks like y'all are having a lot of...

WTG Guys! Looks like y'all are having a lot of exciting hunts!

Our season in FL is done for, had two more close calls last week of the season on non-gobbling drummers.

Going to be in VT for...
04-27-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By shemp

1) Get out EARLY and listen till about 30 minutes...

1) Get out EARLY and listen till about 30 minutes after sunrise.

2) They'll roost on the 'creek' and the 'brook'

3) They'll break up

...When they break up, the toms will spread out and...
04-27-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By shemp

get up early in the morning find a spot to sit...

get up early in the morning find a spot to sit down and listen for gobbles?

Yep. Go in EARLY and try to tread as lightly as possible.

Owl hoots and coyote calls, and crow calls may get them...
04-23-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By shemp

May be worth getting a license then... Support...

May be worth getting a license then... Support wildlife commission, be totally legal, and I mo I'd be in my right even if I had no gun... Could have basically forgot it at home.

I appreciate the...
04-21-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By shemp

Cool, Thanks! Out of curiosity, is it OK to just...

Cool, Thanks! Out of curiosity, is it OK to just call birds (no gun) w/o a hunting license?
04-21-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By shemp

I hunt in probably the flattest place in America,...

I hunt in probably the flattest place in America, but as a general rule, set up uphill of them and call them up

If it's dense timber, lose the decoys. Otherwise, good luck and hopefully someone...
04-19-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By shemp

Vermont??

Hi all
So, found out I'm going up to see friends in Vermont the last week of May.

We'll be staying in Richmond @ friend's house, they own frontage on the winooski

Another friend is in the...
04-10-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

I wonder if there's a base weight that can be...

I wonder if there's a base weight that can be applied in the event of no weight...like 15# or 14# or whatnot. That way there's a score, it just might be a bit dinged. Unless it's a jake or an...
04-10-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By shemp

"In my experience, when a hot bird gets quiet, he...

"In my experience, when a hot bird gets quiet, he is coming in."
Yup. Pretty much always. If he fired back <100 yards away I would have shuffled to the closest spot that offered a shot and got the...
04-06-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,675
Posted By shemp

I've shot a couple different loads with good...

I've shot a couple different loads with good results

This season I've been shooting some kind of Remington nitro 3.5"

Benelli Super Nova, Benelli modified choke. Good to a shade under 45...
04-04-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,562
Posted By shemp

Had a hen about land in my lap today...if she had...

Had a hen about land in my lap today...if she had a beard, it would have been a time trial bonus! But yes, no xtra for hens I reckon
04-04-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,523
Posted By shemp

Just wrapped up a special opp hunt in FL with no...

Just wrapped up a special opp hunt in FL with no harvest. Not a gobble in 4 days, not much gobbling heard by other hunters per what I was told. You can call him to you but most had hens. It's...
03-31-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,562
Posted By shemp

Hoping to up the ante a bit this weekend...going...

Hoping to up the ante a bit this weekend...going to hunt a very restricted public lot known to house the biggest deer in central FL and reputed by many as the best public Osceola grounds in...
03-29-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

But looking forward to getting some skyline!

But looking forward to getting some skyline!
03-29-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

Welcome Mossberg! Where u @ in OH? In-laws are...

Welcome Mossberg! Where u @ in OH? In-laws are in the natti...will be up there this summer but not until turkey is over.
03-28-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,335
Posted By shemp

Box call has always worked for me to pull this...

Box call has always worked for me to pull this off. It doesn't sound great but it has gotten a gobble out of the birds when nothing else will
03-28-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,335
Posted By shemp

Ocassionally works to cheese off a territorial...

Ocassionally works to cheese off a territorial bird to come in

And may work to put a flock at ease, esp. with decoys in your setup

BUT, if you're doing that on public land wear your kevlar
03-28-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,335
Posted By shemp

Shock em in to gobbling

Shock em in to gobbling
03-24-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,638
Posted By shemp

I've always heard Osceolas are more inclined to...

I've always heard Osceolas are more inclined to come in to you, and Easterns are more inclined to gobble to you but never move.

The only Easterns I've ever hunted are probably Osceola hybrids in...
03-22-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By shemp

LOL, no, not usually; change out of the rubber...

LOL, no, not usually; change out of the rubber boots after a hot walk out of the swamp. Pic was after visiting the check station. Wish we'd brought a camera or phone w/ us, it was pretty back...
03-22-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By shemp

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae197/agentshem...

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae197/agentshemp/pic3.jpg
03-22-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By shemp

Osceola WMA romp and stomp

Got into the 'usual' spot at a romp and stomp, it was very still, very cool and we figured we'd run and gun a bit but would hold out in an area that always holds turkeys through at least an hour past...
03-22-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,483
Posted By shemp

Please let me know if I need to upload spur...

Please let me know if I need to upload spur pictures too; I have them around still, didn't get good pics of the spur measurements (but check station operator measured them as well)
...
03-22-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,483
Posted By shemp

Osceola Total score 54.5 ...

Osceola
Total score 54.5
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae197/agentshemp/pic1.jpg

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae197/agentshemp/Scalezoom.jpg
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