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What time of day do you usually pack up and head home during spring turkey season

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View Poll Results: When do you call it a day if you don't harvest a turkey?
8am-9am
5
12.82%
10am-noon
19
48.72%
1pm-3pm
6
15.38%
4pm-dark
9
23.08%
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What time of day do you usually pack up and head home during spring turkey season

Old 02-01-2012, 09:19 PM
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Default What time of day do you usually pack up and head home during spring turkey season

Just curious what time of day do you usually pack up and head to the house after get done turkey hunting?

For me it's around 9am and this year I hope to stretch it out farther to me more like 11-noon, here in Missouri shooting hours end at 1PM.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:55 AM
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Always hunt to the end if you can........far too many birds shot after 9 Am....

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:15 AM
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I hunt till the toll strikes 1 pm. Thats as latest i can hunt, like Steve25
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:34 PM
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I hunt till lunch... Go have food, then go back... hunt till dark...
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:07 PM
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I will generally hunt until noon to see if a gobbler who was with hens at daylight gets lonely about 10 or 11. I have hunted in the afternoon, and have called a couple in at 3-4 o'clock, but not enough to give me the confidence to stay all day all the time.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:21 PM
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That's a easy one....when I get em, or it gets dark!! Haha!

Seriously though, I'll hunt till 2 or 3 no problem. If I've been on birds though, I hang in there with them, but usually I'm done by then unless for some reason I got in the woods and started my hunt about lunch time.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:02 PM
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10 AM in HWFP, and Noonish in other areas.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:15 AM
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It depemds on the weather but usually all day with maby a luch break.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:54 PM
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We have to quit by 1:00 on Florida public land.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by JW View Post
Always hunt to the end if you can........far too many birds shot after 9 Am....

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Dave is correct. Hunt as long as your state says you can. Most of my birds go down 10-12 am, but in Iowa we can hunt all day and I do. Once they are done with the available Hens breeding off roost, the Toms start wandering around, and are accessible to calling. My first kill years ago was one of 5 Jakes heading to roost past 4 pm. I try to set up that late inbetween where I think they are and where roost is when it gets later in the day.
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