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what is best for you early season or later?

Old 04-14-2014, 08:07 AM
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early has always been best to me, but thats not to say you cant do it late.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:36 AM
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I misunderstood your question... duh.. Anyways the best luck I have had has been during the second week of the season. This year with the way our weather has been I am guessing that the first week is going to be real active..
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:14 AM
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i usually suck during both seasons..lol
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:54 PM
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Later. Hens are nesting & Toms are more vulnerable.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:29 AM
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Hunting public land I have had more success early in the year...before they have had the kitchen sink thrown at them! Private land has had the same results, regardless of whether it was early, or late. Usually later in the year it, for me, has been more about knowing where they plan to go. They won't gobble as much, so knowing their pattern is crucial. If you know it, it can be about as easy as turkey hunting gets...which ain't ever really easy.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:12 AM
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In my beard case I have 10 sets of spurs that measure 1 3/8" all but one came the last week of season, 3 in the final minutes of the last day, most of those came from the aid of a younger gobbler which I enticed to venture in by setting up less than halfway between the younger gobbler or even a flock of jakes and the one I knew I wanted, many times the old boys will ignore you until you get the attention of another bird.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:16 AM
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week 1 or week 4 always seem to be the best for me..
birds less educated early on.... less guys in woods towards the end.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:56 AM
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It has been later in the season for me. Toms seem to be easier to call into range. May be that it is because lots of hens are on the nest by late season.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:31 AM
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I'm hoping for better day ahead first week has been no good.
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