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So who has their bird(s) picked out?


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#1 Male OFFLINE   DBuck

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Posted 04/20/17 - 05:45 PM

I've been scouting a couple public spots that I'll be hunting this year. I know where there's a couple good flocks and one big boss Tom, have them patterned pretty well and know where they mostly roost. I took a ride around one of the properties to see if they were in the fields tonight,and of course there were three different cars with Pennsylvania license plates. Of course I recognized one of them  that screwed me up twice last year with his crow call while I was working birds. I wish NJ would make the first week for residents only, at least I would have my sanity of not having to deal with the PA jackasses for a week. It's worst during deer season,brown it's down, they literally are responsible for destroying the deer herd on these properties.


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#2 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

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Posted 04/20/17 - 06:41 PM

I went to a wma last weekend, seen a hen cross the road into the spot as I was parking. I walked a few hundred yards in down a field and kicked a solo bird off a roost (it was almost dark) I'll set up Monday on that roost spot and hope for the best.

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#3 Male OFFLINE   Bone collector 85

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Posted 04/20/17 - 07:27 PM

Been watching 3 big toms see em daily ill be out monday thinking on using the bow
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#4 Male ONLINE   Oneday121o

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Posted 04/20/17 - 08:01 PM

They are never there when I have a gun in hand so I don't even get my hopes up anymore...I've been chasing turkeys for years and never connected...

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Posted 04/20/17 - 08:16 PM

They are never there when I have a gun in hand so I don't even get my hopes up anymore...I've been chasing turkeys for years and never connected...


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#6 Male OFFLINE   Rusty

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Posted 04/21/17 - 05:41 AM

I've got birds picked out but I won't be hunting them, they roost along the ridge right behind the house.  Scouting them is rough, I sit on the back porch with a cup of coffee and listen to them gobbling away.  


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#7 Male OFFLINE   Bearcrazy

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Posted 04/21/17 - 05:59 AM

Anything can change come Monday. Good luck, though.


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#8 Male ONLINE   Buck154

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Posted 04/21/17 - 06:59 AM

I've been scouting but I won't know till Sunday night if I have one located for the morning hunt. If not I have a few areas to run and gun to find one. So we will see what happens.
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#9 Male OFFLINE   BHC

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Posted 04/21/17 - 02:28 PM

Guess this SOB is my Target bird

 

 

 

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#10 OFFLINE   Nomad

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Posted 04/21/17 - 02:35 PM

:popcorn:


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Posted 04/21/17 - 02:41 PM

I want to be surprised.  :up:


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#12 OFFLINE   Nomad

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Posted 04/21/17 - 02:41 PM

Son and I just took a ride up to our two spots and saw 2 nice gobblers at the first and 1 at the second.  Birds were out in the fields at 1200.  All were following lone hens around.  So...I guess those are our targets.  I just told him I don't know if it is lucky to see them like that the day before! lol  


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#13 Male OFFLINE   Matty

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Posted 04/21/17 - 06:15 PM

I never count my turkeys before they're cooked. Just when you think you have them pretty much figured out, they can make you look like a fool. Plus this year I barely spent any time scouting.

 

 

Joe remember to make sure you're not within 300' of that bait while hunting that long beard. Honestly you should remove it so no one else gets pinched unknowingly. 


Edited by Matty, 04/21/17 - 06:16 PM.

“I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature’s way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.” – Fred Bear


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Posted 04/21/17 - 06:24 PM

I never count my turkeys before they're cooked. Just when you think you have them pretty much figured out, they can make you look like a fool. Plus this year I barely spent any time scouting.

 

 

Joe remember to make sure you're not within 300' of that bait while hunting that long beard. Honestly you should remove it so no one else gets pinched unknowingly. 

If they get pinched they get pinched for trasspassing.....I don't hunt over it, but I will be within a few hundred yards



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Posted 04/21/17 - 06:30 PM

As long as it's more than 300' from the public land. I just thought it looked really similar to the top of the hill where we found your deer. Then again all those woods look the damn same. lol

 

Good luck!


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Posted 04/21/17 - 06:33 PM

where we found the deer, there is a area of pines with a rock wall.....well that is the private land I have access too


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