I pick them up also stomp out the tracks and any strut marks.
Along with trkyklr
I must say that's disappointing.
I've come to know turkey hunters as some of the most generous, giving, wish-for-the-best for their fellow hunters of ALL the hunting groups. I've had turkey hunters in my area give of their time and expertise to assist my kids and I. A very selfless group one and almost
There's always a few exceptions to the rule; a shame really. Trkyklr's
post made the latest edition of Turkey and Turkey Hunting
- March 2009
Here's what they posted:
I do if im on public land,that way one of you cant come behind me & find that bit of turkey sign.
Ain't that just a lovely, inclusive image we've given the reading public? Good job!
First off I know what you are saying and looking at this great sport and those in it. I feel the same that a lot are very respectful. But I have seen even a Pastor in PA when shown a great turkey hunting area take over the lease the following year and get the person banned that showed him the spot. Divine intervention I guess.
I to believe that turkey hunters are very helpful with others so far as sharing information and hunting ground as a whole. I think everyone on here so far as I know and reading their posts would share with any kid, disabled person or someone new to the sport. Now I speak for myself and that is I to have shared many a hunting ground with new folks or just meeting someone new and told them of hot spots over the years. And many, many times I have been pushed out of the area when they think it was just theirs to hunt themselfs or start bringing their friends in. (private or public). I lost a piece of good hunting ground when I took a friend along to hunt after talking to the owner and clearing it with him. My x-friend knew the rules that he could only hunt there with me. Well it was not a week when I got a call from the owner wanting to know why my friend and 2 others were there hunting. Needless to say, lost the land. I knew this guy for about a year and seemed an upright man, he talked a lot about respect. I even had some folks I showed around on public land I hunted, even telling them where I heard birds and the next thing I know they were blocking off the area (military base) with a couple other of their friends so I would not get access. I could go on and on with stabs in the back of folks I showed the ins and outs of and good hunting spots.
So now if I have guests in from out of State I will get them in good spots and on birds. If a man or woman wants to take their son or daughter out I will show them the same. Disabled hunters, I will go that extra mile to get them special permission on base or off.
But folks I know locally there are only a couple that I take to special spots, have know them for many, many years. The rest of them know they will get no information from me and they are fairley much the same and I do not blame them one bit for not sharing.
Up until about 1985 I never said anything to anyone on where I was seeing or hearing turkeys and no one else did.
Like I said I can not speak for others on here but I would bet they may have had similar experiences.
Like you said there are exceptions to the rule but the way I look at it today the exception are those that are respectful when shown hot spots and not think they have exclusive rights.