Spring 2012

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Spring 2012

Postby hckyplayer8 » March 4th, 2012, 6:47 pm

The winter that never was has come and gone. I'm thinking the birds will start hammering early this year. Temps are forecasted to creep into the upper 60's later this week.

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby Turkeybuster » March 4th, 2012, 9:19 pm

I haven't heard any birds yet give it another two weeks then it should start. Birds are hanging out at funks again.

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby hckyplayer8 » March 6th, 2012, 1:04 pm

Yup. Been seeing that nice 30+ bird flock the past couple days.

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby ajkremer22 » March 7th, 2012, 12:39 pm

With the warmer temps I was planning on scouting this weekend and starting work on adding to my food plot. Hope it stays nice because I am ready for spring to arrive and some warmer temps!!!

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby hckyplayer8 » March 15th, 2012, 2:51 pm

Got to believe if the birds have not yet started gobbling, that they will soon. Insane weather. Trees are starting to bud.

This is going to be one of those seasons where you better get out the first week or so because we'll likely catch the end of the breeding season.

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby Turkeybuster » March 15th, 2012, 9:19 pm

I was coming out of the woods Mon. evening and saw 9 gobblers traveling together. That was the first birds I saw this year and have been in the woods quite a bit. I have yet to hear a gobble sure is strange hope it straightens out soon. If this weather keeps going the way it is the leaves will be out when the season roll's around.

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby paboxcall » March 17th, 2012, 4:08 pm

Turkeybuster wrote:I was coming out of the woods Mon. evening and saw 9 gobblers traveling together. That was the first birds I saw this year and have been in the woods quite a bit. I have yet to hear a gobble sure is strange hope it straightens out soon. If this weather keeps going the way it is the leaves will be out when the season roll's around.

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Jon -- I noticed the underbrush is already budding green, maples and the dogwoods are beginning to bud too. Some years opening week in the PA, the woods look very much like winter woods. I don't think it will be that way this year.

Heard the ticks are bad already.... :shock:
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Re: Spring 2012

Postby Turkeybuster » March 17th, 2012, 8:11 pm

John you are right I expect to see the leaves about 1/2 way out or better by opening day. I heard two gobblers on thur. morning in the light rain across from the house and one of them thismorning again. They are right on schedule as I usually hear my first birds from Mar. 15 th. to the 18 th. every year. I dont think the weather is going to change things too much by the looks of things right now. Hope you have a great season.

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Re: Spring 2012

Postby tex3012 » March 19th, 2012, 9:12 am

went out scouting yesterday. came across a strutting tom with one hen. the tom wouldnt talk but the hen was very chattery.
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Re: Spring 2012

Postby hckyplayer8 » March 28th, 2012, 1:09 pm

Bird vocals have exploded the past week.

Went golfing back in Monroe Valley and the toms were thundering from both ridges.

Shot a 121. Too busy dreaming of strutting long beards.

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