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Fall/Winter hunts

Postby fallhunt » February 9th, 2013, 10:12 am

With the Fall/Winter season over for 9 days I thought I would post some pics. I started in MO. in Sept. I called 8 longbeards into bow range but couldn't get a shot due to groundblind design.So in Oct. Rich and I went back for shotgun season.A duck hunter told us about watching 8 longbeards all day by the lake and so it was on.I set Rich up in a good spot and I walked on down the shoreline and set up.Rich was in the best spot and filled both tags with 2 MO. public land longbeards.Nov. brought some luck and I took 2 public land birds,a jake and hen,with my bow.Then came the trip to KS.and NE.in Dec. Out west 8 birds went down on my bowhunt.4 longbeards and 4 jakes.Jan. Rich and Rick killed 4 birds in my public land honey hole in KS. but I don't have a pic of those and they also took a bird each on public land with a bow back home this fall.Now it's over and a short wait for Spring.March will find back in NE. to start but my thoughts will be in the fall woods.
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Last two out west in the snow
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My public land hunt
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Rich in MO.
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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby Gopherlongbeards » February 9th, 2013, 11:54 am

Sounds like a great season, bunch a good looking birds. I'm also now a big fan of the fall season, thing I'm going to miss most about fall season this spring is the lack of pressure from other hunters. It sure is nice to have the woods to yourself.

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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby dewey » February 9th, 2013, 5:55 pm

Congratulations on the hunts this fall!

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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby misoiltester » February 10th, 2013, 8:18 am

Congrats on some fine birds!!!!! ;)
Ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts????

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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby charlie elk » February 11th, 2013, 2:27 pm

Fall hunting is where it's at, the spring hunt helps pass the time to fall; sure makes for a nice circle. Congrats on your good hunts.
BTW, I can only see 2 pictures on my screen, one right side up, one upside down and a lot of blank area.
later,
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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby turkey junky » February 11th, 2013, 3:20 pm

great turkeys ill have to try the fall season once...???

but it can never compare in my eyes to the spring season full of new life color singing birds & gobblers all spread out... spring is wear its at for me... nothing could compare... i just cant get into the fall???

like gopher said bout the only thing i would like about the fall hunt is no other turkey hunters around but my luck id find plenty of bow hunters sit n & wait n ???

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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » February 11th, 2013, 5:44 pm

What you learn from fall hunting will help you on your spring hunts. The vocalizations that you hear birds doing in the fall are about twice from what you hear in the spring hunts. There is no better time to learn turkey talk, and different calls they use and the meanings of them. If your a good spring hunter, you'll be 3 times better, once you learn how to fall hunt. It will teach you woodsmanship, calling, and most important, understanding what birds like to do and why they do it. Your scouting is very important in the fall, because you won't call birds in from long distances like you can in the spring, but they do come to a call very well. I find it easier to call gobblers in the fall, once you've found them and get in close enough to work them. It will also teach you how to move on birds and get in close enough to them, so what you learn in the fall will help you in the spring, more than what you've thought possible.
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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby charlie elk » February 11th, 2013, 9:18 pm

Hey TJ, I dare you to try fall turkey hunting only once...
Because once you try it you'll be back for more. You're handle is not turkey junky for nothing is it? :lol:
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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby Gopherlongbeards » February 11th, 2013, 9:21 pm

turkey junky wrote:
but it can never compare in my eyes to the spring season full of new life color singing birds & gobblers all spread out... spring is wear its at for me... nothing could compare... i just cant get into the fall???

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I used to think like this, then I saw the error of my ways :D

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Re: Fall/Winter hunts

Postby RockyMtnGobblers » February 12th, 2013, 3:58 pm

Very coll thanks for sharing!
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