End of the year Greetings

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End of the year Greetings

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » December 29th, 2013, 12:07 am

Took a walk out to the island this afternoon to find a few rabbits and see if any turkey sign was around for this coming spring hunts. I was greeted by this flock of 9 gobblers as I reached the back side of the island. They came in out of the cattail marsh and onto the island just beside me. Probably figured, he's not hunting us, so lets go rub it in :twisted: . Looks like there will be a few still around for this spring hunts.As you can see 3/4 of the island has thick tree growth, so all you can hunt is the edges and the field road going through it.
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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby retranger » December 29th, 2013, 8:05 am

resized it for you
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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby ads1 » December 29th, 2013, 8:19 am

Now that is exciting! Thanks for posting.

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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby misoiltester » December 29th, 2013, 12:26 pm

Sweet Pic. .. thanks for sharing ;)

I've only got the pic. of 1 tom here, but that's sure better than it has been :lol:
Ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts????

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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby kygobbler » December 29th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Scott, are you out of tags or is the season over? I figured for sure you would be hunting them.

Looks like that gobbler on the far right side might be a double beard?
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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby BluMtnGobbler » December 29th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Great pic,Scott
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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby ylpnfol » December 29th, 2013, 6:20 pm

Very nice Scott , it's a wonder they can get around in all that snow.....hope they make it til the spring for you....
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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby Dixie Belle » December 30th, 2013, 8:22 am

WhoooooHooooooo!!! "Turkeys on Ice" ;) ;) :D
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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby Cut N Run » January 9th, 2014, 12:31 pm

Great picture Scott. The future is looking bright for you. Some of those birds could be miles away come the start of the season, but let's hope the biggest ones stick around for you. Good luck in 2014.

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Re: End of the year Greetings

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » January 9th, 2014, 2:20 pm

Very true Jim, but for the winter months the birds hang around this area because the marsh has a lot of red willow brush in it, the red willows carry their seeds all year until spring when the new buds knock them off, so the birds have food all winter, the pheasants, grouse, turkeys feed off those seeds all winter. The dragon flys lay their eggs on the weeds in the marsh and the larvie grow in bulbs that form on the weeds all winter, they are like the little mouseies that we use for ice fishing, the birds knock over the weeds and pick the larvie out of the bulbs for food also, can't remember just what the name of the weeds are? There is a lot of them in that area and with the red willow it offers a lot of food for them.
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