how did your season go

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how did your season go

Postby RCTaylor » May 15th, 2011, 9:43 am

just wandering how everybodys season went?

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RE: how did your season go

Postby retranger » May 15th, 2011, 11:36 am

Randy our season is still on. I believe we may be the last (ends May 31) I haven't been out only 3 times as my wife had back surgery but we did take a bird opening day and I took one yesterday (NY post) Our activity was late due to the late spring. Birds in my area are just starting to move around. I suspect the last 2 weeks of May should be good.[:)][:)]
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RE: how did your season go

Postby RCTaylor » May 15th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Wish our season was still going. 2 birds in 3 outings ain't to bad!!!! was a strange year for the birds i was hunting, they still had hens with them until the end of the season. not much gobbling after they left th e roost. did get one nice bird, had my chances though. hard to say but i missed 2 birds, one nice bird and one monster bird. i have never missed a bird and it does not sit well with me. when i say missed i hit both birds but they took the hit and flew off. will be changing shells for next year but it still haunts me.

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RE: how did your season go

Postby retranger » May 16th, 2011, 2:16 am

Randy just out of cucuriosity what are you using? How far away was the bird? I have a mossberg 935 turkey gun with the 22" barrel. I have always used 3" 5 or 6's copper plated and never had birds leave. My pattern is good out to 40 yds and have taken birds close to that.
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RE: how did your season go

Postby RCTaylor » May 16th, 2011, 3:25 pm

was shooting remington mag. 3 1\2 no. 5. one at 50 steps, my steps are not that long. did not think it was that far though. have killed birds at that distance but was shooting winchester 3 1\2 no. 5. next bird was about 40 steps. both birds were hit but flew off.

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RE: how did your season go

Postby RCTaylor » June 7th, 2011, 3:16 pm

got to looking at my remington shells and they were comming open on the ends and the white stuff was falling out.. will be using a different brand of shells next year.

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Re: how did your season go

Postby Cut N Run » December 8th, 2011, 11:05 pm

Sorry I didn't see this thread sooner. I killed one fine gobbler last spring (My avatar photo). I had plenty come fairly close, but got no good shots on them. It seemed like they either passed behind me or were on the other side of a big tree & walked straight away from it. I guess the best thing is that they'll be around this coming Spring. As a matter of fact, we probably took fewer birds off the lease this year than any year in the past decade.

My friend, E.P. saw two huge gobblers out there a few weeks ago when he was deer hunting.

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