2011 fall turkey hunts

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2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby dewey » October 23rd, 2011, 10:19 am

Hey guys/gals, has anybody been out fall turkey hunting? If so how has the hunt been?

I am going next Friday October 28th through Sunday October 30th on my father in laws land near Detroit Lakes. I will be joined by a good friend of mine and the goal will be to get him his first gobbler.

Good luck to all of you.

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby kygobbler » October 25th, 2011, 10:35 am

So far the fall season down here has been good. I have gotten 2 hens and a jake with a bow, crossbow, and shotgun. I have one more tag left and its saved for a big gobbler that has been escaping from me. Hopefully I can get him before Friday ends or I will have to wait until shotgun season opens again in December. Has anyone been seeing any big flocks? The flocks I have been seeing are anywhere from 10 to 20 in the group. I have yet to find any gobbler flocks yet. The gobbler that Im after is still all by himself, for some reason.
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby dewey » October 25th, 2011, 8:30 pm

How are you going to kill that last gobbler? With a slingshot? :D Seriously though Congrats on the season so far and good luck on that last tom. My father in law, my personal scout, has been seeing 25-35 turkeys per day at about 7:30 a.m. and a few of them are toms. I am after a gobbler this weekend but if a hen dares me to shoot her I will comply.

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby kygobbler » October 26th, 2011, 8:45 am

Hey Dewey, Im going to try to get a hold of an ACME product and get the last gobbler. Does anyone have one that I can borrow? :lol:
This is the first time I have ever gotten one with a bow and with a crossbow. I guess now I might have to try to get one with a muzzle loader but I dont see that happening for a while, if ever. Good luck to you.
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby dewey » October 26th, 2011, 10:39 am

kygobbler wrote:Hey Dewey, Im going to try to get a hold of an ACME product and get the last gobbler. Does anyone have one that I can borrow? :lol:


Kind of like these? Great idea I got a good laugh out of that.

Here is an email I got from my father in-law.

Don't know if I told you, but the other morning with the huge group of turkeys here I tried my turkey call out the little bathroom window in the bedroom. Guess I don't have it down yet....the frickin things started to riot!!!!! Chasing each, other running in circle, fighting each other....must have pissed them off!!:-))

2 more days.

Dewey

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby Gopherlongbeards » October 26th, 2011, 9:29 pm

I was out once a couple weeks ago down near Red Wing. Spent the whole day walking some good looking country, never saw a bird. didn't see much for sign either. I suppose since this is the last weekend I'd better give it one last try, but its been so hard to pull myself away from the grouse/waterfowl...

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby kygobbler » October 27th, 2011, 4:17 pm

I like the pics Dewey and knowing my luck the rope would be wrapped around my ankle when I shot. I went out yesterday afternoon to find the big gobbler. Now I have been hunting turkeys for about 9 or 10 yrs now and I've been hunting in general since I was about 10 and it amazes me that I can still make some dumb rookie mistakes. I pulled into my hunting area nice and quiet and made sure to shut the doors quietly also. I get about 30 yds from my truck and I realized that I left my gobbler lounger in the truck so I go back and get it. I open up the back door to get it and what do you know my alarm goes off. :x I sneak up in the woods and setup where I shot a hen the other day and wait. I hear some rustling of leaves about 30 yds in front of me but cant see what is making the noise but I get my gun up just incase. 30 mins go by and I dont see or hear anything so I let a couple of soft clucks from two different calls and when I put the calls down something catches the corner of eye. I turn around and its two hens of course they see me move and decide to get out of town but they dont give off the alarm putt. Well I decide to stay put because I figured they would come back in a few minutes. After about 20 minutes I see movement again coming over the hill where the hens were and low and behold its a flock of gobblers. I was like YES and now where is the big boy. There was 15 in the flock but they were all either jakes with stubs or 1.5 yr olds with about 7 to 8" beards. My big boy wasnt in the group but it looks like this spring will be fun.
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby ylpnfol » October 27th, 2011, 9:06 pm

well, ky, you're a better man than me, i would surely have offered one of them gobblers a ride home in my jeep, but congrats on holding out for the one you want, and also for what sounds like an awesome season so far, va. starts saturday [ gun ] and i have to work, but we'll be after 'em monday.....good luck this weekend dewey
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Re: 2011 fall turkey hunts

Postby dewey » October 27th, 2011, 9:44 pm

Like yelp said my hat is off to you for not taking one do the gobblers you saw home with you as I am not sure if I would have been able to resist. Do you think that gobbler is by himself? I really hope you get him though as he maybe starting to become dare I say a bad bird. My father in law has 20-30 turkeys pretty well patterned but I am going to try and hold out for a gobbler until Sunday and then if it looks at me wrong. BOOM!!!

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