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    2012 Spring Turkey Hunting Daily Hunting Reports

    Its time. Report to everybody on what is going on each day that you hunt. What are the turkeys doing. Are they gobbling good. Good Luck.
    "...the deepest, most permanent features of all great moments outside are the names, faces, descriptions, and emotions. The antlers on the wall...well, they're just bones affixed to boards. But what they represent, however, is flesh and blood - fathers and sons, friends spending time with friends and the the seasons of life when the people we love were still with us. These old antlers on the wall...well, take a seat, my friend, and I'll tell you all about them." -Rev. Zeke Pipher


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ID:	8466Guess I'll get this started. Got out yesterday with my dad and had a good time despite the very high winds. Had a turkey gobble on my way to my pop-up blind. I heard several gobbles in my vicinity. A little after seven o'clock I see a flock of 10-15 birds working their way to my dad. He was about 200 yards due north of my position. I thought the birds were a little far from him, but I knew he was going to take a shot as soon as a gobbler cleared the rest of the flock. Sure enough he took a shot and the birds scattered. I had a hunch that would be the outcome. But, at the age of 85 he is not letting many shot opportunities pass him by. He told me later he was hoping the birds would come my way when he shot. This was a good possibility but didn't work. We saw one other single gobbler at 10:15 but he didn't work towards either of our positions. We hunt turkey just as we do whitetails. We sat up in blinds at strategic locations and wait for birds to come in. I very seldom use a call and never a decoy. The photo above shows how I spent my morning yesterday. Hope to get out again later this week.
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    Out again this morning. A beautiful morning but no action. Heard one gobbler off in the distance at around nine o'clock. Seems the birds were not in our area today.
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    Monday, 04/23 report- Setup in a cut corn field/weed field with a high ridge above me and two disked fields on both sides of me across two creeks. There were 4-5 longbeards scattered across the ridge above me and several jakes mixed in. All gobbled good on the roost but they flew down to both fields that I can't hunt on either side of me (in two separate groups). They gobbled a little once they hit the fields. Came home at 9:00 and went back on my property and ran into a gobbler who gobbled twice at me but was heading the other way (courtesy gobbles, i.e. "Come on you hen I'm going this way"). So no shots opening morning but good gobbling.

    Wednesday, 04/25 report- Setup on the high ridge above the field where I went the first morning. Had one longbeard about 70 yards from me roosted in a big tree hanging over the hill. He gobbled like a madman on the roost. Double gobbles, triple gobbles, he was HOT. There were also two other longbeards over the hill next to one field and one longbeard way back in the woods behind me. All gobbled good on the roost. Didn't hear any jakes. The big bird close to me flew down about 6:45 and never gobbled any after hitting the ground. I was waiting for him, trying not to call too much and give away my location, when at 6:55 a head popped up over the hill. I knew it was a tom but couldn't see a beard and he wasn't strutting. So I waited for him to look the other way and moved my gun to him and got on him right as he lifted his head high in the air. It was then that I saw a jake beard but I said what the heck, it was a long hike in here, so i blasted him at 30 yards. I didn't see any other birds with him but when I got up to go step on his head there were birds EVERYWHERE behind him. Uh oh. Most likely a longbeard or two and more jakes and that's why he wasn't strutting or gobbling. But it was a good hunt and a load of fun and I didn't leave empty handed. See photo below of my boy displaying my bird for me. He's got the picture thing down pat, just need to get him shooting them as well!



    "...the deepest, most permanent features of all great moments outside are the names, faces, descriptions, and emotions. The antlers on the wall...well, they're just bones affixed to boards. But what they represent, however, is flesh and blood - fathers and sons, friends spending time with friends and the the seasons of life when the people we love were still with us. These old antlers on the wall...well, take a seat, my friend, and I'll tell you all about them." -Rev. Zeke Pipher


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    nice job Blackbeard!! Good pics.... Mondays wind kept things kinda noisy, didnt hear much, but seen some hens. Tues was much better...watched them come down out of the roost, very vocal until 7 am, then had a nice fat blue head come strutting in at 80 yards. Several hens and two jakes at 12 yards. The blue head slolwly worked into the brush never to be seen again......Had to work wens, so trying again this rainy morning...
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    Great pics BB, congrats on the kill. The boy is growing like a weed. It won't be to many seasons and he'll be chasing you through the woods.

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    Glad to see you got one BB. Nice photos.
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    Way to go Blackbeard!! Love seeing how big your son is getting and seeing him take part in the photo sessions!!
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    I dont know if its just my hunting spots or not but im hearing next to none gobbling and havent even seen any hens. Very strange
    ive hunted my whole life, the rest I just wasted

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    Friday, 04/27 report- Went to a different property and walked and called for 2 hours with my brother, never heard a single gobble on the roost or afterwards. Beautiful day and really puzzled with the no gobbling. We then walked back on my property and had a gobbler respond to us from 150 yards away. We got close to him and he gobbled two more times but he didn't come in. Hunting is really tough around here right now. My brother has been on vacation all week and hunting and has heard very few gobbles. Many people are saying the breeding is done, but I really don't buy that.
    "...the deepest, most permanent features of all great moments outside are the names, faces, descriptions, and emotions. The antlers on the wall...well, they're just bones affixed to boards. But what they represent, however, is flesh and blood - fathers and sons, friends spending time with friends and the the seasons of life when the people we love were still with us. These old antlers on the wall...well, take a seat, my friend, and I'll tell you all about them." -Rev. Zeke Pipher


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