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    Turkey Hunter's

    who like's to turkey hunt, My goal is to get one with a bow.
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    Wow now that sounds like fun!! And I would eat Turkey, I might just have to get a licence!!

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    Belfry Buck, I went to Ohio last weekend to bowhunt. With the windy weather and hot temps, deer movement was non-existent, almost. I did pass on a doe and a smallish 8 pointer. But, I almost got a Turkey. Must've seen 200 turkeys in 3 days and had a few opportunities, but man they have sharp eyes. This time of year they are all in big flocks, too, which makes it that much tougher to draw on them. Anyway, this one flock was right under my stand, there was 2 hens that were bigger than the rest and I had them picked out. If either of them had offered me a shot......thwack. But neither of them came quite close enough. I'd rather have a tom, anyway.

    Note: In Ohio, you can buy a fall turkey tag which is good for archery only and can be used Oct 12 - Dec 2. I didn't buy one last year but sat and watched turkeys all fall.

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    KeeperDog, our turkey's are doing great around here, I helped turn abunch loose when kdfw was restocking years ago , Ive killed 5 or 6 right behind the house . yes they can see very well , if you move or make eye to eye contact there gone. I like to hunt turkey's about as much as i like to hunt deer. Went on crutch's and 4 wheeler this past spring after my accident.

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    Originally posted by Belfry Buck
    KeeperDog, our turkey's are doing great around here, I helped turn abunch loose when kdfw was restocking years ago , Ive killed 5 or 6 right behind the house . yes they can see very well , if you move or make eye to eye contact there gone. I like to hunt turkey's about as much as i like to hunt deer. Went on crutch's and 4 wheeler this past spring after my accident.
    i've never hunted them,but i heard that they are the hardest thing to hunt around here

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    Turkey hunting is my favorite! I tagged out for the first time last year with two big gobblers, my new goal is to also take one with a bow. That would be awsome.

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    I haven't had the chance to go yet but I am determined to get me one either next season or the next.

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    yeah its awsome, I kiled my first tom this spring, a bigg one to, about 14 inch beard. But, they are so sencitive to movement, i have read that they have eyesight 25x's better that humans, it said they could see you blink your eye at 100 yards.Wow, now that good. But i shot my turkey at 20 yards, and he went down harder than a ton of bricks. I enjoy turkey hunting almost as much as deer. But those Big Ol Bucks are what i want:bounce:

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    These guys (turkeys) spook so easily, I have a lot of respect for anyone who gets one. My room mate used to hunt with a muzzle loader for an added degree of difficulty

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    I havent been turkey hunting yet but it is somthing I would like to do in the future! down here in lawrence co there are lots of turkey But I remember when it was just a vision of the KDFW.

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    I like to turkey hunt as much as I like to deer hunt. There are a lot of birds around here and it is so much fun during the spring. I bagged a real nice tom this past spring, weighed 20.5 pounds, had 1.5 spurs and an 11 inch beard. I think that was the baddest bird on the mountain, until I killed him I think he was the only bird that gobbled on the ridge he was on. My brother tagged out this spring, he killed to nice birds as well.

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    I would rather turkey hunt than deer hunt. Both are great but Turkey talk to you a little more. It is difficult to kill one with a bow. I had a few come in on my tree stand and I drew back on them and that was all she wrote. They saw the movement somehow and flew off. They have unreal vision.

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    Originally posted by bargedawg
    Buck
    I havent been turkey hunting yet but it is somthing I would like to do in the future! down here in lawrence co there are lots of turkey But I remember when it was just a vision of the KDFW.
    Ya there is a lot of Turkey down that way , done a little deer hunting down that way but no turkey hunting yet , But i will , i have a cabin out on 32.

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    Originally posted by Belfry Buck
    Ya there is a lot of Turkey down that way , done a little deer hunting down that way but no turkey hunting yet , But i will , i have a cabin out on 32.

    I live on rt 3 man is there a lot of game around here

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    I have been turkey hunting since 1990. Love it.

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