Turkey Season '11

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    Turkey Season '11

    Time to dust off the decoys and pattern the Browning. I use a Gobbler/hen decoy made by Pretty Boy but I modify the Gobbler decoy by fitting it with real wings and fan from past harvest's. It works like a charm. I'm going to try archery this season. I usually start scouting 1 week prior to the season opening. Post your harvest pics!
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    Drew a tag in a special opportunity hunt in Fla for the midget. This will be his first opportunity at an Osceola. He'll spend spring break hunting the long spurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Drew a tag in a special opportunity hunt in Fla for the midget. This will be his first opportunity at an Osceola. He'll spend spring break hunting the long spurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Drew a tag in a special opportunity hunt in Fla for the midget. This will be his first opportunity at an Osceola. He'll spend spring break hunting the long spurs.
    Good luck!!

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    Anyone got any good trophies this year? Hot spots? I hunt pretty regularly in Cumberland Co and my friend got a nice tom last weekend.

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    Rain. Rain. Rain.

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    Called 2 jakes in to gun range this afternoon after a great Easter service. Of course we let 'em walk. However, I have never heard a more mature gobble on a jake in my life. I'd have bet the farm that he was a mature bird. The midget wanted to whack him bad. He showed restraint, he's finally getting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Called 2 jakes in to gun range this afternoon after a great Easter service. Of course we let 'em walk. However, I have never heard a more mature gobble on a jake in my life. I'd have bet the farm that he was a mature bird. The midget wanted to whack him bad. He showed restraint, he's finally getting it.
    Well, I only got to go hunting twice this year on opening day and the last day. I had one hung up boss gobbler and an hour later had 5 jakes come in to my soft purrs. I smoked one and then I smoked it's breasts with some apple/pecan wood chips.......Delicious and that's how we City Boyz roll.

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    I killed one the last Thursday. Called another in for a friend on Friday. It was a subpar season for me in KY. Too much rain. Weather stunk. But I had opportunities to take some shots that were at the limit and I chose not to pull the trigger. So, if they haven't all drowned, there should be some 3 year olds trotting around next year where I hunt anyway!

    And I'm gonna try to sneak out Friday in OH to fill a tag there with a friend. I called one up in his lap opening day in OH and he flinched when I said shoot..........he forgot to take the safety off and that Tom flew to Pittsburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    I killed one the last Thursday. Called another in for a friend on Friday. It was a subpar season for me in KY. Too much rain. Weather stunk. But I had opportunities to take some shots that were at the limit and I chose not to pull the trigger. So, if they haven't all drowned, there should be some 3 year olds trotting around next year where I hunt anyway!

    And I'm gonna try to sneak out Friday in OH to fill a tag there with a friend. I called one up in his lap opening day in OH and he flinched when I said shoot..........he forgot to take the safety off and that Tom flew to Pittsburgh.
    happens to the best of em'....lol

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    A little redemption this year, 2 nice gobblers in the freezer. Got to take my youngest son this year. He's more of the dirtbike, atv, push it to the limit type. Put him on point with the mossberg and called 2 gobblers in his lap. Although he did'nt take the shot, he truly enjoyed it. "Let's go find another one Dad"..... Comes and goes to fast, already looking forward to next year.

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    That's good stuff Isaac. It's funny, it's those that you remember. The harvests seem to fade, but those close calls, or even the screw ups are the ones you always remember. I suppose us turkey hunters are kinda loony after all.

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    I soaked my turkey breasts in a brine mixture for 24 hours prior to applying a dry rub and wrapping in some bacon. I then smoked it for several hours til it reached an internal temp of 165. 2oz of apple/pecan wood is all you need. No gamey taste whatsoever. The brine/bacon helps with moisture preservation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    That's good stuff Isaac. It's funny, it's those that you remember. The harvests seem to fade, but those close calls, or even the screw ups are the ones you always remember. I suppose us turkey hunters are kinda loony after all.

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