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2010/02/23 11:35:18 (permalink)

Where's the excitement

Where is all the preseason excitment... I wanna talk turkey, its never to soon to prepare
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    S-10
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/02/23 12:30:01 (permalink)
    Usually by this time of year I have between 35-70 coming into my feeders and am watching the early phases of strutting. So far this year I may as well be living in the middle of the city. Nothing, nada, either they found something better or they have been table fare for the predators. I can't even find any tracks in my hikes. I need to see some before getting too excited. Ah well, spring is coming and new areas to explore.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/02/23 14:39:00 (permalink)
    Been watching 4 long beards all winter right out my back door..
    They've been hitting the neighbors corn field and manure spreading...

    "There is a pleasure in Angling that no one knows but the Angler himself". WB
     
     


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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/02/23 20:27:39 (permalink)
    i've seen three flocks by my place. first flock had around 20 birds, second and third were smaller groups of a dozen or so... no long beards that i could see driving past
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/02/23 22:26:20 (permalink)
    I saw a 25lber at Walmart in the freezer section....

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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/02/24 07:37:44 (permalink)
    excitement? i was yote hunting the other morning in the deep sno and just to my right there was a flock that started yelping and fighting. i bet there was over 50 birds. when those hens cut loose man the gobblers where gobblin there heads off. i never saw them but they where close. must of been 10 or more gobblers. now that was exciting. i cant wait.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/01 23:05:39 (permalink)
    There were 23 in my yard this morning. Two were strutting right under my birdfeeder, and another on my driveway. Interestingly, there were at least three longbeards that were bigger than the strutters, and they just milled about feeding.

    There was a lull in appearances during the big snow, but I can count on seeing some birds in my yard every day this time of year.

    Akita: Did you shoot any yotes?
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/02 00:29:27 (permalink)
    Piles of birds hit the fields here today....

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/02 00:41:37 (permalink)
    I saw 5 turkey walking along 66 south of Kane- a little before Russel, today.
    Saw another 3 (there were probably more) just south of The Vowinckel Hotel in a field to the left


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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/02 09:06:25 (permalink)
    Finally had some show up at the feeder. 14 hens, 1 bearded hen and one long beard. They look real healthy so must be someone else feeding them in the area. This is the latest in the year it's ever been for them to show up.
    Now I can start to get excited.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/02 09:16:42 (permalink)
    They've really been coming out of the woodwork around here in the last couple weeks.

    I've seen a flock of over 40 out my back door, a flock of 25-30 on the way to work & a smaller flock of 12-15 once I got there.

    Tons of turkeys, the hills will be thunderin' gobbles soon.
    I heard last years first gobbles during the snow we had 1st week of March.
    Double gobbles in a white out, gotta love it!

    "If you ever get hit with a bucket of fish, be sure to close your eyes." ><)))*>
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/02 09:20:13 (permalink)
    Webcam in Murraysville (www.pixcontroller.com) had birds, not just gobblin, but HAMMERIN, 3 weeks ago. Strange.

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/02 13:50:54 (permalink)
    the birds i heard where gobblin their heads off. 2 weeks ago
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/03 15:13:58 (permalink)
    13 came to my yard today. You should see all the turkey crap under my birdfeeder.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/03 15:39:52 (permalink)
    you should bottle some of that and make some turkey lure.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/03 20:00:24 (permalink)
    While I have been out plowing roads this last week or two I seen alot of turkeys. Seen three gobblers with 10 inch beards together. Seen about a dozen together they all had about 6 to 7 inch beards. Also seen one feild with about 80 to 90 birds in it. As well as some others I couldn't make out what they were.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/05 20:29:45 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: akitadog

    you should bottle some of that and make some turkey lure.

    If that actually worked, I could make about five gallons of it!
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/06 11:42:26 (permalink)
    GOBBLE GOBBLE
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/06 18:39:04 (permalink)
    I cant wait to head to tionesta to hunt for another gobbler last years bird got me a $100 check with the bands around its legs 
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/06 18:50:51 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: akitadog

    you should bottle some of that and make some turkey lure.

    If Gobblers could smell you would NEVER kill one. LOL!!
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/06 22:31:48 (permalink)
    you got that rite. i drench my self in tick spray. they are bad around here.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/08 07:23:42 (permalink)
    Went around the hill yesterday morning never saw a bird.That's what i always said also relayer.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/11 12:00:40 (permalink)
    Saw a monster gobbler yesterday probably about a 10-12 inch beard, biggest bird Ive ever seen.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/11 13:10:10 (permalink)
    My dads buddy got shots of these 3 big boys with a bad case of spring fever last saturday (3-6)





    There's some excitementfor ya!

    Edit...there's more than 3 there...looks like at least a couple 'peeping toms' in the background.
    post edited by Pork - 2010/03/11 13:11:30

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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/11 18:50:44 (permalink)
    Four in the driveway by the garage this morning. Nice to see that they can get grit easier now.

    post edited by bigbuck101 - 2010/03/11 18:52:36
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/11 18:57:15 (permalink)
    The 3rd from the left has a rope!

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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/11 21:57:52 (permalink)
    Ken, I think what you are seeing as a "rope" is caused by the hen behind him. There is one on his left.

    This group had 22 hens and 7 long beards that joined them last weekend.
    post edited by bigbuck101 - 2010/03/11 22:00:08
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/11 22:46:39 (permalink)
    Ah, I see.

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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/12 12:29:47 (permalink)
    look at the spurs on that 1. nice. saw a couple strutters yesterday.
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    RE: Where's the excitement 2010/03/14 08:19:15 (permalink)

    Cloudy Sunday morning in the back yard.


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