2020 spring gobler

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2020/03/07 07:23:11 (permalink)

2020 spring gobler

I figured I would start the traditional spring gobbler hunting thread to post up what you are hearing, seeing, and hopefully killing. 
 
Spring is springing earlier and earlier in this corner of the state. Forthysia has the yellow tinge of budding out already. Daffodil greens are up 4 inches. The turkeys are in their breeding groups. Been watching a flock for about a month now. They have moved into their traditional breeding and nesting area as of 3 weeks ago. Currently there are 4 longbeards strutting their stuff with about 12 hens. 
 
Only 2 more months to go before Pennsylvanians get to start basically the latest spring gobbler season in the nation. 

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    BeenThereDoneThat.
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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/07 08:48:39 (permalink)
    Sorry Gene..... House rules, NO spot burning.😁 But, good luck this season.


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    post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/03/07 09:21:16

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/07 10:26:20 (permalink)
    Ha three gobblers, all with their beards dragging on the ground, last week.

    I don’t hunt them, but they are cool to see.

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    dpms
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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/08 18:53:55 (permalink)
    Took a walk this morning scouting for deer and trimming stands. Heard a gobbler go off about 10am. Also saw that the maples are budding out already in this corner of the state. Gonna be an early spring for sure. 

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/08 20:14:11 (permalink)
    A couple of the longbeards in the local group of gobblers that visit my backyard every day are starting to beat up on the jakes. 

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/09 09:57:33 (permalink)
    Heck with the daffodils, the tulips out in front of my house are already 4-5" tall....
    Hoping to find some time to take the youngins' out for their early season but time is at a premium with all their sports.  Besides, my turkey calling is el stinko.....but can't shoot one sitting on the couch!
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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/09 10:19:06 (permalink)
    eyes I find it hard to believe your "calling" is elstinko???

    Heck neighbor get one them push button squawk box. Tape it to the fore arm of your gun and go have yourself some fun.

    Just don't do like me and overtalk 😖errrrrr....... over call.😆

    I ain't never shot a single bird but I've had me some real chyts & giggles from stupid stuff I've done over the years. ahhhhh the memories..... stupid turkey's.🙉

    Heck, get yourself an Owl hooter, load the kids in the car and stop along some country roads after sunset and hit the Owl hooter. Ya don't have to talk like an owl.... just sound like one.

    A crow call will get results in the morning, before flydown.

    If there's turkey in the area, younz will know it.
    post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/03/09 10:27:02

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/10 09:46:09 (permalink)
    Forsythia just popped here yesterday. Might be over before it starts around here. 

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/10 12:57:01 (permalink)
    found a new spot with a bazillion turkeys. I'm sure they will all be gone come May. Stupit myth bird.
     
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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/12 09:23:35 (permalink)
    A friend texted me yesterday that as he was driving by on the highway, which is elevated, there were 20+ turkeys in the field across the creek from my treehouse.

    It will be interesting to see how many of them make it. Every May/June, the Bald Eagles move in for a few weeks and everything starts to disappear — young turkeys, baby groundhogs, fawns (?), baby geese and ducks on the neighbor’s pond, etc.

    Last time there were a number of turkeys here — 11 poults, 4 hens, 2 gobblers (seen regularly) — the eagles moved in and by the time they left, there were the gobblers, 1 hen, and 1 poult.

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/15 06:16:27 (permalink)
    I heard gobbler booming at noon on Monday the 9th. he went on for quite awhile.
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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/15 08:56:13 (permalink)
    Just had a mixed flock of 23 feed thru the yard.The long beards and a few of the bigger jakes were in full strut most of the time in the 15 minutes they were here. 

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/15 09:49:27 (permalink)
    They were hollering here this morning.

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    Re: 2020 spring gobler 2020/03/16 13:18:00 (permalink)
    Don't get to worked up....they always start late winter...it's not going to be much different than any spring.....you might have to hunt a little different....late mornings can be better than wasting time getting up at 4 a.m.......sleep in and kill a turkey
    post edited by Big Tuna - 2020/03/16 17:16:23
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