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Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
olebuck 14-Mar-17
stick n string 14-Mar-17
Brotsky 14-Mar-17
t-roy 14-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 14-Mar-17
Bloodtrail 14-Mar-17
Glunt@work 14-Mar-17
The last savage 14-Mar-17
'Ike' (Phone) 14-Mar-17
olebuck 14-Mar-17
olebuck 14-Mar-17
JohnB 14-Mar-17
Butcher 14-Mar-17
Bowriter 15-Mar-17
olebuck 15-Mar-17
Overland 15-Mar-17
Brotsky 15-Mar-17
t-roy 15-Mar-17
brianhood 15-Mar-17
writer 15-Mar-17
Franzen 15-Mar-17
Boris 16-Mar-17
Paul@thefort 16-Mar-17
olebuck 16-Mar-17
JohnB 17-Mar-17
loopmtz 17-Mar-17
Boris 17-Mar-17
Boris 17-Mar-17
Mark Watkins 17-Mar-17
From: olebuck
14-Mar-17
Tomorrow opens the MS 2017 Spring gobbler season.

i plan to open mine in normal bowsite fashion with the stick and string. The weather leading up to the opener has been mild and warm with turkeys gobbling and strutting everywhere, however its been cold the last few days, with a low tonight of 31 and high of 53 tomorrow - but clear and sunny.

i have two set ups already in place with blinds set up that should be good, i plan to go out late this evening in hopes of roosting birds so i will know which set up to pick. One has easy access with very little chance of getting busted from the roost, the other set up is back in the timber and will be difficult to get into with out bumping roosted birds...

look tomorrow for post from the blind....

14-Mar-17
Good luck!!

From: Brotsky
14-Mar-17
Go get 'em! I have to wait until 4/1 but I'm going to get my fix on Saturday! :)

From: t-roy
14-Mar-17
Good luck Jim!

From: Paul@thefort
14-Mar-17

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Oh oh, were in trouble.

From: Bloodtrail
14-Mar-17
What's it like??

We don't open up in CT until the last couple days of April.

From: Glunt@work
14-Mar-17
Nebraska starts the 25th. Been in some blizzards and hunted in the snow few times.

14-Mar-17
Get em Buck!! Wanna see pics..

14-Mar-17
Warm last few days, all fired up here...Got to like the Wednesday opener, good luck!

From: olebuck
14-Mar-17
Got my decoys set up. Watched a big group fly up about 200 yds past the gate. All I have to do now is get in the blind in the morning.

From: olebuck
14-Mar-17
Having trouble getting pics to load. Keep getting an error

From: JohnB
14-Mar-17
Good luck olebuck, I think those turkeys are going to be in trouble!

From: Butcher
14-Mar-17
Heading out in the morning as well. Didn't get a chance to get out this afternoon but have a couple good spots to check.

From: Bowriter
15-Mar-17

Bowriter's embedded Photo
Bowriter's embedded Photo
I may use a net.

From: olebuck
15-Mar-17
Plan worked like a charm. Shot him at 7 yards at 7:55am.

Shot was a little back and he limped off to about 25 yds. My second Arrow only got feathers and he flew off!! I did a ninja dive out the window of the blind to see where he went. He sailed down on the edge of some big open timber. 20 min later I jumped him and he didn't go far and I was able to get an arrow through his wing joint at 30yds.

He came in with two buddies and about 10 hens.

From: Overland
15-Mar-17
Congratulations! Very impressive when a plan comes together like that.

From: Brotsky
15-Mar-17
Way to go Ole Buck! I love it when a plan comes together! congrats! Time to get the meat pole started:)

From: t-roy
15-Mar-17
Congrats on your opening day success! How many more tags can you get in MS?

From: brianhood
15-Mar-17
Nice.

From: writer
15-Mar-17
No pics, didn't happen. :-)

But way to start your season!

From: Franzen
15-Mar-17
Am I the only one picturing Brotsky with a cigar in his mouth a la Hannibal Smith. Congrats on the tom!

From: Boris
16-Mar-17
Went out scouting in N.E. Ohio today. Even after the heavy snow and high winds the last couple days. I saw about 30 birds today. About 75% of them are toms. An they where strutting their stuff. Even in the snow.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Mar-17

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
"I just don't believe it until I see a picture!"

From: olebuck
16-Mar-17

olebuck's embedded Photo
olebuck's embedded Photo
I'm still getting an error when uploading.

I'll email it to somebody and maybe they can get it to load

From: JohnB
17-Mar-17
Congrats olebuck I knew you were a turkey killer!

From: loopmtz
17-Mar-17
Way to go! Thanks for sharing!!

From: Boris
17-Mar-17
Believe it Paul. Just west of Pierpont on rt. 167.

From: Boris
17-Mar-17
North east Ohio has benefitted from the restocking of turkeys in Nortwest Pa. Its nothing to see in the spring 30-50 birds together.

From: Mark Watkins
17-Mar-17
Congrats Olebuck!

Way to get us started on a positive!!!

Mark

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