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2018 TURKEY MEATPOLE
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Contributors to this thread:
trkyslr 24-Mar-18
trkyslr 24-Mar-18
olebuck 24-Mar-18
olebuck 24-Mar-18
Panther Bone 24-Mar-18
TravisScott 25-Mar-18
bud 25-Mar-18
Timbrhuntr 25-Mar-18
t-roy 25-Mar-18
trkyslr 25-Mar-18
Medicinemann 26-Mar-18
Hawkeye 26-Mar-18
BOHNTR 26-Mar-18
Titan_Bow 30-Mar-18
'Ike' 30-Mar-18
heightsjason 30-Mar-18
dmann 30-Mar-18
olebuck 31-Mar-18
heightsjason 31-Mar-18
Dan Mallia 31-Mar-18
Dan Mallia 31-Mar-18
trkyslr 31-Mar-18
joehunter8301 31-Mar-18
sheds 05-Apr-18
sheds 05-Apr-18
SJJ 05-Apr-18
Carcajou 05-Apr-18
bowpackerRob 05-Apr-18
sheds 05-Apr-18
PushCoArcher 05-Apr-18
Reflex 05-Apr-18
t-roy 07-Apr-18
trkyslr 07-Apr-18
Quinn @work 08-Apr-18
Coach 08-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 08-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 08-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 08-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 08-Apr-18
midwest 08-Apr-18
Dino 08-Apr-18
t-roy 08-Apr-18
DConcrete 08-Apr-18
Beav 08-Apr-18
sitO 08-Apr-18
Beav 08-Apr-18
Beav 08-Apr-18
Timbrhuntr 08-Apr-18
Scoot 08-Apr-18
drycreek 08-Apr-18
stick n string 08-Apr-18
Cobie33 08-Apr-18
trkyslr 08-Apr-18
Bou'bound 08-Apr-18
tflight 09-Apr-18
Rock 09-Apr-18
Rock 09-Apr-18
sheds 09-Apr-18
Duke 09-Apr-18
Rock 09-Apr-18
Paul@thefort 10-Apr-18
Carcajou 10-Apr-18
DConcrete 11-Apr-18
SBH 11-Apr-18
Scoot 11-Apr-18
Deertick 11-Apr-18
Deertick 11-Apr-18
r-man 12-Apr-18
Deertick 12-Apr-18
Quinn @work 12-Apr-18
Timbrhuntr 13-Apr-18
Whocares 13-Apr-18
Whocares 13-Apr-18
GhostBird 13-Apr-18
joehunter8301 13-Apr-18
Timbrhuntr 14-Apr-18
Ruthless09 14-Apr-18
Ziek 14-Apr-18
trkyslr 14-Apr-18
bud 14-Apr-18
trkyslr 14-Apr-18
joehunter8301 15-Apr-18
bud 15-Apr-18
Ziek 15-Apr-18
bud 15-Apr-18
Deserve2beworked 15-Apr-18
stick n string 15-Apr-18
trkyslr 15-Apr-18
Exhughes2 16-Apr-18
t-roy 16-Apr-18
sheds 16-Apr-18
Hawkeye 17-Apr-18
trkyslr 17-Apr-18
DEC 17-Apr-18
Hawkeye 17-Apr-18
trkyslr 17-Apr-18
Bob 17-Apr-18
Duke 17-Apr-18
Marty 19-Apr-18
ROUGHCOUNTRY 20-Apr-18
Dan Mallia 21-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 21-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 21-Apr-18
Beav 22-Apr-18
joehunter8301 22-Apr-18
Tonybear61 22-Apr-18
T Mac 22-Apr-18
Bowfreak 22-Apr-18
T Mac 22-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 22-Apr-18
Thornton 23-Apr-18
Bowfreak 23-Apr-18
DEC 23-Apr-18
Hawkeye 23-Apr-18
Brotsky 23-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 23-Apr-18
Bowfreak 23-Apr-18
sheds 24-Apr-18
Carcajou 25-Apr-18
Dino 25-Apr-18
Errorhead 26-Apr-18
t-roy 26-Apr-18
stick n string 27-Apr-18
stick slinger 27-Apr-18
Hawkeye 27-Apr-18
tflight 28-Apr-18
Yttails 28-Apr-18
sticksender 28-Apr-18
Duke 28-Apr-18
Yttails 28-Apr-18
JasonInIowa 28-Apr-18
t-roy 28-Apr-18
Matt Palmquist 28-Apr-18
Bowfreak 29-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-Apr-18
Boris 29-Apr-18
W8N4RUT 29-Apr-18
Tonybear61 29-Apr-18
Yttails 29-Apr-18
Ermine 30-Apr-18
trkyslr 30-Apr-18
Shug 30-Apr-18
Rambo 30-Apr-18
Rambo 30-Apr-18
Rambo 30-Apr-18
mcarchery12 30-Apr-18
OFFHNTN 01-May-18
TSOV 01-May-18
DEC 01-May-18
Ziek 01-May-18
Knight Archer 02-May-18
beemann 02-May-18
Quinn @work 02-May-18
Ziek 03-May-18
Stycks 03-May-18
Brotsky 03-May-18
JakeBrake 04-May-18
Rockbass 05-May-18
Rockbass 05-May-18
Rockbass 05-May-18
HUNT MAN 05-May-18
t-roy 05-May-18
Errorhead 05-May-18
grape 05-May-18
Shaft 05-May-18
Rockbass 06-May-18
BrianC 06-May-18
Kodiak 06-May-18
hoytshooter1 08-May-18
Beav 08-May-18
SBH 09-May-18
SBH 12-May-18
SBH 12-May-18
Nogutsnostory 13-May-18
Dan Mallia 18-May-18
Scoot 18-May-18
Yodameister 18-May-18
stick n string 18-May-18
trail hound 20-May-18
Hawkeye 20-May-18
mnbwhtr 22-May-18
From: trkyslr
24-Mar-18

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Well it’s time someone started this and what a better way then with our youth, the future of hunting wether gun or bow. Today I took out a buddy and his 7 year old daughter Clara on her first turkey hunt. Clara just recently passed hunter ed and got her license. Well we had a fast great morning as I called in the whole flock off the roost into the DSD decoys. There were a few longbeards but just couldn’t get a clear shot at one without harvesting more then one bird with a single shot. Finally a jake broke away and she made a great shot on her first bird. I love taking juniors out and seeing their excitement when a turkey gobbles and they come in and put on a show. Congrats to Clara and we have a great start for 2018! (Clara, her dad Chase, and my daughter Gia)

From: trkyslr
24-Mar-18

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One last one from this hunt for now as I’ll post some more later on a diff thread. These smiles are what it is all about!

Good luck everyone else this spring!

From: olebuck
24-Mar-18
On the board in MS. Nice old long beard.

Missed a 6-8 yard headshot. Then nailed him in the wing joint on the second shot.

From: olebuck
24-Mar-18

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24-Mar-18
Good for y'all! Opens next weekend here. Dad and I already have a weekend planned for camping backcountry style and chasing toms.

From: TravisScott
25-Mar-18
Great work guys! Chris, getting the kids birds every year are some of my favorite pictures and stories. Congrats and keep it up!

From: bud
25-Mar-18
Good job trkyslr. Older I get more I enjoy taking kids hunting. Dang good work on the photos too. Those kids are little dolls.

From: Timbrhuntr
25-Mar-18
Nice start

From: t-roy
25-Mar-18
That’s a great way to get things started off right! Congrats to Clara on her first turk!

From: trkyslr
25-Mar-18
Thanks guys! I’m seeing this thread taking off quickly rather soon.. good luck everyone!

From: Medicinemann
26-Mar-18
I'm just hoping that you can figure out how to post the video......

From: Hawkeye
26-Mar-18
Great job Chris! Good shooting Jim...looking forward to the season:)

From: BOHNTR
26-Mar-18
NICE!

From: Titan_Bow
30-Mar-18

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Came out to Nebraska with my son, hoping to get him his first archery turkey. Mid day, we spotted these jakes a couple hundred yards away feeding along the edge of a field. I was able to close the distance and put on a stalk and was able to make a well placed shot on this little guy! I’ve shot a handful of turkeys with my longbow from a blind, and a couple with a shotgun, but this is my first archery spot and stalk bird

From: 'Ike'
30-Mar-18
Nice...Couldn't be a better weather for opener tomorrow in Cali, good luck!

From: heightsjason
30-Mar-18
Nice Birds!

From: dmann
30-Mar-18
Two weeks from tomorrow before I can get out. Nice birds everybody!

From: olebuck
31-Mar-18

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Got another one in MS.

6-8 yard head shot. First bird with the Magnus bull head. I'm hooked on the head shots!

From: heightsjason
31-Mar-18
Dead olebuck! Nice shot

From: Dan Mallia
31-Mar-18

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From: Dan Mallia
31-Mar-18

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First bird of the 2018 CA season for me. Whacked him with a Magnus Bullhead over the new DSD Mating Pair.

From: trkyslr
31-Mar-18

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Congrats dan! Here is my opening day Cali longbeard. Called 4 longbeards right off the roost into the decoys at 14 yards, no blind. Shot the first one who punked the DSD mating set. Shot him with a new Radical Archery Design Rival head, which he went one yard and was dead in two seconds. Shot placement is key with all heads. Great start!

31-Mar-18

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On the board in CA. Great day with the homie :-)

From: sheds
05-Apr-18

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Fourth day of the Nebraska season shot this Tom right off the top of my Jake decoy as he tried to punish it, it was pretty cool! 9 inch beard!

From: sheds
05-Apr-18

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Another pic.

From: SJJ
05-Apr-18
Stickbow bird...the ultimate...nice

From: Carcajou
05-Apr-18
Matt

Fantastic on the longbow bird!!! Black Canyon longbow??

From: bowpackerRob
05-Apr-18
Congrats on the stickbow kill Matt

From: sheds
05-Apr-18
yes it is a black canyon, good eye scott! 52# at "27" two piece takedown!

From: PushCoArcher
05-Apr-18
Congratulations to everyone some good looking birds. Our season opens tomorrow and I took the day off from work I can't wait.

From: Reflex
05-Apr-18

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Got one down last weekend!

From: t-roy
07-Apr-18

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Oklahoma double.

From: trkyslr
07-Apr-18
Good work troy and everyone else!!!! ... been pretty wet here but should improve soon.

From: Quinn @work
08-Apr-18
Congrats on the OK Gobblers T-Roy!

From: Coach
08-Apr-18

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Grim Reaper at 7 yds
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Grim Reaper at 7 yds

From: HUNT MAN
08-Apr-18

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Nebraska 4/5

From: HUNT MAN
08-Apr-18

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Nebraska 4/6. Killed this one in a blizzard and wind chills below zero. Gobbled hard and ran in with 7 hens and 3 gobblers . Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
08-Apr-18

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Took my brother in law. His first Archery Bird ! Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
08-Apr-18

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And his Second. Thanks again Beav!! Hunt

From: midwest
08-Apr-18
Looks like a great trip, Hunt!

From: Dino
08-Apr-18
Nice work Hunt! Great birds.

From: t-roy
08-Apr-18

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Whackin and stackin em, Hunt! Good job!

Here’s my wife’s second tom.

From: DConcrete
08-Apr-18

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Son’s 2nd bird. Took his first last year. Shotgun in Kansas. He’s 9.
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Son’s 2nd bird. Took his first last year. Shotgun in Kansas. He’s 9.

From: Beav
08-Apr-18

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HUNT came out for a few days and my son Zach had to get in on the action filling all three of his tags. What a great time we had.

From: sitO
08-Apr-18
Nice birds everyone, can't wait to get after'm here in KS in the morning!

From: Beav
08-Apr-18

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Bird 2 for Zach!

From: Beav
08-Apr-18

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Bird 3 and tagged out!

From: Timbrhuntr
08-Apr-18
Oh man u guys are killing me i should be in kansas right now but stuck at home. Awesome stuff so far !!

From: Scoot
08-Apr-18
WTG everyone! They're coming in bunches now!

08-Apr-18

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Oklahoma opening day...arrowed at 18 yards.

From: drycreek
08-Apr-18
Y'all are doing great ! A week from tomorrow before we're able to get after them. We're going to a place we've never been before so I'm expecting nothing and hoping for the best.

08-Apr-18
Awesome jobs guys n gals! A couple week wait yet here until maryland comes in. Then Missouri trip starting the 28th for 4 days!!

From: Cobie33
08-Apr-18

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My 11 yr old son scored his first ever bow kill and 7th gobbler yesterday morning here in Iowa with a 6 yard head shot.

From: trkyslr
08-Apr-18
Congrats everyone!!!!!

From: Bou'bound
08-Apr-18
Gorgeous birds and photos

From: tflight
09-Apr-18
Congrats to all. My season doesn't start until May 7th. ughh.

From: Rock
09-Apr-18

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Nebraska Turkey #1 for 2018

From: Rock
09-Apr-18

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Nebraska Double with one arrow and Magnus bullheads

From: sheds
09-Apr-18
Hey Ron two birds with one shot? now your showing off! LOL

From: Duke
09-Apr-18
Some of you boys are all filled up before us northerners even get a sniff. Great start to the spring! Keep after them! -DUKE

From: Rock
09-Apr-18
Matt, it was not planned and I was kind of disappointed about it as I wanted to save at least one tag for later in the season when they were split up more.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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My redemption tom

From: Carcajou
10-Apr-18
Paul!! Ya did it again!!! Sweet!

From: DConcrete
11-Apr-18

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From: SBH
11-Apr-18
Great birds everyone!

From: Scoot
11-Apr-18
WTG Jeff! Way to get those youngens out there! Congrats!

From: Deertick
11-Apr-18

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No birds on my trip to Nebraska last weekend, but a good time. Thanks, AndyJ. Bowsite friends are wonderful, even if the weather and the birds don’t cooperate.

From: Deertick
11-Apr-18
No birds on my trip to Nebraska last weekend, but a good time. Thanks, AndyJ. Bowsite friends are wonderful, even if the weather and the birds don’t cooperate.

From: r-man
12-Apr-18
great pics all, we cant find a bird here , all seem to have vanished from are regular areas . Tough yr here in SC

From: Deertick
12-Apr-18
No birds on my trip to Nebraska last weekend, but a good time. Thanks, AndyJ. Bowsite friends are wonderful, even if the weather and the birds don’t cooperate.

From: Quinn @work
12-Apr-18
Hey Derrick, did you get any birds in Nebraska last weekend? :)

From: Timbrhuntr
13-Apr-18
:)

From: Whocares
13-Apr-18
In Nebraska now. Just too much fun with the high wind and rain and promise of 8-15" tonight and tomorrow. Ate my sandwich at 9:30 already. Was really hoping to hold out til 10:30. Saw a few turkeys but none that wanted to die. My 88 yr old partner just text me and wants to go in and warm up and get warmer clothes. Told him I thought he was tougher than that! And to have a Fireball for me. Said he's getting on his ATV and heading to the truck. Wimp. (does really suck out here today though).

From: Whocares
13-Apr-18
And I could swear I just saw a turkey go over the ridge wearing yoga pants...I just don't know...

From: GhostBird
13-Apr-18
Congrats to all... nice to see the kids getting involved.

13-Apr-18

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Someone said it was turkey season round yonder :-) #2

From: Timbrhuntr
14-Apr-18
That looks like a cool pic except for that contraption in the front of the frame !

From: Ruthless09
14-Apr-18

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Went out and sat in the cold Kansas weather this morning, had gobbeling around me all morning, then at 9:10 this guy gobbled just to the right of the blind, I could just see him through the cedar tree limbs, he stayed hung up looking at my decoys for 20 min. finally I purred a few times after trying to get him to come in forever, the purring must of done it, he committed and after a 18 yard shot and a 10 yard recovery it was done. Body shot with my 100 magnum slicktrick did the job. 10.5 inch beard and 1 and 1/8 spurs. one more tag to go.

From: Ziek
14-Apr-18

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18.5#, 8 6/16" beard.
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18.5#, 8 6/16" beard.
Colorado finally opened this morning. Cindy finished up first thing with a nice Merriam's.

From: trkyslr
14-Apr-18

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Cali bird #2. No blind. 20 yard shot. Zero yard recovery. :-)

From: bud
14-Apr-18
Great pictures Ziek and trkyslr. Family obligations at Easter, the grandkids, and this work thing has kept me out of the woods. This thread is keeping up the morale. trkyslr what camera are you using? The colors on that turkey look awesome.

From: trkyslr
14-Apr-18
Thanks! This one was taken with a Nikon coolpix 500. With flash, sun at my back, gets that iridescence to pop.

15-Apr-18
It’s the camera man bud :-)

From: bud
15-Apr-18
I think your on to Joehunter. I need lessons from Paulatfort and trkyslr.lol

From: Ziek
15-Apr-18

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21#, 8 10/16" & 4 14/16" beards.
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21#, 8 10/16" & 4 14/16" beards.
I ended our season 12 hours after Cindy.

Congrats to everyone.

From: bud
15-Apr-18
That's a beautiful bird ziek and great photo also.

15-Apr-18

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Turkey beards are like deer antlers, ya' can't eat em'. So, I tell myself since I shot the Tom with the shortest beard! The Hen in the photo is a DSD.
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Turkey beards are like deer antlers, ya' can't eat em'. So, I tell myself since I shot the Tom with the shortest beard! The Hen in the photo is a DSD.

15-Apr-18
Congrats Zeik and deserve!

From: trkyslr
15-Apr-18

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Tagged out here in Cali! 3rd bird, 40 yard sniper shot and recovered with my daughter present! Now to help others get some birds. :-)

From: Exhughes2
16-Apr-18

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Took this tom on day 2 of the season on public land, I called and called to him but he wouldn't come in so I shut up and 10 minutes later he was down. 9 1/4 inch beard

From: t-roy
16-Apr-18
You need to change your handle to “NOexhughes2!

Congrats and nice pic as well.

From: sheds
16-Apr-18

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My son Cody shot this opening day Colorado bird, 9 inch beard.

From: Hawkeye
17-Apr-18

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Iowa 2018 If you look closely you can see the snowflakes in the air. Crazy cold spring but love being out there!

From: trkyslr
17-Apr-18
Everyone nice birds!

Eyad congrats I like a bird with character like that one!

From: DEC
17-Apr-18

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5 birds in 3 days. I joined my buddy who lives in Kansas. I killed one right off the bat on opening morning. The next day I killed one and then filmed him killing one. On Wednesday I drove to a spot that I found in Nebraska and in under two hours I put down two nice toms. All were head shots with the bows. All on video.

Kansas -------> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C2lp6KotjM&t=141s

Nebraska -------> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CryhRDV7p94

From: Hawkeye
17-Apr-18
Congrats everyone and thanks Chris! You guys never cease to amaze with your success and photos. More snow coming tonight in the midwest. Crazy! Keep it up guys and good luck out there :)

From: trkyslr
17-Apr-18
DEC congrats .... ol white face just works! Great pics!

Thanks Eyad!

From: Bob
17-Apr-18
You guys and gals are stackin them up ! Congratulations to all !

From: Duke
17-Apr-18
Derek: That was some serious footage! Great when a hunt comes together like that!

From: Marty
19-Apr-18

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25 yard shot, spot and stalk in Nebraska.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
20-Apr-18

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It's been a cold, late spring here in Montana but they're heating up now......Sat on Tuesday with the same birds and no reaction........this guy stayed up late on the roost but was super aggressive when he hit the ground.........he jumped a fence to confront the DSD and shot him in full bloom at six yards, ha.

22 pounds, 11 inch beard and mediocre spurs which most are in Montana.

From: Dan Mallia
21-Apr-18

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Oregon. 19.3lbs, 9.25” beard, 3/4” spurs. Bullhead at 7 yards!
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Oregon. 19.3lbs, 9.25” beard, 3/4” spurs. Bullhead at 7 yards!

From: HUNT MAN
21-Apr-18

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Idaho 4-20-18. Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
21-Apr-18

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Good times. Can’t wait till it’s his turn! Good luck to all with tags still. Hunt

From: Beav
22-Apr-18

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Great hunt this morning during a drizzle.

22-Apr-18

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Today was warmer than it’s been and I was thirsty :-)

From: Tonybear61
22-Apr-18
We went scouting as the 3 1/2 feet of snow was melting. Saw a nice bird on the way in so we set-up on the next ridge. My son shot a nice 20# + bird just before end of legal light. So much for "just scouting" my wife said. She is jealous cause she won't be hunting for a few more weeks.

From: T Mac
22-Apr-18

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Evan and Dave
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Evan and Dave
Evan’s first bird! My buddy Dave did the calling and had the birds fired up. We had 10 birds all around a hen deke 10 yards from us . My son couldn’t decide which bird to shoot! Awesome hunt!

From: Bowfreak
22-Apr-18

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I took a trip with some friends in Kansas and hunted some horrible weather. I still had an opportunity and blanked on a Jake at 10 yards. I still don't know how you miss at 10 yards but it happens.

My first morning out in KY I shot this gobbler. Lots of action and definitely a hunt to remember.

My friend is a Mathews Homer so I took the spur picture for him. Lol!

Congrats to all of the successful hunters.

Jeff....good job getting the little ones out. Congrats!

From: T Mac
22-Apr-18

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Evan with his first turkey!
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Evan with his first turkey!

From: HUNT MAN
22-Apr-18

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Montana 4-22-18. Great hunt doubled up with the brother in law.. Hunt

From: Thornton
23-Apr-18

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Turkeys walked right by the log jam I was burning in the middle of the creek. I hid behind a tree at ground level below the creek bank till they were within range. No calling or blind but I did have a decoy about ten yards away.

From: Bowfreak
23-Apr-18

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Hunt,

You're mad at 'em this year! Good job buddy.

I didn't hear a bird nor see one until I heard a thump at the decoy. I look up and 2 Jake's are working over my Dakota. I am sorry....you can't attack my decoy even if you aren't full grown.

His buddy deserves something worse after what he did to the one I shot. Pure nastiness. Lol

From: DEC
23-Apr-18

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Crossbow ... but she is a youth so we can cut her some slack ... right? My daughter tagged out fast yesterday morning during the Indiana youth season. For some reason, even though she vertical bow hunts for deer, she still likes to crossbow hunt birds. I figure, as long as she is excited to get out and turkey hunt, then I am good with it, even though I am not a crossbow guy.

Video -----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADnrDUe0LY&t=6s

From: Hawkeye
23-Apr-18

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Iowa #2 Was fortunate to tag out on my birthday. Awesome day! :)

From: Brotsky
23-Apr-18

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Waited four years to put this in here!

From: HUNT MAN
23-Apr-18
I have been waiting four years to see it. So awesome

From: Bowfreak
23-Apr-18
Awesome job Half Pint!

From: sheds
24-Apr-18

sheds's embedded Photo
sheds's embedded Photo
Colorado bird in the wet snow, 9 1/2 inch beard. 04/21

From: Carcajou
25-Apr-18
Way to persevere, Matt, rock on!

From: Dino
25-Apr-18

Dino's embedded Photo
Dino's embedded Photo
My son's first Tom

From: Errorhead
26-Apr-18

Errorhead's embedded Photo
Errorhead's embedded Photo
After 31 years of trying to kill a turkey with a bow. This morning it finally came together. 20.4 lbs. 9 inch beard 1 1/4 spurs. 32 yard shot.

From: t-roy
26-Apr-18
Congratulations Errorhead! That’s perseverance, to say the least!

27-Apr-18
Congratulations everybody. Way to go!

27-Apr-18

stick slinger's embedded Photo
stick slinger's embedded Photo
8 yard shot. 10” beard. 1” spurs. Lots of fun.

From: Hawkeye
27-Apr-18
Cool setup and pic stick slinger!

From: tflight
28-Apr-18
I am still waiting on May 7th. Thats when my season opens in Michigan.

From: Yttails
28-Apr-18

Yttails's embedded Photo
Yttails's embedded Photo
Didn't have any luck in Illinois this year. Killed this one in Indiana yesterday evening! He came in silent with 5 hens. 23# 1 5/16" spurs 11 3/4" beard.

From: sticksender
28-Apr-18
Congrats Jack on a big ‘ol Tom!

From: Duke
28-Apr-18
Jack-curious what blind that is? Looks like a suite! Nice job.

From: Yttails
28-Apr-18
Duke, It's a Rhino 2-xp oversize. The windows are a little high, had to stand to shoot. Great blind!

Thanks, Greg! You will be posting soon.

From: JasonInIowa
28-Apr-18

JasonInIowa's embedded Photo
JasonInIowa's embedded Photo
Scored on my first Iowa bird of the season this morning!

From: t-roy
28-Apr-18
Nice bird, Jack. Congrats!

Does he have unusually light colored tips on the tail feathers, or just the way it looks in the pic?

28-Apr-18

Matt Palmquist's embedded Photo
Matt Palmquist's embedded Photo
Tagged out this morning!

From: Bowfreak
29-Apr-18
Awesome pic Matt. Congrats to all!

29-Apr-18
Some beautiful birds everyone ,nice pics congrats to all.

From: Boris
29-Apr-18
DEC, 2 questions. 1 did she get out? 2 Did she have fun? If so, that is all that matters.

From: W8N4RUT
29-Apr-18
Cool pic Matt!

Scott

From: Tonybear61
29-Apr-18
Congrats to everyone. The iridescent colors seem to be more intense this year. I noticed that on my son's bird last week. I know a lot of this has to do with the refractive index of the feather structure (stacking vs amorphous) and the melanin granules alignment , more than ceratin color tones but wow, everyone who has seen it has said the same thing.

Was it because we had 6 month of snow in the Midwest (and we all were cabin fever color blind) or a change in diet due to the conditions??

From: Yttails
29-Apr-18
Thanks Troy! For an eastern the tips of his fan were really light colored. He has a lot of bronze color to him, beautiful bird.

Congrats everyone on some great turkeys!

From: Ermine
30-Apr-18

Ermine's embedded Photo
Ermine's embedded Photo
Colorado bird. Used a heads up decoy.

From: trkyslr
30-Apr-18
congrats to everyone so far and some great pics!

ermine about time i see this pic,,,,, nice buddy!

From: Shug
30-Apr-18

Shug's embedded Photo
Shug's embedded Photo
A smart NJ bird ... not like those dumb western birds...Turkey Bow Master taught me that.

From: Rambo
30-Apr-18

Rambo 's embedded Photo
Rambo 's embedded Photo
Sat. morning 10 am came to me on a string. Avian decoys strutter over a breeder and a look out hen.

From: Rambo
30-Apr-18

Rambo 's embedded Photo
Rambo 's embedded Photo
Kansas Tom CSB @55# Magnus 4 blade

From: Rambo
30-Apr-18

Rambo 's embedded Photo
Rambo 's embedded Photo
This Barronett Pentagon is great for Trad shooters. the low (24") windows is sweet!

From: mcarchery12
30-Apr-18

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mcarchery12's embedded Photo
First turkey for my son! Most exciting hunt I have ever been on. Video job was terrible, memories will last forever! This is what its all about.

From: OFFHNTN
01-May-18

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OFFHNTN's embedded Photo
OFFHNTN's embedded Photo
Fear the Beards!
OFFHNTN's embedded Photo
Fear the Beards!
ND Bird..........also a Birthday Bird as I shot him on Saturday which was my Birthday. :)

From: TSOV
01-May-18

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TSOV's embedded Photo
25th year of Bowhunting Turkeys!! And it never gets old!! Michigan Opening Afternoon! 10.5 beard 1.2 spurs

From: DEC
01-May-18

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DEC's embedded Photo
DEC's embedded Photo
Impact
DEC's embedded Photo
Impact
Bird #5 for the year fell on Sunday. This time in Indiana. Total decapitation with a Bullhead.

From: Ziek
01-May-18
"A smart NJ bird..."

How smart can he be if he lived in NJ? ;-)

02-May-18

Knight Archer's embedded Photo
Gobbler April 6th Texas
Knight Archer's embedded Photo
Gobbler April 6th Texas

From: beemann
02-May-18

beemann's embedded Photo
beemann's embedded Photo
Only took 54 years to get a spring bird on the ground and 5 minutes later it turned into a double. Thanks Cody C and D outfitters SD.

From: Quinn @work
02-May-18
mcarchery12 that's awesome! Congrats to your son. Having your kids get their first bird tops any turkeys you ever take.

From: Ziek
03-May-18
OFFHNTN, pretty cool! That's one thing I like about turkey hunting. With big game you pretty much know what you're shooting at. Probably even have scored him already, especially with all the electronic surveillance many use. Takes a lot of the fun and anticipation of what might be out there, away from the hunt. With turkeys, all you know is whether it's mature or not. Score, if you're concerned about it at all, is a surprise. Kinda puts the emphasis back to what it should be.

From: Stycks
03-May-18

Stycks's embedded Photo
Stycks's embedded Photo
Got mine yesterday.

From: Brotsky
03-May-18

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
HalfPintMom scored on a bearded hen last weekend. Very busy spring at our house for her so when I said "it's legal" the arrow was on it's way! Very pretty bird!

From: JakeBrake
04-May-18

JakeBrake's embedded Photo
JakeBrake's embedded Photo
Monday morning (Utah opener)

From: Rockbass
05-May-18

Rockbass's embedded Photo
Rockbass's embedded Photo
Never fails to amaze me at the great quality of the pictures taken my our members. This is my Mexico hunt from the past couple of weeks. The two Goulds I took sitting on the ground and calling in. The Ocellated was another story in the Jungle...one opportunity in six days and no chance with my bow. Just NEED to convince my wife I should go back!

From: Rockbass
05-May-18

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Rockbass's embedded Photo
Here is the Ocellated.

From: Rockbass
05-May-18

Rockbass's embedded Photo
Rockbass's embedded Photo
They said it was a big bird at just over 12 pounds!

From: HUNT MAN
05-May-18
# Hooks

From: t-roy
05-May-18
Nice birds, Rockbass! It’s amazing how long the spurs can get on those Oscillated birds!

From: Errorhead
05-May-18

Errorhead's embedded Photo
Errorhead's embedded Photo
After trying for 31 years to get my first turkey with bow, I got my first one April 26th. The second one was much quicker, got this one yesterday, May 4th. 21lbs, 8 7/8 beard with rounded off 15/16 spurs.

From: grape
05-May-18

grape's embedded Photo
grape's embedded Photo
23 lbs. 11 in beard

From: Shaft
05-May-18

Shaft's embedded Photo
Shaft's embedded Photo
Michigan bird, 9 3/4" beard, 1" spurs, 20 lbs. I shot him with a Mathews Switchback, using Wasp Jak-Hammer select-a-cut head set at 1 3/4".

From: Rockbass
06-May-18
Thanks T-roy. They were both at 2" but they seem longer because of the smaller legs. Out of the 25 dead birds drying in camp from the previous hunters (3-4 weeks) they were the longest until my buddy got his bird on the last morning that were just over 2". Largest bird weighed was 12.5 lbs. and smallest was 9 lbs. The ones I ate all tasted great!

From: BrianC
06-May-18

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BrianC's embedded Photo
BrianC's embedded Photo
BrianC's embedded Photo
Finally broke the ice with my first traditional archery turkey on May 3, 2018. Wadena County, MN. I had 3 jakes come into the decoys at 12 yds and put an arrow in the 10 ring! My bow is a Bob Lee Bows Natural model. 64" AMO 30" @ 50 lbs. My wife was able to fill her tag w/ her shotgun on a jake the next day.

Brian

From: Kodiak
06-May-18

Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Got mine yesterday. Two came right in and he started mounting the hen decoy. He dropped right there, no runoff this time. Just the way I like it.

Mature bird 10" beard, 1.25" hooks.

From: hoytshooter1
08-May-18

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hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
Wyoming bearded hen.... I've only seen one in my life until this one walked in.

From: Beav
08-May-18

Beav's embedded Photo
Beav's embedded Photo
Finally got my daughter out since she has so busy with school and track. Got one to play the game and she dropped him in the decoys!

From: SBH
09-May-18
Good work!

From: SBH
12-May-18

SBH's embedded Photo
SBH's embedded Photo
The twins doubled up this morning.

From: SBH
12-May-18

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SBH's embedded Photo
Beautiful sunrise today in SW MT. Proud moment to watch these two brothers today.

13-May-18

Nogutsnostory's embedded Photo
Nogutsnostory's embedded Photo
My son with a beauty this am. SE MN

From: Dan Mallia
18-May-18

Dan Mallia's embedded Photo
Dan Mallia's embedded Photo
#2 California rio of the season.

From: Scoot
18-May-18
Congrats to all! SBH and Beav- way to get those kids out!

From: Yodameister
18-May-18

Yodameister's embedded Photo
Yodameister's embedded Photo
This was the first week of all day hunting in Pennsylvania. It was rainy nasty weather all week. The weather finally broke yesterday around noon. I was in the blind by 330 and after 10 minutes two long beards walked by to pester my jake decoy. Didn’t even get a chance to call. Shot him in the back at 11 yards.

18-May-18

stick n string's embedded Photo
stick n string's embedded Photo
Congrats everybody!!

I got lucky and found a couple lonely longbeards on Tuesday. 25 yds, no blind. Didnt think it was doable but pulled it off. Only regret, was a super quick setup and didnt think about latching the ultimate predator cam onto a tree branch or my stabilizer.

From: trail hound
20-May-18
Way to go stick! Yeah video is always cool, but I've kicked the habit. I'd rather put them on the ground. Trying to video saves a lot of critters lives. Congrats on a great bird!

From: Hawkeye
20-May-18
Congrats again to everyone! Can't believe another season is in the books but it always goes way too fast.

From: mnbwhtr
22-May-18

mnbwhtr's embedded Photo
mnbwhtr's embedded Photo
Hard to take a good picture of a wet bird. SE Mn this morning

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