2017 turkey huntsContributors to this thread:
bird dog 18-Apr-17
From: bird dog
Who has been out chasing the turkeys this year? I will be out this weekend trying to shoot one early mornings. Then I will be planting 1200 trees throughout the day. Good luck to everyone and stay safe.
I've got 500 trees coming this weekend also, but my turkey hunt wont begin until May 1.
Here is my son's and his friends birds . They doubled up yesterday morning.
This is my son.
This is my son.
Sorry for crappy pics, I am new at this.
Getting ready for the ride home.
And mine I got opening morning.
Opening morning 6:25am, my shortest turkey season ever! 9.25 beard 22lbs.
A friend of mine shot this one today. Had a tent set up in the edge of the spruce, and the turkey came right by in front of him. 21st Century longbow, 66", 55# @ 28", Grizzly head.
My oldest with his bird. Run and gun in the rain. 8.5" regular beard and 4" smaller beard.
Got a Tom this afternoon. He came in and turned away, I angled the arrow in just above its leg. I had a string tracker, but didn't need it, excellent blood trail all the way to the turkey. Bow is a Black Widow PLX, 47#@28". Full length Gold Tip arrow with 100 grain brass insert and 160 grain Grizzly head.
Are the birds still active in the Roscommon area? I may come up and give it a try this coming week.
Not sure about Roscommon but they are pretty hened up in the South Haven area.
I'm in Mecosta county, and still seeing Toms strutting with hens in the fields. Haven't heard any gobbling for a few days. Still quite a bit of road traffic from hunters here though.
Thanks, I was afraid that all the hens may have been setting for a while and that the gobblers may be shutting down.
Seen two yesterday on the golf course strutting away and gobbling there heads off. Livingston County.
My partner and I doubled up on the first weekend in May run and gun. North west lower.