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Yep, those 'bama turkeys sure are smart
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Contributors to this thread:
Greg Kush 15-Apr-16
Greg Kush 15-Apr-16
drycreek 15-Apr-16
trkyslr 15-Apr-16
WV Mountaineer 15-Apr-16
EIStone 15-Apr-16
LUNG$HOT 15-Apr-16
EmbryOklahoma 15-Apr-16
writer 15-Apr-16
'Ike' (Phone) 15-Apr-16
Huntcell 15-Apr-16
Cazador 16-Apr-16
Ironbow 16-Apr-16
Butternut40 16-Apr-16
DC 16-Apr-16
Bou'bound 16-Apr-16
TrapperKayak 16-Apr-16
HUNT MAN 16-Apr-16
Salagi 16-Apr-16
Salagi 16-Apr-16
Greg Kush 16-Apr-16
Bou'bound 17-Apr-16
Shiras-tab 17-Apr-16
trublucolo 17-Apr-16
x-man 17-Apr-16
TEmbry 18-Apr-16
eatsleephunt 20-Apr-16
Shiras 21-Apr-16
eatsleephunt 22-Apr-16
DC 22-Apr-16
LINK 22-Apr-16
LINK 22-Apr-16
From: Greg Kush
15-Apr-16
I saw this on Facebook the other day and went to the original poster's page to find out where he lived. I also found that he had also posted the video (and a couple of others) on YouTube. It turns out these are Alabama wild turkeys. I think you know why I couldn't pass up the chance to share it here on Bowsite . . . ;-)

From: Greg Kush
15-Apr-16
Here's a follow-up to the original video. LMAO

From: drycreek
15-Apr-16
Those are my kinda turkeys !

From: trkyslr
15-Apr-16
Lmao... Cali jakes won't even do that

15-Apr-16
Those guys exhibited an extreme amount of grit bagging those tough birds. God Bless men

From: EIStone
15-Apr-16
They must be hunting with HECS

From: LUNG$HOT
15-Apr-16
Those turkeys MUST be from anywhere besides Alabama! I've heard even the farm raised birds there are like ghosts. They have to tag em at birth with military grade gps chips to have even the slightest chance at ever finding them for harvest. ;)

15-Apr-16
They're retarded. :)

From: writer
15-Apr-16
That's not possible, turkeys are so smart in Alabama it takes 30 minutes to find a frozen one in the grocery stores in downtown Birmingham!

15-Apr-16
Lol...

From: Huntcell
15-Apr-16
Thats because half da time der hiding under the smoked tongue or under the generic bologna dem darn sneaky bama birds......

From: Cazador
16-Apr-16
That is incredible

From: Ironbow
16-Apr-16
We had one in our neighborhood a few years ago that would chase joggers and even cars. He didn't make it long.

From: Butternut40
16-Apr-16
lmao I think the guy was afraid of them.

From: DC
16-Apr-16
Who is hunting who??????????????????????

I have walked up to within feet of them myself. I have one on video where I walked to within ten steps of a huge gobbler. He looked at me as if he did not won't to leave but then flew off. I was about that close to a half dozen jakes once and they just walk alone beside me for a ways and then walked off. I think jakes are extremely dumb sometimes. "YES" all in Alabama. I have also blinked my eyes to have a hen or gobbler bust me and bug out. Who knows????

From: Bou'bound
16-Apr-16
Don't pick on he darn birds. They have. A brain he size of half a peanut what do you expect........Mensa scholars?

From: TrapperKayak
16-Apr-16
Now Ive seen it all.

From: HUNT MAN
16-Apr-16
Wow. I would have loved to hit one with a bat! Hunt

From: Salagi
16-Apr-16
Man, I needed to find some like that today. Even the Jakes and the hens were ignoring me. Arkansas birds must just be naturally smarter.

From: Salagi
16-Apr-16
Just remembered a story about catching wild turkeys my grandfather used to tell. There was an old man who stood about 6'6" and was nigh on to as broad, (pretty good ginseng hunter but that's another story). Anyway, he was telling my grandfather one day about a pair of turkeys that ran across the road in front of him and tried to go through a woven wire fence. They kept trying to push through the fence as turkeys will do and wouldn't back up. Earl jumped out of his truck and ran up there and grabbed a turkey in each hand by one leg. My grandfather said "I'll bet you turned one of them loose didn't you?" Earl declared, "I turned BOTH of them loose!"

From: Greg Kush
16-Apr-16
Here's the third video in that series. They get the funky chicken in on the act.

From: Bou'bound
17-Apr-16
Salagi

Now that is a riot!

From: Shiras-tab
17-Apr-16
Those 'Bama birds sure are tough ones to hunt. Not sure how anyone could get one unless they were a highly skilled turkey hunter. If you could understand them I think they would be saying HDYLMK?

From: trublucolo
17-Apr-16
All the video linked and I have yet to see one of them legendary tracking spiders, what's the deal? Do they not work so well on turkeys?

From: x-man
17-Apr-16

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Spiders are still in the jar. ;)

From: TEmbry
18-Apr-16
While I like making fun of TBM as much as the next guy, I will say that southern Pine Plantation birds are the toughest turkey hunting I have encountered after hunting a dozen or more states.

From: eatsleephunt
20-Apr-16
Anyone else notice Bighurt is gone? Try to find a comment from him anywhere!

From: Shiras
21-Apr-16
I am sure he is out killing turkeys. This is his time of year.

From: eatsleephunt
22-Apr-16
i think he got removed again.

From: DC
22-Apr-16

DC's Link
Very Dangerous Birds. Watch link to see.

From: LINK
22-Apr-16

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Those have to be pets. I raised two jakes and a hen last year that were wild Rios. I could get within a foot but if I made a quick move to pick them up they were gone, not to mention what they would have done. This guy you can tell had done this because he knows how to catch and hold a bird. When mine were small I would hold them nearly every day and they never got that gentle. Spring came this year and they all left.

From: LINK
22-Apr-16

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