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Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
Marty 26-Mar-21
Jasper 27-Mar-21
SBH 27-Mar-21
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Knothead 28-Mar-21
t-roy 28-Mar-21
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Marty 28-Mar-21
Scoot 28-Mar-21
Drnaln 28-Mar-21
RMhunter 28-Mar-21
Shiras42 29-Mar-21
Brotsky 29-Mar-21
t-roy 29-Mar-21
Dino 29-Mar-21
zabwelch 31-Mar-21
sitO 31-Mar-21
t-roy 31-Mar-21
APauls 31-Mar-21
sheds 01-Apr-21
Paul@thefort 01-Apr-21
elkmtngear 01-Apr-21
t-roy 01-Apr-21
Brotsky 03-Apr-21
midwest 03-Apr-21
t-roy 03-Apr-21
Brotsky 03-Apr-21
Steve H. 05-Apr-21
Coach 05-Apr-21
Marty 06-Apr-21
Marty 06-Apr-21
Rgiesey 06-Apr-21
Beav 06-Apr-21
zabwelch 06-Apr-21
elkmtngear 06-Apr-21
t-roy 06-Apr-21
Scoot 06-Apr-21
t-roy 06-Apr-21
The last savage 07-Apr-21
Beav 07-Apr-21
Beav 07-Apr-21
Bowfreak 07-Apr-21
The Kid 07-Apr-21
Dino 07-Apr-21
'Ike' 07-Apr-21
t-roy 07-Apr-21
Quinn @work 08-Apr-21
sitO 08-Apr-21
EMB 08-Apr-21
SBH 08-Apr-21
'Ike' 08-Apr-21
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DL 25-Apr-21
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DL 26-Apr-21
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DL 27-Apr-21
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DL 27-Apr-21
DL 29-Apr-21
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DL 29-Apr-21
goelk 29-Apr-21
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beemann 02-May-21
Shaft 02-May-21
Tracker 02-May-21
Scoot 03-May-21
EMB 04-May-21
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Beav 06-May-21
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Rock 06-May-21
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Beav 08-May-21
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The Kid 10-May-21
Beav 10-May-21
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The Kid 11-May-21
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The Kid 13-May-21
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From: Marty
26-Mar-21

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Season opened yesterday, couldn’t get out, but today I got lucky and had 3 big boys strutting with 6 hens and made a good shot at 30 yards walking straight away to get on the board! Good luck out there! Nebraska

From: Jasper
27-Mar-21
Congratulations Kevin!

From: SBH
27-Mar-21
Sweet! Here we go!

From: elkmtngear
27-Mar-21
Beautiful Bird! Congrats, Kevin.

From: elkmtngear
27-Mar-21

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Double Bears, 9 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches
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Double Bears, 9 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches
Opening Day...NorCal

From: Dale06
27-Mar-21
Nice bird, congrats

From: Knothead
28-Mar-21
Congratulations to the all the successful hunters. I would like to request that people list the state where turkey taken. thanks

From: t-roy
28-Mar-21

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Had an absolute blast with some great friends in Nebraska this past week, including taking this beautiful bird.

From: t-roy
28-Mar-21

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I killed the first bird late in the morning, then Beav and I tripled later in the afternoon, after one of the craziest sits I’ve ever had.

From: t-roy
28-Mar-21

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Zach’s idea of growing a “strutstache” paid off in spades!
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Zach’s idea of growing a “strutstache” paid off in spades!
Got our butts kicked by the birds on Friday and most of Saturday, but finally picked the right spot to set up late in the day on Saturday, and got the flock to commit to the decoys.

From: Marty
28-Mar-21
Congrats t-roy, Beav knows how to get it done!

From: Scoot
28-Mar-21
Sweet! WTG fellas!

From: Drnaln
28-Mar-21
Great photos & congratulations on getting it done!

From: RMhunter
28-Mar-21

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Youth weekend here in Tenn, and my ten year old filled his tag today

From: Shiras42
29-Mar-21
I knew Beav would be one of the first! Congrats guys!

From: Brotsky
29-Mar-21
Way to go T-Roy! Good times down there in NE for sure!

From: t-roy
29-Mar-21
A big congrats to your son on his bird, RM! Who was more excited, you or him? ;-)

From: Dino
29-Mar-21
T-Roy Congrats. Great pics and great birds!

From: zabwelch
31-Mar-21

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t-roy left a few! Made it out for a quick hunt last night!

From: sitO
31-Mar-21
Just another day for the Welch's, nice work all!

From: t-roy
31-Mar-21
I just shot the dumb ones! Way to go, Zach!

From: APauls
31-Mar-21
Ha ha way to go! At some point the same two people can't have killed half the birds in the thread.

From: sheds
01-Apr-21

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Five day turkey hunt in Nebraska 7 yard shot in my decoys and used a bullhead for the fist time to almost take his head off, he dropped in the dekes.

From: Paul@thefort
01-Apr-21
This is the season to be jolly. Nicely done guys. Paul

From: elkmtngear
01-Apr-21
Longbow/ Bullhead...very cool !!

Congrats to everyone so far !

From: t-roy
01-Apr-21
Great job, sheds!

From: Brotsky
03-Apr-21

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If you make Nichole get up in the morning something is going to die :) Beautiful opening morning longbeard.

From: midwest
03-Apr-21
That's a great pic, sheds!

Congrats again to Nichole, Justin!

From: t-roy
03-Apr-21
Beings you’re the one that posted the pic, I’m assuming it was only the bird that died, Justin ;-)

Congrats on a nice bird, Nichole!

From: Brotsky
03-Apr-21
It was touch and go there for a minute t-roy, thankfully the turkey cooperated :)

From: Steve H.
05-Apr-21

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Merriams, on my property in NE Wyoming. #21 6 oz.

From: Coach
05-Apr-21

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2021 bow gobbler
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2021 bow gobbler
2 strutters and a half dozen hens were milling around approximately 30 yds from the blind. Another gobbler joined the party and the 3 gobblers started fighting with each other. One gobbler peeled off and attacked my jake decoy. 8 yd. chip shot.

From: Marty
06-Apr-21

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Filled my second tag today, spot and stalk with a 18 yard shot here in Nebraska.

From: Marty
06-Apr-21

From: Rgiesey
06-Apr-21
Congrats! Steve.

From: Beav
06-Apr-21

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My daughter arrowed a triple beard yesterday!

From: zabwelch
06-Apr-21

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Bird #2 yesterday evening!

From: elkmtngear
06-Apr-21
Congrats to those young killers, they are putting up some great birds this Year!

From: t-roy
06-Apr-21
Hopefully, Nebraska doesn’t lower the bag limit on birds next year!! Congrats to all, on the stutters!

From: Scoot
06-Apr-21
"Congrats to all on the stutters!"

I agree with T! C c c c c c congrats on the stutters!!! :)

Seriously, congrats to all- some beautiful birds being taken!

From: t-roy
06-Apr-21
My Tourette’s must have kicked in....

07-Apr-21
T roy your on a roll man, haaaaa, thats funny

From: Beav
07-Apr-21

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Had a great morning with my son Zach. We doubled up and are both tagged out.

From: Beav
07-Apr-21

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This particular spot the birds have kicked our butts. This was the 11th time in two years we have hunted this spot and the first birds we have killed there. Persistence pays!
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This particular spot the birds have kicked our butts. This was the 11th time in two years we have hunted this spot and the first birds we have killed there. Persistence pays!

From: Bowfreak
07-Apr-21
Congrats everyone! Great spurs on Zach's last bird!

From: The Kid
07-Apr-21
Awesome work!!!!

From: Dino
07-Apr-21
Nice pics and kills! Pls keep the pics coming!

From: 'Ike'
07-Apr-21

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Finally...Bird #1 for me in CA!

From: t-roy
07-Apr-21
Way to go, Ike!

From: Quinn @work
08-Apr-21
Nice birds everyone!

If I was a Tom I’d make sure I lived nowhere near the Welch’s!

From: sitO
08-Apr-21
Be the Beav!

Cool pics Ike, I'm jealous I admit.

From: EMB
08-Apr-21

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I feel photographically challenged! I was all alone in the woods and camp and didn't think to arrange for "pretty pictures" So, here it is as is. Lake Panasoffkee, Florida. 10:00 am on the first morning of a four day hunt, I'm tagged out, and left for home shortly thereafter. 9 in beard and 1 1/14 spurs. Not a huge Osceola, but a nice bird nevertheless.

From: SBH
08-Apr-21
Nice work so far! Opening soon in MT/ID!

From: 'Ike'
08-Apr-21
EMB, I use a light weight TriPod (ZipShot) ....It really helps being by myself! I still take crappy pictures though! Lol

From: elkmtngear
08-Apr-21
Beautiful bird, George...Congrats!

From: Brotsky
08-Apr-21
Beautiful bird G! Great colors on him! Congrats!

08-Apr-21
Thanks Jeff, Justin...

From: SBH
14-Apr-21

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One of my boys (Sawyer) doubled on opening morning in MT. Fun weekend.

From: t-roy
14-Apr-21
Way to go, Sawyer!! Great job!

From: SBH
14-Apr-21

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He was working with the 20 gauge and made a quick time of it. The rest of us struck out with stick and strings. Birds weren't super cooperative to come into the set ups. Seemed like whenever we went for a walk .....we got distracted..

From: elkmtngear
14-Apr-21
Congrats to Sawyer, very cool !!!

From: Scoot
14-Apr-21
WTG Sawyer (and Dad)!!!

From: Brotsky
14-Apr-21
Atta boy Sawyer! Great birds! I really want one of those white fans this year :)

14-Apr-21

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Minnesota opening morning bird, 30 degrees nice and crispy. 27.4 lbs, 11 7/8 beard and 22 mm Spurs all chipped up from fighting.

14-Apr-21
Spurs and bone, nice job...

From: petedrummond
14-Apr-21

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11 inch 11/8 spurs about 23 lbs

From: Quinn @work
14-Apr-21

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Colorado Merriam Opening Day.

From: t-roy
14-Apr-21
Congrats on your birds, Chad, Pete & Quinn!

From: Tonybear61
14-Apr-21
I saw two big toms right outside the public archery range in North Metro Minnesota. Pretty brave but they are about 2 miles from the nearest hunting area.

Way too many turkeys closer to Mpls...

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
14-Apr-21

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Montana Tom Bitterroot Valley......evening roost set up!

From: Hawkeye
14-Apr-21

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Iowa 2021

From: Errorhead
15-Apr-21

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He came in quite from the wrong side, had to open another window, got a shot at 15 yards. Central North Carolina, PSE Mach1 with Iron Will Wides.

15-Apr-21
Great picture Eyad...

17-Apr-21

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18-Apr-21

From: copperman
18-Apr-21

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Opening day Michigan Tom
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Opening day Michigan Tom

From: Starfire
18-Apr-21

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2021 MN Turkey
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2021 MN Turkey
Got my turkey 2nd day out. As I was calling him in a hen came in to cut him off. Unfortunately as the hen led him off she led him right past my window. Waited for him to turn towards me and a Wasp jackhammer put him down on the spot. He actually flopped closer to the blind. Easy tracking.

18-Apr-21

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Opening day yesterday. Shot a Jake to leave one more longbeard on my place for the kids and first timers.

18-Apr-21

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And today’s result

18-Apr-21

From: Brotsky
18-Apr-21

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My SD bird for 2021.

18-Apr-21
Some awesome birds hitting the ground...Way to go Justin!

From: sheds
19-Apr-21

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My son Cody with his Colorado turkey shot with a bullhead, didn’t have to chase this one down.

From: swp
19-Apr-21

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Got lucky in MO this morning.

From: HoytHntr4
19-Apr-21

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April 16th, SE Minnesota

From: sheds
20-Apr-21
I dont know why this popped up again and again how can i delete completely ?

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20-Apr-21
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20-Apr-21
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From: SBH
20-Apr-21
Strong work fellas! Love the traditional kills. Way to go!

From: Brotsky
21-Apr-21

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My favorite trophy photo...mmmmmmm

From: Brotsky
21-Apr-21
My favorite trophy photo...mmmmmmm

21-Apr-21
We need a few Morel pics....

From: Hawkeye
21-Apr-21
It snowed while I was looking for some today Charlie...:0

From: SBH
23-Apr-21

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Here you go Charlie!

From: SBH
23-Apr-21

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23-Apr-21

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23-Apr-21

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From: SBH
23-Apr-21

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Boys did good in Idaho! Lots of smiles, arrows loosed and good times with friends. Life is good.

From: Mt. man
23-Apr-21

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After losing their Mom to breast cancer in Feb. I knew being demoted to shooter #3 wasn't going to be an issue for me. I've harvested 40+ birds over the years. Both Archery and Gun. I prefer the gun anymore and my boys love it. With this being my youngest little guy's first official hunt I knew he was priority #1. He missed 2 shots the 1st trip out and his big brother backed him up with a quick shot on a nice 7" bird. Then 2 days later my little guy made it happen with his little .28 gauge. Just over an 8" beard and a smile for years to come. Was truly a blessed DAD experience. We know their Mom was looking down from heaven smiling at her boys.

From: SBH
23-Apr-21
Heck ya Mt Man! Well done!

So sorry, I can't imagine that loss. Mom is definitely looking down and smiling on you.

From: SBH
23-Apr-21

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Not sure why some of the pics aren't loading but hopefully this one comes up. He don't post as much but thought some of you would want to know he's still out there passing it down and sharing with others. It's always bad news for critters when Huntman's on the prowl. Thanks brotha!

From: Bowfreak
23-Apr-21

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Here is Avery's first bird taken first weekend of April.

From: t-roy
23-Apr-21
The youngsters are stackin em up! Lots of great looking smiles all over the place (including from heaven)!

From: Bowfreak
23-Apr-21

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Didn't think it was going to happen for me this year. My daughter's weighed more, had a better beard and longer spurs. She put it on me. Killed today 4/23/21.

From: Brotsky
23-Apr-21
Well done Mark! Congrats to your daughter as well, beautiful birds!

From: sitO
23-Apr-21
Love seeing the kids with their birds, congrats! Thanks to the Dad's and mentors for getting them out-of-doors

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
23-Apr-21

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My middle son, Jacob, had never shot a turkey and he blasted this 8.5 inch Tom the other day. His younger brother, Sam, is the bow hunter and has missed a Tom and hit one low through the feathers. We moved and set another blind and hopefully he'll take his first bow-kill turkey this weekend:)

From: Brotsky
23-Apr-21
That's awesome Mike! Hopefully we see Sam with his own trophy on the pole on Monday!

From: Scoot
23-Apr-21
WTG everyone, especially the youth!

23-Apr-21

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Congrats to all!

MO

23-Apr-21

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Congrats to all!

MO

From: Marty
23-Apr-21
Great job everyone, like said above, LOVE seeing the youngsters getting after it!

25-Apr-21

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Got it done this morning, 7am ,7 yard shot with from my 50# 1971 Bear Black Bear recurve, pawn shop find in mint condition,,its a good day boys....

25-Apr-21

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From: Lewis
25-Apr-21

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Dogwoods and gobblers I just can’t take her anywhere lol ?? good luck Lewis

From: Ov450
25-Apr-21

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My sons first rio from Kansas

From: DL
25-Apr-21

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Got my Occelated this afternoon. Hunting here in the Yucatán in a blind is like hunt antelope hunting. It’s HOT!

From: sitO
25-Apr-21
Ov450, congrats to your son on his first bird, but there are no true Rio's in KS even though the outfitters will "sell" you otherwise.

25-Apr-21
Beautiful bird DL. Congrats wat camo are u wearing in the pic?

From: DL
26-Apr-21
Something I bought from Cabelas years ago. Ridge Ghost is the name on it.

From: t-roy
26-Apr-21
Beautiful bird, DL! Any pics of his spurs?

26-Apr-21
DL congrats on a awesome bird!! Saw my first one a few years ago when a few people I know completed their bow slam of turkeys! They make beautiful full mounts!!!

From: Beav
26-Apr-21
Congrats on a great one DL!

From: DL
26-Apr-21

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From: SBH
26-Apr-21
Ya, that's way cool DL. Heckuva pretty bird.

That camo is seamless with the background too!

From: DL
27-Apr-21
I put it on and stood by a tree at camp with my arms out like a tree limbs. I was laughing and all the guides were talking in Spanish. The camp host said they were saying that’s the best jungle camo they’ve seen. These birds are not out in the open at all. I had to really plan out where to get an open head shot with a shotgun. Brush doesn’t begin to describe it. Some places they carry a machete to get through.

27-Apr-21
DL,

That is some special looking bird, it is beautiful! Hope you mount that. Congrats!

From: drycreek
27-Apr-21
So many congrats to give I don’t know where to start. Let’s just say I’m impressed by all the kids, and by the trad guys, but DL has the most beautiful bird. Congrats to all who posted, thanks for sharing with us !

From: DL
27-Apr-21
I put it on and stood by a tree at camp with my arms out like a tree limbs. I was laughing and all the guides were talking in Spanish. The camp host said they were saying that’s the best jungle camo they’ve seen. These birds are not out in the open at all. I had to really plan out where to get an open head shot with a shotgun. Brush doesn’t begin to describe it. Some places they carry a machete to get through.

From: DL
29-Apr-21

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Number two. Turned out to be a Jake. Couldn’t see his spurs but if they have a large crown on their heads it’s usually a mature bird. They don’t strut either. They say they are too smart for decoys.

From: Tonybear61
29-Apr-21
Dare I say it, what about shooting a hen when legal??

In my state not legal in spring season but in the fall.

I have been dealing with one or two really old smart hens. Both cause a lot of trouble with afternoon set-ups, decoys and directing the flock away from hunting set-ups. Seems like she is always there, first one into the decoys, first one to come near the blind, give the all clear for roosting,etc. Are the hens fertile until the day(season) they die?? Just like that old doe that always busts you I am thinking success would be better if she wasn't around.

From: DL
29-Apr-21
Today was the first day I saw a hen. They look almost identical to Tom’s. One was pumped up with her tail flared. Can’t shoot them here. The Tom’s come in through trees and brush and make a 15 - 50 yd inspection. We are in heavy brushed in blinds. If they see any movement or if they don’t like what they see they are gone. No strutting at all like our Tom’s so you can move when they turn away. I Cannot believe how quick they are to move out if spooked. I’ve been fortunate to take two this time of year. Earlier in the year they are in flocks and much easier. There’s three of us and three birds killed. I have two. Should have had three. The limit is how thick your wallet is.

From: goelk
29-Apr-21
DL what a pretty bird. Congrats

From: Buckskin21
02-May-21

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I love these Federal shells. I always bring one along for in the field measurements??

From: beemann
02-May-21

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From: Shaft
02-May-21
Nice bird Beemann, Congrats!

From: Tracker
02-May-21

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02-May-21
Good job men. Glad to see some success. Spent the last two mornings not even hearing a gobble! Had two hens though come in separately and based on their behavior I think they were nesting already, which is great news.

From: Scoot
03-May-21
Congrats to all who have posted success pics in this thread! Lots of birds around me, but no love thus far. I did manage to shoot at a nice tom a week ago and managed to throw a complete airball out there! I'm shooting my dad's recurve this spring and it's proving to be dang difficult for me.

From: EMB
04-May-21
2nd Osceola turkey. I managed to take a little better picture. 9 1/2 beard, but little to no spurs on this one.

From: EMB
04-May-21

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Forgot the picture.

From: Beav
06-May-21
We had no fun when otcWill came to Nebraska and killed three birds. Some great hunts and even better memories.

From: Beav
06-May-21

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Beav's embedded Photo

From: Rock
06-May-21

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First Turkey for 2021
Rock's embedded Photo
First Turkey for 2021

From: Rock
06-May-21

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Second Turkey for 2021
Rock's embedded Photo
Second Turkey for 2021

From: swp
07-May-21
Nice job fellas!

From: hoytshooter1
07-May-21

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Finally on the board.... Wyoming bird

From: JTreeman
08-May-21

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My OK turkey about a week and a half ago. Not a big one, but a dead one with a bow is a good one.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
08-May-21

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JTreeman's embedded Photo
MO bow bird with my good friend Bake.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
08-May-21

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Some hooks on the MO bird!

—Jim

From: t-roy
08-May-21
The “mullet of death” strikes again!

From: Beav
08-May-21
Congrats Treeman!

From: Dirtman
09-May-21

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Ever see a double bearded Jake? Well now you have!

From: blackbear62
09-May-21

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May 7 bird. 1st with the .410 lever gun. 17 steps, 10" beard, and over 1" spurs.

From: blackbear62
09-May-21
May 7 bird. 1st with the .410 lever gun. 17 steps, 10" beard, and over 1" spurs.

From: blackbear62
09-May-21

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blackbear62's embedded Photo

From: blackbear62
09-May-21

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From: The Kid
10-May-21
It was a great weekend and I was able to punch one of my tags!

From: Beav
10-May-21
Cool video and nice bird!

From: ahunter76
10-May-21

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I have never been one to get all excited over Turkey bowhunting though I have arrowed a few over the years. That being said, I have a close bowhunting friend from anothe state that is "NUTS" over bird hunting & bowhunting Turkeys. This year he went out of state (1000+ miles one way) to a PUBLIC area he had never been b/4. His 1st day opener was no hunting due to "SNOW" & not able to get into the area. 2nd day he arrows a Gobbler "in the snow" & then a day later with his 2nd tag, does it again. THEN he goes south to try for a RIO. New public area, nevere been b/4.. YEP, he gets a RIO. Then, opening day in his home state where he has never "arrowed" a Gobbler he gets his 1st with a bow at home. Yesterday, I get a text & he's tagged his FIFTH of the year. Over 20#s, huge beard & short IVORY spurs.. I now call him the Turkey Whisperer.

From: The Kid
11-May-21
Thanks Beav!

From: 'Ike'
11-May-21
Nice! Last weekend coming up, been hot and windy, we'll see...One bird, I've been chasing in particular...See what happens! After seeing Blackbear's post, it may be Jake-a-licious....Lol

12-May-21

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I had a good day. TMBB

From: Paul@thefort
12-May-21
Hey Hunter76, unless you have very small hands, that beard must be two feet long

From: Pat Lefemine
13-May-21

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Took three steps
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Took three steps
First hunt at my NY property this morning.

From: The Kid
13-May-21
Great birds!!!

From: midwest
13-May-21
Hang on tight, Pat! Congrats!

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