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Turkey 2021 Discussion and Pics

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by Okie4570, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Bowhunter

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    Only get to go once this season. Took my better half for her first time. It’s just a Jake but it was an awesome hunt and she was super excited. My first was a Jake as well. Numbers are definitely down this year. She liked it better than deer hunting so might try to do some out of state hunts next year. Always wanted to turkey hunt Nebraska. Hopefully can find the time to go. View attachment 201453
     
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  2. dlbleak

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    My son got out Monday. He had a Jake hang up at 60 yards and just wouldn’t budge. Had some other toms gobbling in the NE quarter so he changed locations. The went crickets so he moved again. Had a coyote charge in looking for breakfast. It’s got scalped instead.
     
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    6D25EC5A-B5BD-4481-9D1A-48A6DA5FCE8D.jpeg 214D7E0B-DEEB-49E8-AC34-A6AE4F199A01.jpeg We limited out by 2:00pm opening day. The wind was blowing in NW Oklahoma and the box call was the ticket. Saw lots of birds. Hopefully they have a rebound year with it being 1 bird per county (excluding the SE county group). Not much beats a long beard gobbling in your face.
     
  4. Oklahomabassin

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    Great birds! Yes, I hope they rebound also. I may not hunt this year or wait until late season to allow the toms to get the breeding done.
     
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    Nice birds fellas, congrats.
     
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    This is last years story but still one I will always remember.

    I had a meeting that I could not miss opening morning, so I didn't make it to hunt until 3:30 or so. I get to my spot, set my gear down and I hear turkey's in the woods. I hurry and put out two decoys and sit down. I am set up, no more than two minutes later and a hen walks out and starts walking away. I yelp and she turns and walks over in my decoys and out pops a tom. He walks right by me and I drop him. My total hunt time was no more than five minutes and it was a triple beard on top of it all.

    While exciting and a once in a lifetime situation, it was very anticlimactic way to end a season on opening day.
     
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    Life has been quite busy lately and I wasn't planning to even turkey hunt as my lease didn't have any and public land nearby is hunted too hard for me to chance it. My neighbor by where we're building called me on Sunday night before the opener all excited. He's 75 years old and we've hit it off really well. He asks if I've been out there lately as there's a big tom that keeps strutting around in his field just out of reach from my property. He told me to come out opening evening, hop the fence and kill the bird. I showed up early to just chat with him. He was so animated and wished me luck. I setup within 30 yards of our fence so I could get my decoy on the peak of a hill with the most visibility with the 40+ mph gusts. After 30 minutes, the wind died for about 10 seconds. I let out one call from my pot call and a gobble sounded off 30 yards. I look to my left, on my property, and there he is, full strut locked on my decoy but on my side of the fence. I watched him for a minute and knew he wasn't crossing a 4' welded wire fence. My neighbor told me to not worry about shooting through the fence, so I didn't. 9" beard and 1 1/4" spurs. Biggest bird I've ever killed. I walked there opposite way of my truck to show my neighbor. He's 75 but was dancing a jig when he opened the door and saw the bird. Made both of our days. Couldn't ask for a better neighbor lol.
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  8. dlbleak

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    Great story MIH! Sounds like you got a good neighbor too.
     
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    That is quite the neighbor and story! Great turkey!
     
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    Nice to have great neighbors...
     
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