Spring Turkey Anybody?

Tue May 05, 2009 8:04 am

I passed on a nice tom at 15 yards on Tuesday as I just didn't have a nice clean shot. Got a second chance at a different bird this past Saturday, this time the shot was clean at 18 yards so I took it. My biggest ever bird by weight....20 pounds, 8 inch beard, 1 inch spurs.

Does anybody else take to the spring woods in search of the elusive gobblers?


Re: Spring Turkey Anybody?

Tue May 05, 2009 3:22 pm

Nice bird. I don't hunt em myself but most of the locals do. :) Grump

Re: Spring Turkey Anybody?

Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 pm

Yep. They've been real quiet around here so far this spring. Very nice bird.

Re: Spring Turkey Anybody?

Tue May 05, 2009 11:35 pm

I see them all the time while deer hunting. I get my permit every year, because its free, but I never get a chance to get out there in the spring. Too much gardening and mowing to do. :roll:

Re: Spring Turkey Anybody?

Wed May 06, 2009 7:16 pm

My son Jake got his liscense this year and got his first turkey , and it was a jake. I only went once and shot a monster with 11 3/4 inch beard and 1 1/2 inch spurs. I figured I got lucky once and wouldn't top it. So I haven't went since and that was 8 yrs ago

Re: Spring Turkey Anybody?

Mon May 18, 2009 3:47 am

I usually wear them out myself but I had a guy slip in on me a couple years ago on the 3rd day of season using a high powered rifle. It kind of messed me up a little and I've only gone out a couple times since and that was late in the season.
All things change since there's a little boy waiting for me when I walk thru the door each night.
NEVER think your the only one in the woods even if it's posted land.. :roll:
I laugh each time I see a hunting video and the hunter throws the turkey on his back as he walks out of the woods.
You'll only do that once here in West Virginia. :lol:

Very nice Turkey.. :wink:

Re: Spring Turkey Anybody?

Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:58 pm

very sweet bird. nice going. I would like to try Turkey hunting with a bow. My buddies are into archery, and they have had good success. We have lots of wild turkeys around here, i see them most mornings , and evenings.