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Location: Denver, CO
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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

I'm stoked too.

Hopefully the birds get an early start this year! We didn't get much activity until after the 20th last year. So we'll see.

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

I always have seen big flocks of turkeys on the river bottom leading up to my friends ranch between Pueblo and Colorado City. A few weeks ago I was out there trying to call a coyote in and saw four toms on his land and last year on two different occasions saw flocks of at least thirty birds on his land. So, even though they seem to be on the river bottom below his land they do move thru his place from time to time. This has prompted me to buy an unlimited tag this year and borrow my dads box call he bought way back in the eighties when he and I clumsily tried turkey hunting a few times. I been practicing this week with videos on the net and will be giving it a try this weekend and off and on till the season ends if need be. Who knows maybe I'll get lucky being I'm a green rookie in this endeavor, but not for long. Big smile

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

Sounds like you might have found yourself a honeyhole SoKo. Good luck. I'm going to be backpacking in for my first hunt of the season this weekend.

I'm leavinig tomorrow after class. We'll see how it goes. The last two years I had to do quite a bit of hiking to get my birds but I haven't actually bivy hunted turks yet. It should be fun.

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

Taking a break from packing right now!!! Leaving bright and early in the morn! (ok, a bit after Denver rush hour so I don't have to deal with it! eye roll )

Good luck and safe hunting everyone! Thumbs up

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Location: No. Colo.
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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

Good luck to you, HeavyC! Where ya headed?

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

good luck heavyC! I hope you're posting pics of a tom with a dirt-ticklin beard on Sunday.

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

I've been getting pissed with my turkey scouting. Coming up empty so far. Screw the stupid things, I should go elk scouting. banghead

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?
exbiologist wrote:
I've been getting pissed with my turkey scouting. Coming up empty so far. Screw the stupid things, I should go elk scouting. banghead

Its kinda funny to hear that, maybe your trying to hard. I seen four jakes this evening, i thought about showing them my Hoyt but they will be bigger next year. I didnt locate my flock of hens so i think a big tom has moved in and is pimping them out, i'll surely show him my Hoyt.

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

I'll be west of Walsenburg/Trinidad. I drew a good tag forJames M. John SWA as my buddy who drew it just had some hip work done and can't make it. He is trying to get better by elk season so He skipped this spring. So I cashed it in for an OTC, as I found a bunch of jakes & hens last spring, so I am hoping those jakes all grew up now Whistling

Gonna try and sling the pointy stick at them, and if no luck there I might have to pull out the boom stick! Thumbs up

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Re: Anyone else dying to chase Turks?

I'm in my GIS lab and it is horrible waiting to leave for this hunt.

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