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Cali. fall turkey season!

Who's all gettin fired up for some fall turkey huntin? 2 week to and it's on!!!!

God Bless

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Just don't get the itch

I just don't get the same itch to chase fall birds as much as I do the spring season.  Don't get me wrong, if a birds happens to be dumb enough to cross my path while I'm out with my bow or scattergun, it'll have an arrow or some pellets sent its way!  I guess I'm just too focused on deer and quail this time of year!

Good luck to you though!!!

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i am in the same boat as you

i am in the same boat as you gatorfan. Fall turkey hunting does just not make me go crazy like spring turkey hunting does. I did not even get a tag this year although I wanted to. School and work just kind of got in the way of chasing them around at all. At some point I plan on giving it a try but it has not happened yet. I take that back. I have tried it and even saw a turkey. I had a tag in my pocket when I killed my bear a couple years ago. During the packout a flock walked across the trail in front of me and I was actually nearly able to get a shot off but it didn't happen. That's the closest I have ever been to taking a fall turkey. Good luck to you and keep us posted on your hunt.

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I too will shoot one if it

I too will shoot one if it crosses my path during one of my bow hunts.  However, I don't specifically target them in the fall.

On a side note, i almost ran over a flock of 11 yesterday, adn every one of them looked young, maybe this springs birds.  Good to see them alive and well in those #'s.

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I hear ya about comparing to

I hear ya about comparing to the spring, but be close to a mama and babies waking up during the fall you will hear all kinds of turkey talk, enough to get the ol heart a pumpin!!

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I guess that would be true. I

I guess that would be true. I have never set up on a roost in the fall but I am sure that they are talking right before, during and after flying down from the roost. That is a good point that I haven't really thought about for hunting them in the fall. This is just another reminder of why I should have gotten out there this fall and hunted these little boogers. Well, what can I say. Another chance to hunt missed. Darn it.

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Well, ours starts this next

Well, ours starts this next weekend, so we'll see how many get taken.  If I actually manage to get a deer with my rifle, I will pick up the bow again the next weekend.  There will be a little overlap, and I would love to stick a turkey as it walked by my stand.....Thumbs up

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