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Early Scouting...

Well not really neener! ... I looked out the window this morning to see a small group of young turkeys walking around in the yard. A little sumthin to look at until this snow melts...

Also caught this little guy chewing on the sheds from past years...

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Re: Early Scouting...

That would work! Mr. Cool! Sitting on the porch in your jammies & slippers, drinking the morning coffee and bagging a nice din din!! My buddy used to hunt his elk that way! Thumbs up

Would kinda takes the thrill outta the hunt, but sure would save some dough for another hunt! Thumbs up

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Re: Early Scouting...

Here is what his normal view looks like each year during his private landowner hunt Evil!

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Re: Early Scouting...
HeavyC wrote:
Here is what his normal view looks like each year during his private landowner hunt Evil!

That's not only unfair... but it's downright obscene. banghead

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Re: Early Scouting...

That kind of looks like the field next door honestly Think . Now if I can find a herd like that on public land during archery Yes .

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Re: Early Scouting...

It does kinda take a little of the fun out of it after the 1st one. But it would be sweet to see that many on public land every once in a while.
Just got word from hippy commune that the turks are in town again. It sure would be nice to not have to drive to Nebraska for good hunting this year.

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Re: Early Scouting...

too bad unit 47 is closed to turkey hunting anyways. I didn't draw a tag this year so I'll be searching far and near for an OTC gobbler.

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Re: Early Scouting...
Alpine_Archer wrote:
too bad unit 47 is closed to turkey hunting anyways. I didn't draw a tag this year so I'll be searching far and near for an OTC gobbler.

Hopefully they will open it up one of these years. I drew 43 this year so no long, early morning drives to get to OTC units this year, good luck.

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Re: Early Scouting...

Reading all the posts about scouting turkeys got me in the mood to check on a couple of flocks around here. So this afternoon I went to one of the farms I hunt to check out the birds. The following pics were taken via my camcorder thru my scouting scope. The turkeys were approx 1500 yds away. That is the reason they aren't as clear as the other pics posted on here. It sure is nice to do long range scouting and not spook the birds in the process.

There were 17 turkeys total. Two grown goblers, six jakes and nine hens. Looks to be a good year. Enjoy!

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Re: Early Scouting...

Hey AA,thats a rare shot there of that ermin,where do u live?the only time i have seen those critters are way back in the high country glassin big game and out of nowhere they will pop out and surprise ya.i know a guy that has a pine martin mounted gettin ready to pounce on an ermin,pretty cool lookin scenario.

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I live in the roaring fork valley near aspen. Right on the border of unit 43 and 47. I've seen a few other ermins but never one that small. It was about 4 inches long, no bigger then a mouse. Havn't seen "Hermin" in a few days, but the turkeys have been there every morning.

Great shots of the turkeys there backpaker...

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