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Fall turkey???

Anyone getting geared up for it yet?  It's only the 2nd year it's been allowed in San Diego county.  Gotta get one eventually.... lol

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I'm thinking about giving it

I'm thinking about giving it a go. Never hunted them in the fall though.

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fall turkeys...an excuse to scout deer

In the Black Hills where I hunt, turkey season starts the begining of October.  Our Deer season starts on November 1st.  I use my fall turkey hunting to scout for deer.  It's the best excuse to be in the woods at that time of the year.  Our merriam turkeys flock up about that time and we are allowed to take hens in the fall.  We use a spot and stalk variation of hunting.  While checking for  deer sign, we carry 22 rifles with us.  When we spot a flock, we will stalk up on them.

Last year while stalking a small flock on a ridge that they ran up, I walked into a small herd of 8 deer, one of them a very respectable buck.  As I watched the deer scatter, the flock of turkeys lost track of me.  I spotted them hiding in downed trees.  I calmly waited until they busted out of the wood pile and shot a nice hen at about 20 yards, hitting it in the back of the head.  Not a bad meal for a day of deer scouting.

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Can't Wait

In Kansas we hunt them the same time we hunt deer in Archery season. We get quite a few walking under the stand. Heres a Pic. of one I got. Not the biggest but he had 2 beards and 23lbs.

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Nice gobbler!!!

Nice gobbler!!!

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That's a nice bird, Critter

That's a nice bird, Critter done. 23 lbs is a good bird. What's your heaviest bird?

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Nice! I've never gotten a

Nice! I've never gotten a double beard. Congrats. 

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Yep, I am all set up and

Yep, I am all set up and ready to go!!

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My season already ended and I

My season already ended and I never even made it to the sporting goods store to pick up a tag angry It was just way to busy around here to get out to chase the big birds. It sounds like the California(or atleast part of the state) season is coming up here in about a week. So good luck to all of you Californians that will be chasing gobblers!

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We don't have a fall season

We don't have a fall season but these turkeys must know that because they were feeding directly behind my truck when I out of the woods this am.

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I swear animals know when the

I swear animals know when the season is on and when it is off.  They also know where you can and where you can't hunt them too.

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