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Location: San Jose,CA
Joined: 03/29/2005
Posts: 35
First Turkey hunt

well I did it I went hunting for the first time. I saw 6 birds on the way to the ranch 3 big toms, I hiked a total of 4-5 miles and saw one bird as it flew away and six birds on the way home. I chased the one up a large hill to come up with nothing. So I headed deeper into the property to set up. I called & called to try and locate a bird, with no results. So I hiked some more finding nothing. So I hiked back out to try another spot. Which I did. I found a nice hillside where it looked like some turkeys had been, saw some droppings. I set up again, calling and listening, calling and listening. I heard a crow reply so I kept calling, then I heard something different. Sounded like a turkey but I wan't sure. I listened then let out a few more clucks & yelps. Then silence, I never saw him so I couldn't say what is was for sure. I sat there for another 10 mintues or so then hiked back out looking and listening. Since I had a 3+ hour drive home I dicided to call it a day. So I went home empty handed but I'm hoping to go again in two weeks. Wish me luck.

Oh almost forgot. On the drive home I almost hit a hen on the two lane. Isn't that ironic. Don't see squat while hunting but had to try not to kill one driving home empty handed.

Here's the first place I set up

Here's the other

Here's the turtle I picked up in the middle of the road and placed off the road.

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Location: NE Kansas
Joined: 03/20/2006
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First Turkey hunt

Sounds like a good start, you at least found some. Is it possible to get there when they fly off roost, setup before day break? Did you hear any gobblin? Looks like a nice place. Keep at 'em and Good Luck!

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Location: San Jose,CA
Joined: 03/29/2005
Posts: 35
First Turkey hunt

I tried to get there before sun up but I'd have to leave here at 3am. Which I tried but just couldn't get up. I work nights so it's hard. But next time I will. I didn't hear any gobble nor did I hear any gun shots. I wish I would have at least that would have been some signs that there were more than the one.

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Location: Florida
Joined: 08/02/2005
Posts: 82
First Turkey hunt

Well, did you visit my recommended spot? Was this place in the area or did you get another hookup?

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Location: San Jose,CA
Joined: 03/29/2005
Posts: 35
First Turkey hunt

No this place was just past lake berryessa. Knoxville Wildlife area is it's name. I'm hoping to go one more time before the season is over.