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With about 4-weeks to go before the start of the spring hunt, I have been looking and listening and I am sure you have too. After nearly 40-years of spring hunts for me, the gobblers seem more predictable each year, but I can't say that they are any easier to kill.

This year the places where they started the 2006 breeding season is the same location to start this year. I am still seeking an understanding or what controls the day to day travels. The one thing for sure is nothing is for sure! That is what makes it fun.

Safety, feed and breed seem to be the spring to do list for turkeys.

I have heard many gobblers. In early April they seem to be everywhere. I have not seen another scouter - yet! I have not heard another scouter calling - most of us have received the Memo: No pre-season calling!

Looks like this spring will be like many past springs. The only things that will set this season apart from the others will be equipment - calls, gadgets and camouflage patterns and of course, the outcome of the hunt!

Hunt safely and courteously!

I created and posted a blog at my website. I invite you to check it out.

http://storytrax.com/node/655

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Great post! I'm very excited and ready to go. I've done a little bit of scouting in some new areas and have the rest of the week of this week to do some serious scouting, got the topo maps and I'm ready to go! Good luck to everyone hunt safe! Thumbs up

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Nice!
What part of PA?

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91xlt wrote:
Nice!
What part of PA?

Huntingdon County for the most part. Blair-Bedford-Cambria-Clearfield occasionally. How about you?

I like to hunt mountain, public ground to escape the crowds and the "easy walk" hunters. Although, there is nothing like a farm field on a rainy morning!

The big woods presents a problem sometimes because they are open so you need to know the lay of the land.

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JackSprat wrote:
91xlt wrote:
Nice!
What part of PA?

Huntingdon County for the most part. Blair-Bedford-Cambria-Clearfield occasionally. How about you?

I like to hunt mountain, public ground to escape the crowds and the "easy walk" hunters. Although, there is nothing like a farm field on a rainy morning!

The big woods presents a problem sometimes because they are open so you need to know the lay of the land.

I feel the same way Jack! I'm over here in the Pocono area but travel to western PA to hunt too, originally from Pittsburgh. I checked out your site and reading your blog put me in a "turkey trance" I felt as if I was sitting there on the ridge too! Great site! I have off the next couple days and the weekend so I'll be getting up early to do some good scouting!

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I live in Phila.
Have hunted Clearfield, Potter, Pike, and Tioga Counties.
Big woods/mountainous areas are my favorites also.

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Strut - How close are you to Hunter 777?

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we were at the rifle range today and a flock of them walked across the range and wouldnt leave for an hour i hate turkeys.

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redrider wrote:
Strut - How close are you to Hunter 777?

30-40 mins. We hunt/scout together. My fiancee killed her 1st bird off the same tree Hunter 777 killed his last spring.

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I'm hoping to get up and hunt w/ Hunter some time in the future, maybe will get to meet Thumbs up

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redrider wrote:
I'm hoping to get up and hunt w/ Hunter some time in the future, maybe will get to meet Thumbs up

Definitely Red! Come on up and we'll all get together! Thumbs up

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