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Location: Mullica Hill,NJ
Joined: 10/28/2006
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Spring Gobbler Hunting in VA

Hey Guys - I am planning to hunt Spring Gobblers in VA this April. I am a new hunter and based upon my research on the website for VA Fish and Game as well as their Hunting Guide I have selected the Chikahomony WMA and Pocahantos State Park. Just wanted to know if they are good choices?
Any other public hunting areas that you would recommend? I am not asking you to give me your sweet spots just a ballpark area and I can do my scouting and research on my own. I appreciate any help.
Thanks

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Location: Roanoke,Va
Joined: 08/27/2005
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Spring Gobbler Hunting in VA

Are you locked into that part of the state????? if not look at the national forest in the western part of the state. If you are interested i can give you some starting points. I prefer the NF because i can cover more ground and its not as crowded as the WMA's that are closer to more populated city's.

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Location: Mullica Hill,NJ
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Spring Gobbler Hunting in VA

I am not locked in and can definetly go to the NF. If you can give me some starting points that would be really great. Travelling and scouting I can do very well as long as I have some starting points. I will look into the NF as well. I would definetly prefer a quieter area where I can focus and work some birds.
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Location: Roanoke,Va
Joined: 08/27/2005
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Spring Gobbler Hunting in VA

I live in Roanoke county and hunt the surrounding counties, Craig, Montgomery, Boutetout. There are good areas from Rockbridge co
down through Giles co. You can go to the NF web site and order maps of all the ranger disticts. It is the George Washington-Jefferson NF around here.
Let me know if I can help any more, if you decide to head around here let me know, I would not mind showing you some of my spots.

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Location: Mullica Hill,NJ
Joined: 10/28/2006
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Spring Gobbler Hunting in VA

Thanks coachsteve. I appreciate your offer. I will let you know when i decide come down there. Thanks again and I have to say that you are more generous than most hunters I have met.
I will definetly follow your advice and thanks again.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Joined: 09/15/2006
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Spring Gobbler Hunting in VA

Just a word to the wise. If ya hunt Chickahomany WMA be ready for LOTS of huners and it can get rather nerve racking around there come turkey time. Had a buddy shot at 3 years in a row by other hunters coming into his call and shooting before knowing what it was. But Chick does have alota birds there.

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