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Re: Turkey Hunting?

Thanks there ECU
I have been in the military for about 9 yrs now. I love the traveling part and the place I have got to fish and explore. Have a great weekend !

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Re: Turkey Hunting?

Did some scouting today and seen about 300 birds

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you gotta love those winter flocks Thumbs up

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ohh yeah

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Well looks like you have turkeys in your area! Good luck and keep us posted Thumbs up

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Well, I am in San Diego, hunt turkeys, and was going to reply, until you mentioned the gay thing......

lol

I have been hunting for turkey out here for a couple of years, and have seen plenty, but have been unable to shoot one yet. There are alot of birds around, but alot of hunters also. Alot of the birds are located on private land too. I can't count the number of big toms I saw last year in people's front yards..... Brick Wall,)

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I've been turkey hunting for a while now and I've found my Rem 870 with an extra full choke works great! I also use remington and winchester 3" turkey loads with it, deadly!

Appart from using full camo, practice your calling and like I read from another poster, don't overdoit.

Good luck in the upcomming Turkey season.[attachment=0]NM Turkey.jpg[/attachment]
This Turkey was taken in southern New Mexico in 2008.

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You cant go wrong with a Remington 870. Unlike a lot of people I shoot 3 1/2in. #6 shot (usually) and love it. 50+ yards is easy with that load and the right choke. I like to call them in much closer........but on a few occasions the extra range has been nice.

Like others have said full camo including face camo is a must. I also wear rubber boots. Spring is usually the wettest time of year and I often walk down creeks and streams to cut in front of birds.

Learning to turkey hunt should be one of the most fun things you do and if your like me 15 years later the old gobblers will still be teaching you a few new tricks. Good luck with your hunts.

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Here in CA you might want to use waterproof snake boots, (I use Danner) it warms up fast and in the spring the rattle snakes are out on the prawl. I seen one snake last weekend along the river bottom!

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You should hook up with my brother, he lives in San Diego area and has been wanting to get into Turkey. I don't have time to partner with him as I am in NOR CA but he and you need to meet up. He is a cool regular family guy who needs an excuse to hunt and get out. Can I get you in contact with him??? Let me know, how is the Spring Season treating you?

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