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Good luck to you!  I went out

Good luck to you!  I went out yesterday in the rain and saw/heard nothing... but it was still great to be in the blind.  I go back wednesday.

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Turkeys

I finally went out this morning to try our luck on a gobbler for one of my buddies. He had never been, but alsways wanted to go, and I promised to take him.

He ended up taking this beautiful tom here on the Western Slope. He was right at 20 pounds with a 10 1/8" beard and 1" spurs. Congrats Thad ! Thumbs up

Quinton

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Turkeys

That is a heck of a bird for Thad!!!!! I am not seeing birds West of Town like I use too. They birds on the Platte are on the same roost they have used for years. Hope to get into some this weekend down south, even if it is a jake for my daughter. I really do not care either way for myself as well as it has been a while since I have shot one. Check up at Pingree Park, there is usually birds there.

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Huge bird

If only my first turkey could have been a beast like that!  Cheers, Thad first round's on you!  

 

Thanks for for the tip on Pingree, will report back.

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That is an awesome 1st

That is an awesome 1st gobbler - congrats to Thad and to you Quinton! Thumbs up

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What species

Buddy shot this with his bow near Lebanon, Kansas. Looks like a Merriams, but not the area they are suppose to be by a long shot.

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Not a bird Elkkill, that's a HOG! Or at least a Hog of a bird! One heck of a nice Tom for your bud's first one. Congrats to you both!

Bleu, that's definitely a Merriams I'd say, and a good looking one, must of done some traveling. Congrats to your bud!

Me my good work/hunting bud made it out yesterday morning to try for a bird for him. Got to our place a little later then we wanted just after sunup. After parking I let out some yelps and we had three different Toms gobbling from different directions. We couldn't get em fired up to come in though. My bud was hurting from a stomach bug which kept him up most of the night pretty darn sick. So, he wasn't feeling good enough to make a hard move on em. We drove to another spot parked and I again got out and let loose with some yelps and we have one respond from the rim of the huge canyon we were at. He was pretty close maybe two hundred yards away and we move up to the thick stuff above where he gobbled from and he responded when I called but was moving away. I spotted him about sixty yards away but my bud didn't see him. We moved aways up the rim in the direction he was moving and I called again and he responded. I decided to stay put and my bud tried stalking him as he would gobble when I called. He got to within twenty yards of him but didn't shoot because that old Tom was right on the edge of the canyon he said literally on the edge and he thought if he tagged him the bird would go right over the edge. He said the bird finally did fly off to the other side of a small feeder canyon. So no tag filled but we had some fun and excitement for the morning.

Going to try and convince my wife to let me get her a tag and get out there since I think she'd have a good chance and it would give her a better experience then last year when I took her we didn't see or hear anything.  Also, my bud and uncle want to go back in there and give it another try. Still fun as heck even though I already filled my tag just trying to get one in for others!

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Centennial Valley SWA

Does anyoneknow how to get to th north side of the river in this area LEGALLY?  Preferably a tactic that doesn't involve riding in a kayak or canoe at 5:15 am.  

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