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    2018 Spring Turkey

    Let's hear how your 2018 spring turkey season is going. From scouting till the end of the season, post it up. Saturday morning was the first that I have scouted, if you call driving the back road on your way to breakfast and stopping every so often to listen on the mountain, scouting. It was 20 degrees and we have about 4 inches of snow on the ground, but I heard 4 different birds on 3 different stops. A friend of ours was at the breakfast and heard a few from his house. It's getting that time.

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    Todd will be heading out before Brandon and I, hoping he has good things to report.
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    I was out Saturday morning on Public land in Georgia.

    Didn't hear a single bird at daylight then had 2 guys from Atlanta driving up and down the road calling from their truck windows (Very Annoying and VERY Typical) Threw in the towel around 11:00 AM.

    Sunday it was 38 degrees and raining. I've killed enough birds to know that the odds for success are about 1% in those conditions so I hid in the basement and reloaded shells all day.

    Weather is warming up for next weekend. Maybe it will get the birds talking.

    I'm going to wait a couple weeks before going back to the public. Let some of the knuckleheads clear out.

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    Brother scouted his new spot for turkeys (after he got the waterfowl blind off the river).

    This place is new to us, and the landowner reports lots of turkeys in the area. We will be headed out opening weekend (April 14-15th). Really looking forward to turkey hunting again this year. We lost permission on land Dad, Brother and I had been hunting since 1982.

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    Will scout April 6/7/8 in prep for our 14 April opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post

    Sunday it was 38 degrees and raining. I've killed enough birds to know that the odds for success are about 1% in those conditions so I hid in the basement and reloaded shells all day.
    Man, I've wacked a bunch of cold rainy day gobblers.. Have my best success in short grass pastures. They hate the timber in the rain, and don't seem to like getting too muddy in cut ag fields.

    Season for us starts April 16th. I may go out that weekend before and try to stick one in Kansas, but I'll probably just end up making sure I've got a bird lined out for Monday instead.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Come to Georgia and give it a whirl on 200K acres of timbered Chattahoochee National forest. lol

    I used to kill a lot of birds in Pennsylvania in the cold and wet weather.

    Down here they simply shut down.

    If the sun comes out, now thats a different story

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    So many turkeys everywhere. I've resorted to the stick and string the past 7 years just because shotgun was simply too easy. Going for the CO slam again this year

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    Turkey is a draw here in Nv. The public land gets to be a real S show on the opener. You can go out and scout, see plenty of turkeys, set your blind and not see anyone. Opening day there will be blinds every 100 yards! Not my thing

    I have gone to Ca once and had a great time but unsuccessful. Maybe this year
    I go to the Mountains to loose my mind and find my soul.

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    Going out to western ok for april 6 opener then on to Kansas on the 18th and hopefully new mexico around may 5. The big woods easterns I have here are a tuff ticket on a rainy and windy day as well. Our season in se Oklahoma doesn't open till april 23 this year.

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