Productive Season Thus Far

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  1. TooTall

    TooTall Elite Refuge Member

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    Spring 2016, it’s been a good one. I haven’t been able to hunt as many days as I usually do, but the day’s I’ve gotten out have been productive.



    Opening day in Missouri I was able to get a buddy of mine his first turkey. Messed with turkeys all morning, started cat and mousing with a pair mid-morning and got in front of them. Five minutes later we hear them drumming. He’s hooked!


    You never forget your first.

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    The next day I hunted some National Forest land near my house where I’d found some birds before the season.


    Public land turkey sign, next best thing to finding a live bird.

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    Punched my first Missouri tag before 7:00am on the second day of the season.

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    The real results!

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    TooTall Elite Refuge Member

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    After filling my first tag in MO I made a quick trip to NC to try to punch a couple more.


    The first morning in NC was eerily quiet, reports from surrounding areas were not good and the jakes I passed up that morning were coming back to haunt me. I made a deal with myself as I napped, “Next one gets whacked, then I can be picky.”

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    On the afternoon of the second day in NC I had this guy come right in from way across an open field. He went into strut right by my hen decoy and never lived to puff his chest again.

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    It wasn’t until the my last evening in NC that I finally got a chance at a Carolina Longbeard. And son, he did not disappoint!

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    Three beards totaling 27 ¾”

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    TooTall Elite Refuge Member

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    So now I’m back in MO trying to fill my second tag. Passed on a jake the other day, wanting to strike another love sick longbeard in the final hour. Maybe it will happen, maybe not, but it’s sure hard to complain either way!


    Nothing like prospecting for gobbles in the beautiful Ozark hardwoods.

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  4. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    NICE!
     
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    soiltester Elite Refuge Member

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    That's a great way to get around and enjoy the spring and doing, what you enjoy doing!! Congrats :tu
     
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    Nice work! I had an awful year. Glad some are getting it done!
     
  7. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Productive is putting it mildly. Looks like a great season!
     

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