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by jhogue
May 24th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Huntin Tales
Topic: The Story of Limpy
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: The Story of Limpy

I try to go hunting with Dad as much as I can. We don’t generally hunt directly together, but ride in the same vehicle to the woods, either his or mine. Dad took me turkey hunting some when I was a kid, but we started showing calves in the spring and it took away my opportunity to turkey hunt the we...
by jhogue
May 22nd, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Spring - Pic Heavy
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: 2018 Spring - Pic Heavy

Looks like you guys had a great season! Thanks for posting!
by jhogue
May 22nd, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: How long can you keep unfired handloads?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: How long can you keep unfired handloads?

Thanks for the info guys. I'd hoped to shoot more this season, but it wasn't meant to be. When fired, they did what they were supposed to do, except for Dad's miss, but we won't talk too much about that. I'm making sure he has a red dot before next season.
by jhogue
May 22nd, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: How long can you keep unfired handloads?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

How long can you keep unfired handloads?

This is my first year hand loading and I have 12 Gauge shells left and 9 20 Gauge shells. Hal mentioned to me in some message when I started this process about not loading up too many shells if I didn't expect to shoot them because some powders have potential to break down wads or other components i...
by jhogue
May 21st, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hens at greatly varied stages of the reproduction season
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Hens at greatly varied stages of the reproduction season

While in Kansas last week, we saw hens in several different stages of their breeding/nesting/mothering season. Some of the hens we saw weren’t nesting at all at this point. I watched 4 throughout the day on two days that were covering a lot of ground feeding and just generally running around. When I...
by jhogue
May 21st, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Houston Chapter NWTF hosts Turkey Season in review
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Houston Chapter NWTF hosts Turkey Season in review

I'd definitely go to one of those if it happened near me. Sounds fun and a great place to learn.
by jhogue
May 20th, 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Golden Truth Outdoors "Get Outta Here" Turkey Hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Golden Truth Outdoors "Get Outta Here" Turkey Hunt

My heart sank when he got up and ran off. Glad you got him!
by jhogue
May 20th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 28
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 28

“There’s alway next year” doesn’t make it feel any better, but it’s all you’ve got to hold on to at this point. Can’t get those misses and decisions not to shoot back. You sure put in the work.
by jhogue
May 19th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 26 - 27
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 26 - 27

I feel you. I’m not near as experienced a hunter as you, but I spent even more days in the woods than you this year, across multiple states. It’s been a tough year for a lot of folks across the country. The crazy part of it all is seeing folks like appalacianassassin killing 6 birds in seven days of...
by jhogue
May 19th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Huntin Tales
Topic: The Story of Limpy
Replies: 10
Views: 302

The Story of Limpy

Kansas was my final shot at getting a turkey this year after 21 days spent in Florida, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Day one of the hunt I heard a gobble at 5:55 and made my way across the field to get close. I heard three more gobbles on my 350 yards trip. When I reached the edge of the woods, there was ...
by jhogue
May 19th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 26 - 27
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 26 - 27

You’ve put in an impressive amount of time this year. Hate how it’s gobe for you. I’ve read about your season religiously, hoping for a change. Good luck tomorrow.
by jhogue
May 19th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice

Congrats on the bird. Love hunts like that where they make ya work for it. ! Kind of felts like I worked for it all season, and I waited him out for nearly four hour unintentionally. But when he returned my call at 7:15, it happened really quick. I’m glad I left the decoy where it was and made the ...
by jhogue
May 19th, 2018, 12:03 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: TX Rio rec.s please
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: TX Rio rec.s please

OLE RASPY wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 5:24 pm
I paid $750 for 3 days and killed the first day and left for home the next so he made money. Lol Kenny McCrea outdoors. San Angelo. Semi guided. They drove me there and dropped me off.
Was that for one or for three birds? Was it the same price regardless of the number of birds taken?
by jhogue
May 18th, 2018, 11:58 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun
Replies: 19
Views: 694

Re: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun

Reading all of your stories, one thing rings clear, the bird that doesn’t flop should be suspicious... Never had this happen to me thus far, but note taken very well. I’ve been guilty of not pumping a fresh shell after the shot. That possibly could have saved me the most memorable lost bird of my ca...
by jhogue
May 18th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: How was your season?
Replies: 55
Views: 1437

Re: How was your season?

Definitely my toughest season yet and the most I’ve ever worked before and during season. Arkansas season was very rough. I only know a few people that killed birds. I think we are down 30 percent over last year. I located birds on public land before season that were gobbling good. We had a freak ic...
by jhogue
May 18th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice

It’s been slow this week since we started Tuesday. I heard gobbling on the roost Tuesday morning. Turned out to be some jakes, then no gobbling the rest of the day. Saw 6 total turkey, 4 jakes and two hens. One Jake is now named Limpy as he has something significantly wrong with one of his legs and ...
by jhogue
May 18th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 3482

Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

WHO: me DATE: 5/18/18 TIME: 7:32 pm STATE: Kansas SPECIES: Eastern WEAPON: 870 AMMO: 1.75 oz TSS #9 CALL & MAKER: Gooserbat Heckler BEARD 1: 10” BEARD 2: BEARD 3: RIGHT SPUR: 3/4 LEFT SPUR: 7/8 WEIGHT: not heavy, probably under 20# #1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: staying close where I heard a bi...
by jhogue
May 14th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 20 - 22
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: 2018 Ohio Spring Turkey Season Day 20 - 22

That’s a lot of progress from most of your season. Hopefully you get him this week. Good luck.
by jhogue
May 14th, 2018, 5:00 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1568

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

That primarily comes down to total pellet count in your pattern or load. With TSS #8’s, the average pellet count per ounce is 254. With #9’s, it is 362. So with the 2.5 ounce load in question, you are looking at 635 pellets on average per load with 8’s, vs 905 with 9’s. That’s going to be noticeable...
by jhogue
May 12th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Camp Dinner
Topic: Nuisance animal is delicious!
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Nuisance animal is delicious!

I only took two pics of this hog, and this is the better of the two. Second pics is one of the racks of ribs before I smoked it. I don't have a saw to cut the ribs, so we put them up and cooked them full length. I split the rack in the center to vacuum seal for the freezer. Ribs had plenty of meat t...
by jhogue
May 12th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: None and Done
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: None and Done

I didn’t take a shot like you did, but have had very similar experiences this year. Seems like a weird year for many in a lot of places around the country. I have a last chance hunt this coming week in Kansas. Glad you have some Jakes to hopefully still be around next year. Good luck with next year’...
by jhogue
May 12th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Camp Dinner
Topic: Nuisance animal is delicious!
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Nuisance animal is delicious!

What size shot? Where did you hit her and did she flop? :D This. That is a pretty good sized hog, need more details on the TSS performance! TSS 9’s, she went straight down and didn’t flop till I slit her throat. I paralyzed her with the shot in the neck, but she stayed alive for a while. She wasn’t...
by jhogue
May 10th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Camp Dinner
Topic: Nuisance animal is delicious!
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Nuisance animal is delicious!

This has been a rather unsuccessful turkey season for me thus far. I did however kill my first wild hog on the first day of the Arkansas turkey season. I shot this 150-175# sow at 18 yards with my 1.75 ounce TSS load. Since it was the first hog I had ever killed, I cleaned and butchered it like a de...
by jhogue
May 10th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice

I'm sure I'll be able to find cottonwoods when I start looking on the ground, but is there anyway to identify them on aerial maps ahead of time. Some of the land I have access to has very narrow wooded sections along the creeks, while other areas have much wider areas of woods. Should I expect birds...
by jhogue
May 9th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: Hunting in Kansas next week, need advice

We hunted in OK last week and tagged out there on birds that all gobbled a lot. I didn’t have that luck in Oklahoma last week. I went two different days that were both decent weather in SE Oklahoma and didn’t hear a gobble. I couldn’t hunt Saturday, and apparently they were gobbling their heads off...

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