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by poorcountrypreacher
May 19th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: New regulations for SC
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: New regulations for SC

>>>There have absolutely been recent studies in TN and elsewhere showing an alarmingly high number of hens that never initiate a nest. They suspect this early kill of gobblers is the culprit.<<< I can see this being a theory, but how could they structure a study to prove it? I am skeptical of this b...
by poorcountrypreacher
May 19th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: New regulations for SC
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: New regulations for SC

>>>Ruth said that many experts feel that the early excessive removal of gobblers impacts the nesting success of hens. <<< That's an interesting theory that we read often these days, but I have never read anything that presented any facts in support of it. Does any research exist that proves that thi...
by poorcountrypreacher
April 19th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Covering the silver receiver on your Over/under
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Covering the silver receiver on your Over/under

This is a Yildiz sxs, but I believe the same system would work for your o/u: https://i.postimg.cc/qv6zd8VF/IMG-20190410-065014.jpg That's a piece of camo tape that was leftover from a kit a friend used to camo his rifle. It's been on there for 6 years and has never slipped. I used brown fingernail p...
by poorcountrypreacher
April 19th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hooked on co-cane
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Hooked on co-cane

Congrats! I have killed my AL limit and used the Rivercane on 4 of them. I was pinned down on one and could only use the mouth call. I like using the combination of the mouth call and the Rivercane.

Many thanks to GLS for teaching me how to make these.
by poorcountrypreacher
March 14th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Too Tight
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: Too Tight

Wow! 87 and still turkey hunting! It's extremely unlikely that I will live to be 87, much less still be turkey hunting at that age, but at 65 I've had to make a lot of changes to my setup to avoid missing turkeys. Changes in my eyesight have made it difficult for me to make consistent shots. I addre...
by poorcountrypreacher
March 13th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Wandering zero
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Wandering zero

It looks to me like the dot is near the center on both patterns; it's just that the most dense part of the pattern is varying. I think it is within what I would consider "normal" variation. I've recorded 10" numbers of from 260 to 300 on my primary hunting gun. I see variation in patterns that are s...
by poorcountrypreacher
March 4th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Anybody using standard chokes with TSS?
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Anybody using standard chokes with TSS?

I use a 585 in the tight barrel and have gotten patterns from 260 to 300. This is a cheap Carlson's flush mount. I have shot a 273 in the same barrel with a 600 modified choke. This stuff doesn't require a lot of choke and I think a lot of people over choke it. I've found it pretty common to get tig...
by poorcountrypreacher
March 4th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Herbicide
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Herbicide

I answered in your other thread, but if you didn't see it Milestone will completely eradicate sicklepod at one ounce per acre.
by poorcountrypreacher
March 3rd, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Chufa

Milestone will zap sicklepod at just one ounce per acre. I have put a pint of 2,4-Db into the tank with it, but I don't think it is necessary at all. I have had good results with an ounce of Milestone and 10 oz of Clethodim per acre.
by poorcountrypreacher
February 19th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 2-1/8 oz MOA
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: 2-1/8 oz MOA

Who is shooting the 20 ga MOA load at 2-1/8 oz? Any issues? I am shooting the 1-5/8oz load now, but if some is good, more is better I had that attitude too when I first started using TSS a decade ago. I don't believe you will ever kill a turkey with the bigger load that you would not have killed wi...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 19th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz barrel selector switch
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Yildiz barrel selector switch

Thanks for the reply; I understand better what your problem is now. Any of the decent guns made after about 1930 should be ok to shoot TSS as far as the pressure goes. But it's a real problem to find a reasonably priced sxs with 2 triggers to use for a turkey gun. One of the older Berettas made from...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 18th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Binos for turkeys
Replies: 48
Views: 2253

Re: Binos for turkeys

I've had a cheap Tasco 8x21 in my vest for many years. The only time I use it in the south is to determine if a distant turkey is a gobbler. I had a problem with it and just bought a new one - $14. :)
by poorcountrypreacher
February 18th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz barrel selector switch
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Yildiz barrel selector switch

If I knew a good gunsmith I might would get him to weld the switch where it couldn’t go left and right. Only fire and safe. Dang, you guys must be having far worse issues with this than I have. On mine, you can't push the safety forward to fire if it is right in the center. It has to be either to t...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 17th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Blind Suggestions???
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Blind Suggestions???

I used a dog no bark collar on my kids, the kid moved and I pushed the button, took about 10 minutes in a mosquito infested swamp to train the boys then I returned it to walmart and told them my dog died and got a full refund. You and mkw could win Dad of the Year contests if you would enter. :) My...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 17th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Yildiz barrel selector switch
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Yildiz barrel selector switch

My 20 gauge has the same issue. I have found that if I keep it as far to the right as it will go, then it's easy to just slide it forward and shoot the right barrel first. That's the one my turkey choke is in, so that's usually what I want anyway on my turkey gun. It is difficult enough to manipulat...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 11th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: How about a 28ga contender (or two)
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: How about a 28ga contender (or two)

Those are really cool! I still have a couple of the original style Contenders and owned a lot of barrels, but I've never seen a 28 gauge barrel.
by poorcountrypreacher
February 7th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season
Replies: 50
Views: 2516

Re: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season

Lots of stuff here, including gobbling activity on a hunted area and average date of nest initiation. The most relevant info to what is being discussed in this thread is in fig. 4-2, page 18. It may make your head hurt! :dontknow: https://georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/wrd/pdf/management/G...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 7th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season
Replies: 50
Views: 2516

Re: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season

A few points I'd like to add: 1) My personal opinion is that any decline in turkey numbers is almost entirely due to habitat changes. No habitat stays the same, and if you aren't specifically managing your property for nesting habitat then it is probably getting worse. Big hardwoods are pretty, but ...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 3rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

I have planted Chufa several times specifically for turkeys and I will give you my experiences: 1st time: I also live in VA and at the time we had a lease in Appomattox VA. We planted the chufa in mid spring because of the long growth time. By the time the fall season came around the grass had grow...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season
Replies: 50
Views: 2516

Re: South Carolina DNR recommendations for changes to turkey season

I bothered to only skim the report and may have missed something, but it seems their recommendations are based more on hope and a hunch as opposed to good science. Lots of observations that are suggestive at best. Correlation ain’t the same as causation. When you peel it back, they are concerned ab...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

Soiltester, my experience has been that I usually don't make any in places where water will stand in wet weather, so the tubers drowning out seldom happens. I grow them in 2 different counties and have tried them on different types of soil. A well drained sandy loam is best, but they will grow anywh...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

Gil, I've seen old extension service pamphlets on growing chufas for hogs. They are an important crop for human consumption in Spain; I don't understand why they never caught on here. They will grow anywhere that has 120 days without frost. The ground freezing doesn't hurt them once the crop is made...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

A healthy stand of young chufas from this past summer: https://i.postimg.cc/65bbj5Wv/IMG-20180724-152954.jpg These plants were pulled up to check tuber production later in the summer. The tops are still green and they are far from mature, but they have already produced a lot of tubers: https://i.pos...
by poorcountrypreacher
February 2nd, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Chufa- Is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Chufa- Is it worth it?

What do you wanna know about them? I plant about 5 acres a year here in AL, and have been growing them since the late 60s. Nothing else I've found provides as much food for turkeys in the winter. In years when there is a poor acorn crop the chufas can become the primary food source. I don't read the...
by poorcountrypreacher
January 19th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: FF2 Dots
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: FF2 Dots

I thought that mine had gone bad once, but I got someone with good eyes to look through it for me. He described it as a perfectly round dot; my eyes were the problem. Turning it down as low as it will go and I can still see it is the only way I've found to deal with it.

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