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by Realwarrior
March 17th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Thanks for nothing
Replies: 23
Views: 3980

Re: Thanks for nothing

Not affecting mine. Some National Parks are slated to be closed but National Forests shouldn't be. But as a former employee of the USFS, it wouldn't surprise me if certain districts close due to "Covid-Laziness"
by Realwarrior
March 16th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Lend Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Lend Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit

Please be aware that the LBL Hunter use permit WITH BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING IS SET TO INCREASE FROM $35 TO $75. IT IS NOTED IN THE KY Spring Hunting Guide. Here is the email from Jeff Land@ LBL with the statement " the hunt permit is $25 and that cost is not changing". Keep this statement in mind and go...
by Realwarrior
March 5th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Merriams vs easterns?
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

Re: Merriams vs easterns?

The mountain birds that I've hunted sounded farther away than they really were. Be aware of that. My first couple of hunts I bumped birds because of that.
by Realwarrior
March 5th, 2020, 2:08 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Gobbler calls
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Gobbler calls

I've gobbled on a tube call, by voice, and on a box call. If I use it it's either early season or later in the day. I will combine gobbler yelps with the gobble. I don't use it on morning hunts if I'm hunting Public Land...... Although I have used it to call my buddies out off the woods..... Works l...
by Realwarrior
March 5th, 2020, 1:53 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Tell me about your pants.
Replies: 13
Views: 3982

Re: Tell me about your pants.

I wear whatever. I have Cabela's Microtex, some quick dry Mossy Oak, some predator polyester, I normally wear something pretty light because I tend to overheat. I like the Microtex because it's doable but not real heavy and it pulls the sweat away from you.
by Realwarrior
March 2nd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Smokepole Turkeys
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Smokepole Turkeys

Doc Holiday, those are some great pictures! I use a wingbone and love your trumpet call. Thanks for sharing
by Realwarrior
March 2nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Muzzleloading for turkeys
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Muzzleloading for turkeys

TC used to make the New Englander that was-is cap lock. Pedersoli still does make a cap lock I think. There is a CVA KIT Double on gunbroker right now that I thought was caplock but did'nt look that close at. Several Pedersoli's. God Bless, Louis It's caplock/percussion https://www.gunbroker.com/it...
by Realwarrior
March 1st, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Muzzleloading for turkeys
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Muzzleloading for turkeys

I have 4 Muzzleloader shotguns, plus a 20ga I built for my youngest son. Mine are TK-2000, CVA SxS, Pedersoli SxS, & 12 ga Custom flintlock. They are really all that I turkey hunt with except for a couple of military bases where BP isn't allowed. I just posted a thread in the Bigbore section on Smok...
by Realwarrior
March 1st, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: Smokepole Turkeys
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Smokepole Turkeys

Let's see those Smokepoles and the turkeys they've hammered. I've got several 12ga Muzzleloaders TK-2000, CVA-SxS, Pedersoli-SxS, and custom 12ga Flintlock. Here's a couple of Flintlock gobblers
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by Realwarrior
February 29th, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Grand Slams
Topic: Merriams
Replies: 3
Views: 3199

Re: Merriams

It depends. Are you wanting to do the same in the same season or break it up? Also where are you from? Part sleep is as much logistics as hunting, especially if you plan on doing same season.
by Realwarrior
February 27th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Texas self-guided/trespass fee hunts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: Texas self-guided/trespass fee hunts?

There are plenty of places in Turkey Country magazine, but there are several large WMAs that are open to hunt. If you're dead set on Texas get in the TPW website and look around. If you are just wanting to hunt Rios, the 3 states North of Texas have better public Land opportunities.
by Realwarrior
February 27th, 2020, 4:09 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Patience kills turkeys
Replies: 8
Views: 3832

Re: Patience kills turkeys

If you want to try an experiment on patience. Go to a place that if fairly open and has a Gobbling turkey close and call aggressively for a couple of minutes then shut up and as you leave place a trail camera to cover the area that you called from. Go back to the same place the following morning and...
by Realwarrior
February 27th, 2020, 1:06 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Cracking the code to a strut zone gobbler?
Replies: 26
Views: 7027

Re: Cracking the code to a strut zone gobbler?

I like to hunt strut zone birds, I find them some of the easiest birds to kill. The key is to PLAN on a 3 day hunt. Plan on scouting, you have to Know EXACTLY where the strut zones are. I've found that these birds are older birds that know that hens are suppose to go to them. The first day you try t...
by Realwarrior
February 27th, 2020, 12:41 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: OnX
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: OnX

I have OnX and like it but I also like Basecamp which is alot cheaper, for those that can't afford OnX. It seems as most of the features are gathered from the same sources. Another cost conscious app for those hunting Public Lands is US Topo Maps, with the FS maps layer turned on. Even with OnX and ...
by Realwarrior
February 23rd, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Have you used an Eastern hen decoy for Merriams or Rio?
Replies: 17
Views: 5656

Re: Have you used an Eastern hen decoy for Merriams or Rio?

Won't matter. I made my first decoys out of plywood and rebar, and painted gallon bleach jugs, Back in the 80s and the Rios and Merriams fell in love with them. Lol. Since then I've used production decoys and the colors haven't mattered anywhere
by Realwarrior
February 22nd, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: HaPpYnEwYeAr! Where all you hunting this spring?
Replies: 39
Views: 9526

Re: HaPpYnEwYeAr! Where all you hunting this spring?

spider316 wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 2:15 pm
Right now I'm planning on Indiana and Virginia,
I'm hunting KY, TN, MO. I'm torn about VA. I had planned to hunt Virginia but not sure I want to support the state government with my money. Even though as a Disabled Veteran I can hunt VA cheap. I'm still undecided....
by Realwarrior
February 22nd, 2020, 2:37 am
Forum: Gobbler Nation Grand Slams
Topic: 2020 Merriam hunt
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

Re: 2020 Merriam hunt

All of my Merriam's hunts have been in Lincoln National Forest and the biggest factor for there and most of New Mexico has to do with water availability and snow levels. If snow was deep they move away from it. Water they will be close to. There less water, the more concentrated. Especially if you h...
by Realwarrior
February 22nd, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Handicapped turkey hunter
Replies: 10
Views: 4363

Re: Handicapped turkey hunter

Hearing aids in both ears now and still adjusting and struggle to hear gobblin' for more that 100yds. Have to turn them down when I can hear one commin' in .. or else :banghead: Still, my hearing is very directional at best, and have to reply on seeing the tom to know exactly where he gobbled from ...
by Realwarrior
February 21st, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Grand Slams
Topic: Osceola
Replies: 10
Views: 5022

Re: Osceola

Florida had 40+ WMAs that you don't need to apply for. I think that some are bow only and some have daily quotas but I've never had trouble getting in to gun or mzldr hunt, so you shouldn't have a problem finding public Land with bow. Here's my experience with Osceolas and it might just be my experi...
by Realwarrior
February 21st, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Grand Slams
Topic: What is the hardest and easiest gobbler to kill?
Replies: 12
Views: 5836

Re: What is the hardest and easiest gobbler to kill?

Easiest- the one that walks towards my gun.
Hardest- the one that walks away from it!
by Realwarrior
February 21st, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Land Between the Lakes - Quota Hunt Input (contact info)
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

Re: Land Between the Lakes - Quota Hunt Input (contact info)

I dug into the regulations, though not as deep as you. But you don’t have to go far to realize this wasn’t done on the up-and-up. And I don’t know a single turkey hunter who would prefer 30% fewer hunting days a single opening weekend free-for-all over three well-structured quota hunts (including t...
by Realwarrior
February 21st, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Land Between the Lakes - Quota Hunt Input (contact info)
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

Re: Land Between the Lakes - Quota Hunt Input (contact info)

I have contacted LBL, TN NWTF and KY NWTF. I have emails from John Westbrook. He has refused to answer my questions in email. and avoiding my phone calls.The nwtf WAS NOT involved or consulted. As a retired Fed Leo, with a B.S. Degree in Biology who worked for the USFS early in my career, I have a k...
by Realwarrior
February 21st, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: DIY Checklist
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: DIY Checklist

The Cherokee NF just North of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and SMNP had the 2nd highest turkey harvest in TN and if a great vacation spot with lots of campgrounds
by Realwarrior
February 21st, 2020, 3:14 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: DIY Checklist
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: DIY Checklist

Well...I live in the heart of DBNF and Big South Fork and 3 miles from Tennessee and hunt both states. If I was a non resident of both states my pick would definitely be Tennessee, 4 turkeys, longer season, Great WMA' s, plus the deer seasons are longer and you can kill more bucks than in Kentucky, ...

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