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by GobbleNut
April 4th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Lowland Merriams suggestions please
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Lowland Merriams suggestions please

Yes, I am familiar with them. They are mostly elk outfitters, which would make me wonder if they really know much about spring turkey hunting (a lot of western big game outfitters try to hunt turkeys like big game),...don't know for sure. I believe they have quite a bit of property to hunt,...both p...
by GobbleNut
April 4th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Lowland Merriams suggestions please
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Lowland Merriams suggestions please

You probably won't get away from "high altitude" as compared to lowlands in Georgia, but you can probably find a private ranch set up where you can stay on relatively flat ground and not need to climb a mountain. I would suspect that Gobblenut has some good advice on where to look. Wish I could giv...
by GobbleNut
March 26th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls

Good links to show the process. For those not wanting to invest in a press or jig, just substitute taping the reeds down for stretching the reeds the way the links indicate. ....Works just fine, saves money.
by GobbleNut
March 25th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Retirement destination
Replies: 61
Views: 5574

Re: Retirement destination

Mule deer, Coues Whitetail, elk, pronghorn, desert bighorn, African orxy, Persian ibex, Barbary sheep, javelina, are all available, ...although most are by drawing. .. ay, there's the rub. No point system in our tag lottery, so inevitably some will beat the odds and others will be on the other tail...
by GobbleNut
March 24th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Retirement destination
Replies: 61
Views: 5574

Re: Retirement destination

Do we have any New Mexicans on the board? The Gila being near Elephant Butte looking interesting. Hot, though. I've been here 30+ years now. GobbleNut way longer :D . It is certainly hot in the summer, but the evenings always cool off. I just spent a week in St. Louis, MO for work. Now that was hot...
by GobbleNut
March 22nd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Who calls?
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: Who calls?

As long as whoever I am hunting with has some fundamental knowledge of calling, I encourage them to call. I used to be in the "let me call 'cause I know what's best" category,....until I started telling the other hunters to call in an effort to give them advice. That was a real eye-opener for me! Wh...
by GobbleNut
March 21st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: First Bird Despite Disrespectful Hunters
Replies: 60
Views: 1453

Re: First Bird Despite Disrespectful Hunters

I won't drag anybody through the mud here about how they turkey hunt. As long as we are all confessing our "opinions" and saying our "Hail Mary's", I will say that those of us that have been turkey hunting for a long time tend to disapprove of the whole "reaping" thing. Hence, some of the comments m...
by GobbleNut
March 20th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls

Okay,...so I have put together these written instructions on how to make calls without a press or jig. ....Pretty long, but hopefully anybody that is interested can wade through it. Anything that is unclear, we can discuss and clarify. I will try to add some pictures/video when I have time. You can ...
by GobbleNut
March 17th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls

I'll see what I can come up with. Certainly a video would be easiest to follow. In the meantime, we'll start with written instructions for those who want to get going asap.
by GobbleNut
March 17th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls

Order your materials first. Call frames: I would suggest getting crowned adhesive frames in whatever size(s) you prefer. Personally, the kids frames are too small for me, the medium frames a little too big, and the small frames just about right. (these are Pioneer products) Tape: There are multiple ...
by GobbleNut
March 15th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Getting Started Building Mouth Calls

So if a fella wanted to try his hand at building diaphragm calls, which jig, latex, frames, etc would you recommend purchasing to learn on? I'm not wanting to get into call making for others, just for personal use. I have to run a small frame diaphragm and options are usually pretty limited so I fi...
by GobbleNut
March 12th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: No unnecessary risk
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: No unnecessary risk

:lol: It's amazing how we get panicky about every little sneeze or cough right before the season. No doubt some guys make themselves sick worrying about getting sick!
by GobbleNut
March 12th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Last minute outfitter
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Last minute outfitter

If you want a Merriam's and are willing to come all the way to NM, Ryan (my son, SNM Turkey Hunts) has some openings April 22-26.... Jim, my fat ass couldnt get around those mountains you hunt in..... :lol: Yeah, hunting at 8,000 to 10,000 feet can be hard on a guy that is not prepared for it, Tico...
by GobbleNut
March 11th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Last minute outfitter
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Last minute outfitter

If you want a Merriam's and are willing to come all the way to NM, Ryan (my son, SNM Turkey Hunts) has some openings April 22-26....
by GobbleNut
March 6th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: What Is It?
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: What Is It?

guesswho wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 9:11 am
GobbleNut wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 8:37 am
I don't know what that is,...but the real question is when did Jethro turn into Colonel Klink?.... :mrgreen:
Boy oh boy. Guess again! Your memory is shot, but at your age I wouldn't expect anything else.
Oops! ...Well, at least I got the TV show right! ...Damn dementia.....
by GobbleNut
March 4th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: What Is It?
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: What Is It?

I don't know what that is,...but the real question is when did Jethro turn into Colonel Klink?.... :mrgreen:
by GobbleNut
February 17th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Binos for turkeys
Replies: 48
Views: 2253

Re: Binos for turkeys

]I've carried these for years. They are awesome for the money very clear and allows me to see Spurs and target large spurs https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-20x80-SkyMaster-Astronomy-Binoculars/dp/B00U6AJ0FK/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1550373176&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=astronom...
by GobbleNut
February 10th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Spooking turkeys
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Spooking turkeys

Generally speaking, I think calling to them before the season is a bad idea. However, there are "degrees" to "calling to them". Calling to a bird a long ways off to get him to let you know he is around,...and then leaving,...is one thing. Calling a bird in close enough to make him become suspicious ...
by GobbleNut
February 9th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Learned Or Habitat?
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Learned Or Habitat?

It appears the phenomenon of turkeys gravitating towards specific, habitual roost sites over time is pretty common across the country. The same thing exists here in the mountains of New Mexico even though there are thousands of trees that look like they would fit the bill, our turkeys just develop a...
by GobbleNut
February 7th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Learned Or Habitat?
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Learned Or Habitat?

Hey Jethro,...is this one of them thar "rat-orical questions"?
by GobbleNut
February 7th, 2019, 9:03 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’m curious as to how they calculated “average date of nest initiation.” Typically, information on this and much of the other data is obtained by trapping birds and attaching radio collars to them. They are then tracked with telemetry equipment. Their movement patterns, or lack thereof, enable rese...
by GobbleNut
February 6th, 2019, 9:19 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

So for years I've always heard that they set the season for peak gobbling which was after most of the hens have been bred and the gobblers are looking for hens. So from this that means they've had it set wrong all these year's? They other question would be then the breeding season has changed? I wo...
by GobbleNut
February 4th, 2019, 9:40 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

Well put, huntin. Personally, in terms of HUNTING in the spring, I believe the most important factor is the timing of the start of the season,...which happens to be one of the main points made in the study. Before you start taking gobblers out of the population, you have got to let them have enough ...
by GobbleNut
January 2nd, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hookspur's 2nd Book
Replies: 29
Views: 2495

Re: Hookspur's 2nd Book

As for the NWTF; great organization, but I hear there's a lot of negative that goes along with getting too big. Maybe that's why I'm on a diet??? :walk: :LMAO: :D I see what you are doing here, Doc. We start talking about the NWTF and this thread will stay at the top of the list for months! Good st...
by GobbleNut
December 28th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hookspur's 2nd Book
Replies: 29
Views: 2495

Re: Hookspur's 2nd Book

Just finished up Volume 2. Great read,...well-written,...good, seamless flow,...and with much food for thought included. Kudos (again) Doc! The boy can flat-out write a book, Ya'll! If you're into reading turkey hunting books at all, Doc's two books are must-haves. I was personally intrigued by Doc'...

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