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by GobbleNut
February 10th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Spooking turkeys
Replies: 17
Views: 435

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: 331

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: 331

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: 44
Views: 1095

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: 44
Views: 1095

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: 44
Views: 1095

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: 1940

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: 1940

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'...
by GobbleNut
November 9th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hookspur's 2nd Book
Replies: 29
Views: 1940

Re: Hookspur's 2nd Book

Check is in the mail, Doc. Can't wait to see the second edition. The first is at the top of my list of favorites. Anybody that hasn't read Doc's first book is missing out. Great writing,...entertaining,...as well as very informative for those of us that like to explore turkey hunting opportunities i...
by GobbleNut
October 21st, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Mescalero Rez Hunting in New Mexico
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Mescalero Rez Hunting in New Mexico

I hunted it in 1990. It was only a hundred bucks back then, and in a single word, the hunt was phenomenal!!! I'm not sure now many gobbling turkeys I heard during those 3 magical days, but it must've been close to 200. It was also the first time I'd ever been in "real" elk country. There were elk E...
by GobbleNut
October 21st, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Mescalero Rez Hunting in New Mexico
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Mescalero Rez Hunting in New Mexico

I drew to hunt there last year. The woods were exceptionally dry. A shovel and fire extinguisher in every vehicle was mandatory or you weren't allowed to hunt and they didn't tell you that until you checked in. Not only that, but as far as I have been able to tell, they do not send you anything to ...
by GobbleNut
October 18th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Mescalero Rez Hunting in New Mexico
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Mescalero Rez Hunting in New Mexico

Yes,...I have hunted it numerous times. Good hunt, but the permits are limited and by drawing, and the drawing does not occur until mid-March,...which makes it difficult for out-of-staters to make plans for the hunt when they won't know if they drew for a couple of weeks before the hunt. In addition...
by GobbleNut
October 5th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Any Colorado Turkey Hunters Here? Need advice please!
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Any Colorado Turkey Hunters Here? Need advice please!

I have only hunted CO once myself (last spring),...and that was in the southwest corner near Pagosa Springs,...and near the end of the season. What we found there is that all of that country looks like great turkey habitat, but a lot of it seems to have very few turkeys in it. My advice is to 1) do ...
by GobbleNut
September 13th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Spring 19 musings
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Spring 19 musings

MAK wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 8:57 am
- how about a Merrimams hybrid or Osceola hybrid ?
There is no such thing as an Osceola hybrid. A gobbler shot north of that imaginary line is a pure Eastern,...and one shot south of that line is a pure Osceola. Don't you know nuthin?! :mrgreen:
by GobbleNut
August 29th, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Eastern "Mountain" turkeys
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: Eastern "Mountain" turkeys

Years ago there was an old turkey range map which depicted a hybrid (intergrade?) region of Eastern and Osceola mix in northern Florida up into Georgia. At this point in time, I suspect that if a map was put together that truly showed "pure" subspecies populations in relation to hybridized populati...
by GobbleNut
August 25th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Eastern "Mountain" turkeys
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: Eastern "Mountain" turkeys

Very interesting discussion. With the increasing advances in DNA analysis, it would be really interesting to see what genetic differences/variations exist in these isolated pockets of turkeys that still exist. I suppose its just a matter of time until someone has a "wild hair" to get into the turkey...
by GobbleNut
August 25th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Eastern "Mountain" turkeys
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: Eastern "Mountain" turkeys

When discussing purity of subspecies, it all comes down to isolation of genetics over time. The isolation that caused the creation of the recognized five subspecies was a function of geographic isolation over thousands of years. Once that isolation is eliminated, the process of hybridization is like...
by GobbleNut
August 21st, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: if money was no object.
Replies: 39
Views: 3293

Re: if money was no object.

:clown: https://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/guns/the-peter-hofer-special-410-double-shotgun-drilling-with-hidden-17-hornet-hmr-rifle-barrel.html thats sharp!!!! I change my answer, I want 5 of these I dun'know,...will that .17 barrel shoot further than TSS? I'm lookin' for that hunnert-yard load.....
by GobbleNut
August 2nd, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Opinions

The stuff looks good, but honestly, there is nothing that sets it apart in a clothing niche that is already flooded with similar merchandise,...stuff that is dirt cheap. If it is "priced to sell", it might make a dent in the market,...if not, I would be hesitant to invest much in it.
by GobbleNut
July 25th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Calling In Spring Gobblers Before Opening Date On Land With No Hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Calling In Spring Gobblers Before Opening Date On Land With No Hunting.

timbrhuntr wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 8:46 am
By the way I call all year to the birds I hunt on the 2 farms I have access to but they are dumb because it never seems to bother them much and they still come in during the actual season. :dontknow:
You are talking about Canada, right Tim? That pretty much explains everything... :toothy7: :D
by GobbleNut
July 23rd, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Calling In Spring Gobblers Before Opening Date On Land With No Hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Calling In Spring Gobblers Before Opening Date On Land With No Hunting.

I haven't, but I did see a couple crackheads in Michigan on a street corner watching tape on a camcorder of some guy doing it. :LMAO: :LMAO: Good one! I had a couple of guys TRY to steal my video equipment one time,...until they realized I had a 30.06 with me and they were in range. :mrgreen: :toot...
by GobbleNut
July 8th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Toughest State You Ever Turkey Hunted
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: Toughest State You Ever Turkey Hunted

The states (and Mexico) I have hunted are, in order of amount of time hunted there (public or private land), and ranking of difficulty (hardest to easiest) based on my hunts there: State:...................................................................................................Rank: New Mexi...
by GobbleNut
July 7th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls

GLS wrote:
July 7th, 2018, 3:30 am
"the suicide tendencies of some birds are the main tools in my kit."
:lol: Sounds like you and I have the same strategy,....find one that wants to die,....works better than anything else I know of. :D
by GobbleNut
July 6th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls

I think the common thread for those of us that have been doing this forever, it seems, is that we have had enough experience to know what a turkey sounds like in just about any situation,...and what that turkey is likely to do. Put us in a calling situation with a turkey and we can often anticipate ...
by GobbleNut
July 5th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls
Replies: 23
Views: 3437

Re: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls

I agree that having confidence in whatever call you use is very important. Confidence in a call often equates with skill in the use of that call. A guy that is a "top tier" caller with a particular call or type of call will call turkeys day in or day out just because they know how to make the sounds...

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