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by GobbleNut
November 9th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hookspur's 2nd Book
Replies: 16
Views: 986

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: 401

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: 401

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: 401

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: 212

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: 646

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: 1263

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: 1263

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: 1263

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: 2234

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: 470

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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 2161

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: 18
Views: 2320

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: 18
Views: 2320

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: 18
Views: 2320

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...
by GobbleNut
May 10th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Memorable hunt...
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Memorable hunt...

Congrats on the gobbler. Cool picture of the jenny strutting, too. She is obviously one of those youngsters that has not quite figured out what she wants to be yet.... :D
by GobbleNut
May 2nd, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Mexico 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Mexico 2018

Congratulations to another successful Gould's hunter. Honestly, for anybody that is contemplating going to Mexico to hunt, in my opinion the safety concerns are blown way out of proportion. I live just north of El Paso and have gone down there several times, including a few where we went without goi...
by GobbleNut
May 1st, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Completed my royal slam(updated with pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 1221

Re: Completed my royal slam(updated with pics)

:thumbup: Congrats! Gould's are fun to hunt. ...Not the sharpest tools in the shed,...but fun nonetheless. Going to Mexico to hunt them is also an adventure. It is always a relief when you get back into the states without incident.
by GobbleNut
April 28th, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: I thought TX would rank higher for top Turkey hunting states?
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: I thought TX would rank higher for top Turkey hunting states?

They didnt do much research into that 'vast amounts of public land' in Texas. Also had Missouri's license cost wrong. Agreed on both. Yup. I suppose it all depends on one's perspective as to what "vast amounts" means, but any review on turkey hunting that includes that statement is automatically qu...
by GobbleNut
April 6th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Do you notch any of your calls?
Replies: 23
Views: 1737

Re: Do you notch any of your calls?

Easy boys. As an unbiased observer over the years, I know that both of you have been around here long enough that no ill will was intended on either side. Now kiss and make up. As for the question, I used to put a notch in my "gun" every time I scored. I would put one about every quarter of an inch....
by GobbleNut
March 29th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Looking for Nabraska hunt for Merriams and Rios
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: Looking for Nabraska hunt for Merriams and Rios

As has been stated, if you are hunting both in the same area, you will be killing neither a Rio or a Merriams. You will be shooting Rioiams or Merrios. Either way, they are still turkeys... :D
by GobbleNut
March 24th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: How long can you take it?
Replies: 59
Views: 9064

Re: How long can you take it?

:LMAO: The new turkey hunters have taught you well! That's the way you do it!,...and play the guitar on your MTV... :D
by GobbleNut
March 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Goulds draw odds
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Goulds draw odds

Unless things have changed in the Arizona drawing system, my understanding is that to even enter the drawing you have to buy a non-resident hunting license that costs about $150, I think, and is non-refundable. You can get two bonus points each year for that $150 (spring and fall), but it costs you ...

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