Dos and don'ts

Turkey hunting tips and tricks that have worked and can help others.
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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by MKW » February 27th, 2013, 9:31 pm

RaspyD wrote:Don't take it personally when the turkeys play by their rules.

Oh, but I do take it personally! But, I don't get mad...I get even! :twisted:

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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by FullChoke » February 28th, 2013, 7:43 am

Jaybird wrote::oops: This has cost me 2 Toms last year, and would have been have been 3 years ago, if my son hadn't let me use his gun, after I noticed no choke as we have 4 Gobbling birds coming in. I have a bad habit of cleaning my gun, and forgetting to put the choke back in, or the last time putting in the wrong choke.
The way that you have described it, I am pretty sure you are showing the symptoms of a disorder called CRS Syndrome. Try to remember to check with your doctor about it next time you see her. :shaking:

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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by Johndoe » February 28th, 2013, 8:39 am

Jaybird wrote::oops: This has cost me 2 Toms last year, and would have been have been 3 years ago, if my son hadn't let me use his gun, after I noticed no choke as we have 4 Gobbling birds coming in. I have a bad habit of cleaning my gun, and forgetting to put the choke back in, or the last time putting in the wrong choke.
A guy I know keeps his gun in a case. Wont fit with Rhino choke in it. He forgot to put his choke in one morning and had bragged how bad his gun was. "Boom" there goes the turkey. WTF? No choke. "What a Maroon"


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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by chatterbox » March 1st, 2013, 6:10 am

Gobbler wrote:I never use a turkey call unless I'm set up and ready.
I made the mistake of NOT doing this, and it cost me a shot. Never again.

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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by hawglips » March 1st, 2013, 8:17 am

Never get out of your truck and head into the woods in the morning without the important papers.

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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by GLS » March 1st, 2013, 11:35 am

hawglips wrote:Never get out of your truck and head into the woods in the morning without the important papers.
I'm like a bird dog. Once out of the truck in the a.m., it's time--never make it to the woods.

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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by Jaybird » March 3rd, 2013, 6:40 am

Johndoe wrote:
Jaybird wrote::oops: This has cost me 2 Toms last year, and would have been have been 3 years ago, if my son hadn't let me use his gun, after I noticed no choke as we have 4 Gobbling birds coming in. I have a bad habit of cleaning my gun, and forgetting to put the choke back in, or the last time putting in the wrong choke.
A guy I know keeps his gun in a case. Wont fit with Rhino choke in it. He forgot to put his choke in one morning and had bragged how bad his gun was. "Boom" there goes the turkey. WTF? No choke. "What a Maroon"


John
John, what's bad is last year I miss a real nice Tom twice after he's coming in, but gets spooked by another hunter. I should have noticed the amount of land being sprayed, but too pissed about missing. Next day draw in another big bird, but he hangs up at 60, struts for 10 minutes than heads away thru tall grass. I reset up ahead of him, and he comes out in front of me at 40 yards walking away. Shoot and miss. I head back to my chair, plop down next to my wife, and I'm totally ticked off. As I'm looking at my gun I noticed the choke, and now I'm really steamed. Had to walk back to the truck, take the choke off my pump, and put it on my 1187, being my gunbag was back at camp. Of course I then spook 3 Gobblers as I'm walking back to my truck that were heading towards my wife. You could have fried eggs on my head. Turkey Hunting is suppose to be relaxing. :roll:
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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by Prospector » September 12th, 2017, 9:02 am

:violent1: Under no circumstances other than emergency do you drive in a field or along a pipeline: the hunt you ruin may not just be your own.... aggressive off road tires save lots of turkeys and mess up many hunts!

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Re: Dos and don'ts

Post by Cut N Run » January 20th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Always have a backup fuel cell & spare pads for your Thermacell.

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