4 in a line!!

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4 in a line!!

Post by quavers16 » March 19th, 2016, 11:59 am

Well members-last Spring at Stewart State Forest in New York---I was about ready to leave when 4 turkey hunters walked out of a field and moved accross the parking lot and walked down a trail towards some wetlands. That is one big hunting party!! Who gets to shoot if just one tom comes in??! They walked in a perfect line too. Sometimes 2 is a crowd-LOL! Any members here ever see 4 guys hunting together?

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4 in a line!!

Post by BrowningGuy88 » March 19th, 2016, 12:20 pm

We've done it a few times. It's tough depending on who you are hunting with and where.


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Re: 4 in a line!!

Post by quavers16 » March 23rd, 2016, 1:56 pm

Stewart State Forest in Orange County New York does get hit hard! 7000 gated public acres---thats why! I might see those same 4 guys this early May.

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4 in a line!!

Post by Cleveland48 » March 23rd, 2016, 3:10 pm

I hunted in a group of 3 several times. The main shooter was decided before hand and put out front other two covered the far sides.


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Post by guesswho » March 23rd, 2016, 7:47 pm

I've been involved in a couple goat ropen's. Usually just turns into hiking with weapons.
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4 in a line!!

Post by mlisandro » April 2nd, 2016, 11:56 pm

Three is the absolute most when I hunt in NY. The caller would be in the middle and in the back of the V formation.

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Post by quavers16 » April 25th, 2016, 11:32 am

I once saw 2 trucks and at least 5 Spring hunters arrive together. They were trying out box calls in the dark parking lot. Horrible sound! I bet they all hunted together.

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Post by appalachianassassin » April 25th, 2016, 12:38 pm

ive only hunted with three others during the juvie hunt
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Post by sasquatch » May 19th, 2018, 9:29 pm

I've seen groups of 5 together over in the black kettle! Most pressure piece of land I've ever seen! Run into groups of ppl where there aren't even vehicles parked!!! Must be huge groups dropping each other off. Never seen anything like it


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Post by MKW » May 19th, 2018, 10:36 pm

sasquatch wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 9:29 pm
I've seen groups of 5 together over in the black kettle! Most pressure piece of land I've ever seen! Run into groups of ppl where there aren't even vehicles parked!!! Must be huge groups dropping each other off. Never seen anything like it


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Where is this "Black Kettle" ?? It sounds like a lot of fun.
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Post by southpaw » May 20th, 2018, 12:42 am

And here I am in the swamp with no one else to pressure the birds and they still will not talk to me... And here I thought it was me.

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Post by ICDEDTURKES » May 20th, 2018, 3:09 am

Actually quite a bit. We have a few couples we hunt with sometimes and we'll all go out together and have 4.
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Post by turkeyinstrut » May 20th, 2018, 8:28 am

I much prefer to hunt alone although had a hunting partner much of this past season, a good friend of mine, who has had some health issues as of late. He loves to turkey hunt and his wife told him the only way he could hunt is if he hunted with somebody, that somebody was me most of the season but we had a blast and put a nice dent in the turkey population. :mrgreen:

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Post by GLS » May 20th, 2018, 11:08 am

I have found that 4 guns is the minimum number for a dove shoot on a field we once shot. For my turkey hunting, it's 3 too many. Gil

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Post by ncturkey » May 21st, 2018, 1:25 pm

Three is a crowd. But 4 is way too dang many!!!
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Post by MKW » May 21st, 2018, 2:23 pm

I hunt alone and when I hunt alone, I prefer to be by myself.
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Post by Grumpy » May 21st, 2018, 6:53 pm

I took a friend out once he shot the bird and was happy, it was his first,, he is in the fertilizer business and in the spring he has no days off. It was raining the day before and too muddy to be out so he went with me. Hasn't been able to go again. That was the year and a week later i shot the 21 pounder with a huge fan. Oh well I prefer going alone but I have another guy ,75 yrs. old, I will take out this fall season as I already filled my yearly one tag for this area.
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Post by sasquatch » May 21st, 2018, 9:08 pm

MKW wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 10:36 pm
sasquatch wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 9:29 pm
I've seen groups of 5 together over in the black kettle! Most pressure piece of land I've ever seen! Run into groups of ppl where there aren't even vehicles parked!!! Must be huge groups dropping each other off. Never seen anything like it


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Where is this "Black Kettle" ?? It sounds like a lot of fun.
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Post by HunterGKS » May 22nd, 2018, 7:23 am

I have been in spring camps where there have been up to 8 hunters but no more than 2 went to any 1 area
with the exception of a father with kids.

Now fall hunting is a whole nuther story!
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Post by Jaybird » May 27th, 2018, 2:50 am

I have hunted with 5 before, but it was private at Turkey camp, and we split up with everyone hunting by themselves.
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Post by ncturkey » September 16th, 2018, 3:00 pm

I got to thinking about this. They may have been getting ready for a turkey drive.
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Re: 4 in a line!!

Post by youngoutdoors » September 16th, 2018, 7:51 pm

I have hunted as a group of 3 many times. Usually me and my son with someone who hasn't killed a bird before. Rules are always the same. It is predetermined the new hunter has the first shot if one bird comes in. If two or more birds come in the one on the left shoots the one on the left; the one on the right shoots the one on the right. The farthest away bird gets shot first.

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Re: 4 in a line!!

Post by Dano » September 16th, 2018, 10:07 pm

MKW wrote:
May 21st, 2018, 2:23 pm
I hunt alone and when I hunt alone, I prefer to be by myself.
Are you saying you won't hunt with your good buddy weiser or your dear old grand-dad? :toothy7:

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Post by MKW » September 17th, 2018, 11:12 am

Dano wrote:
September 16th, 2018, 10:07 pm
MKW wrote:
May 21st, 2018, 2:23 pm
I hunt alone and when I hunt alone, I prefer to be by myself.
Are you saying you won't hunt with your good buddy weiser or your dear old grand-dad? :toothy7:
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Post by hawglips » October 12th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I've hunted with up to 5 in a group. The most I ever hunted with in one group, and killed a turkey, was 4. It complicates things to try and get everybody still.... But I prefer to hunt alone.

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