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#6039379 - 11/19/15 04:38 PM Turkey....geez!
Deerhunter61 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6944
Loc: DFW
In all my years of deer hunting I've seen turkey once...and then I got on this lease in August. I was told there were turkey here. Which is awesome but can you ever have too much of a good thing? If you can then I'm thinking we have too many turkeys. This mornings hunt I stopped counting at 30 and these were at one feeder! Then I saw three other groups! And the biggest problem is they overwhelm the deer and they leave in a hurry!

They're fun to see and I think they're beautiful but I wish we didn't have this many.

Mel

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#6039454 - 11/19/15 05:28 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4860
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Turkey are not a good thing. They rank right there with coons to me. Sorry if that offends Turkey hunters, but I call them corn buzzards.

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#6039566 - 11/19/15 06:39 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 131
I like turkeys ! aim

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#6039574 - 11/19/15 06:44 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 1023
Loc: Panola County
Hunting turkeys in the spring with calls is way more fun to me than spending countless hours watching over a pile of corn and having target practice on a deer. peep

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#6039741 - 11/19/15 08:01 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Corn buzzards are a PITA. I shoot what I have tags for every fall to run them off. Usually get one shot per season and they are gone till spring. banana
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#6039755 - 11/19/15 08:08 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42496
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Corn buzzards are a PITA. I shoot what I have tags for every fall to run them off. Usually get one shot per season and they are gone till spring. banana



You're lucky. Ours will be back that afternoon

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#6039758 - 11/19/15 08:09 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Corn buzzards are a PITA. I shoot what I have tags for every fall to run them off. Usually get one shot per season and they are gone till spring. banana



You're lucky. Ours will be back that afternoon

Rifle makes much more noise than a bow trout
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#6039798 - 11/19/15 08:38 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6944
Loc: DFW
I shot one, in the neck, and they scattered for a moment and then went right back to feeding on the corn...

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#6040032 - 11/20/15 01:33 AM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
Toxarch Offline
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1817
Loc: Parker County
One morning I saw a bunch of turkey coming out of the roost. I figured it there was a bearded one, I would shoot it. I counted 75 hens flying out of the roost and zero gobblers. And that was just one roost, there were at least 3 different groups of hens on the ranch. Another day I counted 13 gobblers that walked right by the stand. I've seen turkey chase deer off. Gets a little annoying during deer season but the gobblers are fun to call up in the Spring.
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#6040101 - 11/20/15 06:47 AM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5446
Loc: texas
Talk to your lease manager and LO about possibly selling some cheap turkey hunts this coming spring to help control the numbers.
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Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

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#6040256 - 11/20/15 08:27 AM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 10173
Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
I love hunting Turkeys in the Spring.
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6040802 - 11/20/15 01:32 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6237
Loc: Undercover
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
In all my years of deer hunting I've seen turkey once...and then I got on this lease in August. I was told there were turkey here. Which is awesome but can you ever have too much of a good thing? If you can then I'm thinking we have too many turkeys. This mornings hunt I stopped counting at 30 and these were at one feeder! Then I saw three other groups! And the biggest problem is they overwhelm the deer and they leave in a hurry!

They're fun to see and I think they're beautiful but I wish we didn't have this many.

Mel



I feel the same way. Pricing is as follows:

1 turkey---$500/turkey
2 turkeys--$200/turkey
3 turkeys--$100/turkey
4 turkeys--$25/turkey
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#6040824 - 11/20/15 01:42 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5446
Loc: texas
If those were actual prices we will take 8 clap
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

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#6040932 - 11/20/15 03:00 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: Deerhunter61]
Triplesnake Offline
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 661
There is plenty of room for the turkeys as far as I'm concerned......right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy! food

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#6041050 - 11/20/15 04:14 PM Re: Turkey....geez! [Re: elkhunter7x6]
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Registered: 04/04/05
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Loc: Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: elkhunter7x6
Hunting turkeys in the spring with calls is way more fun to me than spending countless hours watching over a pile of corn and having target practice on a deer. peep


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