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#7067888 - 02/06/18 09:00 AM I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy
deewayne2003 Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4342
This property has never had a lot of turkey on it, just the odd picture on the game cams ...... So I got the idea of throwing a bag of chicken scratch in with the corn and it seems to have paid off.







I've never been much of a turkey hunter, but I think I'll lay off them for another season and let them get good and established before I start nocking some down..... For you turkey hunters can you comment on the size of these gobblers? - I don't know how I stack up as far as beard length and spurs but I'm pleased with what I'm seeing.

FYI this place is in Oklahoma within 20 min of the Choctaw Casino in Durant Oklahoma.




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#7067970 - 02/06/18 09:56 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
brianaustintx Offline
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Registered: 10/19/17
Posts: 105
Loc: Katy, TX
Haha, thats awesome!! elmer
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#7068030 - 02/06/18 10:55 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
boliverpete Offline
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Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 1412
Loc: Burleson
I may have to try that. The turkeys have pretty much disapeared off our place the last couple years.

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#7068083 - 02/06/18 11:32 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: boliverpete]
deewayne2003 Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
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Originally Posted By: boliverpete
I may have to try that. The turkeys have pretty much disapeared off our place the last couple years.


I'm really impressed with the difference it has made and I'm hoping it might help the bobwhite population also.

My corn feeders are 500lbs, so its as simple as 1 bag of chicken scratch trickled in with 9 bags of corn; the chicken feed is a mix of milo, wheat & cracked corn.

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#7068097 - 02/06/18 11:43 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
SpoonPlatoon Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 8175
Loc: Palestine
Milo and sunflowers are like crack to turkeys. It won't hurt you to take a gobbler or two as they aren't the limiting factor in reproduction. I wouldn't hesitate to take a few of those big ones!
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#7091476 - 02/24/18 01:13 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
hoof n wings Offline
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Loc: Arlington/Mullin
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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

Originally Posted By: Hancock
I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

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#7092158 - 02/25/18 04:13 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Hot one that day 108° F. Ouch
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#7094684 - 02/27/18 10:13 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
OffCoor1 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/13
Posts: 347
Loc: Archer County
You've got some good gobblers, there !! up

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#7194208 - 06/10/18 05:49 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: Gamblinman]
hoof n wings Offline
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Loc: Arlington/Mullin
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Hot one that day 108° F. Ouch

I'd bet it was under 100....
I added a bag of Milo this year, seems to have helped!
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

Originally Posted By: Hancock
I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.

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#7195450 - 06/11/18 10:28 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 89521
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
cheers
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#7207796 - 06/25/18 08:04 AM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: dogcatcher]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7783
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
cheers

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#7232086 - 07/21/18 11:06 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
Marcel Behler Offline
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Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 21
wow, it's really awesome

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#7232088 - 07/21/18 11:07 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
Marcel Behler Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 21
Originally Posted By: SpoonPlatoon
Milo and sunflowers are like crack to turkeys. It won't hurt you to take a gobbler or two as they aren't the limiting factor in reproduction. I wouldn't hesitate to take a few of those big ones!


congrzzz cheers

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#7234322 - 07/24/18 01:30 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 8947
Loc: Western Parker County
Our place is covered up in turkey aka corn buzzards. We've taken a couple of gobblers that probably would have made NWTF top 50 in Texas had we bothered to get them officially scored.
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#7238218 - 07/28/18 01:49 PM Re: I'm no turkey hunter; but things are looking up - Pic heavy [Re: deewayne2003]
rogerh Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 344
Loc: Lampasas/ Schleicher Co
We have been adding milo to our feeders and a few seem to be hanging around now, not so much in the past.

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