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Turkey Season 2023

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Turkey Season 2023

Post by Stray Cat » Mon Mar 13, 2023 11:19 pm

It has been many years since I hunted spring turkeys. I'm trying to get ready for an April or May hunt. I'd be interested to hear what your preference is for a box or slate call(s). There are so many available my eyes get glazed over. :shock: I'd also be interested in what your ammo and gun preferences are. I'm going to try the 3" Winchester Longbeard XR, a Carlson turkey choke, with a Browning Maxus 2.

Really looking forward to getting up real early and listening to the timber come to life. Just hope my body wakes up the same time I do...I don't want to ruin another pair of socks! :lol:
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by Vaquero » Tue Mar 14, 2023 9:50 am

It's been years since I last hunted them. If I decide to go, it'll be with the ole BPS. It has a turkey choke already to go, I still have some ammo suitable for the chore. I'd have a go check for sure to see exactly what it is.
The scratch call was made by a retired cabinet maker.
What would be fun and a little more challenging would be to use the little Mossy 410. I know I do have some 3" #4's for it. ;)
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by Hatchdog » Tue Mar 14, 2023 10:26 am

Never have hunted Turkeys so no help there but I just had to comment on RP’s picture. Perfect! :D
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by Vaquero » Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:04 am

Hatchdog wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2023 10:26 am
Never have hunted Turkeys so no help there but I just had to comment on RP’s picture. Perfect! :D
Thank you sir. I should've added the 11" beard that I got quite a few years ago. ;) :roll:

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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by PBSnooker » Tue Mar 14, 2023 1:07 pm

I just finished 3 days in the woods. Didn't hear or see any turkeys,that are usually here, until we got back to the house. 5 drakes by the feeder. I may try again in a couple of weeks. I brought my mossy 410 turkey gun. You'll see much better results with the tss than the #4.
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by Ozarkwoodswalker » Tue Mar 14, 2023 2:56 pm

Turkey hunting i enjoy. A fun time to be on the woods.
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by Stray Cat » Wed Mar 15, 2023 9:14 pm

While traveling back home from work today, I saw 14 birds working scratching in a bean field. It's amazing to me how more sophisticated decoys, ammo, and cammo patterns have become for hunting them. I'm not sure my shoulder would up to the task of shooting a 3-1/2 shell's payload of some of this new ammo.
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by graywolf » Thu Mar 23, 2023 10:34 pm

Turkey season opens Saturday. Grandson finishing up last minute details. I think he’s ready for another season.
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by Ozarkwoodswalker » Fri Mar 24, 2023 11:56 am

Dont open till april 17th here.. saw two gobblers strutting in one of my field for about a dozen hens yesterday. So im ready!
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Re: Turkey Season 2023

Post by graywolf » Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:17 pm

I haven't been turkey hunting with him in a long time. But he will still let me know bright and early in the morning if he gets one. He may get wet. We have rain moving in real early in morning.
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