I don't know about anybody else, but the beginning of my turkey season was different like I have never seen it. April along the Roanoke River has never been as quiet, or as cold, as it was the first two weeks of the 2016 Turkey Season. I've heard people say there was no change in the way the turkeys acted, and then I've seen the older gentlemen scratch their heads at the lack of activity....
Just wondering if anyone has ever used the federal flitecontrol buckshot, and if so how did it preform? The land I have to hunt is a 15 year old pine/hardwood mix so it's pretty thick and I was thinking that buckshot would probably be my best bet.
nothing like the anticipation of opening day...heard a bunch of hens cackling on roost about 200 yds from me...only one gobble in the predawn light...called sparingly...about 715 am heard 3 gobbles in opposite direction....at 745 out of corner of my eye 2 black blobs working thru brush toward my decoy....750...boom game over...gotta love it 11 inch beard ...1 1/2 inch spurs
Got setup this morning in woods about 15 yards from edge of field with hen and jake decoys out ..heard nothing on the roost..About 8:30 heard one gobble 4 times just over rise but never got a visual..at 10:15 heard one lone gobble about 200 yds away ..opposite direction..called sparingly..10:30 Big boy comes looking to take out Jake,,but went for a ride in my truck instead ..11 1/2 ' double....
I killed this bird on April 19th in. 11 inch beard. 1 1/4 Spurs. Weighing around 20lbs. After hearing 4 birds that morning, I started working 3 birds but all of them had hens and wouldn't come. I kept hearing this bird gobble his head off. I knew he was hot. So I got up and started after this bird. After a long walk to get to him, a few yelps and soft clucks on the slate he came right in.
Here is a pic of my daughter (Emma) with her 1st turkey that she shot in Gates County with a 1982 Winchester Greenwing Special 20 gauge that was mine first shotgun. He had a 10 1/4' beard with 1 1/4' Spurs.
On April 18 I was able to harvest a nice Tom with a 10 inch beard and a little over 1 inch spurs. I was familiar with this bird because my dad and I got in him Saturday morning. He was very vocal and gobbling like crazy at every crow that 'cawed' that morning. We snuck in the woods and began calling to him which got a gobble each time. Once he flew down he gobbled several more times and then....
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Opening day and my first turkey! Thank you Jesus I've harvested some game in my life but never went turkey hunting. 10.5' beard, triple beard, inch Spurs, 22lbs! Thanks to my buddy for calling him right in naturally without a decoy or caller and doing an awesome job! I was and still one happy country gal.
My wife Rhonda has been very, very blessed when it comes to deer hunting...but she's been totally 'snake-bit' as far as turkey hunting is concerned. That's fair enough I guess...it sort of balances out.
Actually though, Rhonda's turkey hunting 'career' started off with a BANG. She bagged a nice jake the very first time I....
My daughter has scored on opening day 3 of the last 4 years!! After our successful hunt I gave her a special call I had made for her. I also want to share the hunt in her own words as she shared it on FB: here's what she wrote........4th year in a row and 3rd down. As we walked across the field with excitement and eagerness, memories for another youth day were in the making. You see as we moved....
i want to go deer hunting this year never did before i live in PINEBLUFF IN THE PIEDMONT AREA - problem is i went out and bought a remington 30-06 and i`ve heard THAT I CAN`T USE IT unless i`m 10 above ground than i also heard in RICHMOND COUNTY i can use it on the ground - i really would like to get this cleared up THANKS !!
I will be relocating this winter from up north to n.c. and would like to do some deer hunting around the Brunswick county area either on state game lands or state parks.I here bladen state park may be a good choice
I am not new to deer hunting been hunting for the last 45 plus years,I do have a handi-cap condition so I do not hunt like I use to and tree stands are out .
I have many....
Hey guys, I'm in the process to relocating to the Charlotte, NC area from south Louisiana with my job.
I am currently looking to decide on a home and an important part of the decision making process for me is hunting and fishing opportunities in the area I choose (and of course schools, distance to work, etc...). I am considering communities in both SC and NC.
Our club is interested in branching out from our traditional food plots and wanting to incorporate some fruit/mast producing trees. Obviously its a longer term project but one we are committed to. I'm looking for local nurseries that may carry select varieties, including crabapples, persimmons, pears, etc.
i`m in the piedmont area town of PINEBLUFF NEXT YEAR WILL BE MY 1ST TIME AFTER DEER - A MONTH AGO I BOUGHT A 30-06 REMINGTON - i was told i can`t use it unless i`m 10 ft. above ground THAT`S CRAZY - than i was talking to conservation officer and he said if i hunt on CAMP MACCALL i can use the rifle on ground - i`d hate to get rid of this rifle it shoots great at 100 yds. - PLEASE ....
I'm going to be on vacation in the Outer Banks in July, in South Nags Head. I'm looking to possibly do some hog hunting while I'm there. Is there any public land, or any farms that are looking for people to get rid of some hogs, in the mainland near the Manteo area? If anyone knows of a spot please let me know. Any help would be appreciated.
Got an opportunity to take my 10 year old daughter Raccoon Hunting. Neither one of us had ever been before and a friend of a friend wanted to work his dog a little bit so we were able to tag along. I was so impressed with her being able to aim true and make the shot with so much going on around her. Needless to say, she had a blast! The smile says it all! If ya get a chance to take a kid,....
Louisiana Marsh Guide Service has just rapped up another good duck season in the coastal marshes of southeast Louisiana. A very wide variety of species were taken including gadwall,blue and green winged teal,widgeon,shoveler,redhead,scaup,buffleheads,mallard,pintail,mottled ducks and black belly tree ducks.
We would like to thank all the hunters that hunted with us this season...........and....
My name is Skylar Martin. I took this massive 7 year old, 10 point buck on Novemeber 28th in Guilford County. I had been watching this deer on trail camera for the last 5 years and never seen him in person. it all started about a month and a half ago, when my dad (Dale Martin) had went hunting after work, and since it had been raining he got off early. Around 5:30 I had got a call that he had....