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Old 03-10-2017, 10:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What does a good batch have to do with hunting turkeys this spring?
(Hatch?)..well, nothing.

But, welcome to the forum...and...take it easy with the tough questions.

Are you going turkey hunting this spring?
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What a bunch of babies. Even if there aren't quite as many birds as last year, that's no reason to start all the doom and gloom... "I ain't even going huntin this year, oh woe is me, I better turn my LE tag back in, the birds are just all gone, nothin but a pile of black feathers left"...really boys, you should of tried turkey hunting in Utah back in the 90's...and I still had a ball.
I think you missed the bit of sarcasm in my post. My area did okay I believe, the less competition the better though, so everyone please stay home.
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I think you missed the bit of sarcasm in my post. My area did okay I believe, the less competition the better though, so everyone please stay home.
My wife keeps tellin me I need to switch to de-caf. Gee, maybe all the boys are just being a little sarcastic. Now if we can just trick all the darn elk hunters to stop huntin turkeys we'd have it made.
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Here is an article on the topic that may interest:

http://www.turkeyandturkeyhunting.co...ey-populations
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What a bunch of babies. Even if there aren't quite as many birds as last year, that's no reason to start all the doom and gloom... "I ain't even going huntin this year, oh woe is me, I better turn my LE tag back in, the birds are just all gone, nothin but a pile of black feathers left"...really boys, you should of tried turkey hunting in Utah back in the 90's...and I still had a ball.
Hey now, don't discourage the doom and gloom.
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I'm considering turning my LE Central tag back into the F&G. I'd be surprised if the DWR didn't close the General season in the Northern areas.
http://www.realtree.com/turkey-blog-...to-winter-kill
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:17 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Interesting read hawg,

Here is one of my local (Utah) observations,
highway mortality during winter for turkeys.

Hwy 6 ( Spanish Fork Cyn) is a perfect example.
When deep snow pushes birds onto the blacktop, it's VERY bad for turkeys!
A large number were killed this year from Thistle to soldier summit.
In-fact, I've been running all the side canyons there most of the winter,
I cant even put a single turkey track on the ground in any of these canyons right now,
there are normally, literally , 100's of birds in these areas.........turkeys are GONE.
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Now if we can just trick all the darn elk hunters to stop huntin turkeys we'd have it made.

I'm more worried this year with the shed hunters. They've all been out stashing their finds.....on April 1 they'll all be heading out like a bunch of crazy.....shed hunters?....to pick up those stashes.


nothing worse than a bunch of dumb shed hunters screwing up a perfectly good turkey hunt.
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I'm more worried this year with the shed hunters. They've all been out stashing their finds.....on April 1 they'll all be heading out like a bunch of crazy.....shed hunters?....to pick up those stashes.


nothing worse than a bunch of dumb shed hunters screwing up a perfectly good turkey hunt.
Well. April 1st is also opening day for spring bear hunting.

Hopefully all those nasty 'shed hunters' will have those 'stashes' picked up
in a week,
Cuz the LE turkey hunt dose not open till April 8th...........................
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What does it all matter? The once flourishing Utah turkey population has been reduce to nothing more than a cloud of black feathers blowing in the wind. Eagles, hawks and magpies greedily picking the bones of the very last bird in Utah. Alas, sell your shotguns, burn your camo, bury your decoys and hang those scratch calls on the wall, boys, it's all over but the memories.
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