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    Hey guys i'm new to turkey hunting and I was wondering if there are any good public lands that are good for spring turkey hunting or are they on private land?

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    Private land is your best bet. Getting permission is a full time endeavor,but,can be done if you put in the leg work. If you don't have it by now,though,you'll have a tough time. Public land is doable,but,it'll be very busy. Good luck. Welcome to the forum.
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    Marlborough forest may be your best bet until you can gain private land permission. Do some scouting ahead of time to find where the turkeys are/have been and you could have success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Private land is your best bet. Getting permission is a full time endeavor,but,can be done if you put in the leg work. If you don't have it by now,though,you'll have a tough time. Public land is doable,but,it'll be very busy. Good luck. Welcome to the forum.
    I remember over 40 years ago when hunting the Nonquon north of Port Perry I spoke with an old time C.O. and shot the breeze about some of the characters walking past the stand I was on at all times of the day making all sorts of noise. He told right there and then I needed to buy my own property .

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    I have never had that happen on crown land, even here around Ontario

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    I remember over 40 years ago when hunting the Nonquon north of Port Perry I spoke with an old time C.O. and shot the breeze about some of the characters walking past the stand I was on at all times of the day making all sorts of noise. He told right there and then I needed to buy my own property .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    I remember over 40 years ago when hunting the Nonquon north of Port Perry I spoke with an old time C.O. and shot the breeze about some of the characters walking past the stand I was on at all times of the day making all sorts of noise. He told right there and then I needed to buy my own property .
    I've had that happen on private land too a few years ago. My stand is about 70yds off the property line and I'd been in it for an hour and a half when a hunter came down the fence line sounding like a bull walking through the corn stubble with a half hour of legal light left.
    Last edited by cantgetright; April 23rd, 2021 at 05:03 PM.

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    As a new turkey hunter myself, I did a lot of scouting in some areas. Saw birds in March, but haven’t been able to find them since on the Crown Land I was looking at. So I took a page out of my fishing travels and hired a guide up by Cobden. He and his crew scout way more than I ever could. They had access to a lot of land and I was able to have a successful hunt. I call a successful hunt the fact that we saw birds. I did manage to take one, and I learned a lot about pattering birds, what to look for, when to use and when not to use decoys. To me it was worth the investment. You might want to think about that. PM me and I can give you more details if you wish.

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