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  1. #11
    Has too much time on their hands

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    We have 6 so far. Four big gobblers and two Jakes.
    I had hunting buddies from NW Ontario down. It took us three days. The birds are cooperating, lots of gobbling and they are decoying to my strutter without hesitation.

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  3. #12
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    Have not seen many bird at all but then again have only been out a few afternoons. no morning hunts yet...
    "Everything is easy when you know how"
    "Meat is not grown in stores"

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    Lots of reports of great birds being harvested and guys are seeing good to great numbers with lots of big groups of Toms. Guys just refuse to post there stories/pics on here........................


    5 hunts with 5 Toms down for my tribe.

    All my hunting buddies all over Ont. are doing well.
    I love fishing but REALLY it is just a way to pass time until hunting season!!!!

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    Got out in the rain on opening day. Went to my brother in law's property in Muskoka and set up near where my sister had been seeing birds exiting the bush into a field. Heard distant gobbling around 6 am but that was it. Had some hens come out and feed in front of me. I called occasionally on my slate and at 8:20am I heard gobbling that sounded fairly close. I gave a couple of soft calls with the slate and he responded and was closer. I saw his head and the fan through the bush and as soon as he stepped clear I dropped him at 30 yards. 20.3 lbs, 10" beard, right spur 1", left spur 1/2". No pics but man we both looked like drowned rats.

  6. #15
    Getting the hang of it

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    Out twice so far and 2 toms harvested
    1st one a decent 24lb 9" beard with 3/4' spurs last Thursday, and another 19 lb 9" beard and same size spurs yesterday morning...both birds silent until they saw the DSD white faced strutter with the mating pair decoy set up then all hell broke loose :-)
    time to go and call for my kids and dad.....

  7. #16
    Just starting out

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    I have had toms come in but hang up just out of gun range. What's very odd is that I have seen no jakes yet.
    "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."

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    I wish I was seeing birds. Out last Saturday in the rain not a sound. Out Friday afternoon nothing. Where I have been hunting was seeing 10 birds a day 2 years ago, last year not one bird seen, heard 1 gobble from way off. Not looking a lot better this year so far. Off to turkey camp for 3 days, maybe I can fill a tag up there.

  9. #18
    Leads by example

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    I did shoot a small tom the second day. Dressed out to 12 lb so not a big bird. Not a classic hunt really, more like Matz hunt. I heard gobbles across a township road. Walked over to investigate and a hen fires up right out in front of me. Then another hen responds to her cutting. I knew what would happen next. The toms across the road went silent then withing 5 minutes they're walking along the fenceline I'm standing in. Barely had time to kneel and get my mask up. Nothing calls a tom like a live hen!

    It had a full tail and 3/4' spurs so I'm pretty sure it was mature but the weight seemed undersized.

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    I went out Sunday for my first ever spring hunt. Last fall I was unsuccessful: I knew nothing and learned a lot. On my way to the edge of some public land I heard a gobble. I setup my blind and began to call him in. Wind was strong and playing against me but after a little over an hour he came in. I dropped him when he got to 30 yards from my blind. I was rewarded with a nice 22lb tom with an 8 1/4" beard and spurs of 1" and 1 1/8" respectively.

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    Getting the hang of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMatthews View Post
    The cold weather we were having has really shut down the birds around here. I have only heard a few hen calls during the past 6 days of hunting. This warmer weather should get everything moving!


    Same in my area. Surrounded by hens not a single gobble. This weekend should be good.

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