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Drew
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It's getting close to that time again....So let's go, post up pics of your set ups, scouting pics, turkey pics, stomping grounds where ya chase them...anything Turkey hunting with a stickbow related!

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Just a Coyote Soul out wandering...

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DBGJR
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I'll be chasing turkeys and deer with a special bow this year. My good buddy Jim Larsen can't shoot his trad bows because of bad shoulders and he asked if I wanted to use his St, Charles dual shelf Thunderbird. I pick it up Friday evening and i'll try and get some pics up.
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Anointed Archer
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Very cool Dick! Good luck everyone.

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For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.

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WESTBROOK
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Spotted these on the way to work a few days ago, I forgot my phone and had to go back and get it which put me about 25 min behind, it was dark the first time I drove by the place.

The land owner's son is a builder who I've done Electrical work for in the past, he lives on one corner of the property and gave me the "green light" if I want to hunt it. [thumbsup]

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bear1336
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Our season started Mar 25 and I have been out a few times and have seen some birds but nothing came in close for a shot. Still have over a month to hunt down here will continue to try and nail one.
Dave

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DGF
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I spent Friday afternoon working on a ground blind for this years spring season. I still have a bit of work to do to it on one side and a bit more up top but I'm happy with the way it's taking shape.

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I also managed to find evidence at least a few birds have made it through the winter.

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Todweelz
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I'm ready for Monday, have the first season have scouted a bunch this year. After a 2yr break from hunting with my longbow [ never stopped shooting it] I'm back to shooting like my old self and feeling good about monday. Shooting my Tanjavur longbow, 56" 52#@27, 550gr carbons w/ woodsmans, waiting on a new 3pc from Terry with some extra special quilted mango veneers on the limbs, and a beuatiful bacote riser. Don't know if I will get to hunt with it, but sure will if I have it to hunt with it. Good luck to everyone ! Todd
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finkm1
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GOOD LUCK!!! to all ZZ hunters. [thumbsup]

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"Expect more than others think is possible"

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Todweelz
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Good morning today, Birds gobbled hard on the roost and shut down when they hit the ground. I was hunting with my 68yr old uncle he took his first turkey ever not trad 25.7#, 10" beard. I on the other hand was hunting with my longbow,we had a nice tom come in at 6yds strutting and spitting at my dekes. picked a spot and let one go, hit my mark clean, looked for 4 hours still no bird!! Turkeys have evaded me for a long time now with trad gear, last 3yrs Ive taken 3 with non trad archery tackle, I know were to aim !! I'm at a loss and sick, I just don't get it, very frustraed and its only the first day. Will touch up heads and get after them again tues or weds, Todd
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Todweelz
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Uneventful morning today, heard a couple of gobbles but they were pretty distant. Saw couple of does and found a nice 8pt shed while stump shooting back to the truck. Have a road trip planned to pick up new bow Fri evening, might get to hunt it this weekend if I can tune it in quickly. Or it will wait til Mon. or tues, finishing up a couple of capes tonite so I can get back out in the morning. Todd
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Todweelz
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Sat for 8hrs today, had 3 good birds come in at different times. All 3 busted me drawing the bow?? only had 2 smallish windows open w/ screens closed, I was blacked out and in opposite corner of the blind, so not sure what they saw?? Have couple of deer forms to prep and a walleye to mount so no hunt tomorow. Back to it sat-sun going to tape up seams on blind too, think to much light coming in, might be time to invest in a double bull the Yukon Tracks has been very iffy for birds, maybe to much light and to big, just makes them skittish, Todd
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finkm1
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Well..... another turkey season has come and gone. I hunted 234 with a bow till Saturday morning (May 31st). The birds just would not come close enough for a shot. Tried different setups but nothing worked, so the last morning I took my trusty shotgun and put a little stalk on them and reached out and touched one in the head at 50 yards. I've missed a bird each of the last two years with my recurve and hoping this would be the year to connect. We'll see what happens next year.

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"Expect more than others think is possible"

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