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#12262364 - 09/10/17 Fall Turkey  
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Anyone going out for a fall bird? I've got tags in PA and OH and hope to at least use one of them. Got a flock pretty well patterned in OH.

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Missouri's fall season opens October 1 and runs through the entire month with a two bird limit. I'm usually bow hunting deer but this year I think I'll make a couple tries for a fall bird. Late last fall while bow hunting I saw an albino hen with a large flock and I may go back there and see if I can locate them. This is on a very remote and particularly rugged large block of public ground in the Ozark timber. Should be fun!


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#12263060 - 09/10/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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Chasing fall birds is a good time.
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#12264048 - 09/11/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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I plan on getting out myself this Oct, but as always work or other things may come along and spoil my plans.


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#12264901 - 09/11/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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I usually try to get out and bust a hen for Thanksgiving meat. Though 99% of the time, when I do, its incidental to squirrel or bow hunting.

On a side note, Bocajnala, it seems we are "neighbors."

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#12265074 - 09/11/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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Fall turkey hunting is my thing.. Love it.. The old timers thought spring hunting was just murder.. Now you have to hunt, not sit on your butt and call!!!

#12265296 - 09/12/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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Love fall turkey, don't always get one of course but usually have better luck in the fall than spring. Our spring season is about a month too late, but that's another thread.


#12268756 - 09/13/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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i'll be out. my farm is over run with them


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#12295655 - 09/26/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: Bocajnala]  
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I be hunting them this weekend plus deer, aoudad, pigs, can't wait!!

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Originally Posted by rockchucker
i'll be out. my farm is over run with them


I'm going out sun morning down in Owensville. I will say rockchucker if your farm is that over run with them then it would only be neighborly as a fellow Missouri boy to offer my services to help you thin your herd if you ever find yourself over burdened.
Cheers!


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Went this morning along with my youngest son and a friend of his from wrestling. I saw nothing but my sons friend who has never turkey hunted before got a young bird. The kid was all smiles.


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Excellent!

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Originally Posted by JimHnSTL
Went this morning along with my youngest son and a friend of his from wrestling. I saw nothing but my sons friend who has never turkey hunted before got a young bird. The kid was all smiles.


Congrats!


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#12306448 - 10/02/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: J23]  
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Originally Posted by J23
I usually try to get out and bust a hen for Thanksgiving meat. Though 99% of the time, when I do, its incidental to squirrel or bow hunting.

On a side note, Bocajnala, it seems we are "neighbors."

Where abouts you located?
-Jake


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If you know how many guns you own... you don't own enough.

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Wish we still had a Fall season. I saw about 2 dozen birds deer hunting Saturday

#12309482 - 10/03/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]  
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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
Fall turkey hunting is my thing.. Love it.. The old timers thought spring hunting was just murder.. Now you have to hunt, not sit on your butt and call!!!



I think just the opposite. Fall hunting is easy IMO---just find a flock bust them up & shoot the last one. Plus you can use either a rifle or shotgun in Colorado. I'll take a struttin tom any day.

#12309499 - 10/03/17 Re: Fall Turkey [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]  
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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
Fall turkey hunting is my thing.. Love it.. The old timers thought spring hunting was just murder.. Now you have to hunt, not sit on your butt and call!!!


You're right about the old ways of turkey hunting, and (like fall hunting) sometimes it can be as easy as going to the well for a drink of water-but if you think all there is to spring turkey hunting is sitting on your butt and calling try some eastern birds sometime. It's been said that Ray Charles could kill a Rio or a Mirriam's. I've not hunted Rio's but I have Mirriam's in South Dakota and Montana in both spring and fall. That is truly just murder laugh

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Gonna try again this weekend!

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I have heard how easy it is to get turkey with a rifle.. I shot about 50 with rifles and decided to try the shotgun.. Wow, talk about easy.. As Maj. Askins said 100 years ago, no sport in killing a turkey with a swath of shot, its just short of murder.. As small bore rifle is sport... I know folks who hunt gobblers in the spring with rifles.. THAT IS TOUGH... It is legal in the states they hunt, but most us shotguns because they are so deadly.. With a rifle, you must not only get close, but shoot super accurately if you want a clean kill..

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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
I have heard how easy it is to get turkey with a rifle.. I shot about 50 with rifles and decided to try the shotgun.. Wow, talk about easy.. As Maj. Askins said 100 years ago, no sport in killing a turkey with a swath of shot, its just short of murder.. As small bore rifle is sport... I know folks who hunt gobblers in the spring with rifles.. THAT IS TOUGH... It is legal in the states they hunt, but most us shotguns because they are so deadly.. With a rifle, you must not only get close, but shoot super accurately if you want a clean kill..

over the years of hunting turkeys with a shotgun (since 1982) i can't count the times i could have shot one with a rifle but couldn't get them close enough for my shotgun. i don't shoot past 40 yrds and prefer to get them in closer when possible. but at 100 yrds and a rifle i could have had my pick dozens of times over. in your post you mention "you must not only get close" what kind of rifle/caliber are you using that requires them to have to be so close? if you are head shooting only then yea i could see where that could be challenging. i assume when using a rifle that shooting in the vitals is an option.


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Jim, shooting turkey with a rifle may seem easy but if you try and kill one even at 60 yards, while calling you will have your work cut out for you.. Hitting a turkey with a rifle may not be a problem, but killing one cleanly with minimum meat loss is not that easy.. While calling a love sick gobbler appeals to many, it just isn’t my thing.. I sometimes hunt them in the spring, but I hunt them as I have tremendous hearing loss. I haven’t heard a gobbler for 6 years.. My wife can hear them but not me.. Even when I had good hearing, I found my percent of kills went up markedly when I used a shotgun.. Little branches, movement on the turkeys part no longer matters.. That huge pattern of shot makes up for it.. I feel like the old turkey hunters of past years, I hunt for sport, not meat therefore I use a rifle..

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