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Any other hunters here?

Discussion in 'Coffee Break and Community Discussion Forum' started by bearfan454, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. bearfan454

    bearfan454 Member

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    I hunt in West Texas. Spring turkey season starts Saturday morning. I'm going.
     
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    I gave up on turkeys, never show up in turkey season, all over the place all other times...
     
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    I can get them to gobble back for a long time. They don't usually come in close enough. They raid the deer feeder in the afternoon when it goes off. It's the dinner bell.
     
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    Pretty much just rabbit and squirrel these days. We rarely see turkey on our property.
     
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    we have a big flock, probably 12-15 turkeys walk right up the middle of the road every day, except during turkey season. Scares the chickens witless. To much regulation when they introduced the turkeys about 20 years ago, scared off alot of people who would have otherwise hunted them. (Like having to mail one foot and the beard to the DEC) for each bird.
    That and they don't taste like commercial birds, so those were one-shots early on, now the wives hate em.
    All they seemed to accomplish was to bring in the Coyotes. Now it is unsafe to camp alone unless you are in a tree. Some woman was killed not to long ago by a pack. They also like to eat all the neighborhood cats.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. We have turkeys around our area, I just never see them around us.

    Our biggest "infestation" problem is with domestic animals dumped by city people. They harass our pets and livestock, and that never ends well for them. Coyotes are a minor problem for us. They generally keep their distance from the farm houses, but they make their presence known every evening, and they are all around. I have yet to convince our new neighbor that his free-range chickens are not helping that problem.
     
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    Opportunities to hunt are scarce in So Cal - I'd like to learn to skin a deer though.

    All my experience hunting is with spear guns off the coast, a mix of scuba and freediving.
     
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    I spend a lot of my day looking for my glasses, does that count?
     
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    My husband is a deer hunter, and so I am a supportive deer hunter's wife. Yes, I do have one on the wall, plus a few antlers. I also have stuffed fish, pheasant, fox and buffalo antlers. Hubby hunts all year round, but we are into Autumn here now, so will going out more than usual. Venison pie anyone? If anyone is interested, he is "Alpine Wolf" on Instagram and Facebook. We make furniture and bags out of the hides and share the meat around as well eat it ourselves.
     

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