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2019 Turkey Season

Boarhead

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Cole and i went out this morning but the birds didn't play the game.
We did see several jakes and gobblers together out in fields with no hens, no gobbling though.
 

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Carpn

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My hatred for red dots grew immensely last night as it cost Kai a longbeard . Even tho I replaced the batteries a few weeks ago the dot was dim and he couldn't see it well. I turned it off for a few minutes and turned it back on so he could see a dim dot . But at that point a 25 yd shot had turned into a 38 yd shot with alot of added stress . Called the bird from 400 yds across a field . He couldn't hear me at first but I have a old aluminum slate that really reaches out there and got his attention. Pretty frustrating . Tough getting him out when majority of spots I hunt are 45 minutes away . This bird was 25 minutes from the house and was literally the only turkey I've seen on that property .
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Carpn

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I have always hated them too . I'd never have one on my personal gun. The 20 gauge that my son has used the last few years the last few years was given to me by a buddy and came with a red dot on it . I need to get Kai better at shooting a bead.

For a 20 gauge it shoots well . This was at 35 yards .

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Boarhead

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It’s been a blast chasing the birds and tromping the hills of SE Oh with you. Hoping we will get a late bird 👍🏻
Yep been fun and had some close calls,at least you know this old guy can still go up and down those hills like a billy goat.lol
Main thing is you are learning some things about turkey hunting.
 

Spencie

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Always hated scopes on a turkey gun,never understood why guys ever started doing it.
That little bead works just fine and never fails.lol
I've used a scope on my turkey gun for 25 years. Just a regular crosshair scope. I am a much better shot with a scope than without. Crosshairs hit where the head and neck meet, pull the trigger, go pick up the bird.
 

Boarhead

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I have always hated them too . I'd never have one on my personal gun. The 20 gauge that my son has used the last few years the last few years was given to me by a buddy and came with a red dot on it . I need to get Kai better at shooting a bead.

For a 20 gauge it shoots well . This was at 35 yards .

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Yep put a nice bright bead or fiber optic one on it.
 

lung buster

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Not a fan of hunting turks in the eve but i did Friday. Seen and heard nothing.
Addy's team got the 1 seed Saturday and got a later bracket game Sunday so i went at daylight. Called in a hen and heard zero gobbles.
Went this am and bird from last week gobbled on the roost. Moved in close. Worked him for quite awhile and he shut up. I waited and waited and finally had to get to work. Stood up and bumped him and watched him fly to next ridge...WTF. Im always a step behind this old tom. Not sure if im going to win this one but got 6 more days...will try again tomorrow but im running out of patience and vacation time...not sure that I've ever wanted to give one a face full of lead as bad as i want to this bird!