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If so what are your favorite techniques?

Me, Camo...Topos..County maps. Head to the areas, talk to the locals. Find the primo spot!
 

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QUOTE(captstevo @ Mar 23 2004, 12:02 AM)i usually start checking things out when i am hunting the morel mushrooms, along with the longbearded toms!
I never came across any....Maybe cuz I'm not looking in the right spots.

Aren't they usually by pines or something? And afraid I'll pick the wrong ones.
 

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I won’t have to do much scouting this year. On Sunday morning there were over 100 turkeys in the back yard of my cabin in Midland County. I have 30 acres and they have been roosting on the property since last fall. There were at least 12 long beards and 10 or so jakes with the rest mature hens. They were scratching for food amongst the leaves in the open areas where I planted strawberries last spring. The toms did not seem that interested in the hens yet in this group of 100 but early on Saturday morning as I left to go steelhead fishing there was a tom standing in the road puffing up for a couple of hens standing on the shoulder. I had to come to a complete stop as the hens came out into the lanes of the road to meet the tom. They did not seem to care that I was stopped and watching their activities. Less than 4 weeks now, I can hardly wait.
 

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QUOTE(Scubajay @ Mar 23 2004, 08:16 AM)I won't have to do much scouting this year. On Sunday morning there were over 100 turkeys in the back yard of my cabin in Midland County. I have 30 acres and they have been roosting on the property since last fall. There were at least 12 long beards and 10 or so jakes with the rest mature hens. They were scratching for food amongst the leaves in the open areas where I planted strawberries last spring. The toms did not seem that interested in the hens yet in this group of 100 but early on Saturday morning as I left to go steelhead fishing there was a tom standing in the road puffing up for a couple of hens standing on the shoulder. I had to come to a complete stop as the hens came out into the lanes of the road to meet the tom. They did not seem to care that I was stopped and watching their activities. Less than 4 weeks now, I can hardly wait.
That is Awesome!!!!

It is nice to know that a bird will be in the freezer!

Hopefully the weather will cooperate this season!!!

I think we will start after the 1st! I know the birds are there, just like to make sure their habits didn't change are something else.
 

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IT's a shame...

One week to go and haven't been out there yet...


To much crap going on....


Just have to go out blind I guess...
 

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In the woods this morning @ 5am...Gobbling everywhere!!!


Started to rain, things settled down, headed out and came across 13 turkeys, three of them Toms!!!!


No Morels yet
 

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my buds limited out on turkeys around fletchers pond a couple 20#s with 9"beards. and one 25#s with a 10 1/2" beard
my mom has been getting a few morels in the traverse city area!
 

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QUOTE(captstevo @ Apr 25 2004, 11:16 PM)my buds limited out on turkeys around fletchers pond a couple 20#s with 9"beards. and one 25#s with a 10 1/2" beard
my mom has been getting a few morels in the traverse city area!
Congrats to him!!! Sweet!

I had a guy email me from the web site, asking about records etc.

Turns out he shot a 25#'r with three beards, 1 11" 2 7"


He didn't measure the spurs though
 
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