Congrats to all involved in the youth hunt. Let's start with Period A and follow the season with Hunting reports, conditions, pics of birds killed. Good luck to everyone!
2017 Bird Reports
Thursday zone 3 not much happening till 10 am and this guy strutted in. 20 lbs 11 1/4 inch beard so then my 3 year old wants to go so that afternoon set up the turkey tent on a public field I see birds use set up by 6:45 done at 7:08 he put on a show for my son strutting around my jake decoy I was caught enjoying the show my self till I looked at my son covering his ears saying shoot it dad lol 24 lbs 10 inch beard
Got this guy at 6:45 pm this evening. After sitting on field edges in the mornings and afternoons, I set up in the trees where they roost. I got set up and yelped a few times and he answered with a few clucks. He walked behind a large hickory and gave me the perfect op to shoulder my gun. The rest is history. I hadnt hunted turkey in over 15 years but took it back up three years ago. After not seeing any birds on our property up north the last two years, I decided to hunt my wife's family's farm in Calumet Co this year. Good call.
23#, 9.5" beard, 1" spurs.
Finally got it done on this bruiser this morning...put them to bed last night and drew up a game plan to slip in and put put my home made strutting Tom decoy...at flydown he saw the deke immediately and was not happy...worked his way from 150 yards to 25 gobbling... strutting..and running at the deke...at 25 yards the mxb320 slipped a bolt right through his neck....largest bird I ever shot at 28lbs...11" beard and,1.3" spurs.