2017 Bird Reports

4/18/17 @ 4:23 PM
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Vermeeson
Vermeeson
USER since 1/22/02

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!

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4/24/17 @ 6:42 AM
dsinwi
dsinwi
USER since 1/24/02

Hunted this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Juneau county. Friday and Sunday there was little to no gobbling or action of any kind. Saturday the birds were going crazy. Our 2 young hunters in camp saw a total of 7 different toms and a number of hens. They each took a tom that morning.

Planted 250 various tress on two properties, got some other project completed and had a great deep fried turkey dinner Saturday night. A great weekend all the way around.

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4/22/17 @ 8:22 PM
One shot one kill
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

Finally talked to one for about an hour . Just did not want to come into sight .  Move closer to where I heard him today  , more open area .

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4/22/17 @ 9:51 AM
badgerfowl1
badgerfowl1
USER since 10/1/12

6:40am this morning. 9.5" beard. 1 1/8" spurs. Gobbled all morning and finally came across a big field all the way in. Only one I saw.



Edited on 4/22/17 9:52 AM
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4/21/17 @ 4:34 PM
Granpa
Granpa
USER since 2/4/05

Got lucky this year and captured my bird on my trail camera. I have a blind on a strut area on a road in the woods and always place a trail camera to keep track of activity. He was with hens when he flew down and I had to work pretty hard to get him to come but another tom came to where he was displaying for the hens and he must have figured rather than get into a fight, he would come and check me out.

Edited on 4/22/17 1:10 PM
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4/21/17 @ 8:29 AM
browning3
browning3
USER since 5/23/02

6am this morning on public. 2 toms came in quiet without any hens. 

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4/20/17 @ 9:38 PM
Rocky2
Rocky2
USER since 4/8/13

Shot a decent one last night, without making a call. Got out in the woods after work and set up in a stand of woods they have been roosting in. After decoys and ground blind were in place, I discovered I was a knucklehead and forgot my call. Decided to wait out the last few hours and see if I could get lucky and have one walk my way and see the decoys. Lucky enough, that happened about 7:25 pm when I heard some leaves rustling behind me. He started in towards the jake decoy, but stopped and got bit nervous. He hopped up on a log, stuck his neck up, and that was my season. Nice bird 24 lbs. I guess sometimes it's just being in the right place.

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4/20/17 @ 11:00 AM
One shot one kill
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

Quiet in Waushara  Co . Only heard two gobbles from 3 different spots so far . 

Drying off now and a nap then back out .

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4/20/17 @ 10:54 AM
fishdaily
fishdaily
USER since 4/3/03

I got really lucky last night. Got home from work. Walked the dogs a bit and was going into the house. All the sudden I heard a gobble!! Grabbed my gun, camo, and decoys. Went outback and out deeks on Utv trail and called. They responded from just over the neighbors hill. I scurried to the nearest little clump of trees. 2 minutes later 2 Tom's came. The one I shot was beating the snot out of my breading pair deek. The other Tom wouldn't cross the fence he was bigger but I didn't want to upset the neighbor. I love turkey hunting! First double beard I ever got! 

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4/20/17 @ 9:47 AM
Twig "SNAP"
Twig
USER since 2/13/11

Waupaca co. Quiet was the word here. Only a few gobbles herd through out the day but this guy interupted my book reading at 2 pm which I was glad to stop as the story sucked. Called him in from a long way through the swamp, putting on quite a show gobbling and strutting all the way. What a pretty bird.

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4/20/17 @ 7:32 AM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09

I shot a tom in zone 3 yesterday.  22lbs and a 9.5" beard.  I got up early to get to the spot because it was public land and not that big of an area, so I was there at 3:30 in the parking lot.  Sat in the truck until 5 and then walked in.  I just listened and once I heard gobbling I moved in on them.  No blind, packed light so I could move easily. 

I thought the numbers in my area were down the past few years, but this year seemed like its back on the upswing.  Quite a few more birds around.

Here is my 'in the field' picture.

Edited on 4/20/17 7:35 AM
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