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3/11/19 @ 8:20 AM
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FullDraw05
FullDraw05
USER since 10/10/17

Hard to believe the season is roughly only a month out - i've actually been noticing Tom's breaking away from the flocks in my area. No strutting or gobbling thus far that I have seen. Any one else?

Fox valley area

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TODAY @ 9:30 AM
FullDraw05
FullDraw05
USER since 10/10/17
I feel your pain Lakeshiner.. Easter morning the birds were lit up like crazy. I had 8 toms within 150 yards i'm guessing. A group of 4 toms flew down and were circling the brush to come out in a spot of the field they have been recently.. had to leave for church - 15 minutes later I got a remote trail cam pic of 3 toms 15 yards from my set up :(((((

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TODAY @ 9:09 AM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09

Struck out first period for the first time ever.  Had very little time, hour here, hour there...made it tough.  This morning I had 5 strutting at about 80 yards and had to go to work.  Would have loved to wait them out.  Frustrating but oh well.  Next year I'm not applying for a period that has Easter weekend so that the weekend is free.  

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4/22/19 @ 10:42 PM
Tr carper
Tr carper
USER since 6/15/15

Got to love the reapers. It's hard to believe guys do it where others are hunting. And they call that turkey hunting. 

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4/22/19 @ 7:31 PM
Blowing feathers
Blowing feathers
USER since 2/15/16

Had a exciting Saturday morning when another hunter flipped open his strutting Tom umbrella and proceeded to stalk my decoy I walked to 10 yards next to my decoy wide open yelling hunter here buddy was coughing loud the guy still kept crawling closer to within 50 yards I walked back to the edge of the woods before I got shot then he realized and quickly walked away 

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4/22/19 @ 6:55 PM
Btw567
Btw567
USER since 9/22/17

Furry, that is a great gobbler.  Would love to be able to hear 10-20 birds but up North it seems if you can find one, the day is successful.

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4/21/19 @ 8:14 PM
Furry
Furry
USER since 12/6/02

Hunted the Barneveld area (Iowa county) the past 3 days.  Lots of gobbling this morning, although not real close to me.  Sounded like a good 15 or 20 toms.  Eventually two toms made their way to me at about 10 am. Downed this 24 pounder.  A nice, successful day!

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4/19/19 @ 9:48 PM
inland sweep
inland sweep
USER since 6/2/09

Northern Iowa County Private land was super quite this morning. Hoped out of the blind and hit the woods. High winds kept them down in the coulees. Around 10 got this 24.5 pound 11 inch bread with 1.125 inch spurs to thunder in. Intense hunt I’ll never forget. Totallly awesome day.

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4/19/19 @ 8:11 PM
wicked crappie
wicked crappie
USER since 7/23/15

I ended up shooting one this afternoon about 2:30. Two came in strutting and gobbling.I sat the stand for a little more than an hour before I heard the first gobble. I was in the same area this morning and had some gobbling and getting closer when some coyote's started barking and yipping. Gobbler's shut right down and the coyotes never made an apperance. So I went back this afternoon an got the deal done.

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4/18/19 @ 1:47 PM
Lunkerhunt85
Lunkerhunt85
USER since 5/10/14
Hunted 30 minutes. 

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4/17/19 @ 5:44 PM
musky queen
musky queen
USER since 7/17/03

Set up yesterday,  muddled through mud,  floated sleds across 3 mile hike, waded through mid thigh creek,  put birds to bed. Was it worth it. Heck yeah. 9:23, 3 toms come to the decoys and one hit on the box.  This one had the thick beard 24.5 lb, 9.5 "beard. 1.5"spurs.

 First bird with a Valentine's gift from my fiancee a year go. A Franchi Affinity  3 for a short shooter.  

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