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    in reply to: Hung up birds #2090244
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    I have patterned my gun and at 60 yds it can still put 8-10 pellets on a turkey head target. At 40 yds last year it put 42 pellets, i would be having turkey if they let me get that close this weekend.

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    Went out last night do a little scouting on some public near my house, spotted a tom and hen. Swung around to intercept them, got set up and about 10 minutes later the hen came cruising through my spread but the tom must have veered off course while i was sneaking.
    Saturday I plan to sit in my blind from sun up until dark, or until there is a bird on the dirt

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    in reply to: Pigs #2092293
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    As much as I hunt in western IA and the losess hills I have seen zero hog activity lately, But about 10 years ago on my folks property in monona county I did shoot a big ol sow while calling coyotes no ear tag but most definately not a true “wild” pig.

    They are definately not a problem in Iowa… yet

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    in reply to: turkey decoy #2092310
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    I used to have something similar to what you are thinking. I skinned a jake that I had shot and then stitched the skin after it had been preserved onto an existing plastic decoy and it worked wonders until a stray cat got into my garage and had its way with it, but since then I have been using flambeau master series decoys and they have worked just as well so I do know if the effort is worth the rewards

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    There are a lot of turkeys around snyders bend but you have to be careful there becuase some of the park is actually in Nebraska and it is tough to know where is where, but there are a lot of birds back there. Also for public ground head south to the losess hills state forest around preparation canyon in southern monona county I have seen tons of birds around there this spring and it is huge

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    There are a lot of turkeys around snyders bend but you have to be careful there becuase some of the park is actually in Nebraska and it is tough to know where is where, but there are a lot of birds back there. Also for public ground head south to the losess hills state forest around preparation canyon in southern monona county I have seen tons of birds around there this spring and it is huge

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    I would say it all depends on when you have been seeing birds in the area and then get there before that. I plan to be out by 5:30 but that is do to work and getting to my spot. I do agree that staying put and keeping the calls toa a minimum is a good idea. Try to get to a spot that is in their route to their roosting area or use an area that you have seen them working that time of day. Another thing is to stay patient and try to wait them out until dark even if you dont see anything, slip out with the cover of darkness just to not spook any for tomorows hunt( I assume you will be out in the morning, I know I will be!)
    And Good Luck!

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    I would say it all depends on when you have been seeing birds in the area and then get there before that. I plan to be out by 5:30 but that is do to work and getting to my spot. I do agree that staying put and keeping the calls toa a minimum is a good idea. Try to get to a spot that is in their route to their roosting area or use an area that you have seen them working that time of day. Another thing is to stay patient and try to wait them out until dark even if you dont see anything, slip out with the cover of darkness just to not spook any for tomorows hunt( I assume you will be out in the morning, I know I will be!)
    And Good Luck!

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    in reply to: dang bobcats #2093110
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    I have seen one on my ground in the losess hills and I see tons of turkeys, Just yesterday I believe I saw a cousin of a bobcat sneaking around my back yard driving my dogs wild, way too many town tigers in my neighbor hood

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    This past year I put a Nikon Prostaff 4X on my henry squirel gun and it is pretty nice and was only about 120 bones

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    in reply to: Addiction #2093263
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    My folks always told me before I went out

    “remember your decisions now could affect the rest of your life”

    I think of that everytime I am about to do something border line.

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    They still do their thing in the rain, it is just a matter of how hard you want to hunt to get them. Last year 2nd season my buddy and I hunted the first day in the rain and we both bagged our birds, the second day it was 80 degrees and the sun was shining. Sounds like second season this year is going to be wet again but the birds still do what they do and I will be out there doing what I do.

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    in reply to: Fred McManus #2094467
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    My mistake on the name, but the last page of field and stream is a hoot

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    in reply to: turkey chokes??? #2094487
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    Agreed shoot it and figure out what works. I did have some problems shooting federals with the flite control wad out of my tight wad choke, which is a .650, then I switched loads(winchester supreme) and nearly doubled the amount of pellets on target at 40 yds. That wad might not work so well in a really tight choke.

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    I tried bore sighting it and it was pretty close I thought but like i said before most of it was probably me. And I did mark my ramrod when it was loaded and checked it carefully the few times i did shoot it. I plan on being overly careful with this gun since it is my first experience with BP. That first shot I was a little nervous and actually sat at the bench for about a minute trying to slow down my breathing and stop thinking before I pulled the trigger. anyways thanks for the help guys
    ps I did go with an Optima

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    My last lab, Motley, Loved boating and duck hunting, fishing was a different story he always thought he was retrieving whatever I was throwing. One day I was floating around snyders bend with a friend in the boat and motley and my friend had his leash and we were by some cat tails and there was a big grass carp along the weeds and the mot dog jumped in leash and all after the carp. he then drug our little boat around for a minute before he was tired enough to get back in.

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    I agree that this weekend is going to be good for youth season, cannot wait until next weekend. Plan to figure out this week and next where my birds are and what they are up to. Hopefully my buddy and I can tag a couple of big birds then!

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    sounds like I have some experimenting to do this summer good thing I have the time off, I am going to the range today after work. Thanks guys

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    Those are really impressive

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    I would like to get the recipe of how to make meat without harming any animals, I cant imagine it uses the good parts of the critters!
    That is just what I needed this morning I just about fell out of my chair, great start to a friday!

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