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Strutting Soon?

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As the forecast turns warmer, it's probably only a matter of days before someone will spot a false spring strutter roaming the hillsides and looking for love. They'll strut all winter, and I've seen a few in the area posturing for a higher ranking amongst friends, but I have yet to see the ones that will put themselves on a barren pasture and announce their presence to the world.

As it goes, I get fooled by the scrub red cedar which grows low to the ground, and, at the right distance looks just like a strutting tom. This morning was no exception, as I pulled over to the side of the road and glassed a few very nice young cedars. Not turkeys.

I should settle down, as the season is still a good 2+ months away.

Joel

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Whoa there Joel.

Make that three months away for some of us, so don't go getting me any more pumped up than I already am. tongue.gif If I start talking turkeys this soon, I may get kicked out of the house.

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I hear ya Joel. Today I hit every piece of public land in my zone that is promising for turkeys. I put on 200 miles today. I didn't get out and walk as much as I would've liked, but I definately glassed a few cedars and brushy stumps.

Tomorrow I will be getting orders for a few plat books.

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Seen it this morning about 30 turkeys in a field 6 or so were all fanned out.

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Arne:

Thanks for the post, and welcome to FishingMinnesota and the turkey page!

Good to see that they're enjoying the warm weather like we are.

Joel

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Saw a group of about 8 this morning with 4 of them fanned out.

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There is a flock of birds that hangs out on the West side of 694 just before you hit Hwy 61 and the river while heading South. You can ususally catch them a couple of mornings a week.

Even though you can only see them as you are zipping past, it is strange to watch the dynamics because sometimes it is just the hen, other days they are all mixed and at other times the hens are in one place on the hill and the toms are on another part. Just like a batch of jr. high schoolers.

Anyway, I have seen some fans in the air in December and January when the sun is out. Talk about tourture. The season just can't come fast enough!!!!

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No one heard a gobble yet? If not, nobody's been out early eh? wink.gif

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dont know about everyone else

But I scratch out a lovesick note year round hoping to hear one gobble

ya....spring only pal!!!

but I carry a call year round...and can't help myself

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I heard a few on the roost yesterday morning when I was out and about. A couple of different birds, but they didn't carry-on like I was hoping.

Joel

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Getting rid of the ice fishing avatar. It's on.

Joel

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Lookin' good in that aviator Joel...but which one is the turkey, I get confused wink.gif

Saw the largest flock of turkeys about 2 miles from my house today. I'd say there were 30-40 turkeys feeding in a field. Didn't make a stop to view em', but no strutin in this group. When will they start breaking up?

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The avatar is a pair of strutters, one is an Eastern and the other a Mudduck! grin.gif Of the two, the Eastern is far more intelligent as well as more attractive. wink.gif

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Oh no! I suppose all the cheeser comments have finally come home to roost.

I've earned it. smile.gif

Joel

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53 days till my MN hunt. I am pumped and sleeping in the garage, not by choice my wife can't take it. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Oh no! I suppose all the cheeser comments have finally come home to roost.

I've earned it.
smile.gif

Joel


But we still love to hear from you cool.gif

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