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DonBo

TEAM 9 - "Limb Hangers"

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Archerysniper

Congrats Don any bird is better then a goose egg.

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waterfowler10

Nice bird donbo! Limbhangers sounds good to me

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DonBo

When is everybody hunting? My MN season starts Monday. Walked through there a couple hours ago and jumped some birds, either STILL in the trees or already roosted with the poor weather today.

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Abndoc

My first season is April 28th!

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Sorgy

Donbo,

Congrats on your Kansas Rio- With your bow grin

Good luck with the weather on your hunt. Hopefully the winds will die down. Good news it has to warm up - at least a little wink

Steve

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Abndoc

So Don did you go out thi morning

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DonBo

So Don did you go out thi morning

Yup, not much action. Zero gobbling after they hit the ground, darn little before that. Did have one putt at me when I got out of the blind. frown

Good luck though, got the okay to hunt a much better property tomorrow. Thought I had lost it, but the land owner called last night with the nod. smile I'll be out there tonight to get set up, and probably hunt a couple hours.

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Sorgy

Good Luck Don

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DonBo

Sorry guys, wish we could use this one for the contest. 22 lbs, 10" beard. 6:30 this morning. Had a friend with who shot some pretty professional video. Hope to get some of that footage up on utube one of these days.

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Cheetah

What's it got for spurs Don?

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Sorgy

Don,

Nice Bird shockedshocked Way to go. I was out and about this morning and I thought it would be a good turkey hunting morning.

Congrats

Steve

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DonBo

What's it got for spurs Don?

Short, but sharp. 3/4"? Never put a tape to them, but have never seen such sharp hooks this short.

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Abndoc

Nice bird Don!! Maybe next year we need to rewrite the rules. wink What a beauty!

Next wed is my first day...I'm getting very antsy.

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sticknstring

Looks like a good eater Don! My freezer's running a little light this spring... whistle

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Archerysniper

Looks like a good eater Don! My freezer's running a little light this spring... whistle

You got tag soup too look forward to grin.

Congrats on Bird #2 Don, now you need to fill that sconnie tag.

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Hoyt4

Nice work Don on the Rio. Jakes eat the same as a Tom. Nothing wrong with taking Jakes. My rule is get one down first then start to be a little picky but most times I'm taking what ever comes in. Most hunts you only get a few days. If you have a week then start thinking different. I know you have taken enough birds were it should not matter. Seems to me your always on birds. grin

Might have to look at a new rule to be able to upgrade. Also congrats on your MN bird.

When do you hunt WI?

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DonBo

Thanks for all the kind words guys. My Wisconsin season is late, May 11-15, 2 tags!

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Abndoc

Can't hunt until next wednesday....hmmm what to do with my time. Going out tomorrow morning, sit in the woods and see what happens. Hopefully get a peak at some big boy! The days are so slow cry.

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DonBo

Can't hunt until next wednesday....hmmm what to do with my time. Going out tomorrow morning, sit in the woods and see what happens. Hopefully get a peak at some big boy! The days are so slow cry.

How'd the scouting go over the weekend? Are you hunting near home? Good luck this week, you're the only one up for now.

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Abndoc

I went out about 530am saturday morning, hung around until about 730, nothing...not a gobble, sighting, nothing. Went for a drive Sat. nite and spotted 2 toms and few hens out in a picked beanfield, couldn't get permission, farmer said his cousin is hunting later in the year...did alittle more investigating, got permission from the farmer adjoining land. gotta work wed. morning going to hit this piece of property up wed afternoon and go from there...its pretty close to my house. See how that goes before going up by turtle lake since i didn't see any action. There is another piece of stateland down by the river i have been watching...some nice birds there, haven't seen a truck there at all this year. Maybe because I'm new at this or its the weather, but its seems to be hard locating birds day to day. warm, followed by rain, cold,then warm...we'll see what happens. My wife is going to hunt with my all day sat, holding the video camera, first time ever she will be on a hunt!

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Abndoc

Went out bird watching tonight, looked like the same 2 toms out in one field tonight and another spot I have, had one tom and 9 hens out in it, going out again tomorrow night, to make the final decision for wednesday.

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DonBo

Good luck. Hope the weather breaks for ya. How'd you like to be out this morning? sick

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Abndoc

So the weather looks pretty crappy until friday...any tips. Do I hold up until the weather breaks or do i go in risking giving away my position, my experience so far with scouting tells me wind, rain, cold...birds quiet, even staying up in the roost. Tell me if I'm way off or how you would approach the next couple of days.

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DonBo

Saw plenty of birds out in the rain tonight. They like to hang out in big open fields when it's raining. No way I'd miss a day of hunting because of the weather. Get on the edge of a field with a decoy or two and hope for the best, but that's just me... wink

If you've got a pop up blind, the weather shouldn't be that much of an issue.

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Abndoc

that was my plan...just don't want to screw anything up. you guys keep mentioning those rookie mistakes grin, i'm sure i will have a few before sunday is over. blind..decoys..bow all in the truck. work just changed for me..will be out for a few hours in the morning, then again tomorrow afternoon, night. thursday afternoon, night..friday noon until sunday night!! I'm ready to go!!

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