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DonBo

Like it says, "We're #1 cool "

Can't think of a reason to change the name. What do ya all think?

HSO Team 1

mattrd..................Iowa, April 15-May 19

Hunter....Youth.......Minnesota

DonBo...................Minnesota, April 22-26, Wisconsin, May 1-7

x1957x.................Minnesota, April 22-26

nbadger23.............Minnesota, May 2-6, Wisconsin, May 8-14

Musky HUnter 82.....Minnesota archery season, May 7-30

Let's get this party started:

I'll be hunting Minnesota close to home, here in the metro April 22-26 with my 90 year old Dad. We both shot nice ones last year. This is usually a pretty laid back hunt, just a few hours in the morning before work and maybe an evening or two after work.

Then my buddy Dave and I will be hunting western Wisconsin May 1-7. We take this hunt much more seriously. We've done really well here over the years with some true trophies now and again.

So lets hear it from the rest of you!

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Archerysniper

Like it says, "We're #1" cool

Yeah good luck with all that crazylaugh

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mattrd

Looks good! I'll be hunting down here in NW IA from April 15-May 19.

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Musky hunter 82

I'll be hunting the bow season here in south western Minnesota with my bow.

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DonBo

Welcome to the team guys! Just two more to check in and we'll have a full house.

Feel free to let us know what you're seeing on your scouting trips and any other turkey related stuff you got. Oh yeah, give the other teams any grief you can. grin

Good luck all! Let's win this thing!

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mattrd

Sounds good Don!! Hopefully doing some scouting the next couple of days!

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nbadger23

We're #1!!

I'll be hunting Season D in SE MN, then May 8-14 in NW Wisconsin. Let's get this darn snow out of here!

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DonBo

Welcome to the show nbadger! Happy to have another Wisconsin hunter on board. Best of luck.

Just waiting on our youth hunter, "Hunter".

Everyone okay with "We're #1 cool" as our name? Kinda hokey I know, but anyone have better idea?

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Musky hunter 82

how about the double beards?

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mws4dux

Hunter will be hunting either season A or C in MN.....

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DonBo

Hunter will be hunting either season A or C in MN.....

Sweet, thanks for checking in for Hunter. Is he your son? How old is he? Ever hunted turkeys before? Thanks for taking him out, best of luck!

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DonBo

Everyone's checked in. We need a name. So far we got"

"We're #1 cool "

Double Beards

Need some input here, what do you all think?

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mws4dux

Hunter is my son he'll turn 9 on April 19th...this will be his 3rd season hunting turkeys....He shot a jake his first year and a tom last year...Now that wrestling season is over Hunter is starting to get pretty pumped up to chase some turkeys...Hunter says go Team #1. Here is his tom from last year.huntersturkey.jpg

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DonBo

Sweet! Awesome photo. So happy to have you on our side. smile

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DonBo

Come on guys, chime in....we need a name.

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hugonian1

Maybe The Wishful Thinkers grin

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DonBo

Maybe The Wishful Thinkers grin

You go home now. No soup for you. Next! eekgrin

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mattrd

I like We're #1! It's suttle and truthful cool It let's everyone know: hey, we're here and we like to gobble! Starting to get pretty pumped. Just got opening morning off for down here in IA. It always starts on a Monday. So hopefully I'll be able to get one on the board. Youth season opens this weekend down here so hope to talk to some guys to get some reports.

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DonBo

Hey mattrd, less than a week away. Excited? How about this snownami we're supposed to get up here, that going to affect you at all? Keep us updated.

How about young "Hunter"? Going to hit it next week, or wait for nicer weather?

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mattrd

Getting really excited to get out. Weather looks to be clear next Monday, but a lil chilly. Still a lot better than late muzzy season was smile We're getting a lot of rain right now(much needed) hopefully the snow scoots to the north of us, but i guess we'll see. I haven't got a chance to get to the public ground we hunt, but during early January they were every where there. Saw 14 longbeards in one group, hoping to see a couple of those bad boys come Monday! I'll be out there no matter what at this point! One of my hunting buddies did see a couple tom's north of town down here, but it's a small local flock that is pretty nomadic and hard to pin down.

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mws4dux

Hunter is planning on heading out A season,haven't bought the tag yet.....Heading out the door now to do a little scouting.

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Archerysniper

Hunter is planning on heading out A season,haven't bought the tag yet.....Heading out the door now to do a little scouting.

I would bump it back to season C if I could get a different season 2c

But if the birds and sign is there go for it and good luck.

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mws4dux

Been out scouting with Hunter and the spots he plans on hunting are holding birds....but not much strutting they've been pretty much feeding in large groups.Leaning towards taking him C season with next weeks forecast.

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DonBo

Guess your best. I'd play the weather if that's an option, but like AS said, if they're there, go for it.

I checked all my local spots yesterday and didn't see one track. frown

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mattrd

Well tomorrow is that day! Heading out in the a.m.! Weather man says windchill of 16degrees & west/nw winds of 20-30mph w/gusts to 30. Hopefully I don't get confused and shoot at a deer while out there since it will feel like November! smile j/k Winds are supposed to calm down for the evening hunt so we'll see how opener goes!!

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DonBo

Good luck matt, keep us updated.

And, welcome our newest member - x1957x! Let's hear in 1957, where you hunting, when?

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DonBo

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Turkey Contest 2013

Complete this form with your turkey’s measurements. Include photos of your turkey’s spurs and beard with a ruler or tape measure. Include in one of the photos your turkeys filled out tag or slip of paper with the date of the harvest. The turkey’s weight must be witnessed and signed by you and the witness below on this form.

Forum Member:____________________ Date:_____________

Team Name: _________________________________

Youth Hunter(17 or younger):Yes _______ No ________

Turkey Subspecies: _____________________

State/Province Bird was Harvested In: ____________________

Turkey’s Stats

Beard Length ____________inches

Spur Length ® _________inches (L)_________inches

Weight ___________ pounds

The certify that the measurements listed above are accurate to the best of my ability.

Forum Member: ________________________ Date:_________

Witness:____________________________ Date: ________

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DonBo

Above is the official form to register your bird in the contest. Please print out a couple before your hunt and bring along with you. Don't forget to take photos of all the measurements. Bring along, if you can, a digital scale for the weight.

Good luck all!

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mattrd

Well it was a cooold morning. I went with a couple of hunting buddies. They hunted together in one blind and I went to a different field with mine. We got out there and set up well before first light. I was able to find a spot that was protected by the wind fairly decent. Once I got set up in the blind and legal shooting light was at hand I started to do some calling. It didn't take long to get a response in the timber behind me, but that was it. I heard a couple of gobbles and saw nothing. About a 1/2 hour after sunrise I saw a truck pull into one of the parking areas near me. The old fella took his time getting his stuff all ready (20min +) and then proceeded to walk out from the road about 250yds and set up his blind. After about 1/2hr of hunting it was coffee time and back to the truck he went for another 1/2hr. When the coffee was gone out he emerged again taking his time to head back to the blind. It was kind of like watching an old badger or something wondering around. That's public land for ya. After sitting in the blind until around 10:30 my buddies had had enough and we met up at the truck. They didn't hear or see anything, so I guess my morning was better than theirs. Oh ya as we were walking back to the truck the old fella must of gotten hungry because back to the truck he walked. We drove around for a little while and the private ground next to the public ground had some turkey's on it. It looked like a bunch of jakes & 2 toms strutting around. Didn't seem like there were much for hens with them. They're out there just have to keep after it!

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DonBo

At least there are some birds around. New plan for tomorrow?

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