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Borch

Congrats MJ!

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monstermoose78

Congrats @MJ1657

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monstermoose78

The Tom turkeys are not playing well the hens are around and have come into the decoys. No Toms to be seen or heard. Lots of ticks today. 

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ANYFISH2

Welcome back Fishandfowl!

Congratulations on your bird.

It seems like it has been a tough year for many.

Hope you can stick around and share your adventures with us some more.

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Borch

Good to have you back fishandfowl!  Gotta love it when a plan comes together.

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gimruis

Isn't that something how they don't recognize the blind as a problem?  I've had turkeys walk literally right next to it too.  Nice bird FishandFowl, hope you didn't pulverize it too bad.

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FishandFowl

Thanks guy's. Good to be back. Sometimes life just keeps you busy.

Didn't pulverize it just not ideal connection. Nothing a little Hickory smoke and some Cajun Spices won't cure. Here is a pair a friend of mine and I got a few years back. Lucky day to score 2 Toms in the same morning!

Heading out tomorrow for some Walleye's hoping it goes well.

 

Thanks,

Greg

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IceHawk

Welcome back! Congrats on the birds and successful hunt!

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monstermoose78

welcome back fishandfowl

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Rick

Nice to see you back @FishandFowl!

Congrats and love the pic.

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monstermoose78

I am done turkey hunting for the season and no turkey to show. It’s ok I learned a lot and will be clearing a spot in the brush so I can shoot on both sides of the blind. It was a fun season and had Toms close enough but on the wrong side of the blind. 

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gimruis

Its not easy.  Turkey hunting success rate in MN is only about 20-25% so for every bird harvested, there's 3 or more tags that go unfilled.  And that percentage goes down even more if you're archery hunting.

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monstermoose78

Turkeys 🦃  on the brain 🧠 

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gimruis

I drew season B for spring 2019. Post card came in the mail today.

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monstermoose78

Congrats on the draw

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gimruis

This is the first time I can remember that the post card came before the online posting.

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IceHawk

Got Drawn for season B again no surprise surplus left in my area works for me.👍

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monstermoose78
8 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Got Drawn for season B again no surprise surplus left in my area works for me.👍

Feeling it could be snowy season 

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IceHawk

Possible you never know guarantee ill b hunting high ground flooding for sure in the lowlands 

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monstermoose78

The turkeys around here are in the standing corn

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IceHawk

This deep snow has the turkeys and pheasants hunting for food sources bigtime. Comeing home from Lake Osakis  yesterday we saw numerous groups of pheasants looking for any amount of food they could find. Not a good sign. Hope we get some warmer weather soon  to open up a few more field tops with available grains and corn otherwise we will definitely see some mortality next year. 

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Wanderer

I have a friend near Ortonville that texts me pics of the Turks, pheasants and deer that hang around his place for food.  He’s already been seeing dead birds and the deer aren’t leaving the area anymore. 😔

 

I haven’t seen any or any sign around my house for over a month.  I’m expecting the flick of 19 isn’t quite 19 anymore.  They gotta be somewhere- they just aren’t traveling much.  

 

This snow really needs to end!

 

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eyeguy 54

Driving thru Ortonville a week ago it was insane how many deer are in that area and also to the west. When we drove off big stone at the access there were 3 on the ice feeding on over hanging branches. Then on the way back into town there were all over the place. 

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monstermoose78

Just over a month out who is getting excited? 

 

I am I love sitting in the woods watching everything happen. I hope the snow pack melts before the first season. I will be at with the crossbow. No nephew this year but a friend of mine wants to try turkey hunting this spring.

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