Turkey Season, Coming Up Fast!

Aaron H

Twelve Pointer
Contributor
IMG_5724.jpgTurkey season is coming.... sooner than the calendar might indicate. The way my days and weeks fly by I better start thinking about checking all of my hunting stuff and maybe shooting that gun. I'm excited about this season, maybe a bit more than many seasons, since I have two new-to-me properties to hunt. Both places have turkeys and offer some beautiful spots to sit and wait on an old gobbler to walk in. It hasn't always been this way..... years ago I hunted woods that had pretty much no turkeys at all. That makes for some tough hunting and I lost my drive to even make the effort and several years passed without me even going to the woods in the spring. My brother kept inviting me to come up to Ashe County where he lives and go with him. By this time (2007) I didn't think I even wanted to shoot a turkey even if I got the chance. I went that year and the first morning out just after fly down I got a dandy gobbler. It was VERY exciting. 3 hours later my brother took his gobbler and we walked down the mountain carrying two fine mature birds. Since that time I've hunted every year except one and it just gets better and better. I owe a lot to a brother that kept asking me to join him on some hunts and I owe a lot to a few people that have been generous to me in letting me hunt their lands. I'm 68 years old now and call myself a turkey hunter. The only regret I have as far as turkey hunting goes is that I did not get into it 40 years ago. If you are new to turkey hunting and trying to figure it all out, don't give up. It can be the most exciting hunt you'll ever do. ***my photo is a gobbler that I saw in The Smokey Mountain National Park. Oh for a one day permit in that place!
 

Helium

Twelve Pointer
Great write up Aaron! Nothing like a spring morning listening to the woods coming alive.

Just thankful to get the play the game each time the sun rises.... and ever now and then be blessed to witness one of Gods most beautiful creations coming within range... a spring gobbler!
 
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wfdavis50

Six Pointer
I'm looking forward to another turkey season. Having a place to hunt might be a different story. My schedule changed and the place I hunt is not available on my days off.

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Winnie 70

Eight Pointer
That was a good read Aaron, good you got the itch before it was too late. I tell them I like to deer hunt, but love to turkey hunt. I call it the moose hunting with feathers on him. Doing the same thing...calling him in to the call, hearing him roar, spit & drum, got to be the most heart pumping experience in hunting. Hope you get a goodun this year.
 

CutNRun

Six Pointer
Every day the turkey season gets a little closer. I'm already getting antsy about it. Been scouting since right after deer season went out. Found a new natural set up location to hunt that should pay dividends, especially later in the season.

I only fish because I can't hunt turkeys year 'round.

Jim
 

dfitzy

Four Pointer
Thanks for the write up. I started turkey hunting 3 years ago and haven’t had the chance to harvest a turkey yet. I hunt public land only currently so when I do final bring one home, I know it will be a big payoff. I appreciate the reminder to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and enjoy the hunt. Good luck to you all.
 
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