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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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With what and how far?

I realized spring gobble season is still ongoing for many, however, I thought I might start this now while the Turkey Hunting Forum is very active.

What shotgun, make, gauge did you take a gobbler(s)
What ammo did you use?
What range?

What crossbow, compound or traditional bow?
Arrow and broadhead
Range?

Decoys?

Blind?

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 11:02 AM
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Rem 870. Hevi shot Max Blend, 3 inch. 12 gauge. 25 yds. No blind, no Dekes.

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Remington 870 Express Super Mag

Winchester Longbeard XR 3.5” 6 shot

Remington Super Full Turkey choke

35 yards

Flextone diaphragm call

No decoys
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Rem 870. Hevi shot Max Blend, 3 inch. 12 gauge. 25 yds. No blind or decoys

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:08 PM
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Remington 870 Express 12 gauge
Winchester LB #6
Remington super full
56 yards
No blind
No decoys

Flintlock 62 cal smoothbore
1 1/8 oz. #6 hard lead shot
25 yards
No blind
No decoys
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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:20 PM
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Mossberg 935 Grandslam Wichester Longbeard XR #5 40 yards no decoys
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:23 PM
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Noticing a trend...no decoys.

IMHO, decoys cost me a bird last year, and again this year.......
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Mossberg 500 12 gauge

Remington Nitro Turkey, 3" #5 shot

Range was about 20 yards

Taken from a permanent blind, no decoys used

Called in using a Bangin' The Boss Ole Raspy Hen diaphragm call.

Will be using the same set-up for my attempt to fill my 2nd spring tag.

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Noticing a trend...no decoys.

IMHO, decoys cost me a bird last year, and again this year.......

I quit using decoys a few years ago when I noticed they started spooking the boys when they came in.

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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:48 PM
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Noticing a trend...no decoys.

IMHO, decoys cost me a bird last year, and again this year.......
I’ve had success with decoys over the years but IMO our season starts too late for them to be as effective as they can be...
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