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they are gobblin'.....
anybody else as excited as me....?

i have 3 youths to take on youth day.. awesome


after that... I might try to guide a few hunts on game land...
c ya
 

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yep heard some in the woods yesterday..they have few natural predators here in n.c. stanly county..
now after they hatch the ***** an such will get some of the chicks..slim
can somebody tell me exactly what is the turkey season. here in stanly co. n.c.
 

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Hope your youth hunt turns out most successfully!

Nothing like getting the kids out into the woods and blowing a little stink off them, as my Dad used to say! :D
 

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I have been hearing the toms behind my house gobblin lately. I guess I am just gonna have to get off my duff and go hunt one.
 

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I'm ALWAYS ready for turkey season. Nothing like a cool spring morning and hearing ole' tom hammering off in the distance. April isn't getting here fast enough.
 

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Turkey opens on Monday here. My daughter, son-in-law and grand daughter coming for a two week visit on Wednesday, so I'll have to miss the first two weeks. Seen some nice turkeys.
 

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Take'um along, Cowpoke, and show them how it's done!
 

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I used to hunt turkeys quite a bit. I haven't in many years, though. My uncle and some cousins still hunt them some. Spring is a nice time to be in the woods, though.
 

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Saw one run across the road in front of me this morning. Gobbler with about a 4 inch beard. Almost got mine with the car, before the season no less!
 

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Legal if equipped with mud tires, I think ;)
 

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hey Slim... gettin' back to ya a lil' late, but here's the season

yep heard some in the woods yesterday..they have few natural predators here in n.c. stanly county..
now after they hatch the ***** an such will get some of the chicks..slim
can somebody tell me exactly what is the turkey season. here in stanly co. n.c.
youth day is April 3rd (just so happens to be the start of trout season)

Regular season starts April 10th and lasts until May 8th.... and that is for the whole state...
the season is not broken into sections like deer season....

There should be a good number of birds near you. Plus, you got Uwharrie that should have plenty of birds....of course they are all over the place nowadays.

I hunted mountain gamelands last year, and plan to do the same this year within an hour or
so from Catawba County. Lots of predators around here.... bobcats, coyotes, foxes, and other large cats, i've seen their tracks and locals know they are around... and of course there are plenty of the nest and poult opportunists......
I don't consider black bear a turkey predator, but I imagine one would eat an egg if it found one. However, last year was the first time a black bear messed up a turkey hunt while I was teaching a buddy how to hunt for the first time. heheheee.... yep, that broke him in real good to nature.... Too bad he got upset the following week at me for filling my 2nd tag of all things. I missed a huge gobbler that morning (did I say that?). Then we joined up, started walking up this ridge, he didn't think there were any turkeys up there and wanted to go back to where we saw some the previous day.... well, I didn't want to go there so I said go ahead... I am going on the other side of that ridge. No sooner did he sit down about 500 yards from where we parted.....came a big 'ol boom from the other side of the ridge.... oh well, that's huntin'... I almost didn't shoot, and wanted to go back and get him... but I knew my wife would be happy for me to be tagged out cuz she was tired of hearing me make coffee and gettin' ready at 3:30-4:00 in the mornin'... Man,,,,,.... I can't wait. Well, I may as well get outta here, watch a little March Madness.... good luck
 

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I'll probably get to hunt opening day but after that I don't know. Unfortunately, I'll be working A LOT for the next six months. My yearly ritual of hunting when I get off work in the mornings will not be happening this year.:mad: Normally home by 8am and in the woods by 8:30. Here lately it's been somewhere between 10 & 11 before I get home. :( Well it's better than being unemployed. Good luck to everyone else.
 

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season opens up for us in the mornin.i have a couple roosted maybe i will get lucky. :D
good luck to all you waddle poppers.
 

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i posted a thank you carolinean,,earlier ,i thought..but being old i musta forgot to hit the post button.. anyway ..thanks bud..slim:)
 

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One of my buddies just mentioned that ours starts this weekend as well! I had been planning on going up to paint blinds anyway, will have to get a little hunting time in....
 

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Mike,
Took the wife for a drive through the forest yesterday with her PT Crusier. Came around this one turn and there was a turkey in the middle of the road. Unfortunately, it's illegal here to hunt with a PT, it was after hunting hours, it was a hen and the wife would have shot me! Next time, I'll go for a drive earlier with my Chevy truck and pray for a tom...lol.
 

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We nearly got one on highway 59 with the vehicle on the way in.... hen walking across the road!
 
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