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by jhogue
October 23rd, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Benelli Ethos 28ga
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Benelli Ethos 28ga

HartClemson99 wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 4:13 pm
GLS wrote:
October 19th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Jason, remind your buddy to take 28 ga. shells with him when he goes to FL. ;) Gil

Ha Ha! You remember when I had to handload mine and improvise!
I would like to hear this story and how it turned out in the end.
by jhogue
September 10th, 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Fan Mounts.
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: 2018 Fan Mounts.

The full fan is the only longbeard I killed this year. The partial fan is the long feathers from the "Limpy" jake I killed. I intended to mount the feet of the longbeard as part of the mount but I screwed up the feet by leaving them in a Ziploc bag to block bad smell. I didn't realize this would pre...
by jhogue
August 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: GNTV
Topic: Pinhoti Project
Replies: 57
Views: 3142

Re: Pinhoti Project

Doing a great job Dave. To me this is how and what Turkey hunting is all about. My son and I have been watching every night when going to bed, now he has started hooting along with you, at the beginning. Keep it rolling. I've watched all of them too and love love the concept, the stories behind the...
by jhogue
June 25th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Green Swamp WMA in Florida
Replies: 100
Views: 4500

Re: Green Swamp WMA in Florida

On my Florida trip this year, I only got wet once, and it was the last day. Man did I get wet though. I fell once, then dropped into a hole that was much deeper than everything else around it. I also managed to not see even one snake the whole week. I’ve been watching Cove’s videos that are starting...
by jhogue
June 14th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Fan Mounts.
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: 2018 Fan Mounts.

Do you wash your fans in dawn ? It will take a bunch of dirt etc out and then if you blow dry the feathers will come out nice and full ! I did my first mount this year and just cut all the meat off, wire brushed the fat, applied borax, and set it with Bondo. I'm assuming you are meaning washing it ...
by jhogue
June 12th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...
Replies: 30
Views: 1729

Re: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...

If hunting on public land, where you don't have fields to find turkeys in, how do you initially locate turkeys with little to no gobbling. I'll have little scouting time this year, so it may be rough.
by jhogue
June 11th, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...
Replies: 30
Views: 1729

Re: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...

gblrsrst wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 4:58 am
My suggestion is to Stay out of the Fall Turkey Woods :geek: They DO NOT Gobble! They are Quiet! You will NOT learn New Vocalizations! AND YOU WILL RUIN DEER HUNTING! :slap:


Also, YOU WILL LEAVE MORE FOR ME! :bootyshake:
That sounds like code for “I need to figure it out myself”
by jhogue
June 10th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...
Replies: 30
Views: 1729

Re: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...

Hope to try fall hunting this year in Oklahoma or Kansas. I don’t really know where to start in the fall. Ive heard some talk about gobbling in the fall, but more that you can’t count on it. Where can I look for advice about getting after hunting gobblers in the fall?
by jhogue
June 7th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: What pot call do I need to buy right now
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: What pot call do I need to buy right now

That's a tall order. Kaiser ,Halloran, Tackett, Lightsout, Joe Slaton, AJ Calls. I either own one or two or have heard them in use and they are well built and sound great. Full of turkeys. I'm sure there are many more great call makers out there. Not being an avid pot call user and never having own...
by jhogue
June 6th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Stoeger Uplander SXS 20 Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Stoeger Uplander SXS 20 Gauge

I've been looking at various double barrel options for more than a year now. recently I've been looking a SXS's more than O/U's. I like the option of two triggers to hopefully eliminate confusion, and they look cool. I found this gun on gunbroker and wondered if anyone knew anything about 'em. I kno...
by jhogue
June 6th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: What turkey gun?
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: What turkey gun?

I bought a 12 gauge SX3 last year on Gunbroker for $600 and love it. I checked then and now for a 20 gauge SX3. There don't ever seem to be deals on the 20 gauges. I like the SX3 over the Benelli because I like gas guns. I've experienced noticably lower recoil in gas guns than recoil operated guns. ...
by jhogue
June 6th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: What turkey gun?
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: What turkey gun?

12 gauge vs 20 gauge is a common discussion as well as 28 gauge and .410. Bottom line is, if you shoot TSS, they are all deadly and can be effective with smaller loads than with conventional lead or HTL. There are small 12 gauge loads the same size as 20 gauge loads and some like them because the lo...
by jhogue
June 6th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls

Nothing seemed to work "good" in Arkansas. I had a rough season, but I know a lot of much more experienced hunters that also had rough seasons in Arkansas and Missouri. I lost my striker early in the Arkansas season and retired the slated for the rest of the time. I don't really like that call, so i...
by jhogue
June 6th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Calling & Competition Calling
Topic: Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Mouth Calls vs Friction Calls and Trumpet style calls

I primarily hunt with mouth calls and am very comfortable with them. Every bird I’ve killed was while using a mouth call. I’ve carried a slate, a glass, and a box call quite a bit and try them in the woods, but killed a bird with any of them. This year was the first year that I got a gobble returned...
by jhogue
June 5th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...
Replies: 30
Views: 1729

Re: FALL TURKEY HUNTING...

I’m hoping to try it this year. Never done it before because we don’t have a season in Arkansas anymore. I’ll go to Oklahoma or Kansas if I can make it out. I’ll start looking for pointers closer to season.
by jhogue
June 2nd, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Red dot on SX3 for multi purpose gun
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Red dot on SX3 for multi purpose gun

Sounds like we need to do a drill and tap option and just be prepared to take it off after turkey season. Is removing and replacing annually any problem for the threads? If we were leaving the red dot mounted, what is the preferred lock tight type product?
by jhogue
June 1st, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Red dot on SX3 for multi purpose gun
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Red dot on SX3 for multi purpose gun

My Dad has been reluctant to put any red dot on his gun for years due to some light availability issues he experienced 20+ years ago. Now his eyes are getting weaker and it’s harder every year for him to use a bead effectively for turkey hunting. I want him to get a Vortex Venom or Burrus FF3. The o...
by jhogue
May 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: First Spring Hunt Persistence Pays Off...
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: First Spring Hunt Persistence Pays Off...

I bet she is nearly as happy as she would have been if it were a longbeard. All those hours in the woods make it that much sweeter. She won't forget all the time put in and will definitely remember this bird. Congratulations!
by jhogue
May 27th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 8 Eastern Longbeards in 4 States using TSS
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: 8 Eastern Longbeards in 4 States using TSS

My Dad killed his best bird ever this year in MIssouri at 27# and 1 3/8” spurs. I’ve never hunted Missouri but heard a lot of folks say they have some of the largest birds.

Congrats on an awesome season.
by jhogue
May 26th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: If you think your calling sucks....
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: If you think your calling sucks....

catching gobbler in right mood is 50% IMO being in right spot for that MOMENT 40% IMO calling abilities 10% IMO Luck is a factor as well in both the first two pieces of that equation. I know two people that struck birds under 100 yards this year. Both birds came right in after one gobble and were d...
by jhogue
May 26th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Choke recommendations Browning INV +
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Choke recommendations Browning INV +

I think it is very dependent on your specific gun. I tried some chokes that worked good for other folks and they just didn’t do as well in my gun. I’m shooting a .660 Rob Roberts and in my Maxus, it is pretty even through the 20”.
by jhogue
May 24th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Huntin Tales
Topic: The Story of Limpy
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: The Story of Limpy

I try to go hunting with Dad as much as I can. We don’t generally hunt directly together, but ride in the same vehicle to the woods, either his or mine. Dad took me turkey hunting some when I was a kid, but we started showing calves in the spring and it took away my opportunity to turkey hunt the we...
by jhogue
May 22nd, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 2018 Spring - Pic Heavy
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: 2018 Spring - Pic Heavy

Looks like you guys had a great season! Thanks for posting!
by jhogue
May 21st, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hens at greatly varied stages of the reproduction season
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Hens at greatly varied stages of the reproduction season

While in Kansas last week, we saw hens in several different stages of their breeding/nesting/mothering season. Some of the hens we saw weren’t nesting at all at this point. I watched 4 throughout the day on two days that were covering a lot of ground feeding and just generally running around. When I...
by jhogue
May 21st, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Houston Chapter NWTF hosts Turkey Season in review
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Houston Chapter NWTF hosts Turkey Season in review

I'd definitely go to one of those if it happened near me. Sounds fun and a great place to learn.

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