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Done in Kentucky

Post by Turkinator » April 19th, 2018, 7:27 am

Woke up to 45degrees and high winds. I set up on a spur ridge that runs off pine mt. Heard him gobble on the roost but sounded far off. I threw a few yelps to him and 15min later he comes slipping in. I shot him at about 25yds. This one started flopping. He flopped about a quarter ways down that muleface slope.love hunting the mountains!!!!!
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Done in Kentucky

Post by Dr Juice » April 19th, 2018, 10:16 am

Congrats. Awesome deal. How did you know it was a gobbler approaching you when he was using a mouth call? I wonder how it fit comfortably in his beak?

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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by Grumpy » April 19th, 2018, 11:41 am

Sounds like a great hunt, nice bird too
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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by joey46 » April 24th, 2018, 3:11 am

Congrats! Love KY.

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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by hoobilly » April 24th, 2018, 6:39 am

What part of Ky you hunt? I’m hunting west of Salyersville. Been hunting down there for close to 15 years

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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by Spuriosity » April 24th, 2018, 7:54 am

Just got back from a four day hunt in W. Ky (Crittenden Co). Terrible weather with 35 mph winds, hot one day and cold the next, then rain. Pretty tough sledding. Was lucky to kill one monster (24 lbs). Heard very few gobbles and saw no strutters in fields while driving. Been hunting out there for 5 or 6 years. Bird numbers are way down where I hunt, both last year and this. Biologists speculate it is perhaps due to chicken manure applied to fields introducing a domestic poultry disease to the turkey population. Anybody else seeing reduced numbers in Ky?

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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by kythunter » April 24th, 2018, 8:14 am

Congrats Turkinator!
Spuriosity wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 7:54 am

Just got back from a four day hunt in W. Ky (Crittenden Co). Terrible weather with 35 mph winds, hot one day and cold the next, then rain. Pretty tough sledding. Was lucky to kill one monster (24 lbs). Heard very few gobbles and saw no strutters in fields while driving. Been hunting out there for 5 or 6 years. Bird numbers are way down where I hunt, both last year and this. Biologists speculate it is perhaps due to chicken manure applied to fields introducing a domestic poultry disease to the turkey population. Anybody else seeing reduced numbers in Ky?
Numbers seem to be holding steady in South Central Kentucky. The weather has been sporadic this season so that has affected turkey hunting.

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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by Turkinator » April 24th, 2018, 11:19 am

hoobilly wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 6:39 am
What part of Ky you hunt? I’m hunting west of Salyersville. Been hunting down there for close to 15 years
I hunted Letcher co. Between Hazard and Whitesburg. I have hunted Estil. And Owsley counties also. I have a lot of family in eastern ky

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Re: Done in Kentucky

Post by hoobilly » April 24th, 2018, 1:26 pm

Turkinator wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 11:19 am
hoobilly wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 6:39 am
What part of Ky you hunt? I’m hunting west of Salyersville. Been hunting down there for close to 15 years
I hunted Letcher co. Between Hazard and Whitesburg. I have hunted Estil. And Owsley counties also. I have a lot of family in eastern ky
We have A lot of family in the Salyersville area.
Rather hunt down there than northern Indiana any day

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