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by fisherxp
February 11th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Winchester model 12
Replies: 26
Views: 8070

Re: Winchester model 12

I got my first Model 12 as a Christmas gift from my parents back in 1946 when I was 14 years old. I still have that gun but don't use it any longer. The stock is oil-soaked and there's no bluing left but it invokes scores of fond memories. It's killed cottontail rabbits by the score along with ruffe...
by fisherxp
May 13th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: WHATZUP WITH THESE TOMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: WHATZUP WITH THESE TOMS

You guys may be right about coyote predation. We have plenty in our area and have noticed some toms with tail feathers missing which could be an indication some predator is harrassing them. Wild turkeys, like all wildlife, have a reason for everything they do. Trying to get inside their heads for an...
by fisherxp
May 9th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: WHATZUP WITH THESE TOMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

WHATZUP WITH THESE TOMS

As I age I've had to cut back on my turkey hunting exploits. Only hunt my home state now and have 2 different spots. I've been hunting my son's property for at least 20, years and have have always killed at least one turkey there and sometime two.....until this year. Opening day we listened to sever...
by fisherxp
April 21st, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: A new drawing
Replies: 43
Views: 3444

Re: A new drawing

I'd luv a hat!!!!!! I'm in.
by fisherxp
March 28th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Decoys
Replies: 23
Views: 5624

Re: Decoys

Several years ago I switched to a Dakota semi-strut jake decoy that I use in combination with an Avian lay-down hen and have lost count of the number of toms that have come in intent on "beating the stuffing" out of this thing. I'm sold on the Dakota jake and it'll save you some bucks besides. Last ...
by fisherxp
March 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Too Tight
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Re: Too Tight

More good suggestions....thanks again guys. I'm getting ready to pattern my new set up and looking forward to opening day.
by fisherxp
March 14th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Too Tight
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Re: Too Tight

Thanks guys for your helpful comments. JRMCC made a good point too. At 87 years of age my senses are indeed deteriorating. But, I hate to give it up; I'd truly miss the thrill of the hunt and would have a difficult time adjusting to store-bought burger in place of venison and wild turkey breasts. So...
by fisherxp
March 12th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Too Tight
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Too Tight

Sometimes "too tight" is a good thing, but I'm convinced that is not the case with my turkey gun. For several seasons I've been striving to tighten up the pattern of my 835 with the use of heavy shot and various tubes, and I finally have a killing machine at 50 yards. However, this past season I com...
by fisherxp
June 4th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: New member hello
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: New member hello

Welcome Wayne....from Cape Cod. Plenty of turkeys down here but they taste salty.
by fisherxp
May 3rd, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: hearing enhancement
Replies: 24
Views: 4603

Re: hearing enhancement

I completely lost hearing in my right ear many years ago and hearing with my left ear is sorely deficient. I could not hear most gobbles and even when I did I had no sense of direction with only one ear.But, I invested in a Walkers Game Ear many years back; a remarkable device and still going strong...
by fisherxp
April 8th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: smoke-phase tom
Replies: 21
Views: 3458

smoke-phase tom

20170417_165338_resized.jpg [/img] This tom was hanging around last Spring not far from where I hunt. I think it is a so called smoke-phase eastern. If so, they claim this is a genetic abbe ration that occurs in one of every 100 birds...almost always hens.So, I guess this tom is a pretty rare bird....
by fisherxp
May 26th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Gas and miles driven during Georgia season
Replies: 28
Views: 4795

Re: Gas and miles driven during Georiga season

HOW MANY MILES PER TURKEY??????
by fisherxp
May 5th, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: Big Bore
Topic: 835 ulti mag
Replies: 15
Views: 3782

Re: 835 ulti mag

I shoot an 835 w/ hevi-shot tube and #6's. Added a LIMBSAVER AIR TECH recoil pad which helps some and also a TRU-GLO peep sight which puts me right on target, even as close as 20 yards. Shot one at 18 yards this year....no problem as long as you draw a fine bead.
by fisherxp
May 4th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: flocked-up toms
Replies: 13
Views: 1892

Re: flocked-up toms

Thanks guys...I appreciate the info and advice which I will consider as I continue my pursuit. Who knows....if "soiltester" is right I may just hang the BOSS. One thing for sure, though....I'll try talking to the boys with loud clucks and some yelps thrown in. That's worked for me before but never t...
by fisherxp
May 4th, 2017, 8:25 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: flocked-up toms
Replies: 13
Views: 1892

flocked-up toms

Hey guys....I need some help. Hunted during our opener and had a great morning. Several gobbles at daylight but were all henned-up at flydown. Decided to wait things out and called in and killed a nice tom at 9:15 AM. Text book stuff. Went out again on April 29, to a different location. Again had go...
by fisherxp
March 24th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: 30 Hunts in 30 Days
Replies: 37
Views: 3486

Re: 30 Hunts in 30 Days

I'm 85+ years old and my "run and gun" days are over. Thanks to blinds and decoys I can still hunt turkeys, enjoy the sights sounds and smells of the Spring woods and kill a tom from time to time. All you young'uns out there who frown on this set-up take note: the clock is ticking and your day is co...
by fisherxp
March 17th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Avian X decoys
Replies: 35
Views: 3391

Re: Avian X decoys

Complaints about leaking Avians are pretty common. I use a Dakota half strut jake; It's not a blow-up so its a little bulky to transport but works like a charm.
by fisherxp
August 26th, 2016, 12:24 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Hen with just 1 poult.
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Hen with just 1 poult.

Turkey poults have many predators...most of which are controlled somewhat by hunting and/or trapping. Not so with birds of prey. To the best of my knowledge they are fully protected. My son had 2 hens with a group of 15 poults on his property this spring and watched the poults reduced from 15 to zer...
by fisherxp
August 11th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Camp Dinner
Topic: Garden Results 216
Replies: 2
Views: 4090

Re: Garden Results 216

I love tomatoes......unfortunately here on Cape Cod the sandy soil supports little except siverleafs and weeds. I've tried amendments, container gardening and raised beds, all with limited success. I did get a good crop of garlic this year and am picking some nice egg plant but my tomato crop is pat...
by fisherxp
July 7th, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Grandpa's old Model 12
Replies: 24
Views: 2778

Re: Grandpa's old Model 12

Great story...great gun. I'm pushing 85 and have owned several Model 12's over the years. I'm probably prejudiced but believe it was the best shotgun ever built. I can honestly say that I've fired thousands of rounds through these guns and never had a misfire or a jam. My first shotgun was a 16 ga M...
by fisherxp
May 5th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: NH season: rugged so far....
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: NH season: rugged so far....

Ran into the same situation on opening day in MA(4/25) but hung in and had 2 big toms come in about 10:00. Shot 1..11" beard, 1"spurs, weighed 24 lbs. It pays to be patient!!!
by fisherxp
May 5th, 2016, 10:21 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Pennsylvania Season
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Pennsylvania Season

Patience my friend...your season is not over. If you can manage it you may want to try a mid-morning hunt. Good Luck!
by fisherxp
April 28th, 2016, 9:09 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 835 Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: 835 Problem

I usually strip my 835 down and clean all the components in solvent every 3 or 4 years. They do get dirty and work a lot smoother after a good cleaning and lubrication. I've read in a couple of places that the chambering problem may also be related to a build up of plastic residue.Some say this prob...
by fisherxp
April 27th, 2016, 4:37 pm
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: Gobbler Cluck
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Gobbler Cluck

Last Monday about 10:00 I started hearing some loud gobbler clucking; tried yelping and cutting but the bird(s) would not budge so started to mimic the clucking. About 5 minutes later 2 big toms came in and commenced to beat the stuffing out of my Dakota Jake decoy. Watched the show for a while then...
by fisherxp
April 26th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: 835 Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: 835 Problem

I bought my 835 about 20 years ago ( 1996 I believe) and it never malfunctioned until this year. During this period I've never made a special effort to clean the chamber so can understand how a long term build-up of crap could eventually lead to ejection problems. A 12 ga wire brush designed to clea...

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