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Offline hoskins

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Spring Season Scouting
« on: February 05, 2008, 01:01:22 AM »
When do you folks begin to actively scout Turkey for the spring season?

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 01:43:54 AM »
All year long! I try to pattern em all through the year. I have several properties that I have patterned for years and dont have to worry bout them places much! I consentrate on new places mainly! And I have 4 more here in okla. and two in missouri now!

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 11:45:42 AM »
All year long! I try to pattern em all through the year. I have several properties that I have patterned for years and dont have to worry bout them places much! I consentrate on new places mainly! And I have 4 more here in okla. and two in missouri now!
How do you pattern turkey? I got to admit that this is my weakest point as a turkey hunter. If you don't feel like typing out a bunch of stuff, do you at least know some where that has allot of info that I could go to and studie up on turkey patterns?

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 07:26:59 PM »
How do you pattern turkey? I got to admit that this is my weakest point as a turkey hunter. If you don't feel like typing out a bunch of stuff, do you at least know some where that has allot of info that I could go to and studie up on turkey patterns?

It's pretty easy Hoskins.  How do you pattern deer?  You watch them.  Same thing with turkey.  If you can watch them from a distance, it's best.  If not, just get in the woods and watch them.  Don't move or call, just watch.

Turkeys will use strutt zones year after year if nothing happens in the area to screw it up.  If you find these areas, sit up on them and find out where the turkeys usually come from.  Head them off before they get there. O0
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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 07:48:49 PM »
Our winter ranges differ alot from the spring ranges here. So honestly I cram most of mine into the last 2-3 weeks before the season opens. Where you find them the first of march won't be where they are come April.

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 10:13:52 PM »
Well, what is the best habitat to begin your scouting efforts? This will be the first year that I've turkey hunted here in TN! I'm trying very hard to find a place to hunt that has a good population! Any suggestions?

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 11:44:19 PM »
I will start with a food source and locate most of the roost trees in my area! And then I fine tune it to the main dusting areas and their routine travil routes they are simiular to deer if they have not been bumped! Like my main hunting spot, they come by my ceder blind 3-4 times a week and 10:30am or 1:30pm! Another place they come by once every three days at 8-9 am! And our lease is every day, all day long! So its just a matter of studying em!

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 05:43:48 PM »
Yep, turkey said it. Find what they are feeding on now, and keep track of them until the season. With no acorns this year here, they are in pastures eating left over silage, and even the corn out of cow piles!!!!

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 11:38:35 PM »
 O0 outstanding info gents, thank you and if you got any more advice on anything concerning turkey hunting---I'm all ears!!!! O0

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Re: Spring Season Scouting
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008, 06:25:14 AM »
up around here i got out late winter or around late jan erly feb to do some scoting a good place i found was in hay feilds and small pine tree goves were thes a little bit of protection as well as a far amount of food
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