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Anyone still turkey hunt?

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Where are the reports? I hunted carroll County Sunday. Birds started hamming non stop at 5:50 am and didn't stop till 9:30. They're henned up really good right now. Responded to every call just refused to leave the hens. Looks wet again next weekend. Hopefully these hens will start to nest 馃. Heard 5 shots in the distance.
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I missed the entire first week last season due to jury duty. This year the wife had cataract surgery today and needs me home to drive her around for the next couple of days then I have a car repair and doctors appointment later in the week. My first chance will be Friday. No doubt it it will rain!
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I hunted in Columbiana on Sunday and it was slow to say the least. Only one bird within earshot did any gobbling and it was minimal. Saw a few hens and a few deer, oh and jumped two wood ducks, but overall very disappointing. Did hear 2 shots from different areas on, I think, the same neighbor about an hour apart. So someone had birds in range.
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Have not had a chance to get out yet but will be headed to the spot Friday after work for a Saturday and Sunday hunt and will be greeted by typical soggy weather.
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You bet . Took my son to KY fur their youth season and he Killed a longbeard .
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He was also fortunate enough to kill a longbeard on Saturday of ohio youth .
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And this past Saturday my buddy and I doubled on longbeards in the rain .
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Headed out west in about a week and a half to turkey hunt a couple states.
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Hunted yesterday and today. Had gobbling birds within 100 yards both days until about 745 or 8. Both had hens. Todays hunt was at least 2 full gobbling birds and a Jake or two, with hens. Sure did get my heart racing thinking it was about to happen.. will get back after it next week.

lots of leaves already on the trees in southern Ohio. Muffling the gobbling already.. typically the woods are a little more wide open during the first week. Good luck to all!
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Quiet here in Berlin Center,Ohio with this crazy cold weather birds not saying much.
Youth season had great weather my nephew's son got a bird that first morning.
Maybe go out in the morning coyotes where out this morning out back
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I'm patiently waiting for my opening day up here in the NE zone. OK maybe not so patiently waiting. 馃榿 I rarely use a pop up blind but I have one and I'm contemplating putting it up for the weekend with predicted soggy weather.
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Way to go Jake and son. What鈥檚 states u hitting out west ?
Boom: Ohio hunters checked 4,078 wild turkeys during the opening weekend of spring hunting season. In 2022, hunters checked 3,315 wild turkeys on the opening weekend. The average taken during the first two days of the previous three seasons is 3,590 birds.


2:09 PM 路 Apr 25, 2023
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Way to go Jake and son. What鈥檚 states u hitting out west ?
Going to Nebraska and Montana for sure . May swing down thru Wyoming depending on how things go in the previous two states .
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Hunted Coshocton County the first 3 days. Heard a gobble about 2 miles away, that was it. Haven't been back out since. IMO, Ohio turkey hunting gets worse every year.
Best season in many years for us. My daughter shot one in the first 20 minutes of light on youth weekend. Me and a buddy both shot one on opening day last weekend. About 500 yards apart and within 15 minutes of each other. Now if my dad can get one we will all be tagged out! We have heard and seen more birds this year than in any recent years. Population must be fine in southern Ohio.
I was out for a few hours Tuesday on a cold, foggy morning in Carroll County. I did not hear any turkeys and only 1 distant shot. On my way home, I saw a hen crossing the road (presumablyto get to the other side).
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I always liked just getting out and talking to the Turkeys. My cousin and I had a setup to bring in the aggressive birds. It an ambush tactic that I learned in the military. My cousin wasn't very good at calling but that didn't matter to me.
We used the same tactic for hunting Ducks and Geese. I would do the calling and and the birds would fly right over him. That for me was a good feeling to have someone be successful in the outdoors. I used to guide for Elk, Moose, Deer,and fishing. It's nice to show someone who appreciates the outdoors.
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Hunted Coshocton County the first 3 days. Heard a gobble about 2 miles away, that was it. Haven't been back out since. IMO, Ohio turkey hunting gets worse every year.
I hunt Vinton County. I shot a 2 year old opening weekend. Took my buddy yesterday and we called 1 in for him but the bird slipped him. I saw it though. Good gobbling, 3-4 gobblers still in hearing distance. Love the gobbling in my creek bottoms alive again. I'm seeing plenty of hens. Good luck people.
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Best season in many years for us. My daughter shot one in the first 20 minutes of light on youth weekend. Me and a buddy both shot one on opening day last weekend. About 500 yards apart and within 15 minutes of each other. Now if my dad can get one we will all be tagged out! We have heard and seen more birds this year than in any recent years. Population must be fine in southern Ohio.
That may be on private land, but I'm stuck hunting public every year.
One and done! My turkey season in Ohio lasted 5 minutes. (Kinda bummed.)
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Congrats. Mine lasted about 2 hours lol
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