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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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Anyone hunt Morgan or Athens County yet?
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.
I tagged one opening day in Williams County.
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We were out for the opener in Ashtabula County yesterday. It didn't start out to bad but rain set in around 8am. We last until 10am and then got tired of the wind and rain and nothing moving. We did have 6 jakes come by around 7am before the rain started. That was fun to see. They had to be roosted relatively close but they never gobbled on the roost and when they came in, they were totally silent. Did hear one bird gobble about 1/2 mile away but he was in a odd spot and we just decided to stick with a more traditional location.

I'm heading out solo for a bit this morning. Light rain early but heavier stuff later will likely chase me back to the house. We can't hunt past noon until May 8th otherwise I'd wait out the rain.
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We were out for the opener in Ashtabula County yesterday. It didn't start out to bad but rain set in around 8am. We last until 10am and then got tired of the wind and rain and nothing moving. We did have 6 jakes come by around 7am before the rain started. That was fun to see. They had to be roosted relatively close but they never gobbled on the roost and when they came in, they were totally silent. Did hear one bird gobble about 1/2 mile away but he was in a odd spot and we just decided to stick with a more traditional location.

I'm heading out solo for a bit this morning. Light rain early but heavier stuff later will likely chase me back to the house. We can't hunt past noon until May 8th otherwise I'd wait out the rain.
Yes the weather is a big factor right now. Once May hits the gobbler activity should pick up. The hens will be running to the nest
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Rain quit just in time this morning in Butler co. By 7:15 had 3 come in, 2 left.
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1. I'm mentally and physically drained.
2. My arms still feel like jelly 8 hours later.
3. I hate turkeys.

馃槈馃槤馃槀
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Went out yesterday. Birds everywhere in carrol County. They gobble at every call you make but won't leave the hens.
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1. I'm mentally and physically drained.
2. My arms still feel like jelly 8 hours later.
3. I hate turkeys.

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Went out yesterday. Birds everywhere in carrol County. They gobble at every call you make but won't leave the hens.
1st full week of May will be hot. Hens will be nesting and the toms will be looking for love. Keep those box calls in your vest and light calls on slates or diaphragms. My bet is your gonna pop one. 馃憤
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Will be headed west after work today and be hunting nebraska by midday tomorrow . Plan is to spend a couple days there before continuing to Montana .

I'll try and post pics and updates along the way .
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Will be headed west after work today and be hunting nebraska by midday tomorrow . Plan is to spend a couple days there before continuing to Montana .

I'll try and post pics and updates along the way .
Good luck Cappn. That will be my bucket list trip next spring. Merriam turkeys are the best looking birds in my opinion.
Finally scored . Called in 2 long beards at 7:30 AM. One didn't make it. He flopped into the creek!

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Congrats. Rob. A wet bird is better then no bird any day 馃槂
Thank you. I agree
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Giving it a week. My buddy was out on my property today. Didn't hear a single gobble. Hopefully this week's 70 degree temperatures will get the hens on their nests.
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We went to Jackson MI. area this morning. Hunted a woods for turkey we never have before. We moved from our 1st setup across the field and about a half hour later a nice gobbler was right in front of our 1st setup. 馃槀 Sometimes you have to kick yourself. Good luck and gettm.
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Update

We have gotten 5 birds so far between us . One Rio in Neb . We only hunted nebraska one afternoon and one morning .

And yesterday we killed 4 Merriam in Montana.

I'm set up on a gobbling border right now waiting fir him to fly down. It is 525 here .

Planning to head back to Nebraska after this mornings hunt
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