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    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      … Has officially begun today! I was driving up north from NY City this afternoon on a tree- lined highway called the Saw Mill Parkway when I passed by a flock of maybe 10 birds with 3 pretty big toms already struttin’ and fanin’, right on the side of the road!! This encounter just hit me like a ton of bricks! Turkey season is a month away(why so late?)!! I haven’t had a chance really to hunt them seriously (with a plan) since 2011. I…will…kill…a…turkey this year! Huh, Well, if I keep chanting positive thoughts like these, however outrageous and delusional they are, I just might…spot, stalk and kill one of these LASIK-vision critters this year :shock:!! In twelve long years, I only have two beards on my wall of fame with my longbows. 😀

      I definitely will get my ghillie suit out of the closet Sunday and practice shooting with it on. AND, since I very conveniently have a concert in Reading, PA tomorrow at the Berks jazz Fest, I will stop at Cabelas Hamburg on the way back to New York to treat myself to a turkey 3D !!

      Haha, the plan is already coming together!!!

      I’d love to hear some tips from you guys who don’t use commercial box blinds!

      Good luck to everyone out west who are days away from opener

    • Doc Nock
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      Alex,

      Reading PA? You’ll only be about 45 min away from me there! But I have a new member orientation tomorrow at a Sportsman’s Club I joined North of here…

      Enjoy the trip and drive safe! Cabella’s will be PACKED! Always is anymore…regardless of day or time! Weekends are INSANE!

      Prepare thyself! Have fun! Good luck chasin them yodel chickens!

    • William Warren
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      As tough as they are to bag with a scattergun my hats off to those that can take one with a bow and no blind. I’ve never used a blind on them but would not rule it out if I had a good setup for it. Mind you that even with the gun they were all in close but that might be near impossible with a bow. I have had some nice ones walk by me during deer season and I have come to the conclusion that you need a scenario like that where they are 15-20 yards out in the woods where you could draw when they walk behind a tree trunk, releasing as they reappear. But hey, good luck!

    • tailfeather
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      I’ll take a picture tomorrow of a brush blind setup I just built where I’ll be trying to kill a gobbler with my selfbow. I’m not much for sitting in a blind turkey hunting but this is a great spot…especially for a midday or late morning bird. In other situations, I bet your ghillie will really come in handy. Never tried one, but bet it would be the trick. I’m switching to the selfbow for the last Ga bird of the season after taking a few early gobblers with the shotgun. I have no qualms hunting turkeys with a shotgun…love it…..but it’s also a blast with a tradbow (and I want to prolong the season as much as possible).

      But first things first, the boy and I are after a particular bird in the morning who has found a way to survive several previous encounters. If he eludes us again, he will get a name. And then it really gets fun!:D

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