2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby caliber420 » March 17th, 2017, 9:11 pm

Flinter wrote:Been a while since anyone has posted here, but with turkey season less than 2 months away here in PA and already started in other areas, I'm looking forward to reading some success stories. Anyone already bag a thunder chicken this year?

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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby InstinctiveArcher » March 17th, 2017, 10:29 pm

Getting excited. After the lull after deer season, I'm always chomping at the bit to get after some turkeys. I'm thinking of changing my set up a bit this year. I generally use my longbow for turkeys, but I'm going to try a shorter 58 inch recurve that I've got in hopes that it's a bit more maneuverable on the ground. Good luck to all the turkey hunters!


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Re: RE: Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby Flinter » March 18th, 2017, 3:46 am

InstinctiveArcher wrote:Getting excited. After the lull after deer season, I'm always chomping at the bit to get after some turkeys. I'm thinking of changing my set up a bit this year. I generally use my longbow for turkeys, but I'm going to try a shorter 58 inch recurve that I've got in hopes that it's a bit more maneuverable on the ground. Good luck to all the turkey hunters!

That's some pretty hard core stuff! I've never attempted to harvest a turkey with a bow, but I think that will change this year. Of course I'm using a compound [emoji38]
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Re: RE: Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby InstinctiveArcher » March 18th, 2017, 8:59 am

Flinter wrote:
InstinctiveArcher wrote:Getting excited. After the lull after deer season, I'm always chomping at the bit to get after some turkeys. I'm thinking of changing my set up a bit this year. I generally use my longbow for turkeys, but I'm going to try a shorter 58 inch recurve that I've got in hopes that it's a bit more maneuverable on the ground. Good luck to all the turkey hunters!

That's some pretty hard core stuff! I've never attempted to harvest a turkey with a bow, but I think that will change this year. Of course I'm using a compound [emoji38]


Go for it! It's a huge adrenaline rush. Only thing is, it's tough to draw on them without getting spotted. Good luck!


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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby Flinter » March 18th, 2017, 2:01 pm

InstinctiveArcher wrote:
Flinter wrote:
InstinctiveArcher wrote:Getting excited. After the lull after deer season, I'm always chomping at the bit to get after some turkeys. I'm thinking of changing my set up a bit this year. I generally use my longbow for turkeys, but I'm going to try a shorter 58 inch recurve that I've got in hopes that it's a bit more maneuverable on the ground. Good luck to all the turkey hunters!

That's some pretty hard core stuff! I've never attempted to harvest a turkey with a bow, but I think that will change this year. Of course I'm using a compound [emoji38]


Go for it! It's a huge adrenaline rush. Only thing is, it's tough to draw on them without getting spotted. Good luck!

Yea, I'm not sure if I'll try a ground blind for concealment or not. I was considering trying to self film it but idk
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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby MooseHunter330 » March 28th, 2017, 4:51 pm

I made a little video with some photos from the reserve.


Concerning hunting, there's not much going on at the moment.
Getting the new rifle ready for roe deer season, though:
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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby stancomputerhunter » March 29th, 2017, 11:12 am

Nice pictures MooseHunter. What kind of fir trees are those tall ones with the drooping leaves?


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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby MooseHunter330 » March 29th, 2017, 1:23 pm

We have a pretty balanced mix of Spruce and Douglas fir.
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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby stancomputerhunter » March 29th, 2017, 3:33 pm

MooseHunter330 wrote:We have a pretty balanced mix of Spruce and Douglas fir.


I thought they were Douglas firs. Had no clue they existed outside the US and Canada.


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Re: 2016/2017 Hunting and trapping season

Postby Jack.Grave » March 29th, 2017, 4:53 pm

:arrow: stancomputerhunter Douglas fir tree were introduced into Central Europe in 2. half of 19. century. Jack

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