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#168856 - 02/17/18 09:18 AM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: GCTom41]
Boomer51 Offline
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Same here, Duke. They come out of the woods behind my house almost everyday and come to the front porch to taunt me.


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#168858 - 02/17/18 09:39 AM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: Boomer51]
W Polidori Offline
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Funny part is many times they are either roadside or blocking the road. Go figure?
Opening day try to find one.
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#168859 - 02/17/18 09:40 AM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: GCTom41]
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Hit 2 blankety-blank big deer last week, hard, in under 90 seconds & less than 3/10 mile. A first for me. On a 1&1/2 lane, asphalt road, truck on my butt, about 2 miles from my home; killed 2nd one straight out (& No, I wasn't trying, damn it!). Driving my Mazda CX-9 & involved both front bumper/fenders, AND, did no damage.....not a dent or a crease....just hair & blood....on a maroon car. Unbelievable! Why I gotta' walk in the woods; & spring season here is early April & goes 6 weeks.
I can't imagine how turkeys can be a problem; & what a shame. VA stocking turkeys in 50's & 60's, & their return, is one of/or the most successful in our country. I'd never seen one until mid 60's, rare for a decade after & ran all over the Blue Ridge trying to hunt 'em then. Only time I got truly "turned around"....for 6 hours.....chasing Gobblers, hunting unknown mountain woods,& finally needed my compass. The 2 "old men" (50's) turkey hunters LtheirAO when I drug into the campfire light 2 hours after dark. Great memories for me & I thank GOD for those WWII vet uncles taking this young pup under their wings. Still have & use a wingbone call one made for me. BUT, sorry, rambling on.
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#169450 - 03/09/18 09:34 PM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: Duke]
W Polidori Offline
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Wow, interesting hunt if you can pony up $6G.
http://trib.com/lifestyles/recreation/gr...bdf38ce615.html


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#169463 - 03/10/18 11:36 AM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: Duke]
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As for turkey problems, several decades back, a guy in my unit was blasting down a country road in his ratty 280Z at top speed, crested a low rise to meet an airborne gobbler also doing top speed and headed the opposite direction, an incoming feathered cruise missile. According to him, he had just enough time to realize he was about to die, and the turkey blasted through his windshield, tore off the passenger seat back, and embedded in the back seat well on way to making the trunk.


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#169491 - 03/12/18 07:05 AM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: W Polidori]
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Warren,

That would be an interesting hunt. In New Jersey the black bear hunt protestors take photos of the hunters and try to intimidate the hunter with harassment. Hope that wouldn't happen in Wyoming.

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#169515 - 03/12/18 09:10 PM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: GCTom41]
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I kept rereading the article. The writer calls them charismatic creatures. At a distance. Maybe for tourists. Only a total of 700 bears survive in the area. Like trying to keep an open T-rex range, is what it is like. Trying to introduce the hunting season would be a lot easier after one of the city folk tourists tries to hug one of the charismatic creatures for a snapchat/tweet/whatever.

After seeing this, I thought about putting my name in the hat for one of the 6 out of state, but the "hunt" regs would make or break the idea. If blasting a bear over bait simply to cull, will let someone else do that one.
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#169517 - 03/12/18 10:26 PM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: Lofty]
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#169528 - 03/13/18 06:51 AM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: W Polidori]
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Last year at the SCI Show in Vegas there was a full body mount of a 700+ bear taken in New Jersey!

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#169571 - 03/14/18 04:31 PM Re: Hunting 2018 [Re: Lofty]
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Lofty--

The turkey story reminds me of the fighter pilot who encountered a goose at altitude and head-on.

Both perished when the bird went through the canopy into the pilot's face.

Efforts afterward were to improve the impact resistance of canopies, but not sure what the situation is today and whether the canopies could be made to withstand such an impact.

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