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  • Hello all,

    I am considering on planning a hunt on some public land in West Virginia this year. I usually hunt a week in Ohio but the woods are super crazy there on public land. Do any of you have any suggestions on which land is better or problems I might encounter or simply tips on the hunting there? Thanks!

    June 07, 2013 at 10:32am

    Well I do not have a gobbler down yet but I feel it is near. Opening day was exciting! Got in the woods and set up with two hens and a jake decoy. Was no time and once I got settled I soon had three gobblers in front of me I guess 250 yards in the trees. To my right about 500 yards there was two gobblers and behind me about 500 yards was two more. I guess I lost my mind and called too much before they flew down and you guess it they went further and further away from me as time went on. But man I heard probably 300 gobbles till around 10am or so. Hunted all day till 6pm and was able to call in one hen around 3:30.

    Went again yesterday and no gobble till about 7:15 and it stopped about 8:30am. The gobblers were about 4 to 5 hundred yards from me on a posted private tract of land. I broke my setup when I heard the birds and went to the far end of the 120 acre tract I lease. Was able to call a hen to me about 1 hour later. Moved later and called another hen to my setup. Walked and called at noon trying to locate birds and making sets for about 2 hours each. Hunted till 7:30pm. I also made one turkey fly before I got near.

    I know I called too much the first day but yesterday I feel I did right or the best I could do. Not a pro here by no means. I just wish the gobblers would be roosting on my tract soon. Trying my luck again in the morning and all fingers are crossed. Anyway advise is certainly welcome. Thanks all of you and the best for you.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:52pm

    Hello folks,

    I got my Spursuader custom call made by Gobblintom today in the mail. Tried it out and I have to say it sounds and looks great. It is really made well and I can't wait to get it in the woods with old Gobblehead. Another fine product made in the USA. Thanks much GT and keep up the good work.

    April 04, 2013 at 4:14pm

    I just have to say I am so PUMPED and ready for April 13. I have several TOMS on a new property I lease and they are calling my name. I hope to score on one and hope I am blessed with everything playing out so perfect as it has many nights when I go to bed planning the hunt. Hope to post pics this year and wish all of you the best in your turkey passion!

    March 20, 2013 at 9:30pm

    Hello all,

    I am interested to hear from those who deer hunt with handguns. I would like to hear your results on the caliber you use and the gun in general. I am wanting to use a revolver and am confused on the best caliber, gun and setup. Please help and happy hunting.

    November 05, 2012 at 8:32pm

    I have to say as a viewer of this wonderful site I never REALLY payed that much attention to how many of you VIEW the post provided by members and actually do not comment. I realize it is fun and informative for many to view, gain knowledge, or just be passing time within the deer hunting community and choose not to comment. I know that each and every one of you are interested in what others post or have to say about a post. Why not help us all and post a comment to help your fellow hunters so we all can get further knowledge on our beloved sport and passion that runs our bloodline during this special time of the year. I ask each and everyone of you to just comment your thoughts on what you see and let the BROTHERHOOD live and dwell on the great learning experience we all so much need these days. It only takes a moment and as we see your COMMENT, POST, we will be further enriched and have the ability top harvest the buck of our dreams and maybe a lifetime. PLEASE POST! By the way, we can not as hunters find out where the deer are at or find out what they are doing FULLY untill our EYES in the forest tell us the report from boots on the ground. Post and have a GREAT SEASON!

    October 22, 2012 at 8:41pm

    Thinking about trying out Dillion Wildlife area a gameland on the licking river in southeast Ohio this January. Have any of you all ever hunted here or know anything of the area? Any information would be great! Best of luck to all!

    November 24, 2011 at 5:21pm

    Let me say..... This rain SUCKS! Opening day of Black Powder tomorrow and the forecast is rain. I have a question for you all. What do you guys do to keep your muzzle loader dry in moist climates? I have in the past missed some nice ones because of a cap or primer firing and not igniting the black powder. Thanks in advance.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:48pm

    Hey guys,
    I want to know how many of you use grunt calls, how often you use them, when you use them, have they worked and what kind do you use? I know this is a LONG question but It would help me and I'm sure others. Thanks in advance!

    October 12, 2011 at 7:50pm

    I know that a deer will follow your scent sometimes, other times will blow and oter times will turn and walk the other way when it smells your fresh footprint. I have seen all this happen. I know that all rubber boots are the best and i know that they are also cold in the winter. My question is what do you all do to keep the deer from smelling where you walked? I personally use a little fox urine as a cover up scent on my boots before entering the woods.

    August 25, 2011 at 8:10pm

    Has anyone ever tried the Acorn Rage? What were your results and when during the season was it used? Thanks

    August 24, 2011 at 8:06pm

    I am wanting to apply some paint to my carbon arrows? Is this ok to do and have any of you all done this. Really looking to put white on the shafts to enable me to find them better in the woods aqnd see the blood better. Thanks in advance!

    August 11, 2011 at 5:54pm

    I have another question for all of you using or have used trail cameras. My question is do these things actually scare deer away? I sometimes wonder why so many deer pics are taken while the deer is staring into the lens. What is your opinion and what are your results? Is it best to use at the stand site or a incoming trail. Thanks for all your help. And one more thing..... Are you feeling the FEVER?

    August 11, 2011 at 5:50pm

    Ok, so it is near. I am getting itchy like most of you and am making some changes this season. First of all i really have not ever used much corn and intend on using even less this season. I am thinking of placing the trophy rocks at my stand locations and would like all the great advice from all of you who use it. My questions are, Is it worth the money? Does it work? How long does it last? I realize it should already be at my stand locations but after working outdoors all week in this heat sometimes I get a little lazy on the weekends. Thanks for the advice guys and good luck this season!

    August 02, 2011 at 8:20pm

    I picked up the 10 point from the taxidermy shop yesterday and now have it on the wall. Chatham county is good to me.

    February 06, 2011 at 6:20pm

    I am curious to know how many of you know of big game hunting clubs? What county are they in, what are the yearly dues, how many acres do they have? I am only interested in still hunting clubs. I think this will be of value to others who read these forums. Thanks all of you.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:09pm

    Hi Guys and Gals,

    I have another question, this one on Arrows. I currently use Easton XX75 aluminum arrows with 125 grain muzzy broadheads. I was thinking about making another change this season and switching to carbon arrows. I feel I would get more speed and further shooting range. On another note, have any of you used the tracer nocks? Are they worth the time and expense? What do you all use and what is your expert opinion? Thanks much!

    January 06, 2011 at 6:40pm

    Hey guys,
    My brother and I do alot of hunting together and he has decided to purchase a crossbow this summer for the 2011 deer season. I too want one, but have told him I wanted imput from hunters that bow hunt and have a crossbow for hunting. My question is, would you suggest buying a crossbow? Could you all please comment with your experiences toward the pros and cons. Thanks so much.

    December 31, 2010 at 5:44pm

    Had another great hunt today. Hunted all day and did not see a deer. Seen many tracks in snow and mud but no deer. I did although see 23 turkeys under my stand at one time, several birds and a few pesty squirrels. It is all about the experience as always. Now if I could only see the Toms this April. The season is almost over now, so maybe I can get a little rest. Just about time to wet a hook again. Hope everyone has had a productive deer season.

    December 28, 2010 at 7:19pm

    Hey guys,

    I am curious to know your comments on the use of Tinks during rut time. Have any of you actually killed a buck using it? On another note, I have heard of people mixing vanilla and peanut butter together to attract deer. What do you all think? I have always beleived best scent--- no scent and best sound --- no sound. Please comment, thanks.

    December 09, 2010 at 6:54pm
    A comment titled: @ Knights4 in response to a report titled: YOUTH DAY QUESTIONS??????

    Thank you for the correction. Happy hunting!

    April 08, 2014 at 5:48pm
    A comment titled: Regs in response to a report titled: YOUTH DAY QUESTIONS??????

    In NC 16 and under is youth. Also he will need the tags and can hunt under your license. Only he can shoot. Good luck to you both!

    April 02, 2014 at 9:20pm
    A comment titled: Sad in response to a report titled: Jeff Smith aka Creek07

    I am very sad to hear that Creek07 has passed away. I know he was a good man from reading post and for all the things his friends have said about him on this site. My thoughts and prayers wishing his family and friends the very best in this time of need. God Bless all of you.

    December 29, 2013 at 6:37pm
    A comment titled: That is what I heard in response to a report titled: West Virginia public

    Thanks GT. I actually have heard of nightmare happenings to trucks there also from others. It was just a thought but sounds like I would probably not consider WV for hunting as of now. Kind of just bouncing ideas in my head and I appreciate your honesty and warning. Take care buddy!

    June 07, 2013 at 4:11pm
    A comment titled: shot in response to a report titled: would you have shot this bird?

    After only seeing hens all season and not being able to go where the Toms were at because it was posted land, I would have DUSTED that bird. Already looking forward to next year. Planning now.

    May 15, 2013 at 7:38pm
    A comment titled: Turkey in response to a report titled: Scoutfish...I'm just gonna put it out there for ya!!!

    Have to say it ------ HEN

    May 15, 2013 at 7:34pm
    A comment titled: Tease in response to a report titled: Beautiful Gobblers

    Yeah, this reminds me of every week recently I see them strutting about a mile or two from my house in the fields on my way home from work. I see them crossing the road in front of my truck and they seem to be everywhere when I can not hunt them. Oh well, just makes it more exciting and at least there are birds around.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:23pm
    A comment titled: Great shot in response to a report titled: Grandson's first turkey

    That is a mighty fine bird you got. Yes indeed a fine bird and a memory to last a life time. Congratulations!

    April 11, 2013 at 8:49pm
    A comment titled: Good season in response to a report titled: SPURSUADER is 3 for 3 in 4 Days!!!! Youth Week!!

    Congrats again. Man these stories of the huints so far this season is all it takes for one to be pumped and leaping to the clouds. Another one bites the dust. Go Spursuader! I really like mine. Good luck Saturday.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:57pm
    A comment titled: Nice Pictures. in response to a report titled: David's Turkey

    That is one nice bird David. Congratulations to you and your father and the memories will last your life times. Very nice pictures. Best to both of you.

    April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm

    Man even if you do not see a bird the rest of this year you have already had a season to remember. Way to go Dylan on your firs bird and what a hunt you had. Good deal all of you. May the gobbles ring again.

    April 08, 2013 at 8:32pm
    A comment titled: 16 in response to a report titled: Unsupervised hunter minimum age ?

    As GT stated 16 years old and that is carved in stone and has always been the guideline in NC for all of my 49 years here.

    April 08, 2013 at 8:16pm
    A comment titled: Way to Go! in response to a report titled: First Youth Day

    Great job on a fantastic hunt. You all will always remember that hunt for sure. Nothing more special than family hunting together and when they are this young it means so much for the rest of their lives. Better than the bird it sounds like was the memory of the hunt. Best to you the remainder of this season.

    April 08, 2013 at 8:11pm
    A comment titled: Big Gobbler in response to a report titled: GT and Daughter take down a High Noon Drifter on Youth Day 2013

    Congratulations young lady. Way to go on a big bird and a exciting hunt. Get lots of pictures.

    April 06, 2013 at 7:05pm
    A comment titled: Nice Bird! in response to a report titled: My Son's First Bird on the ground!

    You did a great job there and what a big Bird. Congratulations!

    April 06, 2013 at 7:03pm
    A comment titled: A Deal in response to a report titled: CAUTION Turkey Hunters...Get Permethrin Now!!! Money WELL SPENT!!!!

    Jag I checked out the URl you posted and blew it up to see the ingredients and that is a FULL pint of the liquid and ALSO it has DOUBLE the amount of premethrin. I saw the others on the web advertise .05% and a 6 oz can would run roughly about $10 bucks. Well this is 32OZ and double concentration. And for $20 bucks! My thoughts is I will purchase it and put some into a smaller spray bottle and use it that way. Go to dollar store and get spray bottle or wolly world. Thanks for sharing this TSC web site.

    April 04, 2013 at 8:40pm
    A comment titled: Funny indeed in response to a report titled: Good for a Laugh

    Now those guys really have turkey on the brain. Good clean fun! Not sure I would want to hunt with them though.

    April 02, 2013 at 6:47pm
    A comment titled: Ulgy in response to a report titled: Favorate calls

    Hey GT, Yes it has the square striker. I went to the mailbox today and saw a turkey cross the road about 30 yards from my house today. And when I checked the mail my Turkey Country magazine was in there. I thought man this must mean something. I hope it is good. Last week I left my driveway in my truck on my way to work and two houses up the street from mine a turkey flew across the road directly in front of me. I almost hit the bird. Talking about fever, man I am sweating. Good luck to you too brother. May the gobbles rain in all directions.

    April 01, 2013 at 7:42pm
    A comment titled: Slate call in response to a report titled: Favorate calls

    Amen. halleluiah, by and by to Dianne00 for standing up to HAND CRAFTSMANSHIP and GT for PRODUCING what I keep reading to be a mighty fine call. I personally have a favorite and it is a BUD and BETTY custom hand made slate call from South Carolina. Got to say I love the thing. With that said I take it to the woods with the confidence to succeed and that is the best thing I could take to the woods. Go ahead and go to Walmart guessing that the few dollars you just saved in buying a MASS MACHINE produced call that you saw on your favorite hunting show will do you justice as you saw on the show. Go ahead and sit there wondering if the fancy packaging and picture of a TV SPORTSMAN will bring ole TOM gobbler to your sit. Now if you are feeling the doubt and discomfort from reading this BEFORE the hunt then GO AND GET YOURSELF A CUSTOM HAND MADE CALL BY A PROFESSIONAL CRAFTSMAN WITH A PASSION TO PRODUCE SOMETHING HE OR SHE IS WILLING TO PUT THEIR NAME ON. I do not have that many calls because one works great for me. The reason for BUD and BETTY, well it was the first custom call I purchased. That being said, it worked and I still use it. Now let me check out this Spursuader. I wonder how fast GT could get one to me, LOL. Best of luck to all of you and I defiantly have the FEVER.

    March 31, 2013 at 11:23pm
    A comment titled: Sweet sounds in response to a report titled: Gobblin

    Thanks GT and yes, I heard gobbling. Still have not seen the strut but have a bunch of feeding signs and saw a BIG TOM last Sunday. Good luck to you! Ah heck, you do not need luck you da TURKEY MAN.

    March 21, 2013 at 4:59pm
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