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  • ITS about that time!!!The Chatham co Limbhangers NWTF banquet has been been set for Feb,22 2013 at the Siler City Moose Lodge. We had over 200 people attend last year and if you buy tickets early you will be included in the early bird gun raffle. This is a great way to become a part of a wonderful org that does a unheard of amount of wildlife conservation for ALL types of wildlife. For info send email to bphillips@billblackauto.com

    November 28, 2012 at 10:03am

    NWTF hunting Hertitage Banquet THIS Friday night!!!! Chatham County Limbhangers chapter is having our banquet and auction this Friday at the Siler City Moose Lodge. Doors open at six, tickets can be bought at the door..

    February 22, 2012 at 8:53am

    NWTF Banquet is Feb 24th at Siler City moose Lodge
    Doors open at 6:00 Tickets start at 55.00 and are available at the door.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:32pm

    Anyone that would be interested in being a memeber of the Chatham Co Limbhanger chapter banquet committee please contact me at bphillips@billblackauto.com. We will be having our banquet/auction on Feb, 24th at the Moose lodge in Siler City, and would love to see you there.

    November 18, 2011 at 11:04am

    Trying to get Chatham Co. NWTF chapter back up..anyone interested in helping send email to bphillips@billblackauto.com

    September 14, 2011 at 10:57am
    A comment titled: Wayne Bailey in response to a report titled: Chatham Co Limbhangers Banquet

    I was lucky enough to be able to get to know Wayne as a youngen, and I have a signed book of his, and it is a very good read no doubt. Back when there was only a few local NWTF chapters Wayne would come to the meeting for the northern Piedmont chapter in Graham at the old western sizzler. He along with LA Dixon, Jim Coble and a few more are a BIG reason we are able to enjoy all the turkeys around here now!!....And yes I have seen the grill and I know your feeling I would love to have it on my porch. This is first year for me searving as President of the Chatham Co Limbhangers Chapter so IM very nervous about our banquet but pre sale numbers on our tickets are great. Come on down and join us on FEb 24th GT...we would love to have you!!

    February 15, 2012 at 7:58am
    A comment titled: OLD LONG beard in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    GT, thought Id share that Ive been hunting same old turkey for Three years now, should got him last year but thats another story....anyway land owner got a picture of him at his deer feeder last of Dec so I am counting down the days till April 9th!!! This gobbler has the THICKEST beard I have ever seen and spurs longer then Ive ever seen.(had a trail pic of him last year where you could see his spurs real good) so wish me luck on him!!

    January 21, 2011 at 11:23am
    A comment titled: calls in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    GT, I have not tried any new calls in several years, I guess its that ole if aint broke dont fix it thing, but I'll take your word on it and Ill find one and give it a try. I used a quaker boy old boss hen before i switched to the Primos calls but they just didnt last near as long, so I have never gave any other brand a try, but I think I will try your kind and see. Thanks and I didnt win bid on your vest but it was worth a shot.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:17am
    A comment titled: choke in response to a report titled: Turkey Vest

    I might have to check out Cabelas on your vest. As far as chokes go, I shoot a stoeger model 2000, a knock off of a benelli super black eagle, but third of the cost. It came with a turkey choke thats drown down where your pinkie finger want fit in it. Needlessly to say it was TO dang tight, and was like shooting a rifle. I patterned several chokes from buddies guns, any choke that fits a benelli or Beretta fits my gun just to see and I found that the regular full choke that come with my gun was the best....not to tight but just right at 40 steps so thats what Ive been using. I got buddies shooting all kind of high dollar chokes and they like them, I just couldnt see much difference. I was impressed with one called the undertaker, but i just didnt think they were that much better then what I already had.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:43pm
    A comment titled: Shells in response to a report titled: Turkey loads

    I agree on the price thing, and you want EVER get my daddy to spend that on a shell, he says just do your job right and call em in to 30 yards and his 20 can getem!!! ...but i like knowing that if i mess up and do need a killing 2nd shot instead of a wounded bird I got the best out there. I do a LOT of hunting in several states but when you mix in a bow I dont shoot but maybe a half box a year. Thats 10 to a box I might add, so it aint that bad. Not when you think of what we pay to hunt SC.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:23pm
    A comment titled: turkey huntin vest in response to a report titled: Turkey Vest

    Im in the market for a new one, I love the one i got , but it is over eight seasons old and getting a lil faded. They no longer make the one I have or Id buy one just like it. How heavy is yours? I do a LOT of walking to get to back sections of game land we hunt on so I like a light vest?

    January 12, 2011 at 9:36am
    A comment titled: Ammo in response to a report titled: Turkey loads

    I have been using Supreme Elite # 6 for past Three years and I really like them. There high as a woodpeckers nest but they seem to be a really good shell.

    January 12, 2011 at 9:29am
    A comment titled: CALLS in response to a report titled: Few of my Custom Calls

    Those are some good looking calls!! Almost to good looking to tote in the woods!!!...but if they sound good I might have to make an exception!!!

    January 06, 2011 at 7:53am
    A comment titled: Rob Keck in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    Gobblintom.. I meet rob in 1984 at one of NC first NWTF conventions, he sighed a nwtf knife for me and was a super nice down to earth ole country boy who loved to hunt. I hate the way the commercialazation of our sport changed the way he acted. Sometimes getting so big has its down side i guess? I was just a kid then and really looked up to him, but I guess Money changes a lot of people. The old fellow I was telling you about Yesterday used to hunt with Wayne in WV and some of the tales he would tell about Him and Wayne waaaaayyyyy back in the day are priceless. Like when Waynes Teeth froze in the tent one night in early spring. Good thing he want using a mouth call I guess HUh???

    Avid.. yes thats the goal, If you can roost him the night before you are way ahead of the game. You can get in WAY before daylight and get set up that way. If not then hoot at daylight and hope he is roosted where you know the area so you can get on him. Dont forget a crow call is a must after daylight. If you do get one to gobble later on in the morning with a crow call there is a good chance he will work....maybe

    January 06, 2011 at 7:52am
    A comment titled: calls in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    Gobblintom, I have been using a primos piggy back for the last 10 years or so, Will Primos actully gave me one to try at one of the nwtf conventions and Ive been using one ever since. I use true triple or the true double II most of the time. I hunt out of state a lot so that means all day in the woods and these calls can be kept in your mouth for long periods and still sound the same, they aint cheap but the out last other calls ive tried 3 to 1. I had the same box for lots of years but this past spring it got soaked one morning and just dont have the same sound...I have about 10 or more boxes that dont have that sound come to think of it, so Im trying to get one tuned up before April the 1st. Also If your into history check out Wayne Bailys book on Turkey hunting. Wayne was a pioneer for the NWTF and a heck of a hunter, his book well worth a read.

    January 05, 2011 at 8:20pm
    A comment titled: Turkey hunting in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    I use all kind of calls, 90% of the time a mouth call, but I always have a box, and a couple slate calls handy. Ive had the joy of hunting with a 70 plus year old friend of ours that has more hunting stories then you can count, and he has never used a thing but a old Lynch box. He has taken plenty of birds with that old call. So the best call is one that you can 'make talk'

    January 05, 2011 at 3:31pm
    A comment titled: Turkey Hunting in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    I have read these post for years now and never have posted until now. I was lucky enough to take my first turkey sitting between my daddy's legs at the age of 8, and won the NC state calling contest at 12, so I feel like Im able to share a little about the great sport of turkey hunting. I have hunted Turkeys in over 10 states and been lucky enough to harvest quite a few over the last 27 years and other people are right, turkey hunting gets in your blood like no other, it will drive you wild, but there is no greater reward then to locate, sit up and call in a old gobbler on a cool April morning. I have never used a decoy, kinda think thats cheating a lil bit, but I dont have problem If someone chooses to, but the main thing I can tell a rookie is to not get caught up in just 'killing' ..thats not what turkey hunting is about, its about so much more then finding a spot with lots of tracks in field and sitting up a blind and going about it like we do deer hunting. Yes you will kill plenty of turkeys this way, but do it the right way, Hoot at day light, if you couldn't roost him the night before, locate him, sit up way futher then you think....he can hear you dont worry, call a lot less then you think you should, and MAYBE he will decide you are worth a look....maybe. One good turkey hunt with a gobbler really getting worked up answer your call and you will be hooked. Good luck and its the best rush I have ever gotten in the woods, I have taken Elk, Mule deer, And whitetail, NONE can come close to A good turkey hunt. Sorry could talk turkey all day, just please do your self a favor and learn the 'right'
    way to do it.

    January 05, 2011 at 10:45am
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