2018 Wilkes County

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cr00241

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I figure I would start the new one for 2018. Turkey season is coming soon. Post some updates of what you have been seeing and hearing.

I got pics of turkey's but haven't been able to get up there and listen in the morning or evening yet. Will get to go soon.
 

Possum

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Found a delicious morrel mushroom last week. Gonna look for more next weekend while I shed hunt. Some bucks have dropped their horns but got a picture of a buck this morning that had both sides still.
 

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Went down yesterday to put out minerals for the deer and scout for turkey sign. Also looked for sheds for a short time but didn't find any. I did find some fresh scratchin's, but daggum coyote sign everywhere. I wish I knew how to effectively trap these dang "Land Sharks"! I am going to try and call 'em in and bust their ar$$'s!
 

Possum

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Heard a ton of gobbles Saturday morning all the way up to 12:00 when I gave up. Small acreage turkey hunting is tough when they always seem to be across property line.
 
Heard a couple Saturday morning but they flew down with hens. Went back after them at noon and called in a nice first bird for my buddy. Didn't hear many shots.
 
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cr00241

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Buddy killed one Saturday morning. I was on one and had him right in front of me across the creek. I could hear him drumming. I couldn’t see him because of a big dead tree that was down. Thought he would move more towards me and then a hen flew over the creek from directly behind me to him. We heard atleast 8 different gobblers.
 
Went after 'em again today. I believe of the the turkeys in our neck of the woods are gone. Maybe they've moved to a more desirable spot, or they're dead. Finding very little sign, and not very fresh sign at that. We see them during deer season (although not as many as in the past), and then POOF!, they're gone. ??? :banginghe
 
Turkeys on our place are still gobbling some and they still got a few hens with them, my buddy was lucky enough to get between the hens and a gobbler this weekend, deer really hitting the protean feeders good. Bucks starting to have nubs on there heads, this cool spring we have had has been very nice.
 
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cr00241

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Finally got to go check my cameras today. One didn't record a single pic and the batteries were full. It was set right. No idea what happen to it. Small bucks and does with fawns on the other. Looking forward to another season.
 

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Between three cameras ive been getting about 70 pictures a day/ night about 20 on average during daylight. All on camerasarr on foodplots.
Got several bucks this summer, way more than in the past. Only one shooter but with this many does I know some bigger bucks will come around In about 3 more months. Can’t wait!
 
That's one cool pic cr00241.
We bush hogged 4 of our propertys last weekend. I jumped up two medium sized bucks on the 4 wheeler. Found a shed from a young buck. Had real nice mass too it.
 
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cr00241

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Thanks. Checked the Dove field last week and saw a good number of birds and a bobcat sitting in the field waiting on a easy meal to land by him. Going to disk around it and burn it in a couple of weeks. Wont be long till the fun begins again.
 
Checked acorns today with binoculars. White oaks loaded on my place. Which should be good cause last two seasons were horrible on my place in Wilkes. Im surrounded by pines and clearcut so should be awesome!

Mowed food plots today, about time to start prepping for planting!
 
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