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Old March 10, 2013, 05:23 PM   #26
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Bear in rough mountains. Some areas turkey are smart, some areas turkey are really stupid. I sit and watch deer trails with a light rifle. The turkey where I hunt use them to move back and forth in the morning and afternoon. Not overly smart birds.
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Old March 10, 2013, 05:56 PM   #27
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Gobble, gobble. I've been busted soooooooooo many times. Absolutely incredible!
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:51 PM   #28
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I have seen Deer, Antelope, Elk, Black Bear, Coyotes, Turkey, Quail, Pheasant, Dove, Sandhill Crane, Ducks, Geese and Rattlesnakes while hunting and camping in the Southwest. But I have never seen a Mountain Lion or Bighorn Sheep. They get my vote.
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:03 PM   #29
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Eastern Coyote...by far. Turkey ain't gotta nose.
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:17 PM   #30
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Geez, turkeys, really?
http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/art...9bb2963f4.html
Must be different turkeys than here.
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Old March 10, 2013, 10:28 PM   #31
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Seals, (the fury kind).

I was a Company Commander of an Alaskan Native NG Company on the Bering Sea north of Nome.

Use to go out with those guys hunting. All you get is a head shot. If you wound them they sink, hitting in the head you can retrieve them.

Problem is you're hunting from a small boat bouncing around in choppy seas and your quarry is also bobbing around.

Get too close and they dive, get too far away the wind gets you.
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Old March 10, 2013, 11:29 PM   #32
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I always heard turkeys were tough with a shotgun....I would like to try it someday....
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Old March 11, 2013, 01:33 AM   #33
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Definitely turkeys down south.

Wolves here in the north country.
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Old March 11, 2013, 03:32 AM   #34
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In Idaho I'm sure it would be bobcats or wolves.
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:36 AM   #35
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Most fun is grouse (partridge). They jump unexpectedly (I don't use a dog) and always seem to put a tree between you them. Difficult and fast shooting. I love it.
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Old March 11, 2013, 03:54 PM   #36
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Turkey, coyote, and elk. Elk aren't bad unless you're on a late hunt with now snow and dry weather. Then, they hunker down on the areas around here that are no-hunting zones. You're screwed. Turkey has to be tough, as I've never killed one . That's just a joke...I've only hunted them this last season, and actually, we got into them last year, but that has to be the toughest animal pound for pound in North America. An elk wouldn't take a hit like that and walk away unperturbed.

Coyotes have been the biggest challenge in the last 2 years. They seem to know when you got it "right" and change the game on you. The most fun I've had hunting is when I take my daughters out and whack some squirrels. I've hunted grouse, and they're tough to hit and all, but the worst thing about grouse is they always are more abundant when I'm quietly hunting elk. Concentrating on the woods ahead instead of the ground below leaves one unprepared for what will happen. They then proceed to burst from below my feet and then somehow poop my pants for me.
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:02 PM   #37
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Snipe.

Seriously, I've had some really hard hunts for Turkeys, and yet I've had some really easy ones, on the same property, in the same year, even.

Doves after opening day can be right frustrating, too.
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:15 PM   #38
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Wooly mammoths.
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:50 PM   #39
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Bird wise: Woodcock

Mammals: Muntjac in the summer when the vegetation has grown. (Little buggers will suddenly bark at you from nowhere. And they are in the habbit os looking up so tree stands aren't always as effective as you'd hope!)
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Old March 11, 2013, 06:08 PM   #40
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Had to google that one ( Muntjac) Originally thought it was something walking or swimming around in Australia. Boy was I off on that one.
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Old March 11, 2013, 06:44 PM   #41
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Black bear. No bait and no dogs allowed here.
Turkey takes second place.
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Old March 11, 2013, 06:54 PM   #42
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Turkeys and coyotes are smart and elusive. But for something big, fast, smart, hard to kill and bloody dangerous, how about feral hogs? Especially the ones that have cross-bred with European wild boars and combine the nasty features of both. I never had a chance to hunt them, and I'm too damn old and crippled-up now, but that looks like one hell of a challenge even with dogs.
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:33 PM   #43
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Re: Trickiest game to hunt

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In my area.... turkey, hands down.
Same in my area.
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:36 PM   #44
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Re: Trickiest game to hunt

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Had to chuckle at that one.
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Old March 11, 2013, 08:07 PM   #45
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Black bears within the Appalachian Mts.

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Old March 11, 2013, 08:26 PM   #46
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Skippin boolits,forgot that one.
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Old March 12, 2013, 12:34 AM   #47
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I do honestly believe that turkeys know when the first day of spring hunting is. As such being, they will march around all over the farm with not a care in the world. Tricky fellows, them bobcats too, but I have never really hunted them hard.
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Old March 12, 2013, 03:27 AM   #48
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For me it would have to be Kudu and Wart-hog
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Old March 12, 2013, 09:27 AM   #49
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In Texas: My father always said that a real trophy buck only makes one mistake in a season. To have determined which buck is THE real trophy means a lot of looking to compare bucks in a pasture. So, if that mistake was that time you saw him, you're gonna have a real problem finding him the second time.

Yup. Gotta agree.
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Old March 12, 2013, 09:56 AM   #50
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Yellowfin Tuna in my part of God's country.

Or on Terra Firma, a wild covey of bobwhite quail.

Never really hunted turkey before but I'm going to try it this season. Last year I had to run them out of the roads at the hunt club. Been seeing lots while deer hunting or just in the fields riding around. They'll probably all be gone when the season hits though.
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