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Things are picking up here, as well.
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I have never harvested a turkey, never really interested me. But if times get tough, I know I have plenty of 2 legged door dash meals running around.
 

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I did see a few birds on one camera yesterday. Apparently my cooking abilities stink. As I've cooked spring turkey and fall turkey. I've cooked them in a browing bag on low in the oven. On the grill. And the ones I've cooked were like a rubber band. A friend had a large pot oil cooker and his wild bird was at least moist and not rubbery.
 

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We love wild turkey here. Slow braze until it falls off the bones, usually 6 to 8 hours and it makes the best gravy with the drippings. never had a tough one ... patience when cooking is the key to a tender bird. It's not a domestic chicken, but becomes just as tender with the slow braze and poultry spices added for delicious flavor.
 
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Never got into turkey hunting. Had no turkeys to hunt when I first got into woodchuck hunting.

Ironically, now we have a lot of turkeys and no woodchucks….🤓
 
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Never got into turkey hunting. Had no turkeys to hunt when I first got into woodchuck hunting.

Ironically, now we have a lot of turkeys and no woodchucks….🤓
Dove and quail is the go to around here.
 
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According to my GSD, it’s time to start looking for sheds. She found this one on a walk this afternoon.
 

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Dove and quail is the go to around here.
Dove and quail require a lot of attention. I think both are pretty fast?

Ruffed grouse and Ring-necked Pheasants were common here for many decades. Guys used to breed some high-end pointers and setters.

Grouse are very quick; pheasants not so much.
 

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Dove and quail require a lot of attention. I think both are pretty fast?

Ruffed grouse and Ring-necked Pheasants were common here for many decades. Guys used to breed some high-end pointers and setters.

Grouse are very quick; pheasants not so much.
This grouse had the misfortune of walking underneath my tree stand in search of beech nuts, and ended up being that evening’s meal.
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This grouse had the misfortune of walking underneath my tree stand in search of beech nuts, and ended up being that evening’s meal.
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Those are so tasty….😋

We’ve got a lot of non-migratory Canada Geese now. Wasn’t an issue even 30 years ago. They really don’t belong here in January

I don’t hunt anymore but would like to get back to it.

The NYS hunting regulations don’t make a lot of sense to me last I checked.

Good eating birds and they should target the season to favor harvesting the non-migratory birds in my opinion.

The last couple posts got me thinking how much I used to like rabbit….

Hmm….something to think about after I retire…🐇
 
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Dove and quail require a lot of attention. I think both are pretty fast?

Ruffed grouse and Ring-necked Pheasants were common here for many decades. Guys used to breed some high-end pointers and setters.

Grouse are very quick; pheasants not so much.
The dove can be, especially if it's a bit windy, best to hunt over planted and manipulated fields. The quail are a little bit easier if you have a trained bird dog to flush. I have a few covey, but I limit a few birds out of each covey. I would love to have a lot more quail, but that would require getting rid of the cows...
 
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I set up a game camera on a dead horse. Got a few pics of coyotes showing up around 5:00 a.m. Guess where I was yesterday morning?





Pics taken later that day.



 
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Over 30 turkeys have made their way through this morning. Today has been the most active day so far this spring.

They are so spread out I can't get a picture of all of them together.
 
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The tire tracks the bear is walking in are my Jeep tracks made the day before. Taken this last Sunday.



 
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Nice pictures Ken! Thanks for sharing. I believe I have 9 preference points if you ever decide you need to harvest him. They make wonderful sausage of all types.
 
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Thanks! At this stage of the game I enjoy seeing them and thus far have not become a nuisance problem . That may change the first time I am chased back into my Jeep! lol.


Here is another video I recovered from my little wildlife pond camera yesterday.

 
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