Fall Turkey

rankin76

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yakima Wa
My wife and I closed on a piece of property in July that happens to have lots of turkeys around. It’s a very neglected and overgrown 5.5 acres, so I’ve been spending as much time as I can out there dumping trees and cutting brush.
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I was able to get my nephew out last week after finishing his hunter safety class. Armed with his first license and tag we were able to scratch one in for him! With no father figure in the picture at all for my nephew it was a pretty special moment for both of us. I think I just picked up a new hunting buddy for life! He was so pumped!
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Sealesniper

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Eastern NC
Not much more rewarding than spending quality time in the woods with a young hunter. I have been very blessed to introduce many young men and women to hunting and fishing. No better feeling than seeing them light up with a huge smile and see their excitement. Not every hunt ends with a harvest, but kids really appreciate the effort and the time spent with them. I have gone the full circle now and am taking the kids I took in their youth on my farm, but now their kids are the hunters. What a blast that is to see their children and how much it brings back the memories of when you took the parent.

I bought my buddy Craig hunting as a kid, and opening weekend in NC, I had Craig and his son Miller in the deer stand with me. Miller had a smile on his face the whole time looking at deer and bear, and I was reliving the hunts I had with Craig, 25-30 years ago.

Enjoy being the father figure for your nephew. The experience is it own reward and it is a true blessing to be a part of.
 

jimss

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Cool putting work into your property and reaping the rewards...especially with your young hunting buddy! I've had the same great luck clearing some of the dense tree downfalls and over-grown vegetation on a property where I work. I found that the young poults as well as older turkeys tend to get hammered by predators in the tall and thick vegetation. With cleared paths and open fields they tend to survive the gauntlet of predators a lot better. The turkeys also tend to spend time in those open pathways feeding on grasshoppers and fresh vegetation. Great job!
 
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