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#1 hotglock

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Posted November 17 2016 - 10:53 AM

Has anyone done it before?  is it worth it? Are there a lot of birds out there?



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#2 zzrguy

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Posted November 17 2016 - 01:46 PM

Has anyone done it before? YES

 

Is it worth it? CAN BE

 

 

Are there a lot of birds out there? DEPENDS WHERE YOU ARE

 Any day hunting is better then a day working.



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Posted November 17 2016 - 06:49 PM

yes, there is a ton of turkeys!



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Posted November 17 2016 - 07:42 PM

Ok fall turkey is hard as hell they don't come in to calls they don't gobble they are just walking around fattening up. if you know a place to hunt where you have seen birds on a regular basis then that's where you hunt. your not going to throw out a hand full of decoys and a tract birds they are done with that this time of the year. I've been successful on the island by hunting as close to development and house you can legal hunt and both time I was tipped off by friends that live there. The spring is a different animal all together the Toms are horney and looking for love so you can call them in and have a real exciting hunt. I believe this coming spring will be the first year for spring turkey on the island and oh hell yeah I'll be there. 


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#5 Gaijin

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Posted November 21 2016 - 02:21 AM

 Dang...

  I didn't see this post....  I just asked if anyone was going to do  Turkey this year....  very diffrent  than spring  Hunting...

 

 Best of luck.



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Posted November 21 2016 - 10:00 AM

Has anyone done it before?  is it worth it? Are there a lot of birds out there?

 

I've never seen turkey while out in the woods, but I was invited by a lady out east.... said they were making her nuts - but It wasn't in season yet, and I lost contact... dammit.

 

So there are plenty out there... you just gotta find them.



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Posted November 21 2016 - 01:04 PM

It must really depend on the area. I've seen exactly one turkey in my woods in 6 years (and in that span 100s of deer including many 10-14 pt bucks). Hell, I've seen more in Staten Island.

From what I've read gobblers were re-introduced by the DEC in my area in the mid 2000s, but coon seem to raid all the eggs and we have no real sustainable population here (Nissequogue river woods) but tons of other wildllife.

 

Conversely, upstate we have tons of gobblers, many times I have to wait for them to cross my gravel road to drive to my house, and yet we far less deer than on LI, especially since the yotes came in a decade ago.



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Posted November 21 2016 - 06:29 PM

Haven't seen a turkey locally either. What parts of the island have populations?

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Posted November 22 2016 - 12:24 AM

Haven't seen a turkey locally either. What parts of the island have populations?

Rigde and east of there I have seen turkeys in Setauket.

The bird I've seen out east are near homes they like maintained lawns and yards and we plant delicious vegetation that they love to eat.


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Posted November 22 2016 - 12:26 AM

It must really depend on the area. I've seen exactly one turkey in my woods in 6 years (and in that span 100s of deer including many 10-14 pt bucks). Hell, I've seen more in Staten Island.

From what I've read gobblers were re-introduced by the DEC in my area in the mid 2000s, but coon seem to raid all the eggs and we have no real sustainable population here (Nissequogue river woods) but tons of other wildllife.

 

Conversely, upstate we have tons of gobblers, many times I have to wait for them to cross my gravel road to drive to my house, and yet we far less deer than on LI, especially since the yotes came in a decade ago.

My property upstate the coyotes reeked havoc on the turkey population .



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Posted November 22 2016 - 01:10 AM

Some photos i took   on middle country road in between 112/CR83   close to the Uhaul

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Posted November 22 2016 - 01:12 AM

  same area

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Posted November 22 2016 - 01:15 AM

  A friend of mine took these  about 2 weeks ago in bluepoint  somewhere.

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Posted November 22 2016 - 10:43 AM

I've seen as many as ten at a time on the grounds of Brookhaven National Labs. They walk up to you and challenge you for right of way. They have no fear.

The DEC claims to have counted as many as a 100 in a flock on the grounds.



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Posted November 22 2016 - 01:30 PM

I've seen as many as ten at a time on the grounds of Brookhaven National Labs. They walk up to you and challenge you for right of way. They have no fear.

The DEC claims to have counted as many as a 100 in a flock on the grounds.

 

They're probably looking for a handout. People must feed them.

 

I used to see them out by Grummans when I worked there in the early '90s. I would occasionally see flighted game birds too. I assumed they were pheasant but I don't know.



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Posted November 22 2016 - 02:42 PM

I have seen them birds in greenport east marion area and even in the middle of the highway connecting the north fork with the south, just before riverhead...

I havent organized myself yet to hunt out there...

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Posted November 22 2016 - 08:25 PM

I've seen as many as ten at a time on the grounds of Brookhaven National Labs. They walk up to you and challenge you for right of way. They have no fear.

The DEC claims to have counted as many as a 100 in a flock on the grounds.

  I used to work on the grounds  at BNL and i can confirm that....

 

  For me Turkey hunting  is a good reason  to grab My bent barrel 12 and fall asleep under a tree..  My Calling stinks.  In the spring  the birds will mock me  ...But I have fun doing it.

A  while back in GA  I assisted  2 birds to walk past me and into the sights  of a father and son..  father and son  2  turkeys  0.  The father told me"My calling was so bad that  he wanted to walk over and pay me to stop"

 

The look  on the Little guys  face was priceless...






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