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Who all put in for turkey this year?


I got 3 applications in for this coming spring. 2 junior hunts and mine. Going to be quite the field day if we draw any at all. Got the 12 yr old and the 9 y/o wanting to go. And of course the oldest wants to go it with her bow.

If my oldest keeps this archery thing up I will be completely grey by the time I reach 40. LOL.. At least the #2 daughter dosent mind a scattergun.




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I put in for shotgun turkey and archery javelina. One of my turkey choices was for 12A. That sure will be a long drive for a darned bird if I'm drawn there, but what the heck? My wife came right out and asked if I was losing my mind. I pleaded the 5th! :shock:
 

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I put in first choice for the goulds, and everything else is way up north. So no pitty from me on the drive. LOL.. I'm 4 hours south of you. And like you dont mind the drive at all if I have a tag in my pocket. LOL..


P.S. My wife already knows I'm a little off. She drew a turkey tag last year. LOL


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Shane and I are the only people to put in for spring turkey?

Well, if that's true, looks like we'll have pretty good draw odds!
 
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Never have put in for turkey. Once went on a deer hunt in W. VA and you received, at that time, a deer tag and two turkey tags when you bought your general hunting license. I killed a deer and a turkey, but the turkey was by pure chance. I fell asleep under a tree and when I awoke there he was about 20 yards away :shock: , must of been suicidal.
 

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Never have put in for turkey. Once went on a deer hunt in W. VA and you received, at that time, a deer tag and two turkey tags when you bought your general hunting license. I killed a deer and a turkey, but the turkey was by pure chance. I fell asleep under a tree and when I awoke there he was about 20 yards away :shock: , must of been suicidal.
Why is that Chief? I'm curious (and this is coming from a guy who put in for his first time). Cost/benifit thing? Not good table fare?
 
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I don't know is the simple answer. Can't be a cost vs benefit thing, as I go dove hunting and we all know about the cost vs benefits when dove hunting. Never had cost stop me before - when it comes to hunting that is. Several of my friends go and they have invited me to with them and even my wife has asked the same question. I am a member of the NWTF and have participated in the Gould capture Program here in the Huachuca's. I was also involved in the initial transplant of birds from Mexico. So why don't I hunt them - I don't know. Doesn't make sense does it :?:

:idea: Maybe I'll put in for this coming spring hunt. Anybody put in for 27?
 
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I'm in, I'm in ... Turkey and Javelina Just have to get Drawn...... :lol:

The Big question is WHERE did you put in?????
 

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Definately units 27 and 1, and 3a, and 4a. Along with the first choice of the Goulds. However Been putting in for about 9 years now and have never drawn a turkey tag in AZ.

Last year my wife decided that she wanted to apply after I had already sent my app in so I put her in on a seperate app, and she drew her first choice. Go figure.

With any luck the kids will have the same luck this year.


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WOW!! 9 YEARS

This is my first time trying for spring...put in for fall this year (first time too) and came up empty.
Not sure if I should post this or not (everyone sure seems mighty secretive about their hunt choices) but here goes..

6a, 12a, 23, & 22 for Turkey...my choice were rationalized by throwing a dart at the regs. :D Not really, but about that random. :wink:
 

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No she did not tag,

Matter of fact she was unable to handle the elevation so we onlymade it out of camp a couple of times. Heard bunches of them gobbeling but were never able to get them to respond to me. Anyway was a fun time as we left the kids at home for the whole 5 days we were up there.

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The deadline's coming up so fast! Oct.10. I'll put in for both turkey and javelina. i'm thinking 20A, 6A, 22 for javelina. With turkey, it'll be 6A, 7, 8. This spring I hunted turkey (shotgun) in 6A, managed to call in a nice gobler but he wouldnt come nearer than 50 yds so I watched the handsome guy strut by. What an awesome experience. I would hear those gobblers go off just before dark, then I'd wake up to them gobbling. I camped within a mile of where one or two roosted, so it was hard not to get over-excited hearing them. Hopefully I draw again
 

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I put in for Spring Turkey in Unit 1. Got my elk there last year and saw some turkey there. Not a lot, but some is better than none. Anyway, it's close to home and any excuse to get out in the woods will do me just fine. :lol:
 

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Can anyone update me on the situation with the Gould's turkey in your state? I know that they are in the process of being re-introduced. Can a non-resident go in to the lottery? Has the deadline passed? I live in Michigan and would appreciate your help. Thanks, Greg
 

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Goosehunter,



well your getting close, The applications are due in Dept offices Oct 10th and/or tomorrow. whichever one comes first. And since they are not accepting applications over the intenet.
You are all but a day late. Sorry about that. Unless you can find a redeye this way.

Yes you are able to apply for the 3 ( dont quote me on that one but its close to that number) tags available. but the draw odds are about everyone who applied devided by 3 to one.

They are also giving points for those not drawn. So if you get put in next year, you will either get a tag or a point. And with any luck next year there will be more tags also. As they are still reintroducing them here and there. LOL


The applications are due about the same time every year, so mark your clender for nexty year right now. The regulations are usually out on the internet by late Aug,early Sept. And applications are usually due by the second week of Oct. With any luck we might be able to apply over the internet again next year.


Sorry I cant tell you a better date for the apps.

Shane
 
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FIRST TURKEY

I got drawn for Turkey in 4A & 4B . Any one else have that Unit ????

This will be my first Turkey Hunt. I have a Turkey call box and have been learning to use it. I think I sound pretty good, but that test will have to be seen.

Anyone have any info on the area? I have been up there before, years back but not lately. I will be scouting that area heavly. Could use a starting point. If you want you can PM me anytime. :lol:

I am busting.... BABY I AM BACK... :roflpmp:
 

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TallPaul,


I drew the same unit. May4-24. First tag since I have been applying... Woooo HOOOO.. Now the problem is the kids drew unit 27 tags for the JR hunt. it starts a week or so earlier Apr 20. So I might not have much time to hunt myself. The kids will get first billing. Go figure. I finally draw a tag and might not get to hunt cause of the kids.. :D :D :D And seeing how I have the 2 oldest already hunting and the youngest 2 already chomping at the bit and waiting for the #10 b-day.. Its quite the perdickerment. :D :D :D

the last time I was up there was in 01 with an archery elk tag, I didnt see any turkeys at all. We were camped at Knoll lake, and I hunted all over the place in 4a. Have never been in 4b.


Which hunt did you draw. If for soem reason the kids tag out early and I get to hunt I would be more then happy to share a camp with you. And the hunting of course. LOL.. I have a box and a bunch of reeds. and whatever I have seen on tv about hunting them.



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Shane , You don't have to worry . I will be up there scouting for the both of us. Will gave you all the info I get. Hopfuly you can come up and walk right to them. I know of your delema with the JR Hunts and will help you the best I can. .... Is it time to go scouting.... :roflpmp: I am ready...
 
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