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Turkey Hunting - Missouri Kansas Iowa Illinois - Private Hunting

"Barton Family Turkey Hunt"

Hunt Turkey in Missouri Iowa Kansas

We did not scout this farm this spring but, saw and heard turkeys on each of our fall bow-hunts last year.

We set against the base of trees big enough to break up our outline. At day light turkeys were gobbling in every direction. We probably heard at least five different birds. My wifes bird was in a group of three. They were traveling through a huge bottom field gobbling every now and then. She sat up at the end of the field in the woods. Dad was behind her calling very little. Just enough to keep their attention. It took about 45 minutes to an hour for them to get into gun range. She took the bird at 25 yards or less with a 20 gauge youth model Remington 870. It was her first bird. My son and I were about a 1/2 mile away and could hear her excitement. She dropped him on the spot. It was a jake with 1/4 inch spurs, a 5 inch beard, and was about 17 pounds....

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"Michaels' Saga"

Hunt Turkey in Missouri Iowa Kansas

On the hunt with my wife, the first day I was actually by myself. I spotted three toms when pulling up to the property at noon. They were all following a single hen and gobbling. I parked the truck and made a big loop to get out in front of them. Immediately after setting up, a few yelps got these birds fired up. They started gobbling like crazy and came in on a string. No decoys. It was pretty thick with evergreens, and all three birds actually got...

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"Bob's Turkey Hunt"

Hunt Turkey in Missouri Iowa Kansas

I set up on Club property at day break on a beautiful Friday morning, the end of the third week. The self photo is where I was setting, nestled up against the tree with scrub bushes all around me. My setup was a tom decoy with real turkey feathers and facing my hen decoy about 15 yards apart, and 25 yards out...

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