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  1. Hoyt4

    Wild Turkey Photos

    Nice birds congrats to you and your wife BMC. Awesome with the stick bow .
  2. Hoyt4

    Anyone else getting whooped?

    Out working on food plots and the gobbling and action was all day long Saturday. Toms out searching for hens most the day and just gobbling on there own. I was on 3 different properties Saturday and birds all doing the same thing. The 3 chunks of land I was on no fields all woods and man it's awesome hearing that gobble through woods echoing. Leave tomorrow for my WI season. Good luck to all those hunting still.
  3. Hoyt4

    Anyone else getting whooped?

    Congrats Don I head out for WI next Wednesday hope to keep the luck rolling.
  4. Hoyt4

    Team 2 - Everlasting Gobble Stoppers

    Awesome Don, those are the hunts we all remember the most . Congrats to both you boys
  5. Hoyt4

    MN Turkey 2018

    Congrats Anyfish Birds are going down everywhere. Old man tagged out in MN Friday with a 18lb Jake. Then headed to Nebraska Sunday morning arrived at noon had lunch with a buddy in camp. Headed out at 2PM and punched his tag there at 2:15 with a 22lb ,1inch bird almost 23 lbs.Now he is in relaxing mode and going to stay there for a couple days. Good luck to all hunting, sure been a fun spring.
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    My Boy

    That's awesome congrats to you and your son. Another turkey hunter is among us.
  7. Hoyt4

    Team 2 - Everlasting Gobble Stoppers

    Yep pop it up and hunt they work great.
  8. Hoyt4

    Team 2 - Everlasting Gobble Stoppers

    Congrats Don, like the corn field picture.
  9. Hoyt4

    MN Tag punched

    Spring woods are one of the best times to be out there. I was not able to hunt a morning till Saturday . I did get out Wednesday on opener more to scout and make sure nothing changed from the last time I scouted. Birds were still roosting in the same location but I was able to watch what they were doing and get a game plan together for a buddies son. He took some of the my suggestions and a plan worked out Thursday after work and he was able to put down a 22lb gobbler. It was awesome and his first turkey. His dad was pumped and now he is working on son #2 to get out. I was not able to hunt Friday because I didn’t leave work till around 6 but I had good idea what I wanted to . Funny how that always changes. Saturday morning I was there plenty early and I knew it would be loud walking in with the crunchy snow. I made my way to where I wanted to setup but it was so loud I had to change setup and went down around the lake hoping not to bump the birds. Saturday morning was the most gobbling and hens yelping I have ever heard in MN or WI. NE always ton of talking but this was pretty crazy Saturday morning. One of the gobblers was roosted on the point of this small lake and in my mind I knew he was going to fly down on the lake 20 minutes later that is what he did. Crazy this frozen lake was going to be my problem. Next thing you know 8 hens fly down right to him. He struts and shows off on the lake and did breed one hen out there. All the birds walked across the lake away from me then I noticed two birds fly from roost all the way across. Thought they were too big for hens take a look through the bino’s and they are two gobblers. The tom runs them off almost all the way back to me but still a little too far. He goes back to his hens but another set of hens come out of my woods to join the two other gobblers. They all then head over to the first group. Still that First Tom would not let them near the group. Once I saw how aggressive they were I started to get my decoys ready to put out but first I had a hen to deal with. I was doing some yelping because she was getting louder and closer. She almost walked over my feet looking for me, she circled me and got really loud and kept looking for that hen that should be there. Once she walked off I put the decoys out and heard a gobble long way off but knew the direction they were and they most likely were up in the woods just strutting for the ladies. Did some yelps on the box call and they gobbled closer than shut up. I got ready and 30 minutes later I see them coming through the woods and sun was just making them glow. Got ready did a yelp and they came down the hill a little further and saw the decoys and ran in. All 3 strutting and running with 3 hens following them. Once they got to about 12 yds they stopped and kept strutting and drumming. Dumped him right where he stood and one of the others stayed there bumping my decoy. Would of been perfect to pull a double. 24lbs , 3/4 spurs 10inch beard not the 3 gobblers I was hunting but it all worked out good either way. Was the first bird I have shot over this DSD Jake decoy since buying it 3 or 4 years ago. Maybe the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve used. The birds right now are on fire and split up really good, they were breaking up a few weeks ago but now I was hearing gobbling all directions . Snow is still over my knees in most spots in the woods our food plots have cleared off mostly just in the woods is holding up still. Pictures did not attach the first ime
  10. Hoyt4

    Federal heavyweight tss

    Confirming with the DNR I could be wrong but I thought legal shot size was 4,5,6 and thing else was illegal but that is jut going off my old memory . Could of changed I will know more today once I find out.
  11. Hoyt4

    MN Turkey 2018

    Most the birds are breaking up , this weather will not keep them from doing their duty. The ladies will have to get going and I watched a bunch birds fight and pretty much get the pecking order going. Won't be the first time i've hunted in snow and like I said they have to do their thing. Mid morning the hens started kicking the Toms yesterday and Toms out looking for some more ladies to bug. Snow sure helps find them easy going to be a fun opening day. I can only hunt evenings until the weekend which is fine. Don't let the weather hold you back.
  12. Hoyt4

    Ne 2018

    There are years calling is minimal when the flocks are broke up. Years like this when they have not broke up yet calling for us is pretty aggressive and a lot. Almost non stop it feels sometimes. Gobbling was great in the mornings. No decoys, I messed up this spring because I almost always start without decoys and watch the birds what they want but this year I started with. They would see the decoys and would re-route. Once I pulled the decoys I had the birds in my lap. Out of the 18 years going this early I have used decoys maybe twice with success. Take that how you want I just don't use decoy's a lot I have better luck getting birds in tight without and they do not hang up like they do with. It's nice hunting this early I really don't think you can over call them. The hens pretty much talk all day. I don't think there was a time on the hunt you did not hear the hens going. They were more aggressive then the Toms all week. Fighting and loud
  13. Hoyt4

    Ne 2018

    My dad wanted to but told him snow was coming and i had plenty of room in the small cabins we rent. He was very happy he stayed in the cabin instead
  14. Hoyt4

    Ne 2018

    That's what I was thinking. He just didn't want to end his time with the ladies yet.
  15. Hoyt4

    Ne 2018

    Our 18th year in NE was another fun one like always. Weather kind of put a few curve balls in there but that is something that should not stop you just might have to change your game plan a little . I was able to take two birds on Easter day called in a few gobblers and shot the first bird and then all heck broke loose and they started to attack him while lying there. I was able to take the 2nd bird as he was trying to jump on the dead one. Then had to wait a day for the library to open so I could get my 3rd tag.I did hit one bird on Wednesday night but waited till the next morning to try and find. I went in where I saw him land and check around and could not find. Did find blood in the snow but he was strutting still even hurt. Look for a long time and never ended up finding him. From his tracks and blood looked like he went out with the flock that morning. My broadhead though did take a beating the blades are all twisted I think this turkey had an S on his chest . Blades look like it hit a wall. Thursday night I was able to put my 3rd tag on a bird. Now i'm ready to come back home and get even with the old smoke pole here. We have had cold hunting before but this was the coldest for us since 1933 guess it had to be on one of our trips for breaking a record for weather. One day we did get 6 inches of snow which was not too bad but that wind blowing across the roads made them ice . Traveling from camp to hunting was interesting. Love the spring turkey woods, good luck to all get ready to head out.