Reader Shots: Turkeys

Father Knows Best Photo by wallace pitts After 2 weekends of getting Skunked i called in these 3 birds with my father, and he shot all 3 ! Method: Shotgun
When: May 15, 2010 at 12:00 am
Rio Grande! Photo by killadeaux My first Rio Grande. Picture perfect hunt. Look at the beautiful irridescent colors of the feathers shining in the sunlight. Where: Texas
Method: Shotgun
When: March 22, 2010 at 09:28 am
Four Toms Photo by crosbychief Turkey season 2010 has been fun, tiring and frustrating- these four toms were at war over the hen in the background along a road on private land, not more than 1/4 of a mile from where we had set up earlier. If they weren't grabbing each others necks and beaks they were busy strutting. The hen looked bored with the whole business, but did leave with the apparent victor after awhile. Method: Shotgun
When: May 14, 2010 at 12:00 am
20-Pound Jake Photo by bigbuck96 This is a 20 lb. jake with a 2 inch beard and 1/2 inch spurs that I called in with a slate call and a hen decoy on a pipeline near Manistique, Michigan. Where: Michigan
Method: Shotgun
When: May 8, 2010 at 06:30 am
It Happened Near the Car Photo by single shot We hit 3 different locations on the same property but didn't hear a sound that morning. On our way back to the car we saw a tom and a group of hens right next to the first set up location we had that morning. I was able to Bushwack this Tom by sneaking up to within 50 yards and giving 2 loud clucks. He came over to investigate, and that made my morning. Where: Kansas
Method: Shotgun
When: April 24, 2010 at 09:30 am
Best Turkey Photo by rickboggs66 24 1/2 lbs, 1 1/8 spurs, with 3 breads 2 of which was 9 1/2 inches and 1 was 3 inches. This is my best turkey to date. Where: Kentucky
Method: Shotgun
When: April 19, 2010 at 10:30 am
Head Shot Photo by colesimm The Tom reacted perfectly to our calls, he gobbled a couple times and then came right in to me. I had to wait until he raised his head up because he was in a little dip and I couldn't see him very well. But when he stuck his head up, BANG! I shot him right in the head. The Tom had a beard that was 9in long, his spurs were about 1in long and he weighed about 20 pounds. Where: Oregon
Method: Shotgun
When: April 26, 2010 at 07:30 am
Strutting... Photo by Judy Out walking and turned the corner and here was this guy strutting for his lady friends... Where: Michigan
Method: Other
When: April 22, 2010 at 01:59 am
Zack Collins First Turkey Photo by barryd1100 My friend Dave Collins and his son Zack. Let me call in a turkey at Zacks grand parents place. This turkey would wake them up almost every morning on his way to there bird feeder. So the first day of youth turkey we snuck in the woods and shot this 29 lb bruser Where: Ohio
Method: Shotgun
When: April 17, 2010 at 07:07 am
Commanding the Wild in Oklahoma Photo by Turkey Commander First bird of 3 in Oklahoma. www.commandthewild.com LT GOV HUNT 2010 Where: Oklahoma
Method: Shotgun
When: April 15, 2010 at 08:28 am
Allan Williamson Photo by cheftrey Big A Kills one at the last minute! Where: Virginia
Method: Shotgun
When: April 13, 2010 at 09:00 am
Marshall Wood Photo by cheftrey City boy comes to Va. and kills a 20lb turkey! Where: Virginia
Method: Shotgun
When: April 19, 2010 at 09:00 am
Luke Bunde Age 6 Opening Day Turkey 25 pounds Photo by DJBunde Luke Bunde enjoyed his Second year opening day success. havesting this 25 pound Minnesota Eastern Turkey. He made a 15 yard shot with his youth 20 gauge. Where: Minnesota
Method: Shotgun
When: April 14, 2010 at 06:50 am
My first, and It's a Trophy! Photo by mccormick64 I took this large long beard with my brother in Hamliton county, IL on the second day of the first week of spring season (4/6/10). We had to get a tape measure out because the ruler on the back of my tag only went to 10 inches. The beard was 10.5 inches and he wieghed 23#, with worn down 3/4 inch spurs! My Remington SuperMag with 3 1/2 inch 5 shot at 35 yards, took him down! Where: Illinois
Method: Shotgun
When: April 6, 2010 at 06:28 am
Lamar County Piebald Eastern Photo by rlweddle69 My first turkey hunt took place on April 3, 2010 in Lamar Co. Texas. I didn't realize until after the fact the bird I was bringing home was a trophy. Where: Texas
Method: Shotgun
When: April 3, 2010 at 06:00 am
JD and Carson..Youth Hunt 2010 Photo by calyncokeboy These are my two sons JD and Carson just after JD killed his first turkey, a nice longbeard of 10 1/2 inches. The picture quality is not great but it is from my mobile phone and I was shaking with excitement. JD is behind the big gobbler and Carson is standing with our B-Mobile decoy. JD is 6 years old and his brother is 4. I am so proud of my two boys!!! Where: Arkansas
Method: Shotgun
When: April 3, 2010 at 09:00 am
The Boys and Me Photo by calyncokeboy This is my son JD, my other son Carson and myself along with our hunting buddy B-Mobile (aka Bob) and JD's first turkey. We were all together in the blind when JD killed the turkey after an exciting hunt. The boys displayed incredible patience as this bird drifted around us gobbling for over 2 hours before finally commiting to our setup to challenge the full strut decoy. Where: Arkansas
Method: Shotgun
When: April 3, 2010 at 09:00 am
JD's First Turkey Photo by calyncokeboy My son JD killed his first ever turkey on 04-03-10. It was his first time as the "trigger man" on a turkey hunt. The bird began gobbling about 6:40 AM but wouldn't commit to our setup at first. We finally managed to wait him out and JD killed him with a single shot 20 gauge. The bird weighed 18 pounds, had a 10 1/2 inch beard and 3/4 inch spurs. Where: Arkansas
Method: Shotgun
When: April 3, 2010 at 09:00 am
Backyard Turkeys Photo by erict8 The turkeys we have comin in to the feeder in out backyard are startin to gobble and strut Where: New Jersey
Method: Other
When: April 4, 2010 at 07:00 pm
My Son's 1st turkey!!!!! Photo by Goose_Slayer He shot it with his 20 guage on the fall hunt!!!!! Where: Arizona
Method: Shotgun
When: at 12:00 am
Hotel Window View Photo by Montana_hail Saw him outside the hotel window
I Found Him Yesterday Photo by jacy1515
Drifting along the creek and found this old boy with his friends,no hens so they are still in the batchlor group. Make my blood get up how about ya'll. Where: Alabama
Method: Shotgun
When: February 20, 2010 at 11:30 am
Kara's 22-pound Tom, 11-inch Beard Photo by kara slick My boyfriend and my son made one turkey call and in came 2 gobblers attacking the decoy we had put out. I took a deep breath and pulled the trigger. It was absolutely amazing! It was just like they do on TV but only better because it was me!!!!! Where: South Carolina
Method: Shotgun
When: April 4, 2009 at 07:05 am
Snow Bird Photo by charlie elk Temp at zero, 18" of snow, snowshoes were essential. Turkeys had no trouble seeing my approach they ran into the wood line then took to flight across the valley. I lay down in the snow where they had been feeding, snowshoes propped my head up, as the cold crept in; the hen responded to clucks & yelps. 1st winter turkey laying on a pearly white landscape - Priceless. Where: Wisconsin
Method: Shotgun
When: December 11, 2009 at 11:30 am
PA Turkey Photo by abfreddie64
there was about a dozen turkey out-back during bear hunting season Where: Pennsylvania
Method: Other
Turkey Photo by tootie NICE ON MY LIST