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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Gobbler Season 2014,in Penns Woods

Well Pennlylvania's Sprig Turkey season ,is half over . . . .and now the Toms,will have another for,eveing hunters. I have yet to experience the evining hunts,having been on injured-reserve,the past 2 seasons,and I am looking forward to it. So far this season has gone pretty,wel,with a few of my friends,and myself,scoring in the early season.
83 years Youg,Clete,with his York County bird . . . . Well Done Clete !
"Stevie Long Spurs' son of Clete,got this bird,the begining,od yhe 2nd,week,in Central PA . . . I have been out dailey,as usuall,and have been seeing and hearing birds,on a dailey baisis,it seems the toms might be starting to roam a bit,as more hens are,continue laying,and not hangin',with the guys all day,seeing lots of sings,doubles,not the groups of,5 to 7,that i was seeing in the first week. Trhe recent rains,and colder temps,seem to have set the birds,back a bit,tut that will change shortly.
Eric with his first bird of the year,killed with his Home Made Box Call,in central PA,opening week. Eric nailed Turkey # 2,the 2nd week . . . .
Haim,scored this bird,the 2nd day,it was a classic hunt,Gobbling on the roost,watching the fly-down,Struting Toms,Yelping Hens,Turkey Porn,veiwing mateing birds . . . . and then the KILL,inever saw this all on 1 hunt,in over 30 years of hunting these majistic birds & it was AWESOME,although,it only took 20 minuets,from fly down to the harvest,most likely,my best spring hunt ever.
over the shoulder,to drag him out.
In closing,I wish you all luck,and Hunt Safley ! Hope to see you in the feild . . .wack em' & stack em'
There are still some Toms,out there . . . and they will Tell You,when they are ready to harvest !

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bridges & Gates in Pennsylvania's State Forest and Comunity Field Tom

The Old Tin Shantey Road,has been gated,since fall of 2013. NO Access,only the camp up by Mid State Airport,has access.
Another gate in Moshannon State Park,I have no problem with this kind of gate,roads where put in,due to logging,rseeded & re-planted. Just thinking out loud here,why would the State,close off access to public grounds,when we more & more peope,turn to the public hunting grounds,to to more postings of private lands & groups of people leasing up other privite grounds,that used to be open to public use ? I think that some of these Gated Roads on State Forest Lands,should be opened for the hunting seasons,both fall & spring,bo ahead & close them,in the Non Hunting seasons,just let the public utilize them,for hunting seasons . . .
Violet Ray Bridge,on middle Black Moshnnon Creek,close to I-80.
The NEW Huckelbery Bridge,below Black Moshannon State Park.
The New Clay Mine Road Bridge,over Six Mile Run. One must wonder,where all the MONEY,comes from,to build these Very Nice Bridges,in State Forest Lands,would not a simpler,more cost effecient bridge,be more suitable ? I am NOT complaining about the bridges,just wondering,out loud why such elaborate structures ar built,when many of the bridges,that EVERYONE,use,on there daily commutes,are in such Dire straights . . . . ?
On a brighter note . . .today I was fordunate enough,to have harvested a Spring Gobbler . . . .on public ground