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2019 Vermont Turkey Season: Irritating Birds

Tom Turkey, Vermont

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m an inexperienced turkey hunter, and you’d agree if you spent any time hunting with me. The 2019 Vermont turkey season got off to a soggy start, so I spent my time working instead. I sat out the Wednesday opener and likewise on Thursday. Turkey hunting is fun, but I’m not to the point where I enjoy it so much that the thought of sitting in a downpour gets me out of bed at 3:30 in the morning. Perhaps someday I will reach that level of turkey hunting addiction. That day has not yet arrived.

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Stump Turkeys

Tom Turkey, Vermont

“Hey look, Bud. There are a couple of hens walking through that field,” I said to Sam as I was dodging RV sized crates while driving along the infamous Route 5 in Vermont.  It’s springtime in Vermont, and turkeys are on the brain.

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Late Season Vermont Turkey

Vermont Turkey

“It can be a challenge to get out of bed so early, but I never regret it once I’m out here,” I whispered to Brett as we hiked up a Vermont ridgeline with daylight just starting to crack over the distant hills to the east. There is just something about the beauty of a warm…

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My First Turkey!

Vermont Turkey

I still consider myself to be a newbie when it comes to turkey hunting, but I do think I’m starting to grasp the general strategy. Find the birds, figure out how to get close to them, and then shoot one. Two years ago, I tried spring turkey hunting for the first time and on my…

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Who Has Time to Hunt Turkey’s?

Vermont Turkey

Where have I been? I haven’t been in woods chasing after turkeys, I’ll tell you that. Most of the past month has been spent focusing on my day job (or at least doing my best to portray that), working on my house, and getting yelled at during a public meeting as a bonus. It never fails…

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