Almanac: Decline in turkey license sales goes unexplained

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 26, 2012 - 11:51 PM
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albertMay. 27, 12 2:55 PM

I can explain one less turkey license. After 12 - 13 years (10 trips) of never bagging a turkey I gave it up. I don't hunt deer and I think that hurt me hunting turkey as many of the same skills are required. The last time I went I found myself not even trying so I knew it was time to hang up the calls. Gave them to a friend's kid. The friend regularly gets turkeys so I'm helping the kid get his first.

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novawildMay. 29, 12 3:55 PM

you can't just go out in the woods and expect to get a turkey. You can be a champion caller and never get a bird. The biggest reason I have had success is because I know where the birds have spent the previous night, because I "put them to bed" the evening before. In other words, I did some scouting to find out where they are

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