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#1096813 - 12/22/08 04:05 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: strutandrut]
A.Hall
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Strut, is the Turkey priority points different from the deer? The reason I ask is, cause there isn't a cap on the priority points on deer hunts
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#1096964 - 12/22/08 06:02 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: A.Hall]
InfoMan
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Hunting guide page 24 explains the drawings and priority for each. There are currently 3 drawings, spring turkey, special season deer and turkey, and wma. They are each separate from each other. Spring turkey priority goes up to a max of 5 points. If I recall correctly, there are 33 applicants with 5 points going into the spring drawing. Don't know how they got 5 points without being drawn. There are over 11,000 with 1 point. I'd be one of those.
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#1097855 - 12/23/08 09:43 AM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: InfoMan]
A.Hall
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Thanks InfoMan
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#1103727 - 12/29/08 08:50 AM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: ]
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bsl, it is a tough hunt. I literally 'lucked' up on my bird. A friend of mine who was in my party kinda took the spot I had picked out. I went to my backup spot. I got my decoys and 1/2 ground blind set up and lightly purred right at sunup. He hammered back at me. Then, another bird gobbled. They headed right for me. Every time I called, they both gobbled. After a minute, I heard a gobble from behind me and figured they went down below me. I quietly turned over and was laying prone facing the direction I heard it the last time. I looked over to my right and there a bird stood at 40 yards in full strut. How he didn't see me when I turned over is beyond me. When he turned around, I sat back up and BOOM! Down he went.

I'd rather be lucky than good any day.
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#1121319 - 01/09/09 11:23 AM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: strutandrut]
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#1122335 - 01/09/09 08:36 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: strutandrut]
rbreedi1
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I applied last night, thanks for the reminder. I didnt get drawn for oak ridge last year so maybe this year.
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#1131031 - 01/15/09 07:25 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: rbreedi1]
762hunter
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I put in for Wolf River

Anybody know if thats a good spot?
if so any tips?

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#1133533 - 01/17/09 12:53 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: 762hunter]
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#1133715 - 01/17/09 03:37 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: strutandrut]
JSPAL270
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CHUCK SWAN ALL THE WAY!!!
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#1134929 - 01/18/09 08:02 PM Re: Time to apply for Spring Turkey WMA quota hunts... [Re: strutandrut]
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Jimmy I didnt like Oak Ridge at all last yr might have been jus a bad yr but we didnt hear a bird!!!!! \:\(
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