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#2836546 - 05/24/12 07:31 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
The article says they are happy with the harvest numbers which i think is sad. Hunting here blows compared to ten years ago. dont get me wrong u can still kill em but man was it fun to hear 15 a morning.



WOW, an almost all time high for state population and people are still not happy with things.
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#2836555 - 05/24/12 07:42 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
The article says they are happy with the harvest numbers which i think is sad. Hunting here blows compared to ten years ago. dont get me wrong u can still kill em but man was it fun to hear 15 a morning.



WOW, an almost all time high for state population and people are still not happy with things.


Yea hard to be happy when on a typical morning 10 years ago hear average of 15 birds any morning. A great morning now would be 4. Im no biologist but something is different. To be honest they maybe easier to kill now but gosh when they are gobbling every direction it sure was fun.
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#2836600 - 05/24/12 08:35 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
WOW, an almost all time high for state population and people are still not happy with things.
This is inevitable when an agency has to administer an area of 27 million acres and all of the self righteous hunters that it encompasses (not a slam on you Muddyboots or anyone else here, just a broad based opinion of the general public these days). Not being a horses rear, but REN, you are fortunate enough, based on your geographic location, to hunt some of the best turkey hunting counties in the entire state. I can see why you and other turkey hunters in your immediate area would be happy, regardless of the statewide regs or the statewide harvest. I bet if you were confined to turkey hunt in some of the less fortunate counties, say Tipton county where I live or even worse, Crockett county, your outlook would be much different, most likely much more bleak, and your opinion much more humble when listening/responding to others feedback. Just something to consider when replying to others opinions and observations of their turkey hunting experience while afield. Many of us do not reside in these mecca turkey hunting counties, as much as we wish we did during the spring. \:\)


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#2836685 - 05/24/12 09:58 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: Andy S.]
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No worries Andy.
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#2836732 - 05/24/12 10:35 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: muddyboots]
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Andy, i understand what you are saying however there is no perfect world here. No matter who or how was incharge of the turkey population here there will be areas that are not going to support a large population of them. Even IL has places that are not so good for deer hunting.

my point is the state of TN as a whole is at an all time high population and ranked as one of the top states for turkey hunting and yet people still b!tch at the TWRA as if it is there fault Tipton County has had a few down years. Its not direct knock on muddyboots but good gosh we have an awesome state to hunt in and yet people still find a way to complain about it or blame it on TWRA, Coyotes or some other variable they are just guessing at.
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#2836748 - 05/24/12 10:49 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: Rockhound]
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It was a good season for alot of hunters
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#2836761 - 05/24/12 11:13 AM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: Lawrence]
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I would beleive my area would not support a large population of turkeys if it never had but ten years ago i would have put Hardin County Tennessee up against anywhere in the USA. Not so today. What changed? I dont know. I used to say it was the 4 bird limit but i have since dismissed that as now i see way more gobblers than hens. Ten years ago sitting in a fall bow stand it was a sight to see 150 hens going to roost. Maybe we had too many back then. Im just saying ten years ago there were alot and i mean alot more turkeys in my area than now. Im not complaining because i know regs will not be changed. Heck even our local wardens cant explain it. Ren im gonna guess the hunting in your area is what ours was ten years ago. Enjoy it man because it may not last forever.
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#2836789 - 05/24/12 12:05 PM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: muddyboots]
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Actually it's not what it was 10 years ago it is much less. However knowing population control and how many my areas can handle says how many I kill each year.

Maybe 10 years ago the population was to high for the habitat they had. As in bad years like this year you will have good years and every so often awesome years.

My point is no matter what it was or is some people will find something to cOmplain about. Your original post said it was "sad" for the TWRA to be happy with 4th best. Heck why shouldn't they be happy with that in an odd year like this year was.
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#2836791 - 05/24/12 12:07 PM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
No worries Andy.
That comment was not directed at you at all, just wanted to make that clear for a second time. To better explain, I have a few buds I grew up with who slam TWRA every chance they get because turkey hunting in our parts is poor at best, or better yet, it is sub par from their personal expectations. They are some of the basis for my opinion and they are lifelong friends who just will not see the BIG picture. The BIG picture is the fact TWRA has to manage the State's wildlife on a macro scale, not my bud's 100 acres or my 22 acres, on a micro scale.
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#2836809 - 05/24/12 12:30 PM Re: 4th highest harvest recorded [Re: Lawrence]
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 Originally Posted By: Lawrence
It was a good season for alot of hunters
Yes it was; a strange one for some, but a good one for many.


Edited by Andy S. (05/24/12 12:31 PM)
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