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#3186312 - 03/07/13 10:46 AM Re: Turkey Hunting Shelby Forest [Re: varminthunter123]
Mud Dauber
16 Point

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: varminthunter123
I see on the map there are lots of fields around SF, are they any good? Sounds like a person will probably need a good GPS device.

There are some fields down there, though they are very accessible and such a obvious spot, that I did not mess with them. I guarantee you that is where 80% of the hunters will head and, even if they don't bump the birds out of the roost setting up, you'll be sharing a field. I'm sure the birds use those fields, but I wouldn't bother with it.
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#3186542 - 03/07/13 03:13 PM Re: Turkey Hunting Shelby Forest [Re: Poser]
6 Point

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 610
Loc: Somerville, TN

Thanks for the advice
#3187307 - 03/08/13 09:41 AM Re: Turkey Hunting Shelby Forest [Re: ]
Southern Sportsman
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1129
Loc: West TN

I haven't been out yet, but they should be gobbling some by now.

I don't know if you've gotten your permit in yet Camaro, but I got mine yesterday at it says:

"All hunters are required to register and obtain a free permit at the park headquarters (901) 876-5215"

I assume that you can get this permit anytime before the hunt, so you may want to try and get it while your there.

#3200400 - 03/22/13 08:51 AM Re: Turkey Hunting Shelby Forest [Re: ]

Registered: 03/20/13
Posts: 18
Loc: River bottoms of West Tennesse...

I am kind of late to the party but my buddy and I were also drawn for the first week hunts at Shelby Forest. This is my first public land hunt of any kind. We have done some scouting and I think we have a good spot in mind. Good luck to yall.
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