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#3231758 - 04/25/13 07:14 PM Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters
jlmustain
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They were talking about the birds they took while sneaking over a fence onto someone else's land. Is this one of those "everybody's done it once or twice" things, or is it uncommon? One of them even talked about taking one from his truck. Have y'all ever done anything like that?
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#3231764 - 04/25/13 07:23 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: jlmustain]
smstone22
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Very common for turkey hunters to trespass. Its sort of a thing here that if you find a bird or group of birds that can be heard from the road, you better get to them quick, no waiting days, or they will be dead. I have prosecuted turkey hunters for this when I can catch them. I respect my own private property rights to much to do it myself.
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#3231793 - 04/25/13 07:56 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: smstone22]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Very common for turkey hunters to trespass. Its sort of a thing here that if you find a bird or group of birds that can be heard from the road, you better get to them quick, no waiting days, or they will be dead. I have prosecuted turkey hunters for this when I can catch them. I respect my own private property rights to much to do it myself.
I agree. But they are not turkey hunters. They are poachers! A real hunter would never act like that.
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#3231823 - 04/25/13 08:15 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: timberjack86]
Boll Weevil
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A feller can try it around here if he wishes.....but I certainly wouldn't recommend it. Used to be not as big a deal in the past, but not so much these days. You'll find yourself pleading your case to the game warden or sheriff right quick; no joke.
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#3231824 - 04/25/13 08:15 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: timberjack86]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Very common for turkey hunters to trespass. Its sort of a thing here that if you find a bird or group of birds that can be heard from the road, you better get to them quick, no waiting days, or they will be dead. I have prosecuted turkey hunters for this when I can catch them. I respect my own private property rights to much to do it myself.
I agree. But they are not turkey hunters. They are poachers! A real hunter would never act like that.

Exactly! You can't make a blanket statement like that. The turkey hunters I know wouldn't do it. I'll admit I've wanted to more than once when they're not gobbling where I'm at but I can hear them on the property next to me.
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#3231884 - 04/25/13 09:17 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: Gravey]
jlmustain
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Man, that's good to hear. I couldn't believe they were talking about it so openly. Just doesn't seem like that turkey would feel as good.
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#3231926 - 04/25/13 09:59 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: jlmustain]
Poor redneck
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I have not hunted on property I did not have permission to hunt. But what I have done is spent an hour talking a big old gobler on over to my side of the line.
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#3231957 - 04/25/13 11:16 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: Poor redneck]
Southern Sportsman
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I was hunting with a buddy earlier this year and somebody shot a bird well across the line on his property. We headed back there and found his fresh boot tracks in the mud headed towards the road. My buddy called a friend of his that he knew was near by and he was waiting at the guys truck when he showed up. His ticket from the game warden was forthcoming.

To answer your question, it happens a lot more than it should.

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#3231961 - 04/25/13 11:24 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: Poor redneck]
catman529
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A guy I work with isn't much of a turkey hunter but goes once in a while. He says he and nobody in his neck of the woods gives a .... about season, bag limits, trespassing etc. he has shot in the air at trespassers, and has been shot at / chased by dogs while trespassing. Nobody out there cares about season or limits. He and a buddy went turkey hunting before season this year, and two of his buddies killed 8 toms in a flock one morning early in the actual season. He and his buddies have also killed a lot of squirrels on his own land and he says there are none left at his place. They went out one day and killed 35 between the two of them. Just how they do things out there and I don't care for it. It's not far from Franklin either. I drive through the area sometimes. I don't talk him down or anything, it's not my land or my business really, but sometimes I do ask, are there gonna be any turkeys left to hunt with people killing em whenever they want?
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#3231965 - 04/25/13 11:37 PM Re: Overheard a Couple Turkey Hunters [Re: catman529]
deerhunter10
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Its very sad but it happens way to much... more for turkey then deer but it happens. That's crazy they were just talking openly. I respect other peoples land to much for that mess and hopefully people respect our farms the same. But we have caught a hand full but not recently. Just plan sad...
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