Alabama Turkey Outfitter - Hunt Update

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My son is graduating this spring and we are planning a hunting trip. I'm trying to locate a good outfitter to hunt turkeys early in Alabama as that will fall during their spring break.

Has anyone ever booked a hunt in Ala?

Thanks.
 
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Never hunted with these guys but White Oak Plantation has been outfitting turkey hunts for many years.
 
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Thank you sir. Starting to narrow down the list. My top choice didn't pan out.
 
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Oak":3e8xbbkr said:
Thank you sir. Starting to narrow down the list. My top choice didn't pan out.
Let us know what you decide and then follow up with a post hunt report.
 
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I know several that have gone to Westervelt and have always had good hunts. Got a buddy that has guided there in the past said it was loaded with birds.
 
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MrClif":20n7lt2a said:
I know several that have gone to Westervelt and have always had good hunts. Got a buddy that has guided there in the past said it was loaded with birds.

Thank you. I've looked at Westervelt. They are a little higher than others, but seems like they have lots of wildlife and plenty of ground to cover.

I did find one that was non-guided (which is okay with me).

I'm getting close to pulling the trigger and will post back with who I decide to go with.
 
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Yes I'd like to hear your decision and a post hunt report as well

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Roost 1":3ah3qsl5 said:
Never hunted with these guys but White Oak Plantation has been outfitting turkey hunts for many years.

I worked there when I was in college, great people and lots of birds. There's several other good ones on the western side of the state as well. Can't recall names right now but can if need be
 
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Re: Alabama Turkey Outfitter

I had several great leads and I've made several contacts and I've finally made a decision to go with Langford Farms in Autaugaville, AL.

http://langfordfarms.com/index.php

This will be a guided hunt but my son or I can do the calling if we want.

We will be going down the first full week of opener which falls during my son's spring break.

I'll post hunt results once we return.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
 
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We are heading to south/central Alabama shortly. The weather is looking pretty good for that area...just gonna be a little cool in the mornings. My son hasn't been this excited in a long time! I'll post results if/when cell service allows.
 
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Good luck man!!


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Good luck! Keep us posted on the adventure.


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Sorry I'm just now updating. Not much cell service in the area we were hunting. My sone

Day 1 - Lot's of gobbling! Ended up sitting under 3 long beards on our way to a fourth. This is not what we wanted to do, but we had no choice as the gobbled right on top of us. Gobblers went quiet after fly down, but we finally got on a bird at about 9am. He gobbled good for a bit and then went quiet. We hunted the rest of the day with only a break at lunch. About 30 minutes before fly up, we had 2 toms come in close. They ended up roosting right behind us in a thick mess of pines.

Day 2- Went back to the birds we roosted the evening before. Not a call was made while they were in the tree. Hard not to call when they are gobbling hard, but it ended up working out good. Birds flew down in a holler behind us and I thought it might be over for the morning as the hens were close. For some reason the hens waited a long time before flying down, which worked to our advantage. After they flew down, we made our first call. Gobbler responded way off in the holler. We waited for a long while with my son in front. We were setup in some of the thickest stuff I've seen, but he could see down an old road bed good. Finally after a while we decided to move down the road and setup on the edge of a field. Called just a few times on the way to the new setup. Heard about 3 gobbles total while they were on the ground, but the last gobble was closer. All I could see was my son raise the gun just a bit and then he whispered "there they are". He ended up shooting the strutter at 30 yards. 22lbs, 10inch beard, inch spurs.

I got out on the back porch the evening of day 2 and owl hooted right at dark. Had 2 birds gobble. One close!

Day 3 - The morning found us sitting across the field from the birds I had roosted the day before. They gobbled good, gave us a long show with hens and then finally broke towards us. My son picked the lead tom and made a good shot at about 45 yards. 2nd and final bird down. 20lbs, 9 inch beard, 1 1/8 spurs.

I haven't had the chance to spend this much time with my son in a long time. I can't describe how good it felt. Seeing him take a couple good birds just made it even better.

Here are a few pics:
 

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Oak":2s1tk06i said:
Sorry I'm just now updating. Not much cell service in the area we were hunting. My sone

Day 1 - Lot's of gobbling! Ended up sitting under 3 long beards on our way to a fourth. This is not what we wanted to do, but we had no choice as the gobbled right on top of us. Gobblers went quiet after fly down, but we finally got on a bird at about 9am. He gobbled good for a bit and then went quiet. We hunted the rest of the day with only a break at lunch. About 30 minutes before fly up, we had 2 toms come in close. They ended up roosting right behind us in a thick mess of pines.

Day 2- Went back to the birds we roosted the evening before. Not a call was made while they were in the tree. Hard not to call when they are gobbling hard, but it ended up working out good. Birds flew down in a holler behind us and I thought it might be over for the morning as the hens were close. For some reason the hens waited a long time before flying down, which worked to our advantage. After they flew down, we made our first call. Gobbler responded way off in the holler. We waited for a long while with my son in front. We were setup in some of the thickest stuff I've seen, but he could see down an old road bed good. Finally after a while we decided to move down the road and setup on the edge of a field. Called just a few times on the way to the new setup. Heard about 3 gobbles total while they were on the ground, but the last gobble was closer. All I could see was my son raise the gun just a bit and then he whispered "there they are". He ended up shooting the strutter at 30 yards. 22lbs, 10inch beard, inch spurs.

I got out on the back porch the evening of day 2 and owl hooted right at dark. Had 2 birds gobble. One close!

Day 3 - The morning found us sitting across the field from the birds I had roosted the day before. They gobbled good, gave us a long show with hens and then finally broke towards us. My son picked the lead tom and made a good shot at about 45 yards. 2nd and final bird down. 20lbs, 9 inch beard, 1 1/8 spurs.

I haven't had the chance to spend this much time with my son in a long time. I can't describe how good it felt. Seeing him take a couple good birds just made it even better.

Here are a few pics:

Awesome! Sounds like a great hunt!


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Congrats! Looks like y’all had a good time!


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Great hunt and great times! Glad your hunt adventure went well! Congrats!


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Congrats on a great memorable hunt, great pics too. Thanks for sharing.
 

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