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Bob's 2022 Fall Turkey

Prior to last year’s one-week fall turkey season, I had scouted several locations, hoping to line up a flock for opening day. Though I failed to put any birds “to bed” the evening prior to the opener, I knew where a couple flocks were hanging out. Bob, my son, whose job prevents him from doing much scouting, agreed that a flock frequenting a section of game lands was probably our best bet for opening day.

We were set up at dawn on a ridge where grapevines were loaded with fruit and where there had been good turkey scratching (places where turkeys rake back leaves while looking for food) during...


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