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California Turkey Hunting Forecast for 2014

by John Higley   |  March 11th, 2014 0
Gobbler, Turkey, Turkey Hunting, Hunting Turkey, California Turkey Hunting

Baillie Toy from Freitas Ranch California with her 1st turkey she killed with a bow.

Spring California turkey hunting in 2013 was good for a large number of hunters, including me. In fact, one of my most memorable hunts ever took place on the last Saturday in March, which was opening day of the general season.

At the time, I was with my daughter, Meredith, on a piece of property in Shasta County owned jointly by family members. It isn’t a big spread, but there are turkeys on it, and I know where they are. While sitting in a blind I put up two days earlier, Meredith and I were treated to sporadic outbursts of toms gobbling and hens yelping for a half-hour before the birds thought of leaving their pine tree roosts. It was great fun being in that situation, and we hoped at least one tom would drop down in the meadow where we were waiting, but it didn’t happen. After the birds left the trees, the toms joined the hens and grew closet moth quiet, at least for the time being.

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