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    This will be my first spring in North Carolina. I have to put in for my vacation this week and was wondering what week in the season would be yalls choice to hunt. Early,middle,or late season. I will probably be hunting primarily in the Pisgah National Forest.

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    they are all good,,,I've had good luck during all periods and I don't have a favorite,,,,,,

    later in the season you tend to find less folks out there though and that is a plus to me,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Birds get cranked up from east to west.
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    April 20 thru 30th is prime time just about anywhere if you are hunting NC........ in my experience. I think opening week is good but sometime opening week can be a dud. Most turkeys that I have killed have always been between the 20th to the 30th.
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    message sent. Early season is filled with pressure 2nd into 3rd week there tends to be when the lull occurs it varies with area and elevation. You also have to talke into account each year when season opens like this spring it is earliest it can open which sucks its just to early I'm speaking for biological reasons for the high Mtn areas the breeding should be well on way before season ends but not this year. next year will be better won't open till 14th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkeyfoot View Post
    message sent. Early season is filled with pressure 2nd into 3rd week there tends to be when the lull occurs it varies with area and elevation. You also have to talke into account each year when season opens like this spring it is earliest it can open which sucks its just to early I'm speaking for biological reasons for the high Mtn areas the breeding should be well on way before season ends but not this year. next year will be better won't open till 14th.
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    since you were very specific in locations you have folks here that can really help with the timing.

    all ii know is that there are a lot of them dead after a week of youth and regular season.

    I would go as early as possible.trying to time peak gobbling is a crap shoot.

    it'll also put you in a great way for later hunts, you'll have the logistics and birds somewhat figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldest school View Post
    since you were very specific in locations you have folks here that can really help with the timing.

    all ii know is that there are a lot of them dead after a week of youth and regular season.

    I would go as early as possible.trying to time peak gobbling is a crap shoot.

    it'll also put you in a great way for later hunts, you'll have the logistics and birds somewhat figured out.

    good advice,,,,and why I hunt as much as I can from day 1 to end of season,,,,,,learn more and more on that last bit "logistics and birds" each time out,,,,and never know when I'll run into a dumb one!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmoose View Post
    good advice,,,,and why I hunt as much as I can from day 1 to end of season,,,,,,learn more and more on that last bit "logistics and birds" each time out,,,,and never know when I'll run into a dumb one!!
    Oh believe me,I hunt every opportunity I get,not just vacation. I was just curious due to the fact that I have to put in for vacation so early. All my sick days are saved for turkeys as well as of course days off.

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    Pisgah NF spans across 13 counties from Lenoir foothills north to The Virginia line and west to the Tennessee line in Madison County then further west to Waynesville in Haywood County and south to Brevard in Transylvania County........hard to give advice without knowing more info.
    When should you stop calling?
    Don't stop until the turkey can see the ground where you are!
    What then?
    You should seriously consider shooting the bird because he won't be there long!


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