TURKEY HUNTING! It’s here New Brunswick

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TURKEY HUNTING! It’s here New Brunswick

Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:05 am

Earlier this year I posted about how nice it would be to be able to hunt wild turkeys in NB! Seems like we are going to have a hunt by draw this May.
I’ll have to check out the details. Naturally I have never hunted turkey and have NO SKILLS. I’ll have to check out the details and decide if I’ll apply for a tag.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-first-turkey-hunt-may-1.5488360

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Post by Boo » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:58 am

You'll be on a learning curve to be sure. The one thing I had trouble with is giving the birds enough respect for their ability to see movement. Have fun!
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Post by Timbrhuntr » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:07 am

I would have to apply to say I was in on the first season as that doesn't happen too often. If its like it was here in Ontario it will take them a while to get used to being hunted by us and they should be real dumb lol It was fun for a while hunting birds that would gobble like crazy then fly down into the field right in front of you :wink:

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Post by ihunt » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:29 am

Is the draw a pay and take your chances? If you win you're going to have lots of fun :eusa-dance:
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Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:17 pm

No information on the NB website yet. Just this announcement on the CBC from the Minister. The draw will be for 400 tags and no doubt cost a min of $9.00 to enter the lucky winners will then purchase a License. I'll update when I have more details. Not sure if one is required to put in for a particular zone.

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Post by Boo » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:32 pm

Do you No Funswickians have to take a turkey course?
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Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:25 pm

Boo wrote:
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Do you No Funswickians have to take a turkey course?
Yes we NB hunters will have to take a course. They are expecting allot if they plan on hunting this May.
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Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:30 pm

What does wild turkey taste like? I've eaten wild ruffed grouse, pheasant, waterfowl, and spruce grouse of which I'll never do again lol. Is the meat a little tough with just a hint of wild taste, similar to comparing grouse to domestic chicken?

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Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:33 pm

Boo wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:58 am
You'll be on a learning curve to be sure. The one thing I had trouble with is giving the birds enough respect for their ability to see movement. Have fun!
I'll be using a shotgun this might turn out to be ....................if drawn my one and only chance.
May is really busy. I have to open the fishing camp and I have family coming to fish last week of May. Trout season opens May 1. Oh where will I find the time.

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Post by Boo » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:11 pm

Believe it or not, wild turkey tastes just like turkey :lol: :lol: :lol: Go figure!
Turkey hunting is far more important than a fish camp! Get your priorities straighten out mister! :eusa-naughty:
For sure use a shotgun, start with a bow as things get a little less challenging.
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Post by Doe Master » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:34 pm

Turkey hunting is like a disease you don`t want . :D
I say don`t do it . It will consume your every thought on how to out smart a creature with the brain the size of a walnut . Obviously they use more of their brain than we do . Here is a bird that hear and see almost everything . Thank goodness they can`t smell .
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Post by tcwild » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:26 pm

THIS ^^^^^^^

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Post by artifact » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm

Their eyesight is at least as good as a deer, they see almost everything as already stated! If calling a Tom he knows EXACTLY where you are, sometime they come running in, sometime they come sneaking in, and sometime they wont come in at all!
Hope you draw a tag, you will have fun hunting them.

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Post by xcaliber » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:21 pm

Stepnoutnb wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:05 am
Earlier this year I posted about how nice it would be to be able to hunt wild turkeys in NB! Seems like we are going to have a hunt by draw this May.
I’ll have to check out the details. Naturally I have never hunted turkey and have NO SKILLS. I’ll have to check out the details and decide if I’ll apply for a tag.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-first-turkey-hunt-may-1.5488360
This is going to be my first ever turkey hunt end of April, can't wait! I have been reading & watching videos on calling, etc. Hope you go, and do well, good luck! :thumbup:
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Post by janesy » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:08 am

Stepnoutnb wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:30 pm
What does wild turkey taste like? I've eaten wild ruffed grouse, pheasant, waterfowl, and spruce grouse of which I'll never do again lol. Is the meat a little tough with just a hint of wild taste, similar to comparing grouse to domestic chicken?

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