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2009-06-26 10:49:55 AM  
They "killed" 13,000 bottles of Wild Turkey?

yafh.com

How they hell could they shoot straight after drinking that much?
 
2009-06-26 11:19:08 AM  

Indiana seeing an explosion in the turkey population


I though Cincinnati had the problem with the exploding turkey population.
 
2009-06-26 11:21:28 AM  
It's a good thing they can't fly.
 
2009-06-26 11:21:44 AM  
 
2009-06-26 11:22:19 AM  
Englebert Slaptyback: Indiana seeing an explosion in the turkey population


I though Cincinnati had the problem with the exploding turkey population.


No, Cincinatti has the problem with the exploding turducken population.
 
2009-06-26 11:24:45 AM  
Someone ask them why they changed it to Istanbul.
 
2009-06-26 11:26:51 AM  
Englebert Slaptyback: Indiana seeing an explosion in the turkey population


I though Cincinnati had the problem with the exploding turkey population.


Exploding turkeys sounds like an Iraqi problem to me.

/ALLAH GOBBLEACKBAR!!!...BOOM
 
2009-06-26 11:30:36 AM  
I grew up in rural Indiana. I only saw one when I was a kid and that was at a distance of about 300 yards. Now, they're everywhere along with these goddamn peacocks that are all over the place too. Where the hell did they come from?
 
2009-06-26 11:31:51 AM  
Came looking for turkeyhunter leaving disappointed
 
2009-06-26 11:32:58 AM  
Rapmaster2000: I grew up in rural Indiana. I only saw one when I was a kid and that was at a distance of about 300 yards. Now, they're everywhere along with these goddamn peacocks that are all over the place too. Where the hell did they come from?

eggs?
 
2009-06-26 11:34:41 AM  
Doesn't really care.

www.solarnavigator.net

Unless the exploding turkeys are made of gold.
 
2009-06-26 11:35:27 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-06-26 11:36:02 AM  
Sad, really. Their numbers are rising and already hunters are killing them off. That's rather poultry behaviour.
 
2009-06-26 11:36:56 AM  
As God as my witness, I came looking for the phrase "As God as my witness" and left satisfied.
 
2009-06-26 11:38:41 AM  
yogaFLAME: Someone ask them why they changed it to Istanbul.

That's nobody's business but the turkeys'
 
2009-06-26 11:39:10 AM  
Rapmaster2000: I grew up in rural Indiana. I only saw one when I was a kid and that was at a distance of about 300 yards. Now, they're everywhere along with these goddamn peacocks that are all over the place too. Where the hell did they come from?

Same here only the state is Maine. In Maine the sport hunters got together with the state biologists about 15 or 20 years ago. They re-populated the wild turkeys here for the hunt.

They're kind of annoying but they taste good. I've bagged a few toms down near the garden this year, that will be all that I take as it will last me the year. My dog thinks he's supposed to retrieve the turkeys which is kind of amusing.

Anyhow...

*looks*

Dude blown off his bike by a turkey (pops)

I think that story actually made Fark. They mostly aren't a lot of problem to have around and they're a riot to watch fly.
 
2009-06-26 11:43:23 AM  
There are now turkeys everywhere. When I was growing up it was an event to see turkeys, maybe only a couple imes during my childhood. Now I can't drive home without seeing them, it is truely a population explosion.
 
2009-06-26 11:44:32 AM  
Q: What does a turkey have that no other animal has?

A: Baby turkeys.
 
2009-06-26 11:50:18 AM  
I got a nice jake last year, but only called in hens this year. In Michigan we can take hens if there is a fall hunt, but not in the spring. And yes, they can fly. They come in like a 747.
 
2009-06-26 11:54:47 AM  
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2009-06-26 11:59:11 AM  
How do you 'try' to kill a turkey? Don't you usually just use a gun and do it?
 
2009-06-26 11:59:13 AM  
So who's going to kill the hunters once they overpopulate the area after the turkeys are gone?
 
2009-06-26 12:01:08 PM  
Tatsuhiko:
So who's going to kill the hunters once they overpopulate the area after the turkeys are gone?

Themselves. It's Indiana.
 
2009-06-26 12:03:31 PM  
It was comeig strait for us
 
2009-06-26 12:07:46 PM  
I guess if you're going to have a turkey population boom, then having a turkey hunter population boom would be a good thing.

I mean just think, it wouldn't do any good if they were rabbit hunters.
 
2009-06-26 12:12:06 PM  
It's the ciiiiircle of liiiiiife
 
2009-06-26 12:18:04 PM  
I always get a kick out of the hunting shows that talk about turkey hunting and all the techniques required to track and hunt them.

All I have to do is drive down the highway during turkey season and I'll see at least 10 in a 5 mile drive.
 
2009-06-26 12:26:23 PM  
I have seen at least 300 in a small field in southern Indiana. I stopped the car and we got out and tried to count but there was way to many. About a week later we saw at least that many if not more crossing the road in front of us.

/miss Indiana
//Hate SC
 
2009-06-26 12:40:03 PM  
phlegmmo: It's a good thing they can't fly.

Actually they can. They will not soar like an eagle but the bastards can fly when they need to.

/Loves me some turkey hunting
 
2009-06-26 12:48:43 PM  
Actually they can. They will not soar like an eagle but the bastards can fly when they need to.

Back in 3.5 they could. Now in 4e they have to land after each move action.
 
2009-06-26 12:48:52 PM  
leonel: How do you 'try' to kill a turkey? Don't you usually just use a gun and do it?

The Gobbler Gilloutine, that's how. Link (new window)
 
2009-06-26 12:56:53 PM  
You shouldn't kill the turkeys. They belong in a museum, after all.
 
2009-06-26 12:59:00 PM  
leonel: How do you 'try' to kill a turkey? Don't you usually just use a gun and do it?

Give it a POTUS STD?

i178.photobucket.com
 
2009-06-26 01:08:32 PM  
The spring turkey hunt. It's the most enjoyable hunting I've ever done. Calling one in and getting him to do a full strut, fan the tail, etc. It's really a thrill, even if you don't shoot the thing.

Oh, and they taste good too!
 
2009-06-26 01:09:43 PM  
Airwolf: leonel: How do you 'try' to kill a turkey? Don't you usually just use a gun and do it?

The Gobbler Gilloutine, that's how. Link (new window)


Wow. I have to admit that's pretty cool.

Although I don't think it should be used when the guy turkey is getting lucky with a girl turkey. That's just not cool! At least have the decency of waiting until he's done.
 
2009-06-26 01:15:25 PM  
If there's any more turkeys, Indiana is going to be stuffed.
 
2009-06-26 01:15:40 PM  
I live in southern Indiana... I've noticed as the turkey population has increased so have the predators. (duh who wouldn't show up for a free turkey dinner?)... noticed more fox and coyote than I've ever seen before... kind of nice to see actual flocks of wild birds... something other than those damn geese... that seem to be in my yard every morning!
 
2009-06-26 01:17:35 PM  
I seen a rafter of wild turkeys the other night on the back acres, had to be about 35 of them, mostly hens and a smidge of poults.


/yeah i googled those terms.
 
2009-06-26 01:18:01 PM  
The turkey population has exploded in Michigan as well. If you want wildlife populations to increase, open a hunting season and let the hunting clubs assist in the repopulation and management of that species. Hunting clubs and sportsman's groups have been a lot more effective than any so-called conservation group or government environmental group in increasing the population of endangered species. If you want to save the California Condor, you tell the hunters they can have a condor hunt after the population reaches a certain level. Within 10 years, car companies will need to beef up their wipers to clean condor crap off windsheilds.
 
2009-06-26 01:41:36 PM  
WhiteElephant: phlegmmo: It's a good thing they can't fly.

Actually they can. They will not soar like an eagle but the bastards can fly when they need to.

/Loves me some turkey hunting


Yeah they can. I just about stepped on a big Tom the other day, didn't see it, and it shot up right in front of me and scared me to death. It landed about 200 yards away.
 
2009-06-26 01:41:38 PM  
www.delawareonline.com

"Indiana wants me / But I can't go back there."
 
2009-06-26 01:43:25 PM  
i do enjoy the spring and fall turkey seasons here in Indiana but as god is my witness i hate those damn ticks
 
2009-06-26 02:39:55 PM  
Exploding turkeys! Everybody TITANIC!!! Why isn't Homeland Security on this?
 
2009-06-26 03:09:23 PM  
There's only a deer and turkey population problem here in Indiana because people ignore my suggestion to reintroduce the Puma and black bear. It would also cut down on the growing number of fat, slow Hoosiers.
 
2009-06-26 03:23:34 PM  
1. Reintroduce a wild species (Turkeys)
2. No Natural Predators to keep reintroduced species in check naturally.
3. Population of reintroduced species skyrockets due to lack of checks on it's population
4. Add hunting to add a check on reintroduced specie's population
4a. Sell hunting licenses to huns that species
4b. Licensing from gun permits
4c. Businesses sell equipment, guns, ammunition, calls, clothing, etc to hunters
5. PROFITS
 
2009-06-26 03:44:27 PM  
Mr. Right: The turkey population has exploded in Michigan as well. If you want wildlife populations to increase, open a hunting season and let the hunting clubs assist in the repopulation and management of that species. Hunting clubs and sportsman's groups have been a lot more effective than any so-called conservation group or government environmental group in increasing the population of endangered species. If you want to save the California Condor, you tell the hunters they can have a condor hunt after the population reaches a certain level. Within 10 years, car companies will need to beef up their wipers to clean condor crap off windsheilds.

THIS.

It's funny, but most people think of hunting as a monolithic activity, when actually there are three different kinds of hunting:

1. Subsistence hunting, ie., hunting for food because you have to.
2. Market hunting, ie., hunting for profit from the meat, skin, or organs.
3. Sport hunting.

Of those three types of hunting, only sport hunting has led to increases in game populations, and has never been responsible for making a species either endangered or extinct.

Why? Because sport hunters have a major incentive to keep them around. Market and subsistence hunters will just find another species to hunt if they have to. Sport hunters will band together and spend copious amounts of money to ensure the survival of their favorite game animals.
 
2009-06-26 11:03:15 PM  
You'll count me amongst the Indiana turkey hunters next year. I won't have to leave my yard if my food plot works out.
 
2009-06-27 07:16:17 AM  
just get this guy
 
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