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Old February 27th, 2012, 12:19 AM #1
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Turkey Hunting In Maryland

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I am looking for a place to go turkey hunting this spring. This will be my first time hunting ever so I am pretty excited. Does anyone know any public land that would be good for hunting in April for turkey? I am near the Frederick area and I am just looking for any suggestions. Also, any tips, tricks, or helpful comments would be greatly appreciated; happy hunting!
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:01 AM #2
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The MD DNR link below has some info on public lands available for hunting. Using a decoy and calls can help your odds. There are lots of call types, mouth, box, slate, etc., find one you're comfortable with and practice. Once hunting, a lot of hunters tend to call too much. If you should get a tom to answer, back off the calling until its moving in closer then use a few soft clucks. Good luck!

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/...ands/index.asp
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:06 AM #3
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I was told that there are some really huge turkeys in Annapolis.....I don't think you should hunt them though, they are full of sh*t.
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The MD DNR link below has some info on public lands available for hunting. Using a decoy and calls can help your odds. There are lots of call types, mouth, box, slate, etc., find one you're comfortable with and practice. Once hunting, a lot of hunters tend to call too much. If you should get a tom to answer, back off the calling until its moving in closer then use a few soft clucks. Good luck!

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/...ands/index.asp
Thanks so much! This site is a big help; I have been practicing the mouth call a lot and have been getting pretty good. Ironically enough I am good at using that and just terrible at the slate call. Little more practice and I should be good, but I defiantly need to get a decoy.
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There tons of places up there green ridge when I first start I hunted public land took some birds just don't let one season get u down if you don't bag one there hard stay in one spot and dont owl call after sun rise I can't stand that like owls call all-day lol if you want to shock them use a gobbler call.. have fun be safe I will be in southern MD for the opener.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:42 AM #6
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Thanks man! I am closer towards Westminster so going out to Green Ridge would be a little bit of a hike. Currently I have been looking at the Hanover Watershed area. I haven't scouted any land but i definitely need too. If anyone has any experience in central Maryland turkey hunting let me know some hot spots!
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Frederick city watershed has a good population of turkey. I have never hunted them there but have encounterd them several times while hunting something else.
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hey i will take you out around howard county you want a bird I will put you on some fast pm with your # one thing I do well is hunt and know were big deer lay and bird roost..
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you must keep these spot close to you. I will call them in for you man.. I have decoys and I know were they hang up every year please on this spot just take 1 bird a year.
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