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  Am I wasting my time?
Posted by: Decoy91 - 2 hours ago - Forum: Turkey Hunting - Replies (1)

Hey all,

Would I be wasting my time scouting for gobblers in the jefferson national forest near blacksburg? Around caldwell fields?

Also, would I be wasting my time looking for turkey in Havens WMA or Fairystone?

Thanks in advance.

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  Question about Bearded Hens
Posted by: Carcass - Yesterday, 10:55 PM - Forum: Turkey Hunting - Replies (14)

What's y'all's thoughts about harvesting a bearded hen during the spring season? Some folks don't like to shoot hens, some do but not during the spring. I saw a bearded hen on my trailcam last spring and want to make up my mind about whether or not to harvest her if she shows up this season. What are the pros and cons in your opinion?

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  GLoomis fly rod
Posted by: JamesM - Yesterday, 02:17 PM - Forum: Buy - Sell - Trade - No Replies

I have a 9' #8, 3 piece GLoomis IMX custom fly rod that I would like to sell.  This was my go to saltwater rod for anything smaller than tarpon but has seen only very limited use since I joined the Army.  Only blemish is some staining on cork handle. It is a very fast action rod that is capable of laser tight loops and very long distance casts.  Perfect for windy conditions and big or heavy flies. I also have a Redington reel that I would sell if you're interested in a package.  The real has about 200 yards of 30# backing and RIO saltwater floating line.  $250 for the rod, $325 for the rod and reel.  PM or text 352-42two-127four for pics.

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  Transporting small boats
Posted by: BillHoo - Yesterday, 12:42 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

Thinking of small pond boat like a Sun Dolphin, or BPS Pond Prowler.... boats that weight about 130 to 160 lbs. and around 8 to 10 feet long. 

Throw on top of vehicle roof?  (I have a Nissan Versa Note Hatchback)

or buy a utility trailer?

Harbor Freight doesn't sell them because of compliance issues with DOT.

Would be travelling back roads to get it into the Occaquan or Potomac.  Maybe quick hops onto 395 or 66 for other bodies of water.

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  4 Counties with a turkey pop decline!
Posted by: cut_un - Yesterday, 06:50 AM - Forum: Turkey Hunting - Replies (10)

Found out that we have 4 counties in VA with a major turkey pop decline......and my turkey woods are in two of them!  Amelia and Nottoway county!  was wondering why the are not gobbling and not finding any sign...... Now I know why!

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  Great Falls Park fishing?
Posted by: BillHoo - 03-18-2019, 03:15 PM - Forum: Freshwater Fishing - No Replies

Was wondering if anyone has fished there?  and what do you catch?

There are danger warnings as well:

https://www.google.com/search?q=fishing%...Park&cad=h

Fishing is allowed within Great Falls Park on the Potomac River. Those over the age of sixteen must have a Virginia or Maryland fishing license. No special license or permit is required from the National Park Service.

Access to the river for fishing purposes is above the falls along the upper end of the North River Trail and Potowmack Canal Trail. There are access points below the falls, but these are only for launching kayaks and other whitewater boats.
All fishing must be done from the shore. It is illegal to wade into the river anywhere within Great Falls Park. If you do so, at best you may end up with a fine, and at worse you may end up dead.

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  Four Mile Run - water quality, safe to eat fish?
Posted by: BillHoo - 03-18-2019, 12:04 PM - Forum: Freshwater Fishing - Replies (1)

While fishing at Lake Cook this week, a gnetleman cam up and said there were a ton of trout just across the street in the river?

I said what?  You mean Four Mile Run?  He said yes.  He can see them at the base of the dam.

We thought about it and figured they could have been escapees from the stocking further up river from Accotink or Holmes run.

Doing some searching on the internet, I see there are some big bass that have been caught in that area in the winter.

Question is... would you eat out of Four Mile Run?

It's right next to the highway and the banks are just littered with garbage.  You can see it in the videos when a guy is fishing there.  And yes, he catches some big fish too!

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  Turkey Dog
Posted by: Squid - 03-17-2019, 06:12 PM - Forum: Predator/Varmint Hunting - No Replies

I just realized I never posted my Turkey season opener Coyote.Those who track me on FB have already seen it. Season for clubs opened on March 2nd. Shortly after sunrise I was calling birds when they hung up. Soon, I would know why. A Coyote made a run for my Decoy and I shot him up close and personal.

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  1 and 2
Posted by: Striperday - 03-17-2019, 03:34 AM - Forum: Predator/Varmint Hunting - Replies (3)

Had 2 yotes come in directly behind me. I was sitting under a pine tree with low hanging limbs. I could hear the yotes feet running up behind me across the pasture. One passed to my left about 15 yards away. The second litterally ran under the tree i was sitting under and never let up nor did she smell me. She was only 2 feet from me running wide open! She went to the call and figured out she had made a mistake and turned left running. I barked and she stopped long enough for me to punch her with 55 gr worth of .223 poison! 77 yard shot. Not sure where the other yote went. It was really exciting to have them that close and never wind me. [Image: 3fe04704ae3ac5a7764ef3f8fdcd20ab.jpg]

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  Locating Yotes
Posted by: Striperday - 03-16-2019, 02:26 PM - Forum: Predator/Varmint Hunting - Replies (8)

I would like to hear what all you guys do to locate Yotes in order to have a more successful hunt. I usually dont do any pre locating at all. I just hunt on good sets and hope for the best. Thanks!

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