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Offline Hummer3T

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Turkeys on the islands
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:50:00 AM »
Can you add turkeys to your write-ups, I might be coming this winter (Feb)and was wondering what was available with turkeys on each islands.

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 04:26:00 PM »
To be honest, I don't know much about hunting turkeys here but I'll be sure to make a few phone calls.
I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 04:16:00 AM »
I tried calling a few guys, but no luck so far...      :(  

I'll get in touch with Riley, he's a wealth of knowledge.

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 02:00:00 PM »
Not sure if you want to move this or make it a new thread but here is some turkey info on Hawaii Island (Big Island).  


So the first real season is our Upland Game bird season.  It starts the first weekend in November and ends the 3rd weekend in January.  In this season you have one turkey per day per hunter.  You can walk around and shoot any game birds.  The season is only open on weekends and usually is limited to Mauna Kea, Kipuka Ainahou, Kapapala Ranch, Keamuku, Pohakuloa Training Area, and Lau Ranch (located right next to Kaohe GMA).

As for our spring turkey hunt, Hawaii Season seems to be a little early compared to some midwest seasons.  Opening day for Spring turkeys is the first day of march and ends the last day of march.  So basically 31 consecutive days.  Bags limits are 2 long beards per hunter per season.  NO HENS are to be shot.  Decoys are ok, and orange is not required but highly recommended if you plan to walk off the roads a bit.  

Areas that are open are Mauna kea, Kaohe, Pohakuloa Training areas, Keamuku and Kipuka Ainahou.  Only Mauna Kea, Kaohe, and Kipuka Ainahou follow the 31 consecutive days, as for Keamuku and Pohakuloa, they are only open on weekends or state holidays and you will need to call the friday before you go to make sure they are open for bird and not for mammal hunting.  

As for the other island im not sure how their hunting is or where to go.  

Either way, youll have some fun hunting Rio Grande Thunder Chickens!!!!  

 

 
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 03:38:00 PM »
Mahalo Riley!!!
We'll leave this post here and I'll repost elsewhere if necessary.

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 04:19:00 PM »
Had no clue HI had turkeys.....cool.
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 03:53:00 AM »
The only island I have been successful at turkey spot and stalk is Lana'i.  For some reason no one pressures them and they don't seem as smart as hunted turkeys usually are.  I think it's because everyone is after the Axis deer so the turkeys mostly get left alone and in turn they get used to being around hunters.  Try calling this number (808)565-3981  Lana'i Company Game Management (I think that's their name?)  They manage all the non-state hunting areas of Lana'i.  Bird season on state land runs from now to the end of Jan so you'd need to hunt private land if you come in Feb.  Google the Craig Morgan Lana'i episode.  They show some "Lana'i style" turkey spot n stalk.  Funny stuff.  Good Luck.
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 07:29:00 PM »
Thanks, likely the big Island will now be our destination.
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 07:49:00 PM »
Visited the Big Island a few weeks ago and saw many turkeys.  Seems the turkeys were mostly around the northern part of the island. Couple dozen just roaming around Hapuna (no hunting here); saw 50 or more near Mauna Kea.

 
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 02:45:00 PM »
Guess who is excited for the Spring turkey hunt this march....THIS GUY!!  

Shooting some hand crafted broom sticks with a big bad blade on the front.   :)  

   
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 11:34:00 AM »
Nice looking arrows Riley! Is that a Magnus Classic broadhead? What kind of wood for the shafts?
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 11:07:00 AM »
Thanks Bryan, I am not sure I bought it a while ago but if I can remember it is 1.5" cut and maybe 145grs???  I looked a quick one and looks like it is called MA II.  

As for the shafts they are sitka spruce, 50-55lbs.  11/32.
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 04:12:00 PM »
Aloha Riley are those wood arrows from Brian Furguson of all wood arrows?

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 06:28:00 PM »
Howsit Darryl.  No, I got blanks as a present a while back and then a few months ago when I got into shooting the longbow I decided to try make some of my own.  These are hand crafted...when you look close, you can see the many imperfections.
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2013, 05:07:00 AM »
Wow no can tell awesome woodies I also shoot a longbow with wood arrows @ 55-60 got some Mr furguson I no moe da talent to make my own LOL thanks Riley for the info   :thumbsup:

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 12:38:00 PM »
Yeah when you look close can tell but good enough for me!  Yeah I just looked at those arrows, sweet looking things but that price tag...man I would be scared to shoot anything with it.  I think after I buy shafts and crest and fletch..it is about $75.  Altough they dont look as nice as the pros..I can use it without worrying!!
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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 03:04:00 PM »
Yeah when I got them I neva Like Shoot Da Buggas Was too Nice I Called Brian I told Him That Any Hows D Hunting In Pohakuloa Still Can Ova dere? Da Last Time I wen Hunt wen I was In the Army In 1974 Shoot my First sheep In Paia Side And Go Hunt At Nite For Wild Pig In Da Rubbish Trench That The Army Wen Make Was Good Fun Choke Pig At That Time Thanks For Chatting With Me Maybe I see You At Da State Championship 3d Shoot Aloha Riley And Happy New Year   :thumbsup:    :archer:

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Re: Turkeys on the islands
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2013, 10:48:00 PM »
ahhhh Pohakuloa is sad, too much guys no animals.

Yeah for sure, this year ill be there!!!!

Take it easy, have a good one...happy new year to you too! happy hunting also!
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