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Turkey Hunting The Most Challenging Game

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The guy at Tylertown Sports told me Preston took his operation back , and is operating again right where it all started.
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I heard him give a talk many years ago...... very informative and entertaining. He talked for over 2 hours with lots of good information and stories.
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I met him in the 80ís in Hammond. The heydays of Tangi parish
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Back in the 80's I worked with several people that lived in Livingston parish. They would hunt a couple hours several morning each week and come to work around 10 AM.
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As you probably know, the Florida parishes supplied the birds for the restock success. 86 to 90 at SLU, i hunted Montpieler, Kentwood, and towns Richardson & Sheridan in Wash. parish. My spring break was in the blooming turkey woods.
Toxey started Mossy Oak in 86, as did Bill with his Spartan Realtree. DWF was employing the cannon net, then the improved rocket net in the restock effort.

That was the heyday of the Fla parishes. Turkey everywhere, especially Montpielier. Today the Fla parishes are in deep trouble due to urban sprawl out of Jefferson and Orleans parishes, and poor forestry practices.

The newer generations have to make the best of what is now ; just make the best times out of the hand you were dealt. Just remembering those heydays is a great reminise.

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Yes. It was great at one time. Overall, it is not good at all now, and I don't have any idea how that is ever going to turnaround.
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IMO...... the hogs at Sherburne are the major reason the Turkey population never recovered after the flood in May of 2011, when the basin was flooded by opening the Morganza spillway.
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I don’t doubt that hogs contribute to the problem, but each geographical area has its specific problems. I agree hogs are a major fault.

I layed out what i know about Tangi, St Tamm, & some of Wash. parishes.

Now, Tensas, from 2000 to 06, i had a blast. Times hunting turkey i will always reminisce. Man i was on them big time. Then came the big messy select cuts, and the hogs. It has never recovered.

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Then came the big messy select cuts.
There is a brand new one in an area we like to hunt that we saw this past Jan. What an awful mess
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St Helena Parish ( Greensburg ) also was in it's heydays in the mid 80's.
I was in the 12 mile/River road club. They were loaded with turkey just like Tangipahoa. I never spent much time beyond 1 year in St Helena.

But back on subject, Preston came in our gun shop in Hammond. I volunteered at Custom Guns. I did the Parkerizing. We chopped many of them Rem 1100 barrels. Put the belt sander to all that pretty varnished checkering. We built turkey guns. This was Before hydro-dip camo, before turkey chokes. We had chokes, and we threaded barrels.

Preston came in and visited. Dropped off a bunch of calls. This was, I approximate, 1988. I was full time at SLU and went there at night when I could, to help out, and hang out .
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