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Well not knowing anything about hunting turkeys, don't have the proper gear, wouldn't know how to call one, don't know where the best areas are, I went ahead and put in for the L.E hunt:shock:. This should be a learning experience. What are the chances of drawing? Put in for the central unit.
I guess we will wait and see:).
 

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Chances are slim to none for drawing. It took me six years to draw the first time. Four years the second. My oldest daughter has never drawn out and she has 3 now.

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You guys do know that you don't need a LE tag to hunt turkeys don't you. You do understand that drawing a LE turkey tag is no big prize. All you really can say is that "I had first chance at them"...which really means nothing if you get there on opening morning and there's someone else after the same birds as you. But by all means, keep putting in for that LE tag, maybe some day you'll get to go hunting.
 

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BP you do know you can put in not draw and still hunt don't you. Sometimes it's nice to hunt stupid vocal birds.

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Isn't that what I said??? I find stupid has more to do with a bird's age than it does with how much noise it makes. There isn't a noisier bird than a dumb little jake. Not to say hunting jakes isn't fun. Anytime you call in a nosy bird it's fun...shoot him or not.
 

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The LE portion of the turkey season is like, 10x better than general..:!:..
 
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Do you not put in for LE turkey hunts in Utah BP?
 

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I'd much rather hunt the LE turkey hunts just for the fact that there are a lot fewer hunters. I had one in the southern area and for the first week we only saw 4 other hunters the whole time. The next was was a central tag and we didn't see a sole other than a rancher that was checking on a couple of cows that has gotten loose.
 

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I drew central with 0 points last year, and to be honest, I had way better calling in my area on the general season there year before.
 

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Do you not put in for LE turkey hunts in Utah BP?
I never have. Mostly because I 've hunted Washington with my brother for the opening week for the last 25 years. I am not sure if I would do so in Utah because the limited season time is so restrictive. I ve never had much problem finding time to hunt and birds to hunt during the month of May.
 

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We ABSOLUTLY love the LE .....

Myself and two boys have harvested some were around 20 Toms in the
last dozen years between the LE and landowner permits we've had....
Don't even mess with the general season in Utah much for turkeys............
 
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You guys do know that you don't need a LE tag to hunt turkeys don't you. You do understand that drawing a LE turkey tag is no big prize. All you really can say is that "I had first chance at them"...which really means nothing if you get there on opening morning and there's someone else after the same birds as you. But by all means, keep putting in for that LE tag, maybe some day you'll get to go hunting.
BP the main reason I put in for the LE hunt is this will be my first hunt and thought that if I was lucky enough to draw I would not have as many hunters out watching how stupid I looked on my first hunt. If I don't draw(which is most likely) I will get a reg tag and hope for the best. If you read my original post, maybe you can understand what I'm talking about. With my lack of knowledge less complicated hunts are best for me:mrgreen:
 

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BP.....come on....you really want to make a hunt out of it....and actually have to call them in with pressure from other hunters??? Sounds like way too much work;)
 

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I've drawn three times with no more than (1) BP each time.
 

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I have no problem with guys hunting the LE hunt, hel* it's turkey hunting, how can it be bad. I might have misunderstood Dunkem's first post and thought he, like many many other hunter on this forum think if they don't draw a LE permit they can't or won't go turkey hunting. Some even think that turkey hunting is only good for a couple weeks a year. Others think it's over crowded during general hunt. Some think a LE hunt is some sort of coveted prize that somehow will magically insure them a better hunt on some kind of special area, etc, etc. It's none of those things. What it is is another permit that the SFW hoped would catch on so they could get something more free from the state to market at their convention...that's all it is and all that it was created for.
 

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I do realize that it really is just A way to generate more income, but I feel better at making an a$$ of myself if there are not to many watching me.:oops: I guess I gotta learn sometime. Like the title said this could be interesting:grin:
 
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