The fall season is fast approaching. Bow has already started in Missouri (15 Sept). I don't poke things with little sharp sticks myself.... Myself and oldest grandson use a Mossberg 835 12GA. I shoot Federal 3" #6 and his gun patterns best with Fiocchi 2.5" #5. Youngest one has a Mossberg 500 20GA. thats likes 3" Rems #5 Limit here is 2 per person and fall its any flavor, gobbler or hen. Been seeing them pretty regular around the place and neighboring farms. Been getting some pics on the scouting cameras side by side with deer at the food plots. They like to hang around together as the Tuekey have that great eyesight and deer with the smeeler...makes for a great security system. Got a male bobcat that hangs around the big pond. That aint good for the turkey, but he has to eat also. Mostly use a ground blind but once in a while out of one of the deer stands (in real bad weather) The season goes the whole monthe of October. Hope to limit out quick so we can start SERIOUS preps for deer in Nov.