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Fun times

Postby Back for more » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:18 am

walked my ass off , climbed up some steep hills but it was a fun trip . bagged both my spring birds , not he best pictures but o well
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Re: Fun times

Postby STICKLER » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:45 am

Way to lay it on them! :thumbsup:
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:47 am

Anytime you get on birds, it's been a good hunt. Killing them is icing on the cake. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fun times

Postby Back for more » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:49 pm

thanks jeff.

Ya QA , tough season this year . Birds weren't gobbling much this season, first time I've seen it like this in 7 years. Only place I heard the birds were sounding off constantly were in unit 15 and the Manzanos.
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:28 pm

We heard multiple birds every morning. Gobbled good on the limb and for about 20-30 minutes on the ground. After that, they were tight lipped the rest of the day. We hunted 3 mornings and killed birds 2 of them. The third, we called a bird into about 75 yards and he hung up thanks to his hen. That was our last morning, and we could only hunt till about 8:30 or so, or we would have tried to cut him off once he started heading away from us. Rained out Saturday, and I'm 99.7% positive that we would have killed at least 1 more bird if we could have hunted that extra morning.
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Re: Fun times

Postby Back for more » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:46 pm

Ya , I got a feeling if I would have went to silver it would have been quicker , but there's nothing like trying old areas .It's awesome seeing that they still hold birds. Now time to buy my private land elk tag , since I flopped on the draw this year. :censored: :censored: :censored:
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:24 pm

You end up in the Lincoln?
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Re: Fun times

Postby Back for more » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:48 pm

Pm to ya
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Re: Fun times

Postby Watadawg » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:54 pm

:thumbsup: Not my game. Congrats on getting after them.
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Re: Fun times

Postby jrabq » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:41 pm

Looks like fun times, I'm jealous, congrats on the birds. Last year was my first serious effort on turkeys and I got 2, more through effort than skill I'm sure. So this year I was looking forward to it, and hoped to have better luck with calling, but I set the bar too high. Now I just want to kill one. Serious screwup on day 3, still don't how it happened. First shot at 30 yards didn't do the trick, not sure how that happened. Some brush involved but looked like I had a clear shot at his head and neck. Two more shots and eventually caught up with the bird sprawled out on the ground. Just when I got in range I shot him again and he got up and flew off! CRAP! Man I hate screwing up. Went back 3 days this week hoping to set things right but it was a total bust, never even heard a gobble, only saw one hen. Will try again next week but scratching my head on what to try next.
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Re: Fun times

Postby Back for more » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:04 pm

sounds like one of those memories you won't forget haha
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Re: Fun times

Postby jrabq » Sat May 10, 2014 8:28 pm

Hunted Tues-Friday and had some redemption, after moving to a new area. Shot a jake Thursday PM, and another one Friday PM. Was hoping to get a mature bird but with the season winding down and the series of screw-ups I was very happy getting a couple of birds. Hopefully next year will be better and I will learn a few more things.
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Re: Fun times

Postby Back for more » Sat May 10, 2014 9:04 pm

congratulations :thumbsup:
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Re: Fun times

Postby STICKLER » Sat May 10, 2014 9:58 pm

Jrabq, congrats...
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Sat May 10, 2014 10:22 pm

They'll eat just fine :thumbsup:

If you don't want the wingbones from them, I'll take them off your hands.
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Re: Fun times

Postby jrabq » Sun May 11, 2014 1:13 am

quackadikt wrote:
If you don't want the wingbones from them, I'll take them off your hands.


I cut the wings off at the elbow and left them (along with the feathers and guts) out in the woods, sorry.
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Sun May 11, 2014 9:34 pm

That's alright. Next year, keep the wings and I'll make you a wingbone call.
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Thu May 22, 2014 8:16 am

Made some wingbone calls from the gobblers me and my buddy killed. It was a pretty damn fun project. I wish I would have used thread and acrylic instead of painting and epoxying the joints like I did, but they'll work.

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Re: Fun times

Postby jrabq » Thu May 22, 2014 4:25 pm

Pretty neat looking. What kind of call do you make with them, yelp?
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Re: Fun times

Postby STICKLER » Thu May 22, 2014 6:36 pm

Very artistic and creative QA :thumbsup:
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Fri May 23, 2014 6:07 am

Thanks guys.

JR, you can yelp, kee-kee, and cluck on them. I've heard of guys being able to purr on one, but I have no idea how they do it.
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Re: Fun times

Postby jayclarkie » Fri May 23, 2014 8:23 am

quackadikt wrote:
JR, you can yelp, kee-kee, and cluck on them. I've heard of guys being able to purr on one, but I have no idea how they do it.


yeah, but can they do this?
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Re: Fun times

Postby quackadikt » Fri May 23, 2014 8:36 am

I'm thinking yes, but I'm going to need some practice first. Give me a few weeks.
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Fun times

Postby jayclarkie » Fri May 23, 2014 9:52 am

Nasty Boy testing out his new call...
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Re: Fun times

Postby Back for more » Fri May 23, 2014 1:41 pm

seen some native guys selling those at the abq outdoor show.

Reason I didn't buy one, was for the same reason as jay's picture lol. Don't think I could pull off the wingbone look
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