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Our saturday hunt

Postby David » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:38 pm

Well, I took my step-brother, who has never turkey hunted and my father, who hasn't hunted in over 20 years and has never shot a turkey, out Saturday for a turkey hunt. I haven't been turkey hunting since I was in college about 14 years ago. We left my house at 5 am and got up to my land about 7:45. While we were unloading we could hear a couple way off gobbling. I pulled out a bunch of calls I had and noticed the glass call was cracked, but still sounded good to me. So we headed towards the gobbling. We walked, called, listen, repeat for about a mile. For the last 1/2 mile we hadn't heard any more turkey. I was starting to think we had missed out by getting there to late, when I heard a gobble. I had my dad and stepbrother follow me a short way down the road and to the other side of a field and gave another call. They gobbled again and sounded to be about a hundred yards away, so I set my father out front, my stepbrother towards me and me in the rear calling. Where I sat, I couldn't see much, there was a lot of grass blocking my view. My father and stepbrother, on the other hand, watched a great show. Two nice long beards came in in full show. I would give a couple clucks, they would gobble, strut, drum, the hole works. Well, my father got the shot at about 15 yards and killed his first turkey. It was also the first turkey ever killed that I called in. Here are a few pics of the results.

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Postby hillman raider » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:51 pm

Sweet, great looking bird. I cant wait until our season opens. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:17 pm

congrats, great looking eastern
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Postby tripleCBoykins » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:00 pm

Great job David!! Looks to be a three year old bird. Man that is awseome!!!!!
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Postby cut_un » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:08 pm

Congrads David, nic pics too I might add! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby trigger22 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:46 pm

congrats on the hunt. april 5th cant get here fast enough
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Postby orangefoot » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:55 am

Great bird David. :thumbsup: Nice pics.
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Postby jrockncash » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:15 pm

Good lookin bird and even better lookin saw in the basket. Real men run Stihl. Looks like you had plans to get some work in while you were there.

So did you get the work done or celebrate with whisky and orange soda? :rofl:
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Postby David » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:50 pm

:rofl: A few trees had fallen across some roads on the property. We managed to get them cut, but I have to wait until I get a tractor to get them far off the road rather than pushed to one side. An orange Faygo rocks.
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