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firediver 04-20-2009 07:27 AM

Turkey #2
The turkey gods are being good to me this year!!! I headed out yesterday to a farm I've been hunting for about 8 years now. Out of all of the spots I've hunted turkeys in the past...this place seem to have the most birds on our around the property. The last several years have been tough hunting up there...but, that is why they call it hunting;)

I decided to get out of bed early so I could be setup in my ground blind when the gobblers decided to start talking. Well....everything in my plan was working except for the turkeys.....not a peep. It is very weird how you can go out one morning and they are gobbling like crazy and not a single gobble the following day. (well....I did hear one or two way off in the distance)

I sat for several hours before my first encounter.....2 hens walked right through my setup. They seemed to be on a mission and didn't stay long. As they walked out of sight...I caught movement to my right. As I slowly turned to see what the movement was....I was surprised to see a nice bird at full strut putting on a show for my decoys. (One thing I enjoy about ground blind hunting is how critters can sometimes sneak right in on you!!!)

Talk about a surprise.....I'm just glad he didn't gobble that close without me knowing he was there 'cause I don't need that kind of "shock" to the system:D

As Mr. Strut'r put on a show for my decoys....I was able to grab the Alpha Max and prepare for a shot. I rushed the shot with my shotgun last week so I wanted to take my time on this one and just enjoy the action. This went on for a little while but then it was time to get down to business. The bird was only 5 yards away and I was afraid he might hear me draw...but he didn't and the rest is history. I "stoned" him and he dropped where he was standing.

I used to be a hardcore turkey hunter but started losing interest a few years ago. Chasing them with archery gear has rekindled the excitement!!!

youngbuck83 04-20-2009 08:19 AM

Atta boy Scott!

Adam 04-20-2009 11:51 AM

Nice! Congrats again!

Colorado Rick 04-20-2009 12:32 PM

Somthing tells me that Turkey didn't die from the arrow.

I'll bet he took one look at those legs and fell over dead. :D

Way to go buddy!

I'm jealous. Of the bird... not the legs. Just so we're clear.

InDaWoods 04-20-2009 01:26 PM

Nice going again Scott...

Rick -- I think the turkey got blinded by his legs first...and didn't know what to do, so all Scott had to do then was run out there and club it on the head with the bow!

bullmoose38 04-20-2009 01:46 PM

Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Whats with the pants? From the legs down is snow camo!:eek::D

PAdroptine 04-20-2009 01:57 PM

Awesome bird! Way to go:D

Flintlock1776 04-20-2009 05:06 PM

Look at them bony knees! Must be hot where you hunt! Congrats!

firediver 04-21-2009 04:33 PM


Originally Posted by Flintlock1776 (Post 31613)
Look at them bony knees! Must be hot where you hunt! Congrats!

It is hot where I hunt.....but it is even hotter where I work;)

Cherokeechass 04-21-2009 09:24 PM

I just need a button to push that says Congratulations AGAIN Scott! LOL

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