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Discussion in '2013 Turkey Hunting Contest' started by NebBowhunter, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'll be scouting next weekend, then the week after I'll be hunting for 3 days. Hoping to put us on the board then.

    How is the rest of the team doing?
     
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    jason.tiger Newb

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    Been busy with work,but finally got out Friday! Missed on a 35-40 yd shot! Hope to get out tomorrow! Good luck and Let It Fly!
     
  3. JGD

    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hey Jason at least you got a shot! Hang in there you'll get one.
     
  4. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Sign everywhere! I can't wait to get out in 2 weeks!

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  5. JGD

    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Seems like it takes so long to get here and passes too fast once it starts. I may have a new place to hunt this weekend. I should know tomorrow. :D
     
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    Trlblzr3 Weekend Warrior

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    Good morning, birds gobbling all around, but something just seemed wrong when all birds had beards shorter than the decoy. just could not convince myself to draw and release.
     
  7. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Haha damn jakes...
     
  8. JGD

    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Jakes make Toms! :D You'll find a big boy, keep at it.
     
  9. NebBowhunter

    NebBowhunter Weekend Warrior

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    I to am going to try a new place next week. The regular places I have hunted just don't have the birds on them this year. Going to see if I can't watch them roost on Sunday night and get up close to them on Monday morning. I agree with JGD. If you keep at it, you will get a shot. Good luck to everyone.
     
  10. JGD

    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well I struck out again this morning. Had a bird gobbling at me from 75 to 80 yards away and he just wouldn't come in. I had a great set up but he was hung up for some reason. I spotted him from the road and went past him and walked into the woods and made my set up in a clearing. I called and he immediately gobbled like he was interested. We talked to each other for 45 minutes and he shut up. I called sparingly so as not to over call and really thought he was coming in. When he stayed there I tried an old elk hunting technique and moved away from him and called hoping he would think I was leaving and come closer. I called a couple times, he gobbled and I moved back to my original spot. He gobbled again and then apparently left. I put almost 3 miles on the old legs, and I do mean OLD legs :D and never heard another bird. Next week is the last weekend. I hope to try again tomorrow and then at least one day next week. Hope you guys have some luck soon.
     
  11. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Close but no cigar I guess. Sounds like you're in a good spot though, keep @ it :tu: I wish you luck.
     
  12. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Put one down this morning!

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    This Jake also had a double beard, pretty neat.
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    I hope the rest of you are having good luck!
     
  13. JGD

    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hey Congratulations Illinois! Good work. That is one pretty bird. How far was the shot? Do you get to measure both beards for the contest? Very nice pictures too! :D.
     
  14. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thank you! The shot was 9-10 yards, so nothing to far. No I didn't take both beards into account, can I? If so the other is 3 inches so that would put the beard length at a total of 6.5.
     
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    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I sent a text to the official score keeper to find out... since he's my son :D. I'll let you know.
     
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    Trlblzr3 Weekend Warrior

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    Congrats on the bird and absolutely all beards are counted in official scoring.
     
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    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You are correct Trlblzr3. I checked with Dubbya and he confirmed as well. Add'em up Illinois! :D
     
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  18. Illinoishunter102

    Illinoishunter102 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Consider it done :tu:
     
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    Congratulations Illinois! That is a very nice looking bird.
     
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