Team 12 - Beard Bandits

Discussion in '2014 Turkey Contest' started by IAMIKE, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. WiRutJunkie

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    I sent a PM to Tbeav so hopefully he checks in. I saw that his last activity was on 3-4-2014 so he may not be on the forums much.
     
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    IM HERE! sorry guys. My work schedule this month was pretty hectic and I'm also building an outdoor blog right now AND preparing for an outdoor show that i will be exhibiting my web show at this coming weekend... so i've been a busy fella... but, I'm from pennsylvania and we dont open up til may 3rd.. but should be able to contribute with a big gobbie this spring!
     
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    Awesome, No worries Tbeav23, I'm glad we all got checked in and have a full team. Now that we are all here does anyone have any ideas for a team name?
     
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    Beard Bandits?
     
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    okie_flinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    sounds fine to me...

    /I got nothing...
     
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    Sounds good!
     
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    Sounds good to me, Beard Bandits it is I guess. Now the long wait until the season starts :) Anybody going for there first with a bow? I have shot several out of a tree during deer season but I have got skunked in the spring the last few years. I have some great land this year though so I am hoping that changes!
     
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    yeah i am hopping to get it done with the ZXT:bow:
     
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    Going to try for my first bow turkey with my new mission ballistic. But I wanna get one first and then I have a few other things im going to try first.. but i will try the bow if i all else fails. all going to depend on how the birds are this year.
     
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    I'll be using a bow exclusively this year. Last year I did the same... Took 2 bad shots at 2 birds. Feathers flew once as some jakes were at the decoys, but he wasn't hurt. We were in a crappy blind that was too small for 2 people and i couldnt draw properly. We chased those birds and an hour later my buddy killed the tom with his gun. I have a new, proper 2 person blind this year.

    The second shot was a running away Hail Mary shot that I should not have taken...
     
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    Got out this morning in Nebraska.. tons of birds but they are still to grouped up. 30 and 40 to a flock.
     
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    That's a lot of eyeballs staring at ya! lol I'm guessing they aren't responding to calling much yet :)
     
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    I went out Saturday and they were responsive but i when out sunday night and they were not responding real well!! but there was so wind so i might not of Hurd all of them or they might not have Hurd me!!
     
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    So when we get a turkey we just post a pic on her or....? confused..
     
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    I believe you go to the national wild turkey federation website, and use their scorer to measure the beard, weight, spurs, etc etc and then figure your total score and post it here.. I may be wrong though.
     
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    As IAMIKE said it is the NWTF scoring that we are going by. There is a thread opened up on the contest page that lays out all of the rules. The big thing too is make sure you have a picture with you and your bow with the bird, two if possible. You will post the pictures on the scoring thread first and then here if you want but they have to be on the scoring thread to count. Its pretty similar to the deer contest.
     
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    ok sounds good!!!:bhod:
     
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    The season is a few weeks away yet but I put out a camera near a roost and got a good idea what I will be working with this spring! :)

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    Headed to western OK for opening morning tomorrow...
     
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    Well, we put them to bed tonight. Will be setup 300 yards down the windrow from them on their route to the neighbors wheat for breakfast. Here is a typical western OK deer highway...[​IMG][​IMG]

    And a rub patch from fall/winter...
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