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Discussion in '2015 Turkey Contest' started by Heckler, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Heckler

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    Nice Dunlap!
     
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    Airing 'em out...

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    I went shed hunting/turkey scouting this morning. I watched a couple strutters with 3 jakes and 7 hens. One of them has at least 2 beards, maybe 3....couldn't tell for sure. I checked another field and found a few more strutters, but they were at the far end so I couldn't tell for sure how many birds there were. Anyways, things are looking good for season so far.
     
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    Well I got my bow back yesterday. Today I will test to see what I'm able to do with it. I'll be cranking my poundage down immediately, I just hope I'll be able to pull it back without hurting too bad.
     
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    Best of luck to you young man... praying all goes okay.
     
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    Be careful no reason to hurt yourself worse than it was.
     
  7. Heckler

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    Looks like I am going to get to hunt this coming week. Going Tuesday morning. This will be the first and many years I didn't hunt opening day yet alone the first week of the season. :( I hope it goes well!
     
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    Hopefully the weather will be good this weekend. Its supposed to storm all week
     
  9. Heckler

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    Hunted turkeys by boat today. Had a great day! Lots of mid morning gobbles. The bad news is I lost the coin toss and my friend was first up. He took a really nice 24 lbs bird. The good news is we fished for a couple ours on the way back to the boat ramp. I have 12 slabs of crappie in the fridge soaking! ;) Probably hit it again Friday.
     
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    Forgot to tell you guys.....I'm able to shoot my bow.
     
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    Bet your happy to hear that.
     
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    Yeah I was afraid it was gonna hurt too bad when I drew back, but it wasn't bad at all. I'm ready to go.
     
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    Well its opening day here and thunder storms are in our forecast for this weekend. The rain has held out so far. Nobody I know has heard anything today. Birds are hen'd up like the last 2 seasons.
     
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    Just letting you know that I took a gobbler today. No giant...but a nice 3 yr old.
     
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    Nice fletch! Rained cats and dogs here today. Water in the basement. :(
     
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    Thanks. The same storm came through here, but not until about 2pm. I worked a second gobbler until 11:30 but 40 yards was as close as he ever came. Real hens were coming to him all day. Rained here most of the night so I slept in today. Sorry to hear about your basement. Been there.......bummer. Good luck all!
     
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    It's been a slow morning for my wife and I so far. Both my brothers, my brother in law, and father in law have birds already. Hopefully something happens soon.
     
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    Gobbler down! Pics and story to come.
     
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    Friday morning I worked this bird and finally got him into the decoys. I switched to Nokturnals and they don't seem to be as tight on the string. When I was just about to drop the hammer, my arrow slipped off the string. I can honestly say, that has never happened to me before. So, in my haste to put it back on, I put it on below the proper knocking point and even at less than 12 yards my shot did nothing more than cut some feathers off of him. So, on Saturday, I went to the same field with different calls, no strutter decoy...just two hens and I set up in a different area of the field. After lots of subtle calling and a couple hours of working him, I got redemption at 12 yards and made a great hit this time, taking out his hips. Not a huge bird, but very sharp 1" spurs which normally indicates a 3 year old here. I will wait to see if I get a second bird to enter one in the contest. My understanding is that we get to enter the best of the first two. Good luck everyone. Great job Just Passin thru!

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