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Discussion in '2014 Turkey Contest' started by gltomp, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. JakeD

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    Haha. I should be fine. I'll be the only person hunting on the property tomorrow. I'm anxious to try it, I think it will be a good time.
     
  2. gltomp

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    I'm PUMPED!!!! Put a flock to bed this evening... going after 'em in the morning. The farm is owned by another Amish buddy. He took me to a huge pine stand and we waited... there they were - about 12 of them. TWO HUGE TOM's... I swear one musta' been 30 pounds - what a monster!!!!!!!!!

    The farm is about an hour away - so I'm going to bed. Will keep you all posted. I'll be alone - wish me luck! Did I tell 'ya... I'M PUMPED... oh Gawd... what birds!!!!!!!

    Nite all...
     
  3. Heckler

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    We are counting on you Jerry! No pressure!!! Show Snake how to get'er done!!! :ninja:
     
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    I'm in the blind and these birds hundred yards maybe less picking & gobbling like crazy

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    [​IMG] Quiet as a church mouse. Been raining off & on. Gun hunters over ridge to the right of my decoys.

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  6. Heckler

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    Your Tom decoy looks dead Jerry! :) I take it from the silence you didn't have any luck?
     
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    I was trying to make an easy target for a big Tom
    The birds went down the mountain onto the flats by the river and never came out into the high meadow.

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  8. Heckler

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    Team 7 has three birds to put on the board and they have some heavy hitters that will probably put another one down. We need another bird! :p Snake!!!, Stop dorking around! LOL!
     
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    Headed to the taxidermist!
     
  10. Heckler

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    Wooohoooo!!!!!!! Don't forget that hero shot with your bow!!! At least I hope you used a bow. :p
     
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    No birds today either. Can't hunt on Amish land Sundays. Maybe that's a good thing - give 'em a rest.
    Think I'll try my cousins. Sure want one of those big boys though!

    'Atta boy snake :tu:
     
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    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats Snake, you all are turkey killing machines!
     
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    Way to go snake!
     
  14. Heckler

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    Is that taxidermist in another state?!!!! You are killing me! Let's see the bird! I am sure it's a dandy.


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    I'm sorry to disappoint, but I killed it with a shotgun. My wife and I doubled up this morning. She killed a double beard: 19lbs 10oz, 9 3/4 beard, 5" beard, 1" spurs. I killed a quadruple beard: 10", 8 1/4", 6 1/2", and 6 3/4" beards, 1 1/4" spurs, 19 lbs 13 oz. it was an awesome morning. We ended up killing them at 11:30.

    I'll be bowhunting from here on out. I'm hunting a new place in the morning with several birds and nobody has hunted it yet. It's bow or nothing for the next week.

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    Congratulations snake to both of you! Now we gotta get it done.

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  17. Heckler

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    That's great snake! There is nothing like doubling up with the family. That's a dandy of a turkey as we'll. I'd been at a dead run to the taxidermist as we'll. Tell us about the hunt! We're you running and gunning or camp out? Were the birds vocal / responsive?


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  18. JakeD

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    I was set up on where they were roosted this morning and had them gobbling and strutting at 100 yards for a couple hours. They had 2 hens with them and we never used a call or decoys. We just watched and waited. They left the hens and shut up for a couple hours. About 10:15 we found them again about 1/4 mile away. They went into the woods again following a hen and I had a good idea where they would be headed to. We ran to the food plot I've been seeing them strut in. They gobbled a couple time on the way there. When they walked into the food plot I dropped the lead bird.My wife had to reposition and smoked the 2nd bird. The 3rd bird just stood there and was a double beard as well! He didn't leave until we got up. We never used a decoy or made a call today and shot them at 11:30. They were the 3 birds I've been after all season, so it was a very gratifying day.
     
  19. Trevor Olson

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    Great job snake! Awesome double! Now leave that shotgun in the cabinet...


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    Just scored my bird. Sure wish it would've been with a bow. It ended up at 107.8125. That would've helped a lot.
     

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