DE Turkey

Started by lefty87, April 23, 2018, 02:20:01 PM

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lefty87

Here is the turkey I got to finish off the DE Hunting season last Saturday (4/21).

Wallco99


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A CRAB A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Crabbyd

Our youngest daughter on youth day.  It was my wife and her while I had to run to the shore for bushel baskets.  I set them up and left.  2 hours later I got the call.  It was a jake with a 5" beard.  It was a big bird.  It was her first time hunting let alone hunting turkey. 
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

Wallco99

Young girls with guns. Gotta love it. I know we won't be seeing her in any of these nonsense protest marches. Congratulations.

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rdbeard

D, i bet you and your wife are very proud, tell her i said congrats.

Crabbyd

Quote from: rdbeard on April 24, 2018, 10:24:23 AM
D, i bet you and your wife are very proud, tell her i said congrats.

Thanks rdbeard

super proud of both them.  I had been getting pics of birds coming thru there several days a week.  All I did was set the blind up and brush it in the night before, followed them over to the property the next morning and set the decoys up and make sure they were ok and left.  She is the first in the family to get a bird and my wife did the calling.  I never thought my daughter would sit still long enough for anything to come in let alone close enough to shoot.  They both pleasantly surprised me.  I just wish I had been able to be there.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

Crabbyd

Quote from: Wallco99 on April 24, 2018, 08:55:35 AM
Young girls with guns. Gotta love it. I know we won't be seeing her in any of these nonsense protest marches. Congratulations.

Neither of our youngest girls will be seen in an antigun march. 
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

Wallco99

LOL. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

lefty87

Quote from: Crabbyd on April 24, 2018, 08:21:29 AM
Our youngest daughter on youth day.  It was my wife and her while I had to run to the shore for bushel baskets.  I set them up and left.  2 hours later I got the call.  It was a jake with a 5" beard.  It was a big bird.  It was her first time hunting let alone hunting turkey. 

You cant beat getting a turkey on your first hunt! And a heavy bird at that.  It must've been eating on some guy's corn pile or under a bird feeder :P

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Edaoud

Very nice turkey. Congratulations

ChrisS

Congrats all! Great birds, thanks for posting


....but, stop getting so cheap on the stories. I want details!!!

Like a Hemingway novel!!!

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–noun 1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty

lefty87

Quote from: ChrisS on April 27, 2018, 03:43:48 PM
Congrats all! Great birds, thanks for posting


....but, stop getting so cheap on the stories. I want details!!!

Like a Hemingway novel!!!



haha My story isn't so great.  It was boring to say the least.  Started the morning trying to figure out how to get my blind back together since a pole came out of the sleeve.  Its not fun trying to reconfigure an inside out popup blind with just a head lamp in the dark.  Heard one gobble at twilight then nothing until I saw the Tom around 845ish about 115 yards away.  He gobbled again when he saw the decoys then put on a great show dancing.   I thought my Tom decoy was going to spook him but he got fired up when I turned it on and then turned it off with its tail facing him.  It took him 40 mins to work his way to 30 yards and then the magnum blend did the rest.

ChrisS

That's a little better, thank you.

I have shot many turkey over my life and recall each one. Ill post a story about one a little later.
in·teg·ri·ty   
–noun 1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty

lefty87

last year's hunt was wild...had a tom come in to 35 yards then go away which was odd since I had a live hen in my decoy spread.  I was kicking myself in the butt for not taking the shot (I shoot 3.5" magnum blends) out of a hevi shot turkey tube.  but I was happy I didn't.  I had 5 toms come in after and start going wild on my jake decoys.  I ended up getting my first double beard out of all the ruckus. 

Then a few years ago I was hunting some real thick brush and only thing I heard of the turkey was the drumming of his chest as he snuck up.  talk about having a heart attack!

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lefty87

tending his ladies

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