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Old 04-17-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Turkey day started , 4/15/2016. I drive 100 miles one way, twice to set up camp.
Can't pull trailer with little jeep, do 2 trips.
Alarm does not work so i over sleep. Out of bed at 6:15 am getting coffee ready. Don't even have shirt on. Open door look out, nice weather. Coffee still not ready. Turkey globbles
Grag a shirt, shotgun, Mossburg 835, poke it full of shell. Get to door and look around. Can hear but not see turkeys. look out all the windows, still no turkeys, but it sounds like a Big
flock. There they are. Right in front of the trailer about 30 yards. Step out and popped one.
Rest run like hell. Popped another. Turkey hunt over and i still have not had a cup of coffee.
7am coffee ready.


Sorry but I sometime get long windy
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:02 AM   #2
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You didn't want to go out and sit on the ground, fight the black flies while clucking away. Sounds like they had a death wish. Did you pluck them or breast them out?
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:34 AM   #4
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Sounds like the perfect camp.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:02 PM   #6
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Had one foolish Tom standing in my driveway in the front of the house this morning all puffed up and gobbling about every 30 seconds. Cracked open a side door and clucked a few times on the slate. He came around the side and wandered around straining so much to puff up he was shaking. He doesn't watch out he'll get a hernia. My wife was taking dishes out of the dishwasher and every time she made a noise with a dish he would gobble. He finally got sick of it and wandered off. Season starts May 3rd up here but old poultry allergies have come back as I enter my second childhood so I don't hunt them anymore. I suspect he won't last too long.
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A few years back I watched turkeys cross a field in front of the house. I spotted a large Tom and started tracking his schedule. As the season drew near, his habits got to be regular. I knew he would be at a fence line about 3pm. I hunted the fence line early opening morning for the heck of it, with no luck. I decided to come back at 2pm. I was in the yard at 12:30 when I heard a shot from my intended hunting spot. I jumped on the four wheeler and raced to the area. A young fella was just over the fence line, sitting on a four wheeler, with his leg in a cast up to his crotch, and had his leg propped up on the front fender. He held a shotgun in his hand, and was looking down at the biggest gobble known to man……MY GOBBLER! He had double beards that would drag the ground, spurs that that could be used for jack stands, and weighed more than a Sumu wrestler. I told the boy he had killed MY GOBBLER and for a moment he looked scared. I proceeded to tell him to spend whatever money it costs and mount that bird….that he had killed a trophy of a lifetime. He said he had broke his leg and was just riding around in the woods when he spotted the gobbler fanned out and wanted to see how close he could get to it……….the bird never stopped his strut as the boy approached.
I'm really happy for that $#*)&*%#@*# boy.

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Old 04-23-2016, 07:27 PM   #8
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Ok
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If you hit "post reply" below the dialog box is a section of "additional options". In that area is a manage attachments button. Hit that and link to your photo's on your computer or you can use a free photo service like photobucket.com and then you can post their links in the thread directly.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:35 PM   #10
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Ok I will give it a try.
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Looks like a nice spot there. Do you deer hunt out of there as well?
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Was thinking about it, but did not draw a tag so no hunting for me.
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Good lookin birds travler! Congrats!
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Had 3 jakes in the yard this morning so got the slate out and opened the door on the opposite side of the house and gave a couple of clucks. they would move to that side gobbling so I would go to the other side and repeat. Not sure who was the bigger turkey but I had fun.
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