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Gone Hunting.. => Turkey Hunting => Topic started by: ZLong19 on March 23, 2012, 08:25:49 AM

Title: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 08:25:49 AM
Well I was in Tuscaloosa County yesterday turkey hunting and had "one of those days"... here goes the story.
We arrive at the land and drive to the listening hole... nothing, drive to another place... nothing... drive to another place nothing..... go back to
square one and listen again... by this time it's fly down time and I'm feeling rushed to get one to squalk... I get the mouth call in and do my thing and one fires off behind us, but the wind is blowing like crazy so I'm not able to pinpoint exactly where ole bird is.  The guy I was with says he thinks he knows so we make a move and end up on the side of a mountain.  I ease to the edge and yet out a few yelps and the turkey fires off again... I'm thinkin if he can hear these yelps he can't be too far but the wind just wouldn't ease for me to get a direct location of the turkey, well we talk about settin up on a green field we are standing beside and seeing what happens... I have to get this turkey to talk one more time to make my decision final, so I tell the guy I am hunting with I am going to ease to the side of the green field and try to fire him up... so I'm scooting on down the side of this field and I get ready to call then I hear something... and look and the gobbler is forty yards running away and then flys up and out across the ridge.... The bird was coming hard and if I would have not been selfish at trying to get him to gobble I would have been standing on that turkeys head in ten minutes after setting up.... chalk one up for the pea brains, I got outsmarted, outwitted, and just plain made a stupid rookie mistake... I should have just set up and waited and the deal would have been done....... Fast forward to two hours later... we are looking at the radar thinkin uh oh... we might get wet, but we ease to a new cut over and set up.... I call once and YAAA right down from us one hammers it.... we set up this time and start waiting.... finally across the ridge I see old tom easin our way.. all lonesome looking for love and he has a monstrosity of a beard... looked like a paint roller instead of a paintbrush... the turkey comes in and is about forty yards away and I decide to let him have it... BOOOOM!!!  the turkey rolls over and starts squalking like a caught chicken and then starts running off the hill.... I get up and strike out after him and by the time I get to the holler he is runnin up the other side with one wing hanging down... BOOOOM!!! I shoot again and the turkey takes it like a champ and keeps on going up the hill... wait a sec.. more like a mountain side.. so I commence to running him down and then the rain starts... I'm chasing this turkey up an 80 degree incline and he is one winged and running I get about halfway up the mountain and he stops BOOOM!! third and final shot goes off and feathers literally pour out of his neck on that shot and he holds that number five like a running back holds a foot ball...... by this time I'm running on pure adrenaline and finally it happens... I give out, I am not talking about give out like out of breath, my body shut down and I couldn't move, I then pass out from exhaustion and throw up.... when I come to my senses I begin going up the hill and looking for him, just barely able to move I grab from one tree to another just to keep standing up... finally I am about to reach the top and the gobbler jumps and starts on up the hill, I try to get back in high gear but my body just won't let me do it.. by this time I'm more worried about going into cardiac arrest and dying right there in the turkey woods then I am gettin the turkey but I keep going only to fall out once again and up chuck once again....  I remember watching the turkey run over the top of the hill with one wing dragging.. I went to the top of the hill and couldn't find nothing.... I was sick, literally sick, from losing that bird and the aftermath of it.. I have never been so exhausted in my life and I still don't feel right body wise after that ordeal...... so needless to say I am disgusted with everything that happened yesterday... I feel like I lost a record class whitetail... yesterday.  I can't figure out what happened either, I was down on my barrel when I pulled the trigger, I just don't have a clue what happened and why the other shots didn't kill the bird or at least brake him down enough for me to get to him.....
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 09:28:46 AM
That is sure one day I would not want either.

Can I suggest Gold's Gym?
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 12:49:04 PM
it happens to the best of us....take it easy Z, we want u around .... better take a little time off and rest then get back at em
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 01:48:58 PM
If I ever hunt with you, remind me to bring track shoes! Sorry you lost him. I hope I have better luck in the morning.
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 03:47:42 PM
It sounds like you had a horrible day. Better luck next time out!
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 04:23:03 PM
I hate days like that, I could wright a book on what not to do while turkey hunting.
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 05:19:52 PM
Interesting story, sorry you couldn't find your bird.  I had something similar happen to me while goose hunting.  I broke the bird's wing and watched it drop and hit the ground.  It got up, shook itself and began to run.  had to chase him nearly a 1/4 of a mile, and shot twice  before I finally put him down.   this was in the fall, with all the heavy hunting clothes on. 
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 05:21:35 PM
you need more shells in the gun   ##$%#1119
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 06:13:33 PM
 @--0--0128 Wow Z, that is crazy! Sorry for the lost bird but glad you made it back!
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 06:43:21 PM
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you need more shells in the gun   ##$%#1119

Or a different gun & ammo set up
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 08:38:40 PM
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Zach that is the funniest thing I've heard all day.  And I only read the part about the 80 degree incline.  I think it is so funny cause I've seen myself in that exact same play!!!! 
Ya can't explain those darn birds.  I shot one with my bow 2 years ago just below where his neck meet the feathers.  I shot him with a Rage 2 Blade.  The blade cut a hole horizontal through the bird.  He still walked off over 150yds away.  The only reason we found him was the other toms in the group recognized weakness and flogged him.  Otherwise there wasn't a drip of blood.
Zach that is a very vivid story.   ##$%#115
Title: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 10:09:02 PM
Boy howdy z that's quite a story. You get a capital E for effort!  I'm thinking I would try a different load. No reason that bird shouldn't have went down with one shot from 40 yds. Hang in there old warrior! Rest up and try again!


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Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 23, 2012, 10:10:35 PM
been there. mamma said there would be days like that. better luck next time
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 24, 2012, 03:52:57 AM
Wow, what a day. Had it happen with deer before, but never a turkey. Rest up my friend, you still gotta come done here and hunt.
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 24, 2012, 06:21:04 AM


wow sorry to hear!

that is one crazy story  but get back at um and good luck!
Title: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 24, 2012, 09:03:14 AM
Dang Z you worn me out just reading your story...
I feel your Pain really I do!
Second though I don't want to hunt Turkey's with ya I would for sure would die! LOL


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Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 26, 2012, 10:24:04 AM
That Sucks!!!! Sorry you didn't get your bird more importantly how are you doing physically? I hope it all passed.
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 26, 2012, 01:25:07 PM
Who said hunting is a relaxing sport....
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 26, 2012, 04:39:02 PM
WOW, Talk about a bionic turkey.  Would have loved to have had a front row seat and watched that show! Get'm next time Z and take care!
Title: Re: Disgusted....
Post by: [Blocked] on March 26, 2012, 08:36:43 PM
Wow man sorry you didn't get that bird that's just crazy. I had to laugh at your story as I had an adventure like that once on a bird (I did get him) but I thought I was going to have a heart attack after chasing him up heart break ridge too...