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Gone Hunting.. => Turkey Hunting => Topic started by: Bearclaw on November 01, 2019, 08:48:38 AM

Title: Fall Turkey Success! (The Rest of the Story)
Post by: [Blocked] on November 01, 2019, 08:48:38 AM
OK, so I told you the success part of the story, now here is the rest! A few days before the hunt, I do some scouting and find a tree I want to sit in front of, not far from my tree stand. I put a reflective tack on it so I can find it in the dark. I walk past my stand and look for the tack and cannot find it. I backtrack to the stand several times and still cannot find it. I can't understand what happened but I walk out what I think is 30-40 yards, find a tree and a small clearing and get set up. Put out some decoys, get my calls out and wait for daylight. As it gets lighter I look to my left and now I am not sure if I am 150 yards from a house that sits below the flat I am on. I can see the trees and I am pretty sure I am but still a little uncomfortable. (In Maryland we have to be 150 yards from an occupied building unless we have permission). So I'm trying to decide what to do and I look for the decoys and they are not where I thought I put them. I must have got turned around in the dark because instead of being out in front of me, they are 90 degrees to my right. How can I get that turned around by walking 25 yards? I can't shoot that way due to the tree so I'm a little frustrated because I will have to move everything and it's already light out. So I pack everything up and move around 40 more yards into the woods, find a tree and a clearing, set up the decoys, get my calls out and once again, get ready. I wait a couple of minutes and start the cold calling process and the rest of that story is in my original post. So now you know, "The rest of the story..."
Title: Re: Fall Turkey Success! (The Rest of the Story)
Post by: [Blocked] on November 01, 2019, 09:02:53 AM
Thank you Paul Harvey for the Rest of the Story.  --099-780 Getting turned around in the dark is very easily accomplished. I'm glad you got it all figured out. The reflective tacks are great for marking trails to a specific location. One tack on a tree at approximately every ten yards and a diamond with the tacks on the target tree for this is the spot. A gps works very well also, mark the tree you want to sit by as a waypoint. You can locate it from anywhere.  @--0--0118
Title: Re: Fall Turkey Success! (The Rest of the Story)
Post by: [Blocked] on November 01, 2019, 08:39:21 PM
Man, I've been there BC.  It's amazing how different things appear when you're not in the daylight.  All's well that ends well!
Title: Re: Fall Turkey Success! (The Rest of the Story)
Post by: [Blocked] on November 03, 2019, 03:57:24 PM
I still can't walk a straight line through one of my swamps up north. I finally quit trying @--0--0105