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Author Topic: First turkey  (Read 1830 times)

Offline sdwolfden

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First turkey
« on: August 28, 2009, 08:56:51 AM »
I got my 1st turkey 2 years ago.  I was hunting the fall turkey season and I was using wolfie1's 12 gauge shotgun.  I had a shot and took it.  The hen and the rest of the flock, took off up a very steep climb up the mountain.  I ran closer and shot again, but they kept going.  I followed them up the mountain, and when I got to the first level spot there were no turkeys to be found.  All of a sudden from behind a huge boulder, flies my turkey.  She got to a big rock and stopped.  I moved in and fired at point blank range.................got her!   Wolfie1 then came up as I was coming down the mountain.  We checked over the turkey and found out that with my 1st shot, I had broken her leg.  My 2nd shot had hit her in the wing and my 3rd shot finished her off.  He then proceded to tell me that he had forgotten to tell me that his shotgun shoots low and to the right and that I should have aimed high and to the left.  We sat down and laughed about my "mechanically separated" turkey.  She still tasted good when I roasted her with an injection of garlic butter. @--0--0118


Another definition of mechanically separated........................Roadkill.  --099-780
« Last Edit: August 28, 2009, 12:58:03 PM by sdwolfden »
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 09:05:49 AM »
Great story, Congratulations on the road kill............uhhh mechanically separated turkey --099-780
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 09:32:38 AM »
CONGRATS sounds like you had a little adventure trying to get it. Glad to hear it all worked out for you.
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 12:22:25 PM »
Great story they can be a real hard hunt if they see you congratulations .  -0078 @--0--0109 @--0--0118
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 01:49:11 PM »


great story! thanks for sharing!! @--0--0123
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 06:59:59 PM »
Thanks for sharing the story.
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 07:04:20 PM »
 @--0--0123 Good story
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 08:16:44 PM »
reminds me of a story about me when I was quite a bit younger, I heard a lot of shooting in another woods and as I watched the fields I could see a big doe running wounded till she came into the field where I was watching and laid down in the middle of the alfalfa lot...she kept watching where she had been shot and nobody approached or even showed themselves from the other woods, so being ethical and I did have an antlerless deer permit I crept up to her at about 30 yards, raised up to shoot and she moved just as I pulled the trigger and I missed, she ran to a hedgerow and again laid down, this time, watching me,  I approached her raised my gun  and shot and hit a fencepost in front of her that I didnt see on the ground. she raised up and fell over dead, my father said I scared her to death --099-780 and you know what, I believed him --099-780
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009, 08:20:50 PM »
great story sdwolfden and i bet it tasted great too congrats.
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 12:31:28 AM »
congratulations on that turkey, its sure a great meal for your family.. @--0--0105

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Re: First turkey
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 03:57:59 PM »
Funny story.. Nice to have all the facts upfront though, eh? Did you get more than just a taste?  --099-780
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2010, 12:52:17 PM »
Good story.

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Re: First turkey
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 01:03:42 PM »
Good story thanks for sharing..... @--0--0109
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2010, 04:25:46 PM »
Congrat's on your bird.
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Re: First turkey
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2010, 01:35:26 PM »
You'll never forget that first bird!! @--0--0109 Congrats!! @--0--0133
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