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Author Topic: True turkey story for Duane72  (Read 945 times)

Offline DPD

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True turkey story for Duane72
« on: March 13, 2011, 06:36:31 AM »
Well, it was a great morning, my partner and I were sitting on a field and had heard some gobblers early, well, I kept hearing 2 gobblers answer my calls but couldn't quite make out where it was from....so....we crawled up an alfalfa field that was about 8 inch's high or so and peeked over a little rise...at the bottom was 6 or 7 Jake's all gobbling...I looked back at my partner and said be quiet they were close and to crawl up next to me...I told him I was going to do a few soft yelps and to get ready cause when they show themselves at the top of the hill they would be only 10 feet away....we got ready...and I soft called and they all started to gobble really hard..I looked at my partner and said get ready when their in range I'll count to three and we will pull the triggers together....well..here they come....up the hill and when they broke over they were no more than 10 feet..I looked in the scope and the turkey head filled it..I counted...one two three and I pulled the trigger nothing happened My partner shot and got one and they all flew I pulled the trigger again nothing...my partner said why didn't you shoot...I said something must be wrong with my gun, well, something was, in all the excitement I forgot to take the safe off.. --099-780..first and so far the last time that has ever happened to me....must be getting old...but...I still get excited when those birds come in --099-780
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 06:41:23 AM »
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Least you found out the safety was operational!!
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 01:09:45 PM »
Not as bad as finding out you went afield with the safety OFF! Yes, I have forgotten to do that in the past too. --09--0
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 01:41:25 PM »
Almost did the same thing, took the safety off and still got that click, forgot to load the gun. In all of the excitement of getting out for the first time in the spring some really crazy things do happen. It's all part of the hunting process I guess.
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 02:20:08 PM »
It happens more then you think DPD --099-780
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 03:03:42 PM »


it has happin to all of us! thats for sure..
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 05:45:55 PM »
lesson learned everyday afield.  the important thing still is the rush you felt, not whether you always get one.

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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 06:06:00 PM »
 --099-780
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 08:06:15 PM »
 @--0--0105 Thanks for being willing to share the laugh DPD! We all pull a "duh" in the field once in a while.  @--0--0124
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 11:19:37 AM »
 --099-780 ##$%#114 That happened to me but I wa shunting alone and had a chance to recoup take off the safety and kill a bird.
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 03:45:10 PM »
 --099-780  --099-780  --099-780
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 08:18:29 PM »
I had that happen to me once, while deer hunting.  I was walking back to the house, and a deer jumped up from its bed.  I drew up on it and pulled the trigger.  Nothing.  I looked down and I could see the safety was on.  I released it and drew up on the deer, got a good sight picture and pulled the trigger.  I got the deer.  (that was when I was much younger and my reflexes were much quicker)
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Re: True turkey story for Duane72
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 06:20:26 AM »
How about forgetting to take your scope covers off!!!     @--0--0116

Been there, done that!!!      ;D


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