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Author Topic: My first bird  (Read 633 times)

Offline bberger

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My first bird
« on: November 02, 2013, 10:05:44 PM »
Some of you may know I decided to try my hand at turkey hunting for the first time ever this spring, with no luck, so I got a tag for fall turkey and figured I would try again,  having found a few spots over the summer that looked promising, and getting permission for a good spot.

My son and I went out last weekend and this morning, after a few hours and a very restless 5 year old, we decided to go scout some other areas, as I was looking over an old farmstead smack between a corn and a sunflower field, I decided to try and find the owner in hopes of getting a blind in there for bowhunting.  As I went down the road past a farm, we saw a dozen turkeys feeding about 20 yards into a cut wheat field, the field was not posted but within the 440 yards of an occupied building, so I pulled in the yard and the farmer was just coming out of the house.  He gladly gave us permission to eliminate turkeys,  so we snuck across the road into the steep ditch and snuck about 100 yards until we were within 30 yards, and I waited until the biggest one popped its head up, and that's how I got my first turkey.  We also got permission to set up in the farmers trees next spring to try it with the bow.  I think the smile on Brocks face just about sums up the experience.
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Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Re: My first bird
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 03:32:09 AM »
Congrats!! Be carefull turkey hunting can become quite an addiction. LOL

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Re: My first bird
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 08:46:56 AM »
congrats to both of you. Sounds like some new dedicated turkey hunters
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: My first bird
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 09:05:40 AM »
welcome to the world of turkey hunting    @--0--0118
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: My first bird
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 04:39:36 PM »
Congrats! Hopefully, it will be one of many more to come.
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Re: My first bird
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 01:12:37 AM »
Congrats on the bird . You always remember to first one .  @--0--0118
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Offline Snortweeze

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Re: My first bird
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 08:45:42 AM »
Nice work, congrats.
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Offline JALA RUT

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Re: My first bird
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 11:33:15 AM »
Congrats on your first bird...You are hooked for life now!
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Re: My first bird
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013, 01:07:42 PM »
Congrats on the turkey and the new hunting spot.  @--0--0118

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Re: My first bird
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 09:43:37 PM »
Congrats and welcome to the tail feather family.
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My first bird
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2013, 10:48:43 PM »
Brock and dad done went and did it.  Great story.  Thanks for taking us along on a memorable experience.  It's refreshing too to see there are still farmers out there that give permission instead of trying to make a buck on a dad and his son having some good clean fun together. 
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