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Offline yari

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2nd turkey day
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:30:30 PM »
well, the river was just cresting the bridge this morning. i went low today figuring to cut the toms off before they go to the top. the toms moved. some were in the normal place above the house on the 'cliff' and the others were off the property. at 8:00 there was a tom gobbling in my normal spot. i tried to sneak up the hill, but it was still ice and snow and noisy. he was gone when i got there.

i figured i'd sit in the clearing until 11:00. there was no way to get close. sure enough, a crow calls out and a gobble right where i came from. gotta love it. i try to pull him up and a hen comes in, no tom. then the other group by the house goes off. no dice, they go the other way. i called in 2 more hens, no toms.

at 10:15 i call and wham. 3 toms go off on top of the hill and fairly close. i call and the go off. they are on a rope. i get ready as soon as i hear them stumbling over each other down the hill hammering every 10-15 yards. they were all cookie cutters. i picked the biggest one and let the browning bps 10 gauge do the rest. 7/8" spurs and 10" beard. all 3 of them had broken beards from the deep snow. the bottoms were squared off on the bottom. looked odd

the other 2 just stayed there so i figured i'd have some fun. i called, the gobbled and strutted. i'd call, they gobbled and strutted. this went on for 20 minutes straight. it was a blast. it was the most gobbling i heard all day @--0--0105

the 2nd pic is for you HM. it wasn't quite a breakfast beer, but tasted just as good


(Fixed the orientation of your pictures. -MiB)
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 07:33:59 PM »
i forgot to mention. that was the 10 gauges last turkey hunt. this was my last shell from the box. i'll keep it around for canadian geese. it's just a toad to lug around. i'll take the benelli 12 guage from now on. i bet it's close to 1/2 the weight

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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 07:38:21 PM »
Congrats HM, way to stick with it!!  I just got home from three days of hunting, empty handed.  It was 11am on the second day before I heard a gobble, had those two working for about an hour, finally had one within about 80 yards when he got tired of his girlfriend making him do all the walking and strolled away.  Had one going at daybreak today, but he got intercepted by a hen and then the rain cut loose.  Didn't hear or see another bird after that.  Glad you and HM and MIB are getting it done!
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 12:00:07 AM »
Congratulations on the Tom , First Tom I took was on day with 3" of snow on the ground .  ##$%#1118
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 06:23:59 AM »
Way to go Yari!!!  Celebration drinks are the best!!!
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 07:28:11 AM »
 -0078   nice shooting not sure what the white stuff is frozen sunshine is my guess
turkey season near you sooning come on may 1




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Offline King Ben

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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 07:31:35 AM »
Congrats Yari, glad you dropped the hammer down on one.

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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 08:08:03 AM »
Congrats on your 10ga bird! Yari, I am in a blind right now.  Very quiet this morning, only heard on gobble.  Watched a couple hens feeding in an open field, hoped they would draw a tom on, but no dice.
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 01:54:41 PM »
Congrats on a great bird Hoss sounds like you had a great time!
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 02:49:52 PM »
Congrats Yari!! I knew you could do it! @--0--0123 @--0--0123 @--0--0123
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 02:51:17 PM »
Congrats!!! I can't imagine turkey hunting with snow on the ground... not that I wouldn't, but never had the opportunity to.
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2018, 07:18:41 PM »
thx all. we went from 16-20" of snow last weekend to 60 this weekend and 70 today. the toms are busy now

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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 08:35:03 PM »
Congrats Yari!!     Nice to connect after all  the worries you had about the season.
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Re: 2nd turkey day
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 09:39:34 AM »
Congratulations! Nice job! We had snow on the ground for our season opener last week! Only difference is you also have a tom on the ground and I only had snow!
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