Turkey season tagged out

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  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

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    Had a great week of turkey hunting even with less than ideal weather. Saturday to Saturday in 4 hunts I managed to get my three long beards

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  2. DrDirtNap

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    Congratulations Gator! You must be loaded with birds to get it done in only 4 hunts!


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  3. OkieKubota

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    If I killed 3 birds I would have killed all of the ones in our area...congrats!
     
  4. Letmgrow

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    Way to go Gator. Got the little one interested too.
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  5. Native Hunter

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    You rascal - I haven't got to go yet, but hope to this week. Congratulations.
     
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    Good Job. Congrats
     
  7. Drycreek

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    Congrats on the birds Gator, this is the first year in a while that I’ve had to sit out. I love turkey hunting, and eating them ain’t bad either !
     
  8. Gator

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    Thanks guys. Its weird but none of the hunts were even good hunts. Only one of the birds gobbled and it was only once. All young birds too. I had done my homework and knew where they all were. First one was the only one to talk and he was with a hen out in a field and I was able to call the hen over. He locked up in some thick stuff at about 35 yards for ten minutes before he finally came in to decoys. Second bird I actually stood up to leave and him and two others were sneaking in on me just over the rise in the field and I was able to take him. Third I literally saw from truck and just snuck in on him. First attempt I jumped some deer that spooked him and I made another big circle around him and was able to close the distance.


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  9. Drycreek

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    That’s what you call adapting to the circumstances Gator. I’d still call those good hunts. I remember taking a gobbler with my bow from a short tripod once with several others around me. Not a great feat with deer, but turkeys are sharp eyed critters. Took me 8 or 10 minutes to catch the others not looking before I could draw on him. He saw me draw but hesitated just a couple more seconds than he should have and wound up in my freezer. Two year old bird, but still a “pins and needles“ hunt !
     
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    Good story. The best gobbling of the season may be winding down already. By May 1st when PA opens gobbling is generally a lot more sporadic.
     
  11. Gator

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    Taking a bird with a bow is hard to do quadruple hard with other birds around. I’ve taken one with bow and on camera but it was from a blind which makes it 1000 times easier


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    Great job. The kid may take over soon tho.


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