Turkey!

Discussion in 'Bird Hunting' started by Cazz, May 20, 2016.

  1. Cazz

    Cazz US Army Veteran, Hunting Addict SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Finally got my first turkey two days ago in Grant County Wisconsin. Took me six years of trying...damn birds! This one came in to fight my decoy tom. Decoy won the fight with a 12 gauge semiauto as backup. 20160518_192736.jpg
     
  2. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Way to go! That's awesome!
     
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  3. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Nice looking bird! Good job.
     
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  4. Ratdog68

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    Nice turkey !! Congrats on hanging with it to get one ! I'll bet he gets to be great table fare.
     
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  5. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Very nice big Tom, Congrats
     
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  6. rgilbert

    rgilbert LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Great bird! Congrats.
     
  7. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Good job Cazz! That's a great bird...so much fun. Did you call him in? Use a blind? What's the story???
     
  8. Cazz

    Cazz US Army Veteran, Hunting Addict SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Hunted in a different area in the morning and only saw deer and hens. Moved to a different spot for the afternoon. At about 3:00 pm I tried to get into a tower blind but there were too many wasps flying around in it so I just set up next to it backed up to a couple of trees. Put out a tom decoy approaching a hen decoy in a small clearing out in front of me, visible from three directions. I used a gobbler call just a couple of times, hoping that since it was late in the season some dominant male would come challenge the intruder. But other hunters said that they had no luck with calls this year so I didn't call much. After three hours I saw movement through the trees on my right. There were six or more hens walking along the treeline, foraging and taking their time. Right after they got by me there was more movement from the same direction. Bringing up the rear was a big tom. As soon as he saw the decoys he came running at the pair, clucking and flapping his wings (from the right on this photo.) I brought up my gun and popped him. Nice bird with a double beard and decent spurs. Am thrilled to finally get one. Every other time I've messed it up...either moved too much, couldn't call one in close enough or just didn't see one. "Hunting, fishing and loving every day" !!! decoys.JPG
     
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  9. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Awesome!! 3 hrs....you should get an award of some kind! Made that wait pay off...great job.
     
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  10. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Sounds like a great hunt ! And, a very nice bit of scenery while you waited too. Congrats again.
     
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  11. djones

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    wow. that's big enough to use as a ground blind!
     
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  12. AKay

    AKay LSB Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Perseverance pays.
     
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  13. rob072770

    rob072770 Lewisville NC SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    That is a big turkey. Much bigger than here in NC. One of my hunt buddies will be real jealous when I show him the pic. He shot his biggest this year and it must half the size. Had to share with several of my Turkey hunting friends.
     
  14. Curly Shuffle

    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    And a GOOD ON YA for that one!!! A dandy bird for sure! Nice going!! BANG BANG!!
     
  15. rob072770

    rob072770 Lewisville NC SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    All my buds asked where did he shoot that big a-s bird. I told them near Chernobyl.
     
  16. Curly Shuffle

    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    In the head!!! BANG BANG!!
     

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