The Perfect Hunt

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The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby muddy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:05 am

I don't remember the last time a hunt went so perfectly. I decided to try and kill a bird that methodically roosted by a barn and was just tough to slip in on. I took the long walk and got set up quietly and before long I heard a "yelp yelp yelp" not far by followed by a booming "Gobble'obble'obble". This goes on for a few minutes and at precisely 5:50 am they all pitched down towards me, then ran into the decoys. They were jakes, they were in deep trouble, and then the big boy pitched down 80 yards away. It was now 5:56. He hit the ground in 3/4 strut and did the "mean walk" right up to Peepin Thomas meaning to put a thumpin on him. At full draw I couldn't help but smile as he stopped and eyed the deek, slowly raising his head. I tickled the release and the arrow traveled the whole 7 yards to hit him 1 inch above the beard and came out perfectly in his back. He flopped 3 times and was done. I looked at the clock, it was 5:59 and I had punched the ticket to Tagged-out-ville.

Not a giant bird, but you gotta love 2 year old gobblers that think they own the farm! 9 3/4 in beard, 7/8 in spurs, maybe 21 lbs

No stomping involved this time, perfectly placed arrow cleaned his clock.

His view from where he hit the ground
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My view from where he bit the dirt
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Picture with a little more light up by truck
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The girls thought the bird was pretty cool, hope this continues!
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby Mountain Man » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:17 am

Awesome! Congrats!
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby solocam88 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:27 am

Awesome man, I got schooled last weekend. Hunts like this make you really appreciate when they do what they're supposed to do.
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby 3dog » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:49 am

Awesome, perfect hunts are hard to come by!!
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby PredatorTC » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:19 am

Awesome!! I never believed that they would not be scared by the blind in the middle of the field like that! You proved me wrong 8-)
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby magicman54494 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:21 am

Congrats! I can't believe he didn't get scared by the blind right out in the open.
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby WiBowhuntress » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:27 am

Way to go Muddy! You are definately on a roll with the birds.

It reminds me though of one of my bosses...about 5 or 6 years ago he decided he was going to give turkey hunting a try because I told him how challenging and fun it can be.
His first time out by himself...a friend of his directed him to the blind and he found his way there before daylight.
He waited until legal shooting time, hit his box call 3 times and a tom flew down 15 yards in front of his blind with his neck straight up in the air and got a face full of #5 shot.

So...my boss comes back into work the next day to tell me that there was nothing to this turkey hunting! It was easy!

He's drawn a tag every spring and has yet to kill another turkey! ;)
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby lungbuster » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:34 am

8-)
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby chad » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:41 am

Very cool! 8-)
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby Casper » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:58 am

Great story/bird. Congrats
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby Ack » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:02 pm

Congrats Muddy....bout time you shot a 2 year old! :lol: :D
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:54 pm

Congrats on a nice bird!

That's one heck of a decoy you have. At first I thought that was the live gobbler strutting in front of your blind. :oops:
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Re: The Perfect Hunt

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:35 am

Very cool. The pictures tell the story!
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