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5/12 Turkey

Unread postby ZSV » Thu May 14, 2020 8:36 am

Yesterday morning at 0730 I shot this guy in the face:
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I was hunting a private spot for the first time. The night before I decided I’d try setting up at the blue dot the next morning and hope for the best.

I setup just inside the tree line and facing downhill. At first light I heard 4 different gobblers. One of them sounded pretty close, probably within 100 yards.

After fly down the close bird was not interested in me and only gobbled a couple more times. I eventually got a hen to respond to me that I assumed was with the Tom that wasn’t interested. She got pretty fired up and came closer, but never showed herself.

While I was messing with the hen I noticed the 2 birds that sounded the farthest away started to sound a little closer. The red dot on the map is where I think they were roosted. I continued to call aggressively and following the red line the birds continued to close the distance.

They eventually got parallel with me on the hill next to me and I could occasionally see them pacing on the field edge. After a couple minutes I could see them running down the hill they were on towards me. They crossed the ditch and I could hear them running up hill. A few seconds later I could see 2 heads peaking over vegetation about 15 yards away.

I was about to shoot when a squirrel jumped up onto a tree next to me. The turkeys spooked, putted, and began to run the opposite direction. A few yelps changed their mind and they ended up back over my left shoulder about 30 yards away. After slowly twisting around to get my gun on them I took the first shot I could.

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Re: 5/12 Turkey

Unread postby stash59 » Mon May 18, 2020 10:19 am

8-) :clap:
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Unread postby john1984 » Mon May 18, 2020 11:11 am

Nice bird man :clap:
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Unread postby hunter_mike » Mon May 18, 2020 10:56 pm

:clap: congrats!
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Re: 5/12 Turkey

Unread postby backstraps » Tue May 19, 2020 12:41 am

Good job and awesome bird!! Congratulations :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue May 19, 2020 1:28 am

Congrats zsv! :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby Country » Tue May 19, 2020 2:23 am

Congratulations man! I like the part when you shot him in the face :lol:
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Unread postby muddy » Tue May 19, 2020 4:57 am

Congrats
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Wed May 20, 2020 12:10 am

congrats Zach. Nice bird. That is one thing I have never done on the BEAST, post a map. I got to get either onx or hunt stand.
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Re: 5/12 Turkey

Unread postby ZSV » Thu May 21, 2020 11:00 am

Uncle Lou wrote:congrats Zach. Nice bird. That is one thing I have never done on the BEAST, post a map. I got to get either onx or hunt stand.


Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I normally don’t put maps on The Beast either, but this spot is private and there’s a good chance I won’t be able to hunt it again. I’ve never tried huntstand, but love onx. I bet I’m on it at least once a day.
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Fri May 22, 2020 9:24 am

ZSV wrote:
Uncle Lou wrote:congrats Zach. Nice bird. That is one thing I have never done on the BEAST, post a map. I got to get either onx or hunt stand.


Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I normally don’t put maps on The Beast either, but this spot is private and there’s a good chance I won’t be able to hunt it again. I’ve never tried huntstand, but love onx. I bet I’m on it at least once a day.


I meant that I am technically unable, not against it. I go places and do things I could care less if people figure out and end up there. Hope that didn't take away from my congrats, that was sincere
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Re: 5/12 Turkey

Unread postby ZSV » Fri May 22, 2020 2:35 pm

Uncle Lou wrote:
ZSV wrote:
Uncle Lou wrote:congrats Zach. Nice bird. That is one thing I have never done on the BEAST, post a map. I got to get either onx or hunt stand.


Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I normally don’t put maps on The Beast either, but this spot is private and there’s a good chance I won’t be able to hunt it again. I’ve never tried huntstand, but love onx. I bet I’m on it at least once a day.


I meant that I am technically unable, not against it. I go places and do things I could care less if people figure out and end up there. Hope that didn't take away from my congrats, that was sincere


I didn’t take what you said the wrong way at all, Lou. Since we were talking about it I just thought I’d say why I put it up. Have a good weekend (almost)!


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