All 3 of my Turkey Kills from this year (with Video)

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All 3 of my Turkey Kills from this year (with Video)

Unread postby bowhunter15 » Wed May 17, 2017 1:55 pm

I'm calling it quits after what I consider another successful spring. Two public land toms and a private land jake with a double beard.

My season started off in Minnesota, where I had 1st season shotgun tag. I played cat and mouse with a group of 3 toms and 5 hens on state forest land for a few mornings. Finally, on Saturday, with more time to spend in the woods, it was stormy. I had roosted the birds the night before and set up 100 yards away. They flew down the other way, and after a bunch of moving around I was finally able to relocate them between the thunder and a waterproof box call. The terrain and wet, rainy forest allowed me to get in close and spot the flock before they spotted me. I brought down the first tom that gave me a clear shot.
https://youtu.be/7JkIIEIgW4Y


Fast forward to Wisconsin. I drew a season C tag and bought a surplus tag for Season D. Once again, I played cat and mouse with a group of birds that would roost in an almost impossible to access area. They always seemed to fly down in an area I couldn't get to them, and I couldn't hunt long enough in the morning to wait until the hens left the gobblers. On Saturday, I got permission on a piece of private ground with a very similar terrain. After spotting three toms in an open field on Sunday around 10am, I got ahead of them and called. A short while later. three gobblers woke me up as they nervously clucked near my decoy. I shot one, which turned out to be a jake. They must have been different birds than I'd seen in the field.
https://youtu.be/aIPz-SRB6Nk


I found out that many of the birds I'd seen on that new private I had access too were actually roosting on some secluded, hard to access public land. On Friday morning, I got a good feel for how they were moving around near the roost site, but didn't dare sneak in close for the high risk of spooking the flock. So Saturday, after looking over the maps, I snuck in well before light near the roost. Turkeys started gobbling before I was fully in position, so I plopped down about 100 or so yards away, out of sight of the landing spot, hoping they'd follow the same path as the day before. After just a couple light yelps and cuts on the diaphragm call after flydown, I was rewarded with a nice tom who walked past at 20 yards.
https://youtu.be/-tl0JY0f-aQ


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Unread postby muddy » Wed May 17, 2017 2:09 pm

Thats pretty sweet. Congrats x3.
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Re: All 3 of my Turkey Kills from this year (with Video)

Unread postby Stanley » Wed May 17, 2017 3:27 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Wed May 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Awesome. I'm looking forward to finally getting into the turkey woods this weekend.
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Re: All 3 of my Turkey Kills from this year (with Video)

Unread postby tgreeno » Wed May 17, 2017 4:29 pm

Nice Work!
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Unread postby Wannabelikedan » Wed May 17, 2017 4:51 pm

Mowing em down!! Good work :clap:
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Unread postby Outdoor814 » Wed May 17, 2017 9:57 pm

Good stuff! :clap:
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Unread postby stash59 » Wed May 17, 2017 11:31 pm

8-) 8-) 8-) :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :dance: :handgestures-thumbsup: :handgestures-thumbupright: :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: All 3 of my Turkey Kills from this year (with Video)

Unread postby Kokes » Thu May 18, 2017 3:04 am

well done, enjoyed the great videos and watching you put the pieces of the puzzle together to earn those 3 birds, great work and thx for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby osage » Thu May 18, 2017 6:50 am

:clap: :clap: Nice work!
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Re: All 3 of my Turkey Kills from this year (with Video)

Unread postby Bigburner » Fri May 19, 2017 12:20 am

Very Nice. Congrats!
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