Coles First Turkey

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Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Southern Man » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:53 am

My son and I took Cole on his first hunt this past weekend. It was a public land (LBL) youth hunt. Cole went with us last year on a turkey hunt and a deer hunt, just to tag along, but this was the first time he was the hunter. Cole is 12 and comes from a non huntin family.

Saturday mornin we set up on a long bottom field where turkeys frequent. Not much gobblin at daylight but about 30 minutes later we heard several up in the ridges. Some hens came into the field 300-400 yards away and picked around toward the end of the bay. About 8:30 we seen 2 big ole toms come out of the woods off the ridge and head across the field. They seen our decoys, looked hard at them for 10-15 minutes but went off toward the hens. We couldn't compete with the real thing.

The next mornin, Cole was set up where the turkeys crossed the field in a little clump of trees. At 7:30 a tom was gobblin back at the calls and headin his way. But before the tom could get there, a jake came from the other side of the field, seen the decoys and came on in. At 35 yards My son told him he's in range, take aim, and shoot when he was ready, don't rush it. Cole hammered him right then :mrgreen:

14lb jake. Way to go Cole. While takin pics with the bird, Cole said, "My heart won't quit racin!" He's hooked.

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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:59 am

Congrats to you and Cole! Well done. 8-)
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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby jlh42581 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:21 am

NICE

How did the tick spray work out
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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Missionman » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:32 am

Congratulations on your hunt with Cole.
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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby BigHunt » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:34 am

AWESOME....... Congrats to the young hunter

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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Southern Man » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:26 am

jlh42581 wrote:NICE

How did the tick spray work out


Not one tick. Mosquitos wouldn't land on me either :mrgreen:

We're goin back this Thursday / Friday for an adult hunt. Hope it keeps workin!
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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:30 am

Super nice bird. Kudos to the young lad.
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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:59 am

Thats awesome!!!
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Unread postby AC Rider » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm

Congrats!
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Unread postby cornfedkiller » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:22 am

Congrats to Cole, and thats very nice of you and your son to take him out hunting!! 8-)
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Unread postby forgehunter » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:52 am

awsome! congrats to Cole! 8-)
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Re: Coles First Turkey

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:49 am

Great job guys! Especially Cole!

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Unread postby UPbowhunter » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:27 pm

Awesome!
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:30 pm

Very Nice. Tell Cole Congrats. I am glad you guys got him out, well done on that
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