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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon May 31, 2010 6:56 am

With one day to go, we put another one down.

13 yr old nephew Zack filled his tag this am. His mom and I scheduled his hunt way back in Feb. They were coming Memorial Day Weekend. Arriving late fri night and leaving sunday afternoon.

I havent hunted or scouted this spot in 3 weeks, except some drive bys. Set up about 8:30 am at an area we saw dust bowls all season.

I am not much on calling but really ripped it up and tried to imitate a hen losing her nest.

Saw a blue head about 15 minutes after I ripped it up (to my amazement). I half thought we would hunt til the mosquitoes ran us off. The blue head went behind the rise and after another 15 mins I started to doubt we would have more action. Scratched a few purrs on the slate, then realized the custom box started it all. Picked it up again and tried to do a few subtle gobbler sounds (clucks soft yelps whatever you call it).

The blue head came in with a red head and a hen, straight at us. About 50 yds,they hang up. The red headed jake is really straining to bust us. He put his head down and moved in a bit more, I told Zach to ease the gun up over the RNG blind and shoot the one on the right (he was closer). He said it was too far, I said aim at the base of neck and shoot. BANG the 16 gauge barked abruptly. The blue head hit the dirt.
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These are cell phone pics in the field. Blue head was a Jake. Paced distance on sligt incline about 35 yds, 14.8 lbs, beard was about 3.5 inch I will cut off and remeasure. But a great end to mine and Zachs season
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Unread postby dan » Mon May 31, 2010 7:22 am

Sweet!
Congrats to Zack, he is locky to have an Uncle Lou! 8-)
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Unread postby magicman54494 » Mon May 31, 2010 7:26 am

congrats Zack!
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Unread postby 3dog » Mon May 31, 2010 8:09 am

good stuff Uncle Lou, way to get the kids involved :)
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Unread postby Indianahunter » Mon May 31, 2010 1:02 pm

Good Job Uncle Lou and Zack
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Unread postby lungbuster » Mon May 31, 2010 2:47 pm

Congrats Zach! WTG Lou! 8-)
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:00 am

Thanks all I will share this link with Zach. I have been writing about our adventures on forums since '08. Last years was a funny story (for me).

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the beard
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Zach's dog Jack checking out the bird
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Close up of Jack
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Zach his bird and Ellie
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Unread postby Casper » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:08 pm

Congrats to both of you :)
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Unread postby Arrowbender » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:01 pm

Way to go guys !!!
Late season birds are tough. Way to pull out the stops to see what works.
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Unread postby knd2970 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:54 pm

Congrats lou
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Unread postby Bigdaddy-yoyo » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:04 pm

Congrats to your nephew , Uncle Lou you the man !!!
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Unread postby Southy77 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:10 pm

congrats!!


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