Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

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Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:10 pm

I took a jaunt for fall turkeys today. Cant help myself but the last few years I had to break in the hunting season this way.

I snuck in there in a different vehicle because I am convinced they know my diesel truck.

So I come over the hill and there they are. I hit the ground and started towards them. A few killdeer and other birds fly away as if I am busted, but I hole up. when I get close to where they were they are gone.

Where did my turkey friends go?

Took a little while and some patience, but there they are. A slight button hook and an hour later and they are down in the thicket.

Down in the thicket I go. Got a couple winds to blow to cover some sound.
This is where they were (no didnt get a pick creeeping in)
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Then I crept around the pines
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I saw them heading in here
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I slight button hooked and entered here
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I got in behind that deadfall in the middle and had the gun up, they were on the other side
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I heard them scratching so I knew they were relaxed, I wasn't. I had the gun up and the hammer back for so long I nearly got a cramp. They were only 20 - 30 yards away and I couldn't see them but I could hear them. They were in here.

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There were 20 +/- birds in there and I was glad to have two tags. Bang, Bang, Bang. Dang I missed one, birds flying everywhere.

Oh well, two down
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Ellie took my pic back at the house
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Stanley » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:13 pm

Cool.
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Ack » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:29 pm

Great job Lou! :clap:
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:34 pm

Nice double,Lou!

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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby ompaathao » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:05 pm

Nice

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Unread postby Dor » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:34 am

Good job LOU! :dance:
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby backstraps » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:39 am

Good job in the story and pics. Congrats. Thats some good eatin there

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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby jlh42581 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:58 am

Youre a turkey stalking machine
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby NightwishMike » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:35 am

Nice! Fall Turkeys are so much fun.
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:26 am

Nice job, Lou!
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Bucky » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:51 am

8-) :L:
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:42 pm

Thanks all, I sure enjoy creeping up on them turkeys. I started doing this about 10 years ago when my big bro would come up hunting with me. I started hunting them this way in the spring too.

jlh42581 wrote:Youre a turkey stalking machine
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I got worried a couple times when I temporarily lost them, but these fall flocks if you move slow and creep well, they are really never that far away. Had to remind myself of past stalks and past lessons, then there they are 20-30 yds away. Hardest part when your in a thicket is getting a bigger bird, I usually get the small ones, because all I usually see is a head. This year I had the wherewithall (is that really a word) to get a second tag before I went.

In the spring a flock usually keeps moving and will cover some ground to get out of there. In the fall (probably because they have the youngins) they seem to whole up better. Then if you do bust them up - in the fall- they will generally reassemble. That can be fun too, to bust them up, then hide out and wait for the reassembly.
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby Brad » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:50 pm

Congrats Lou, hard to kill a double!
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Re: Two in hand worth how many in the bush?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:26 pm

Nice birds Lou!! I think that Jeep will make a sweet hunting machine. I had an 88 cherokee it was the perfect machine for romping through the woods hunting and had enough room to sleep in the back even!
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