BBD ...... At The Last Minute

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by STRO, May 2, 2007.

  1. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    So this turkey season has been very tough. I've watched the same 21 birds for four days a total of roughly 9 hours. They just wouldn't come in close enough, or cross the property line. Today is the last day of 3rd season so I call in sick to work because I have the gobbling fever. Today is different, birds are roosting in totally different spots. I think to myself this is a good omen. Well, it does start off good. Right away I have a big gobbler with a couple hens that are closing the distance until they get to 50 yards and then they hang up. I figure with my super full choke I can make this shot. (Decided to switch to gun today, instead of bow. I know this is a bowhunting site, so you may move this to offtopic.) Well, I think the gun was capable but not me. I missed, and thought I might as well call it a day. But, I pick my head up and keep hunting. I tried moving setups 3 different times with no luck until my last setup. I set up a lonely hen decoy and after calling a few times a gobbler steps out 100 yards away. I give a few soft calls and when he sees the decoy he heads straight for it. I can not believe it, I was literally going to call it a day in ten minutes. The gobbler is closing the distance and he gets to 12 yards, stops and picks his head up. All I can say is the gobbler piled up right in his tracks. According to the landowners scale he weighed 29.5 pounds, had a 10.5 beard and 1 1/8 inch spurs. I have pics but can't figure out how to post them. Hopefully, I can sweet talk Mr. Bowman into posting them for me.
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    no need to move it.....and no need to sweet talk me....just send me the pics i will post them

    you gots a PM....:biggrin1:
     

  3. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    That is a very nice bird and way ta go. Made the wait worth it.
    Now for some good eating.
    How are ya gonna tel tha folks at work about it.

    I was so sick I had ta go outside ta throw up and this monster turkey attacked me and I had ta defend myself. SURE..................
     
  4. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Bowman, What is tha Max yards you fellars shoot? I asked the other day and don't know if ya replied or not. What will tha D-100 be> Smokes
     
  5. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    here are the long awaited pics.....man they were big ones....had to resize them a bit.....
     
  6. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    If they ask I just tell them I had the fever, don't have to tell them that it was gobbling fever. Same goes for deer season, it's buck fever. And I love it. Actually, I used a personal day. We get 4 a year and get to use them with no quesions asked.
     
  7. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    Thanks, Bowman, you are da man.
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I think that should probably go in everyones signature.....:biggrin1: :biggrin1:
     
  9. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    all right!

    Great bird Clove!
    Now make it hard & take that bow back out there:laugh:
     
  10. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    That's awesome. Now next time, take the bow!:biggrin1:
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Turkeys are tuff and so much fun....I dont understand why they dont hold my intrest???
     
  12. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    Next time out will be bow only, I promise.
     
  13. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Hey if ya wantta take a 12 ga 3 1/2 mag do it. Thats what I hunt em with. But tha sport is in tha bow.
     
  14. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Bowman if everyone had tha we would havta call ya King Bowman:hail: :hail:
     
  15. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    And that is not going to happen.:doh:

    Nice bird:rockon: C&O with whatever weapon. Thanks for the pics.:peace:
     
  16. MichiganHunter

    MichiganHunter Senior Member

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    very nice bird!!! :rockon:
     
  17. clemenlp

    clemenlp Diamond in the Rough

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    Congrats, that's a bird anyone would be proud of.:thumb: :peace:
     
  18. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    I save the tail fan and am really thinking about getting a pretty boy decoy or the b mobile. Anyone ever use one of these. I wonder what it would cost to have a turkey mounted in full strut to use as a decoy.
     
  19. QDAWG44

    QDAWG44 Junior Member

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    I have had the best turkey season ever!!! In new york the opener is May 1st. I tagged a 21 lb. 8 inch beard and 1inch spur gobbler at 11 am. Then on May 2nd I entered the woods at 8:30 and was walking out at 9:30 with a 19 lb. 9 inch beard and 1 inch spur bird. What a season!!!! Woodsmanship helped tag these birds with very little calling. For my second bird I had a jake at 5 feet sit down right in front of me!!!! The gobbler that was out in the field just couldnt take it and popped him at 12 yards. I found a beech nut in his stomach that was the size of a ping pong ball wow !!