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Offline Machias

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What a blast!
« on: April 07, 2007, 07:30:12 PM »
 :)  Took my 14 year old son, Cody, out this morning.  Got out there about 20 minutes later than I wanted,  Made it in about a mile and was walking down a small ridge when a hen let loose.  We froze and then a gobbler came strutting into view about 125 yards away.  We moved back a little and set up.  The gobble would not respond, but every time the hen would sound off I would mimmick her and it wasn't too long before I could see her moving our way at about 60 yards.  The was a small finger running sideways between us and the birds.  Pretty soon we could both hear the gobbler spittin and drummin and could see his tail feathers walking north and we were facing west.  I got to see him completely at about 30 yards but Cody could not see him enough to get a shot.  They wene't on by and we called the hen back a few minutes later, then a second gobbler opened up south of us and the gobbler to the north started dueling gobbles.  It was awesome even though we did not get to drop the hammer.  My boy had a blast which is what counts.  Birds were pretty much henned up tight and doing alot of displaying and spittin, but very little gobbling, at least where we were at.
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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 08:07:40 PM »
Sounds like a great time!
My son (also named Cody) shot his first animal, a turkey at 14.




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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 08:46:57 AM »
I heard from a gent on another forum his boy killed his first animal this weekend, a nice tom turkey. he was pretty proud and maybe he'll come on and post the story...
itchydog are you out here somewhere?? lets hear the story.
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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 08:58:35 AM »
I do think Turkey hunting is a great start for kids.  Lots of excitement and can be very productive.
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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 10:02:56 AM »
Yep, 3 more days till the opener, cant wait, got all my turkey crap out couple nights ago and cleaned and sanded rough up and chalked calls.  Looks like everything is set. Put my turkey choke in my shotgun also.  guess i better remember to buy my license huh.


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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 11:57:18 AM »
We are headed out on Sunday.  Hopefully we will have some toms in camp.

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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 12:04:20 PM »
we're headed out early sunday morning...can't wait. good luck to all and hunt safely.
Post up some reports and pics when you all get back.
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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 05:45:24 PM »
Good luck to all turky hunters,My son and I will be out in the Springdale area.I have worked a week of nights so i can have more time to hunt next week.What a guy wont do for more time in the woods.....
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Re: What a blast!
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007, 04:39:56 PM »
Alright who shot a tom?
I am not going  turkey hunting this year because of other commitments, but I still would love to see pictures and read stories.

 

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