collapse
Enter by February 22 Experience A Successful Turkey Hunt With Bearpaw Outfitters

Author Topic: First light, 2 down  (Read 942 times)

Offline asmith

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 334
  • Location: Davenport
First light, 2 down
« on: September 17, 2016, 08:14:06 AM »
Got to my area about 0530.  Set up one hen decoy in a open area right outside the roost.  Sat in the bushes about 15 yards away.  At 0605 hit the box call once and the trees above me awoke!!  It was awesome.  About 0615 these two unlucky birds flew right down to my decoy, one at a time.  Was done about 0620 and back to the house at 0645.  Birds cleaned, vacuum sealed and in the freezer by 0800.  Will slow cook the legs tomorrow  :drool:

A hen and a jake.  Hit a little low on the hen and almost destroyed the breast beyond recognition.  Going to be sausage anyway.  Good shot on the jake, but he flopped his way into a cow crap filled creek about 5 yards away.


Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

Nowhere in your incoherent rambling did you come close to what can be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber having heard it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

Online trophyhunt

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 8719
Re: First light, 2 down
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 08:54:05 AM »
When I read the title I thought you were selling 2 firstlite down jackets!😆.

Offline jennabug

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2016
  • Posts: 417
  • Location: TriCities
Re: First light, 2 down
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 03:08:22 PM »
Got to my area about 0530.  Set up one hen decoy in a open area right outside the roost.  Sat in the bushes about 15 yards away.  At 0605 hit the box call once and the trees above me awoke!!  It was awesome.  About 0615 these two unlucky birds flew right down to my decoy, one at a time.  Was done about 0620 and back to the house at 0645.  Birds cleaned, vacuum sealed and in the freezer by 0800.  Will slow cook the legs tomorrow  :drool:

A hen and a jake.  Hit a little low on the hen and almost destroyed the breast beyond recognition.  Going to be sausage anyway.  Good shot on the jake, but he flopped his way into a cow crap filled creek about 5 yards away.


Fantastic job!  :bow:

We went out early this morning and were in the wrong area.  I ended up nearly waist deep in the creek.  :chuckle:  Anyway, we finally found a good roosting spot later in the day that we will go back to tomorrow before light.

Mind if I ask what (general) area you hunted?  We are new to turkeys and are learning a lot this year.

Was the decoy a hen?  Considering getting a decoy, but I don't know much about which ones are effective.

Offline asmith

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 334
  • Location: Davenport
Re: First light, 2 down
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 07:16:33 AM »
Fantastic job!  :bow:

We went out early this morning and were in the wrong area.  I ended up nearly waist deep in the creek.  :chuckle:  Anyway, we finally found a good roosting spot later in the day that we will go back to tomorrow before light.

Mind if I ask what (general) area you hunted?  We are new to turkeys and are learning a lot this year.

Was the decoy a hen?  Considering getting a decoy, but I don't know much about which ones are effective.

GMU 133.  Decoy was a hen, but to be honest I don't know how much it actually helped.  They were just dropping into that open area anyway so it could have been they didn't even notice it or they may have seen it and thought it was safe to fly down.
Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

Nowhere in your incoherent rambling did you come close to what can be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber having heard it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

Offline jennabug

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2016
  • Posts: 417
  • Location: TriCities
Re: First light, 2 down
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 08:36:20 AM »

GMU 133.  Decoy was a hen, but to be honest I don't know how much it actually helped.  They were just dropping into that open area anyway so it could have been they didn't even notice it or they may have seen it and thought it was safe to fly down.

Thanks.  :)  We were in GMU 154.

 

* Recent Topics

Rainier beer commercial by Lincoln4
[Today at 07:59:15 PM]


Our 2017 spring bear hunt. by trophyhunt
[Today at 07:58:34 PM]


Needed: Honda trail 90 mechanic by coachcw
[Today at 07:57:45 PM]


Nevada Draw by jae
[Today at 07:57:07 PM]


partner draw moose by grundy53
[Today at 07:56:29 PM]


Off Road motorcycle recomendations by chester
[Today at 07:55:40 PM]


Sucks to be me by coachcw
[Today at 07:52:51 PM]


Ticks by erk444
[Today at 07:49:29 PM]


Now the Waiting Gams Begins!!! by Big6bull
[Today at 07:38:24 PM]


Happy Memorial Day 2017. by WapitiTalk1
[Today at 07:02:55 PM]


Ethics question by Jpmiller
[Today at 06:56:35 PM]


Trout with hooks already in them ? by Bullkllr
[Today at 06:51:46 PM]


Shore fishing Long lake(spokane) by bowhunterforever
[Today at 06:47:59 PM]


New diesel owner by elkslayer069
[Today at 06:28:47 PM]


My daughter was just diagnosed with leukemia by bowhunterwa87
[Today at 05:52:28 PM]


My first bear by Rem14
[Today at 05:51:38 PM]


What did everybody put in for Quality Elk?? by Critter Ritter
[Today at 05:49:55 PM]


Anyone Wenaha? by Duckslayer89
[Today at 05:45:18 PM]


Fewest points to draw a sheep or goat tag? by Falcon
[Today at 05:35:10 PM]


930 SPX Reliability by tgray
[Today at 05:19:03 PM]