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Offline Dan-o

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had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« on: April 15, 2017, 08:46:14 PM »
Had a Tom strutting in the dekes today, but he walked.     

They had me pinned down from all sides before the Tom came in..... and finally identified me as the old fat man that I am.   

That was one lucky tom


Good luck folks!
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 06:37:06 AM »
You will get it done, always do
If its brown knock it down

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 08:12:09 AM »
 :chuckle:
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 08:49:13 AM »
You will get it done, always do

He puffed 2 feet from your dekes.    :chuckle:
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 09:48:09 AM »
you know the rules, no pics it didnt happen. you will get him next time!

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:56:06 AM »
You want a pic of an old fat guy laying on his belly desperately trying not to get spotted????

I'm not sure the forum decorum would allow for it. 
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 07:12:27 AM »
Were you wearing your favorite pants?

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 09:58:28 AM »
Were you wearing your favorite pants?

LOL......    after more than 20 years and nearly 200 patches I had to retire them.       Man, I killed a lot of stuff in those pants.   
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
Sunday was tough, too.   

Had a nice gobbler fly down at first light into my meadow about 100 yards away.   He could see my dekes and probably gobbled 70 times but he would not come in.   


Several hours later another Tom walked by but he was totally disinterested in what I was selling.    He didn't even look attracted to the fake ladies giving him the "come hither" putt and cluck.   


Tough weekend for me.   

I'd grown used to coming home with birds on the openerm

Now I have to go back.      8)
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 11:24:24 AM »
I've never had much luck with decoys, it almost seems to scare the birds in my experience.
My spring opener highlight was a mountain chickadee landing on my shotgun barrel.
It perched on the ventilated rib, looked around, hopped a little closer to me, and took off.

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 11:44:41 AM »
Were you wearing your favorite pants?

LOL......    after more than 20 years and nearly 200 patches I had to retire them.       Man, I killed a lot of stuff in those pants.   

I'm not sure I want to see Dan-o hunting without pants. 

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 03:46:30 PM »
You didn't want to see him in those old pants either.  His stitching on all those patches was suspect.  It's good that he retired them.

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 05:45:42 PM »
Sunday was tough, too.   

Had a nice gobbler fly down at first light into my meadow about 100 yards away.   He could see my dekes and probably gobbled 70 times but he would not come in.   


Several hours later another Tom walked by but he was totally disinterested in what I was selling.    He didn't even look attracted to the fake ladies giving him the "come hither" putt and cluck.   


Tough weekend for me.   

I'd grown used to coming home with birds on the openerm

Now I have to go back.      8)
Sounds like my entire year last year.
Lots of birds, lots of gobbling and strutting, but no good shot.
I'm  going again though.

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 06:43:39 PM »
Sit up and blast him?!
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 07:26:43 PM »
You didn't want to see him in those old pants either.  His stitching on all those patches was suspect.  It's good that he retired them.

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How do you think the ghillie suit was created?

And I do miss those pants.......
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 07:29:38 PM »
Sit up and blast him?!

Gee, I wish i'd thought of thaty while I was pinned down.....
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 05:40:37 PM »
Sit up and blast him?!

Gee, I wish i'd thought of thaty while I was pinned down.....

Gee, if he was in ur dekes then he was well within range and if he was strutting then swing on him and kill him, unless your the slowest fatest old man in the woods he'd be dead the second a few hens putt and his fan comes down
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13:44 PM »
Clearly, Dan-o was pinned down without his pants.  He didn't want to jump up half naked and spook the birds.  Turkey hunting without pants changes the whole game. 

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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 09:39:19 PM »
Sit up and blast him?!

Gee, I wish i'd thought of thaty while I was pinned down.....

Gee, if he was in ur dekes then he was well within range and if he was strutting then swing on him and kill him, unless your the slowest fatest old man in the woods he'd be dead the second a few hens putt and his fan comes down

I thought about it......

But if you knew how slow an old dude I really am you'd know how bad my chances were!     :hello:
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 09:40:55 PM »
Clearly, Dan-o was pinned down without his pants.  He didn't want to jump up half naked and spook the birds.  Turkey hunting without pants changes the whole game.

That and I didn't want to permanently scar the rest of the turkey flock.      :yike: :yike: :yike: :yike: :yike:
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Re: had a tom strutting in the dekes today
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2017, 07:04:13 AM »
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