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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 06:41:51 AM »
Roosted a few the night before. 7 year old was along for the hunt. We set up the ground blind and we were in it by 5am. About 15 minutes after shooting light, this fella came to a little hen calling my boy was doing. After the shot the bird rolled down the hill and out of sight.

We gathered our stuff and gave the bird a couple minutes before trying to find it. I knew it was a good head shot and couldn't have gone far. The hill we were on was very steep and brushy. My some located the bird about 80 yards down. He was a little excited to say the least. I thought it was a stump, he knew it was the bird.

First double bearded bird. One was 9.5 inches, one was 7.5. Guess I have to get my second tag now.

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 12:13:15 PM »
NE Washington birds. They weren't talking much. Came in quiet.

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 01:02:16 PM »
Cool stuff  :tup: 
I havent' been able to get LittlePathfinder out yet.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow morning...
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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 01:35:15 PM »
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 03:57:50 PM by ribka »

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »
I leave tomorrow after work for eastern ghosts. I'm hoping to have some pics to post by the end of the month. Great job so far everyone!
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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 04:19:49 PM »
Alot of really nice birds! I ended up not getting one but had a heck of a great time. Ended up finding two Tom's but could not close the distance between me and them they were all henned up and I couldn't get any closer than 65 yards from them.

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 04:46:34 PM »
Nice birds!!! :tup:

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 08:46:13 PM »
Just a jake but pretty happy I was able to call it into 10 yards with a mouth call

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 10:15:57 PM »
My sons first bird came on the first morning of his youth hunt. The first year we hunted a weekend due to work and he needing to pass hunters Ed. The next year we got his sister into chasing thunder chickens.. had a few close calls. No bang flops. So this year had a different plan of attack.. on opening morning it was a wet mess.. didnít hear any. We waited it out as long as possible.. went for a drive to if any where out strutting. Came around a corner and 2 jakes seen us same time we seen them. I stopped the boy (12) jumps out grabs his shotgun and a couple shells and tryís to sneak up on them.. ( I knew they arenít easy to run down) he didnít see them again. We then went to a area we could get cell service. Noticed that the rain would stop around lunch time.. made a plan to go back to camp make lunch and then find a nice spot and set up near the Jake crossing... as soon as we got out of truck heard a gobble on the other side of the road.. plan (B) high stepped it near the gobble. Set out the decoys and setup the blind. Heard a hen yelping and the Tom.. told my boy that we need to be patient that he was busy with his friend but as soon as she leaves he will come find us.. not more then 6 mins later here comes the 2 jakes sneaking in to my 1/2 strut Jake.. starting trouble.. they bumped into it and pushed it around.. he kept his cool and asked if he could shoot one of them.. I seen both had beards and told him to let fly if one gives him a shot.. a minute later bang flop and a smile from ear to ear.. made my season.. will post a pic when I get some on my iPad..proud dad...

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2019, 10:39:36 AM »
Good for him!  :tup:

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 08:34:53 AM »
Westside Eastern down  :tup:
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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2019, 08:49:28 AM »
Westside Eastern down  :tup:

gee I wonder if you got a head shot  :chuckle:

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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2019, 08:55:20 AM »
Barley nicked him!!  :)
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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2019, 08:55:50 AM »
Nice birds so far everyone, congrats!!
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Re: 2019 Turkeys: Post them here
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2019, 10:30:07 AM »
Only thing better than getting out of jury duty on the opener is getting that afternoon tom!

 


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