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    Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Today was a "learning day" which is what we turkey hunters mean by getting


    We had one call from the roost, but he was far away and I knew many birds were around and just not gobbling on the roost. After a long walk, I hit my call again and I get an immediate response from what I figured was at least 100 yards away. I quickly spot a large rock to lean against, move to it, put my shotgun down to walk out and set out my two decoys, and BAM, he pops around a hedgerow at 40 yards and stares at me. I freeze, realize my gun should be in my hand instead of the decoys, and he slowly follows his hen off never to be seen again. That's turkey hunting....

    I'll be back this week chasing old Tom. I talked to a second tom today, but he must have also been with a hen or two and never came in to check out the set up.

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Happens to the best of us. At least you get to hunt turkeys. I need to get a moose and some caribou this year.

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Miss that shit. Next I'll be back in that game fore sure.


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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Sunday we hada coyote stalk us thinking he was stalking a hen.

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Last year I had three jakes called in. Wasnt shooting, just watching to see if Tommy boy would show up. From behind me a coyote came barrelling out of the woods and rolled one of the jakes 40 yards in front of me. One of the cooler things I've seen turkey hunting.

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by browntrout27 View Post
    Last year I had three jakes called in. Wasnt shooting, just watching to see if Tommy boy would show up. From behind me a coyote came barrelling out of the woods and rolled one of the jakes 40 yards in front of me. One of the cooler things I've seen turkey hunting.

    Did you shoot the coyote?!

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by CTobias View Post
    Did you shoot the coyote?!
    I was calling. My buddy threw two rounds at him but really had no shot. There was a gulley that coyote and bird had gone into.

    Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by CTobias View Post
    Did you shoot the coyote?!
    To which the correct answer should have been "right in the face".

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Damned bird got the best of me for a second day today. Cagey old Tom Turkey. I set up in a power line cut where they come out to strut and he was gobbling from the roost again as normal. He flew down in the opposite direction and wouldn't ever leave those big woods. I walked to the edge and he kept talking to me as he slowly walked away and then he finally got silent. I think he has a hen or several he won't leave. Tomorrow is my last attempt, so I plan to get in earlier with this moon (although it might be foggy in the am) and to go deeper into that woodlot where they are flying down from the roost. Time will tell...

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    I have failed NEFF and will hang my head in proper shame. He flew off the roost in the other direction and never looked back this morning. I was unable to locate another bird this morning and left home to remove 2 ticks off my torso to add salt to the skunk-week wounds. However, I did see and film a bear walking by early this morning, but he was fairly small. Maybe 150 lbs at most. Spooked a 400+ on Tuesday morning out of its bed of leaves on the forest floor and he booked through the swamp afraid of Mr. Spinner (as he should be).

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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    and he booked through the swamp afraid of Mr. Spinner
    Bear must have been a liberal.


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    Re: Turkey sure can humble the hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    Bear must have been a liberal.
    Exactly. He knew had stood no chance in the argument about trickle down economics and kept heading to free food like someone's garbage cans.

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