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2017 Turkey Pole
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 01-Apr-17
Greg Kush 02-Apr-17
Russell 02-Apr-17
Dirty D 02-Apr-17
bowcrazyJRHCO 02-Apr-17
Upacreek 03-Apr-17
sheds 03-Apr-17
bowcrazyJRHCO 03-Apr-17
4beards 03-Apr-17
EmbryO-klahoma 03-Apr-17
bowcrazyJRHCO 03-Apr-17
Knight Archer 03-Apr-17
jcneng 03-Apr-17
sheds 03-Apr-17
pointingdogs 03-Apr-17
t-roy 03-Apr-17
SBH 03-Apr-17
Nimrod 03-Apr-17
Nimrod 03-Apr-17
Nimrod 03-Apr-17
sheds 04-Apr-17
KSMike 04-Apr-17
Beav 04-Apr-17
bud 04-Apr-17
Mailman 08-Apr-17
Paul@thefort 08-Apr-17
Greg Kush 08-Apr-17
Paul@thefort 08-Apr-17
longbeard 08-Apr-17
r-man 08-Apr-17
bud 08-Apr-17
bud 08-Apr-17
HUNT MAN 08-Apr-17
Dan Mallia 09-Apr-17
Dan Mallia 09-Apr-17
turkeyhunter60 09-Apr-17
Greg Kush 09-Apr-17
Paul@thefort 09-Apr-17
Florida Mike 09-Apr-17
otcWill 09-Apr-17
Brotsky 09-Apr-17
stick n string 09-Apr-17
jordanathome 09-Apr-17
Ziek 09-Apr-17
Ziek 09-Apr-17
Machete 09-Apr-17
SBH 09-Apr-17
6x6 bull 09-Apr-17
bugslinger 10-Apr-17
Timbrhuntr 10-Apr-17
bowcrazyJRHCO 10-Apr-17
kadbow 10-Apr-17
Joe Wiz 11-Apr-17
Scoot 11-Apr-17
6x6 bull 12-Apr-17
UltimatePred 13-Apr-17
GhostBird 14-Apr-17
Brotsky 15-Apr-17
Dan Mallia 15-Apr-17
Dan Mallia 15-Apr-17
Tonybear61 15-Apr-17
Tonybear61 15-Apr-17
Tonybear61 15-Apr-17
Dan Mallia 15-Apr-17
t-roy 15-Apr-17
Tonybear61 16-Apr-17
Ermine 16-Apr-17
Ermine 16-Apr-17
No Mercy 16-Apr-17
No Mercy 16-Apr-17
snapcrackpop 16-Apr-17
snapcrackpop 16-Apr-17
Chad429 17-Apr-17
tradi-doerr 17-Apr-17
DEC 17-Apr-17
Jaquomo 17-Apr-17
hoytshooter1 17-Apr-17
bud 17-Apr-17
Hawkeye 17-Apr-17
Mark Watkins 17-Apr-17
otcWill 18-Apr-17
Scoot 18-Apr-17
Jaquomo 18-Apr-17
grizzlyhunter 18-Apr-17
Beav 19-Apr-17
Beav 19-Apr-17
Beav 19-Apr-17
Hawkeye 19-Apr-17
Novice 20-Apr-17
Tracker 20-Apr-17
Cazador 21-Apr-17
Cazador 21-Apr-17
HUNT MAN 22-Apr-17
Bowfreak 22-Apr-17
Greg Kush 23-Apr-17
Paul@thefort 23-Apr-17
t-roy 23-Apr-17
JW 24-Apr-17
EmbryO-klahoma 24-Apr-17
Bowfreak 24-Apr-17
RED ONE 24-Apr-17
AT Halley 24-Apr-17
stick slinger 24-Apr-17
longbow 24-Apr-17
Carcajou 24-Apr-17
Paddyj 24-Apr-17
Greg Kush 25-Apr-17
Hawkeye 25-Apr-17
Brotsky 25-Apr-17
Davy C 25-Apr-17
Copperman 25-Apr-17
Paul@thefort 25-Apr-17
stick slinger 29-Apr-17
Wv hillbilly 29-Apr-17
IABowhunter74 29-Apr-17
bud 29-Apr-17
MNRazorhead 29-Apr-17
Carcajou 01-May-17
bowcrazyJRHCO 04-May-17
Carcajou 04-May-17
snapcrackpop 04-May-17
lewis 04-May-17
Too Many Bows Bob 04-May-17
Paul@thefort 04-May-17
tflight 05-May-17
Nogutsnostory 06-May-17
Boris 06-May-17
Charlie Rehor 07-May-17
Paul@thefort 07-May-17
Tracker 07-May-17
Yttails 07-May-17
Animal Killer 08-May-17
trkyslr 17-May-17
trkyslr 17-May-17
trkyslr 17-May-17
Mailman 21-Sep-17
INbowdude 01-Oct-17
01-Apr-17

'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
I know some are already on the ground, let's see 'em!

From: Greg Kush
02-Apr-17

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Greg Kush's MOBILE embedded Photo

Been trying, but been struggling with "henned up" birds. I've been getting a lot of this view.

From: Russell
02-Apr-17

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Russell's embedded Photo
Trying!

From: Dirty D
02-Apr-17

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Dirty D's embedded Photo
Ok, I'll start. Got this one to go horizontal in the decoys for me.

Heading out next weekend for the Nebraska Youth opener, those are the pictures I really want to post!

02-Apr-17

From: Upacreek
03-Apr-17

Upacreek's embedded Photo
Upacreek's embedded Photo
Bucket List experience: Squeezing my dad, my son and I into a blind to be a part of the start of the Nebraska spring. Gobbling, strutting, turkeys several feet outside the blind, snow, mud, calves, tractor ride for my son -- all the pieces to spectacular memories. Both my dad and I getting our first turkeys with a bow was icing on the cake. The Nebraska people and land proved to be quite generous.

From: sheds
03-Apr-17

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sheds's embedded Photo
My son Cody with his Nebraska double, 8 inch Beard on one, 9 inch On the other.

03-Apr-17

bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
Nebraska public land
bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
Nebraska public land
bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
March 27, came in silent with about 13 hens. Only one tom. Very late morning, 11:30 am.

From: 4beards
03-Apr-17

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KS Youth opening day
4beards's embedded Photo
KS Youth opening day
Jacob turned 9 yr old in March. After successfully using the shotgun the last 2 seasons, his goal was to take one this year w/ his bow. After 2 ½ hours in the blind, everything came together on opening day of the KS youth season. He put a perfect shot on this Tom and we(mom too) watched him go down 15 yards from the blind. Thanks to all the bowsiters submitting pictures to the threads on best shot placement. I printed a few off and we studied them so He and I would know exactly where to aim.

03-Apr-17
Nice seeing the kiddos! Congratulations, Jacob!

03-Apr-17
Wow, only 9 yrs old. That's terrific!

03-Apr-17

Knight Archer's embedded Photo
Texas opening morning.
Knight Archer's embedded Photo
Texas opening morning.

From: jcneng
03-Apr-17

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Bullhead in NE at 15 yds
jcneng's embedded Photo
Bullhead in NE at 15 yds

From: sheds
03-Apr-17

From: pointingdogs
03-Apr-17
JCNENG...... this site "needs" a "LIKE BUTTON" :)

From: t-roy
03-Apr-17
Way to go Jacob!

Congrats to the rest of you guys too!

From: SBH
03-Apr-17
YEAH BOYS!! Strong work guys. Keep it up!!

From: Nimrod
03-Apr-17

Nimrod's embedded Photo
Nimrod's embedded Photo
Osceola in the afternoon, first with a bow, he was posturing at my strutter decoy, tore me up, could barely draw my bow, after a hundred or more with a gun and watching a hundred others die guiding it was refreshing to get so excited about it.

From: Nimrod
03-Apr-17

Nimrod's embedded Photo
Nimrod's embedded Photo
Sound of spring

From: Nimrod
03-Apr-17

Nimrod's embedded Photo
Nimrod's embedded Photo
The 3 amigos are now the 2 amigos. When you have 3 running together like that, a full strut decoy is the ticket. With a single gobbler it is 50/50.

From: sheds
04-Apr-17

From: KSMike
04-Apr-17

KSMike's embedded Photo
9 yr old son's first bird
KSMike's embedded Photo
9 yr old son's first bird
Sunday morning...

From: Beav
04-Apr-17
Congrats to everyone but especially the kids!

From: bud
04-Apr-17

bud's embedded Photo
bud's embedded Photo
Put me in the trying category. Camped in southeast corner of NE opening weekend in total washout. Cold blowing rain, hunted anyway like a dummy. Hunted opening day last weekend in WY. Some nice longbeards but no shots. Headed back to NE this weekend. Come on warm weather! Some nice ones posted, keeping me motivated.

From: Mailman
08-Apr-17

From: Paul@thefort
08-Apr-17

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
second evening in Nebraska

From: Greg Kush
08-Apr-17
Late last summer, my friend, Tom, contacted me about an old Ben Pearson recurve he had owned for many years. He wanted to know if I wanted to buy it from him. I don't think he ever used it much and it had been in a closet for a LONG time. The bow had a badly twisted bottom limb, but Tom sold me the bow for practically nothing. I put quite a bit of time into straightening out the limb. I got most of the twist out, but not all of it. The bow shot well anyway, so I made a goal this spring to arrow a turkey with Tom's old bow.

I have hunted several times this season and have seen quite a few turkeys, but the birds have just not cooperated as the toms haven't wanted to leave the hens. A few evenings ago while set up for turkeys, I connected on my first shot on a live animal with the old bow--a mouse at about 9 yards. :-)

The same "henned up" toms scenario was unfolding this morning as the turkeys were eventually heading the other direction after flydown. I picked up my decoys and hustled through heavy brush for a quarter mile to circle around and get ahead of them. I didn't really make it in time, but I decided to crawl up to the fence and put out my strutter decoy and rotate it a couple of times while I was laying on the ground behind it.

I had planned to set up my GoPro to get some video in case the turkeys meandered my way, but then I noticed the two toms in the group were breaking away and hurrying my direction. They were coming to kick the intruder's butt! I only had time to crawl back a few feet, grab the bow, crouch down in the grass the best I could, and nock an arrow. I didn't like my chances for getting a shot without getting busted. I didn't like them at all. In this photo, you can see my pack and the recurve just a few feet behind the decoy. That was my location as the toms were coming.

This next photo shows my view of the situation. I shot the tom when he was just to the left of the decoy and out about another 8 feet from it. I still can't believe I didn't get busted.

The shot was a good one and when I walked up on the bird, I noticed he had two beards. That was a first for me.

The tom weighed 23 pounds. The main beard was 9 1/4" while the second beard was 4 1/2." The spurs were only 5/8 of an inch each, so it was actually a pretty young bird and should be some good eating!

From: Paul@thefort
08-Apr-17
Greg, Ben and Tom ==== the trifecta. Nice.

From: longbeard
08-Apr-17
Nice job Greg! Great story

From: r-man
08-Apr-17
took a shot this afternoon , got dirt . second day out .

From: bud
08-Apr-17
Paul@Fort you are turkey killing ma Chinese. Greg Kush nice gobbler and love those old bows.you guys take great photos too. Still camped in NE got morning left. Been in the birds heavy. Pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory twice lol. Don't even want to talk about it.

From: bud
08-Apr-17
R man that part about dirt. I'm with you.

From: HUNT MAN
08-Apr-17

HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
My buddy Brent's first bird of the trip
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
My buddy Brent's first bird of the trip
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
And his double !! Good times
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
And his double !! Good times
Good times with good friends ! Nebraska ! Hunt

From: Dan Mallia
09-Apr-17

Dan Mallia's embedded Photo
Dan Mallia's embedded Photo

From: Dan Mallia
09-Apr-17

09-Apr-17
Like that old Ben Pearson recurve, good turkey and mouse bow...

From: Greg Kush
09-Apr-17
Yep, turkeyhunter60, it is quite the mouser! :-)

From: Paul@thefort
09-Apr-17
Hunt, I see that tom is not going to see his 4th birthday! Nice. Paul

From: Florida Mike
09-Apr-17

Florida Mike's embedded Photo
My first turkey ever, and it was a Rio! I'm so hooked on turkey hunting now! Mike
Florida Mike's embedded Photo
My first turkey ever, and it was a Rio! I'm so hooked on turkey hunting now! Mike

From: otcWill
09-Apr-17

otcWill's embedded Photo
otcWill's embedded Photo
Congrats guys! Especially the youngster!

My CO tag lasted 5 hrs. Good start to what will be a great year

From: Brotsky
09-Apr-17

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Addison is still in our thoughts and in our quivers this turkey season.
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Addison is still in our thoughts and in our quivers this turkey season.
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Any of you guys seen Kia around here this morning?
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Any of you guys seen Kia around here this morning?
My first SD bird of the year. Half Pint slept in, she is furious:)

09-Apr-17
Congrats to all the successful hunters thus far!!

From: jordanathome
09-Apr-17
Nice bird Will! I tweaked my back at work, left early, no go this morning so turkey will have to wait until next weekend. :(

From: Ziek
09-Apr-17

Ziek's embedded Photo
18#, 8 10/16" beard
Ziek's embedded Photo
18#, 8 10/16" beard
6:35 opening morning in Colorado. States that allow more than one bird, should limit it to only one per day. As the second photo shows, for a bowhunter, a second bird after you drop one in the decoys is kinda cheating. ;-)

From: Ziek
09-Apr-17

Ziek's embedded Photo
A couple of minutes after my shot.
Ziek's embedded Photo
A couple of minutes after my shot.

From: Machete
09-Apr-17

Machete's embedded Photo
Machete's embedded Photo
My sons opening morning turkey in Colorado. It was spot and stalk using the Ultimate Predator Decoy. The decoy worked great, several hens saw my son and did not spook allowing my son to make a good shot.

From: SBH
09-Apr-17
Good work gents!!

From: 6x6 bull
09-Apr-17

6x6 bull's embedded Photo
6x6 bull's embedded Photo
The view from my blind in KS. The second tom got a pass because he had beard rot.

From: bugslinger
10-Apr-17

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bugslinger's embedded Photo
First traditional kill.

From: Timbrhuntr
10-Apr-17

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Timbrhuntr's embedded Photo
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Timbrhuntr's embedded Photo
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When it rains it pours. Took me 14 years to get one with the bow now I have 3 !

10-Apr-17

bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
Longbeard # 2 for the year. This one shot in last 19 minutes of a three day hunt. Touring Nebraska on my turkey hunts, this one about 75 miles from my first kill. Gobbled non-stop from 200 yards away for almost an hour before finally coming in with another strutter and a few hens.

From: kadbow
10-Apr-17

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kadbow's embedded Photo
Colorado OTC, still have a draw tag.

From: Joe Wiz
11-Apr-17

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Joe Wiz's embedded Photo
New Mexico Double, 10 1/4 and 10 1/2 sons first double and first turkey.

From: Scoot
11-Apr-17
Ryan's 4th turkey-- all killed with bow and arrow. This one was from South Dakota. He's doing alright for a 12 year old! He's had help from some dang good turkey killers on his last two birds (thanks to Chris, Joe, and Justin!) We'll see if his crappy turkey guide (me) can get him a bird in MN soon...

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From: 6x6 bull
12-Apr-17

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6x6 bull's embedded Photo
NE bird!

From: UltimatePred
13-Apr-17

UltimatePred's Link
Machete, I'm so happy to hear our Stalker Decoy helped your son. That's awesome!

From: GhostBird
14-Apr-17
Congratulations everyone... way to get it done Ryan!!!!!!!

From: Brotsky
15-Apr-17

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
My second and final SD bird for the year. Ki's visiting her cousins for Easter. She is not mad, I shot this one in the only spot she would let me go without her:)

From: Dan Mallia
15-Apr-17
Oregon Tom. 19lbs, 10 1/2" beard, 1" spurs.

From: Dan Mallia
15-Apr-17

Dan Mallia's embedded Photo
Dan Mallia's embedded Photo

From: Tonybear61
15-Apr-17

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Tonybear61's embedded Photo
This one was one of 6 that came in ...

From: Tonybear61
15-Apr-17

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Tonybear61's embedded Photo
Here are the four others , my wife shot one too. All just as the sun was coming up. Heading out to the spot I saw 17 toms last year with my son...It should be a good Easter morning for a hunt.

From: Tonybear61
15-Apr-17

From: Dan Mallia
15-Apr-17

From: t-roy
15-Apr-17

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo
Oklahoma tom with a Bullhead this weekend. The mushrooms were a little too dried out to cook.

From: Tonybear61
16-Apr-17

Tonybear61's embedded Photo
2017 tom
Tonybear61's embedded Photo
2017 tom
Three birds down in three days of hunting, its a family thing...

Happy Easter everyone!

From: Ermine
16-Apr-17

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Ermine's embedded Photo
Drew a limited tag here in Colorado. Saw 38 total jakes. Decided to finally let the air out of one

From: Ermine
16-Apr-17

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Ermine's embedded Photo
16 year old Ruger with his nice mature Colorado bird

From: No Mercy
16-Apr-17

No Mercy's embedded Photo
No Mercy's embedded Photo
My ND bird from yesterday

From: No Mercy
16-Apr-17

No Mercy's embedded Photo
No Mercy's embedded Photo
My sons first turkey and first game animal kill! Yes. It was with a shotgun

From: snapcrackpop
16-Apr-17

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snapcrackpop's embedded Photo
snapcrackpop's embedded Photo
snapcrackpop's embedded Photo
Hunter got a limb hanger today. Reaping with the turkey-fan.

From: snapcrackpop
16-Apr-17

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The kid is growing fast
snapcrackpop's embedded Photo
The kid is growing fast

From: Chad429
17-Apr-17

Chad429's embedded Photo
2017 MN Turkey!
Chad429's embedded Photo
2017 MN Turkey!

From: tradi-doerr
17-Apr-17
Awesome kid hunts & photo's, bow & gun, way to guys!! There some great looking birds being taken. My son got his first kill & turkey also, but with the scatter gun. post photo as soon as I can figure out how to minimize it. Congrats youngsters!!

From: DEC
17-Apr-17

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DEC's embedded Photo
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DEC's embedded Photo
Since my thread with video footage got deleted for no apparent reason ...

Kansas was good to us this year. All head shots at 8 yards or less.

From: Jaquomo
17-Apr-17

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Jaquomo's embedded Photo
First one with a Bullhead. Dropped in his tracks at 8 yards. I'll never shoot one with any other head again.

From: hoytshooter1
17-Apr-17

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hoytshooter1's embedded Photo
Wyoming bird...

From: bud
17-Apr-17
Really enjoyed viewing the pics yall took time to post. Especially the kids! Those bullheads are devastating from what I've seen in some pics. My hunting got derailed by easter but I still got NE and WY tag burning hole in my pocket. Good job guys.

From: Hawkeye
17-Apr-17

Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Iowa 2017

From: Mark Watkins
17-Apr-17
You kids (and guys!) are crushing it again this year!!

Congrats everyone! I may get out this weekend!

Mark

From: otcWill
18-Apr-17

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otcWill's embedded Photo
Drew a tag this year so was still allowed my OTC tag.

2nd CO bird

From: Scoot
18-Apr-17
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From: Jaquomo
18-Apr-17
Scoot, that's a photo you'll treasure for the rest of your life!

18-Apr-17

grizzlyhunter's embedded Photo
grizzlyhunter's embedded Photo
2017 Michigan opening morning bird. 10" beard 1" spurs.

From: Beav
19-Apr-17

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Beav's embedded Photo
My son and I took it out on these jakes when the longbeards went the other way!

From: Beav
19-Apr-17

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Beav's embedded Photo
I located this tom on public ground and made a quick setup. After the first yelp he was in my decoys in less than a minute.

From: Beav
19-Apr-17

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Beav's embedded Photo
Zach with a big tom!

From: Hawkeye
19-Apr-17

Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Iowa #2 Cool hunt in a thunderstorm:)

From: Novice
20-Apr-17

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2017 Wisconsin Tom
Novice's embedded Photo
2017 Wisconsin Tom
Wow some really cool pics. Congrats to all. Here's my 2017 opening morning gobbler.

From: Tracker
20-Apr-17

Tracker's embedded Photo
Tracker's embedded Photo
My 2017 bird.

From: Cazador
21-Apr-17

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Cazador's embedded Photo
Bird #1

From: Cazador
21-Apr-17

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Cazador's embedded Photo
#2

From: HUNT MAN
22-Apr-17

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HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
Idaho 4-22-17. Hunt

From: Bowfreak
22-Apr-17

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Bowfreak's embedded Photo
4/21/17 Kentucky

From: Greg Kush
23-Apr-17
Good job everyone! I really enjoy checking out this thread every couple of days.

The GoPro footage I got on this hunt is pretty damn cool. Make sure the video is playing in HD and also make it fullscreen.

From: Paul@thefort
23-Apr-17
THAT IS PRETTY DAM COOL FOR SURE. YOUR FACE SHINES.

From: t-roy
23-Apr-17

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t-roy's embedded Photo
Great video Greg!

My wife scored this morning on a nice tom. (gun kill)

From: JW
24-Apr-17
Great birds everyone! Troy, you let the Mrs. borrow your favorite shotgun??? :)

24-Apr-17
Love that video, Greg! Really cool and I'm glad you didn't shoot your camera. :)

Mark, congrats man... the one lone cow out there photo-bombing cracks me up!

From: Bowfreak
24-Apr-17
LOL!

I am surprised there was only one cow. The whole herd just stampeded through 2 minutes before I killed this bird. I was surprised he didn't spook. After I shot, I hear the farmer putting down the road on his ATV. He was pushing them to the barn. The coolest part was he was chewing on an unlit stogie about as big around as a banana when he putted by.

From: RED ONE
24-Apr-17

RED ONE's embedded Photo
RED ONE's embedded Photo
Took this kid out for his 1st bow hunt for turkeys and connected on a Tom in western Iowa on Saturday.

From: AT Halley
24-Apr-17

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AT Halley's embedded Photo
Great Video Greg! I finally connected on a turkey this past weekend.

24-Apr-17

stick slinger's embedded Photo
stick slinger's embedded Photo
My son got his first turkey last eve. Around 6 yards. Got two arrows in him. Fantastic evening. Very proud of him.

From: longbow
24-Apr-17

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longbow's embedded Photo
iowa

From: Carcajou
24-Apr-17
Greg Awesome footage! How are you setting up the GoPro? Mounted on a stake? let it run all morning, or remote? Ive got one and never used it, but I see a cool way to get some use out of it now!

From: Paddyj
24-Apr-17
WOW, you folks are getting it done, congrats to all. Gotta wait til Saturday here in Pa.

From: Greg Kush
25-Apr-17
Carcajou,

I took an old broken arrow and cut it down to about 18 or 20 inches. I glued another insert so there was one at one end for a field point and one at the other for a screw to mount one of the GoPro brackets. Just stick it in the ground. :-)

I keep the camera powered off to save battery and then turn it on and hit record with the remote that came with the camera when game is in the area.

The biggest mistake I see people make when using their GoPro is leaving it on the 1080 W (wide angle) setting. (I think the default setting is in that mode.) That gives the fisheye effect and makes things look so much farther away. I set mine in 1080 N (narrow mode) and things look so much better and not so far away. My GoPro is about three years old now, so the newer ones probably work even better if you use the proper settings.

Last fall, I tried to get a similar video of a shot on a deer, but I had such a slow fall that I wasn't able to get a shot on camera. Anyway, on September 2nd I did get this video of two hens and their poults. I think it is actually pretty cute. (I thought for sure I'd get a shot at a doe on that field edge in the early season as I had done so in previous seasons. I was in a deerstand in the trees to the left at the time.)

From: Hawkeye
25-Apr-17
Congrats everyone and Greg-that video is incredible!!!! Well done sir :)

From: Brotsky
25-Apr-17
Cool video Greg. Turkeys are great little critters. Fun to watch!

From: Davy C
25-Apr-17

Davy C's embedded Photo
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Ottertail County, MN 4/24/2017 21.8 pounds 7/8” & 13/16” spurs 9 7/8” Beard Pictured is my dog Billie Jean who was in the blind with me at the time.

From: Copperman
25-Apr-17

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Copperman's embedded Photo
Sanilac County Michigan opening day 6:25am

From: Paul@thefort
25-Apr-17
I do not have a gopro camera but will set up my trail camera over seeing the decoy to catch some action.

29-Apr-17

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Got this jake this morning with a bullhead. Impressive carnage.

29-Apr-17

Wv hillbilly 's embedded Photo
Wv hillbilly 's embedded Photo
Oldest daughter got her first Jake yesterday morning. Couldn't be prouder.

29-Apr-17

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1 3/8 in spurs on my 2017 Iowa Turkey
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1 3/8 in spurs on my 2017 Iowa Turkey
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South Central Nebraska turkey.....more than likely a hybrid but looks like a RIO
IABowhunter74's embedded Photo
South Central Nebraska turkey.....more than likely a hybrid but looks like a RIO
IABowhunter74's embedded Photo
This bird was shot in the same field 100 yards away from my previous pic. Notice the coloration difference. Nebraska is great turkey hunting but the area I hunt definitely has hybrids.
IABowhunter74's embedded Photo
This bird was shot in the same field 100 yards away from my previous pic. Notice the coloration difference. Nebraska is great turkey hunting but the area I hunt definitely has hybrids.
Great 2017 turkey season spent in Nebraska and Iowa. I harvested my biggest bird to date in Iowa on April 27th- 10 6/8 beard, 1 3/8 in spurs. I was tagged out in Nebraska on April 16th. I can't wait until next year.

From: bud
29-Apr-17
Greg...awesome video. Still think that mouse will go P&Y. Longbow that's a fine looking stick

From: MNRazorhead
29-Apr-17

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There are so many great pics of birds here I thought we need a little contrast and show what they look like when things don't go as planned... This one dove into a creek and died. First pic is just after I pulled it out. It is the best drowned rat I have ever seen. Second is a while later but not yet fully dried out. Third is at home after it finally dried. Mmmm...smoked turkey!

From: Carcajou
01-May-17
Managed to kill this Opening Day bird this morning in Northern New York State. Some aggressive calling pulled him in with 2 live hens. Great day to be alive in the spring woods.

04-May-17

bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
bowcrazyJRHCO's embedded Photo
Third and final Nebraska bird. Public land. Spot-n-stalk.

From: Carcajou
04-May-17

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Carcajou's embedded Photo
I'll try this again...NY opening day, 9" beard, 1" spurs, 20#

From: snapcrackpop
04-May-17

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snapcrackpop's embedded Photo
the 6 arrow bird...

From: lewis
04-May-17

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Tn bird
lewis's embedded Photo
Tn bird
Heads up works again Tn bird??

04-May-17

Too Many Bows Bob's embedded Photo
Too Many Bows Bob's embedded Photo
Got nim at 0615 yesterday.

TMBB

From: Paul@thefort
04-May-17

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100 ft from the decoys and still alive for the next 30 seconds
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100 ft from the decoys and still alive for the next 30 seconds
My second Nebraska tom. Three years old, 9.5 in beard, good hooks. Good eating for sure. Congrats to all. Paul

From: tflight
05-May-17

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tflight's embedded Photo
I am on the board. Wednesday morning I shot a Tom with an 8.5 inch beard. However I wasn't able to recover him until Wednesday evening. Long story. Public land.

06-May-17

Nogutsnostory's MOBILE embedded Photo
Nogutsnostory's MOBILE embedded Photo

SE MN 24 yards made it happen without a blind!!

From: Boris
06-May-17
Was unable to get a photo of my bird. I got him Monday at 855 in the morning. Took about 15 minutes to call him in. Shot at 20 yards with my bow. The bird is a jake with a 3.5 inch beard. I am going to Ohio in the morning. They are calling for SNOW.

07-May-17

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Time to join the crowd!

From: Paul@thefort
07-May-17
Nice Charlie. By the way, I like the style of those fold up pant legs. Trendy and cool for sure.:) my best, Paul

From: Tracker
07-May-17

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Tracker's embedded Photo

From: Yttails
07-May-17

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Illinois
Yttails's embedded Photo
Illinois
Yttails's embedded Photo
Indiana triple bearded jake
Yttails's embedded Photo
Indiana triple bearded jake
Yttails's embedded Photo
Yttails's embedded Photo
My first double, Illinois 4-19, Indiana 5-6!

08-May-17

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Animal Killer's embedded Photo
South Dakota Eastern 25 lbs, 1 1/4 inch spurs, and 10 3/8 inch beard. Link to the video of the kill shot as well below: https://vimeo.com/216421316

From: trkyslr
17-May-17

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trkyslr's embedded Photo
Cali bird #1

From: trkyslr
17-May-17

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trkyslr's embedded Photo
Cali bird #2

From: trkyslr
17-May-17

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trkyslr's embedded Photo
trkyslr's embedded Photo
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Cali bird #3 (double with joe) with Gia along... making memories!

From: Mailman
21-Sep-17

Mailman's embedded Photo
Mailman's embedded Photo
April in Texas

From: INbowdude
01-Oct-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Finally, I get to add a picture in here! Opening day, fall turkey in Indiana.

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