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lineman21 08-Apr-17
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Scoot 08-Apr-17
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Timbrhuntr 09-Apr-17
Brotsky 09-Apr-17
freeglee 09-Apr-17
lineman21 09-Apr-17
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otcWill 09-Apr-17
stick n string 09-Apr-17
lineman21 09-Apr-17
t-roy 09-Apr-17
From: lineman21
08-Apr-17

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This is wild Will. He is 5 years old and this thread will take you along with him and his dad(me) on his very first turkey hunt (as the hunter).

From: lineman21
08-Apr-17

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We went out hunting this morning with no luck. He was eager to get out of bed at 445 but it caught up to him this afternoon. Apparently so much that he fell asleep like this before we went out.

From: lineman21
08-Apr-17

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This is our set up tonight. We are under a line of cottonwoods that they like to roost in. The trouble is that they roost anywhere along the 1/2 mile of trees. So we set the blind up near where they were last night and we'll see what happens.

From: lineman21
08-Apr-17

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This is how it looked last night when we were scouting.

From: lineman21
08-Apr-17

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Will has been shooting the same .410 I shot my first turkey with 20 years ago. He is getting good and has over 100 rounds through it. We will see if we are lucky enough to get a shot and how he holds up to a live target.

I'll check back in a hour or so when the action is hopefully heating up!

From: lineman21
08-Apr-17
3 toms and 8 jakes on the field way to our north. Feeding this way.

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08-Apr-17

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Turkey train coming out way...

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08-Apr-17

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From: Scoot
08-Apr-17
Get em Wild Will! Have fun and good luck!

From: lineman21
08-Apr-17
Well we are skunked tonight. They are going to fly up on the other end of the tree line. We still had fun though!!!

From: Timbrhuntr
09-Apr-17
Thats awesome (not the being skunked part) good luck !

From: Brotsky
09-Apr-17
Sweet! Go get 'em Will! Can't wait to follow along!

From: freeglee
09-Apr-17
Excellent !

what shot are you using in the .410? Is it choked? What is the Ideal range?

From: lineman21
09-Apr-17
Thanks guys! He is shooting #4s 3 inchers out of a full choke single shot. His wheelhouse is 15 yards. Any closer and the pattern is too tight for his skill level. Any further and he has a hard time keeping the bead on it.

We are back at it tonight. We are getting the camo on and heading out. Last night the turkeys came out, looked at our decoys (maybe the didn't like the blind...?) and went the other way. I've seen them cross the field at the exact same time and in the exact same spot 3 nights in a row so you know where we are going to be.

From: lineman21
09-Apr-17
Sorry about the pictures being sideways too. Up hold my stupid smart phone correctly from here on out.

From: otcWill
09-Apr-17
Great stuff, Cole! Give em lead, Will!!

09-Apr-17
Good luck!!! Tonights the night!!

From: lineman21
09-Apr-17
We ended up getting blown out of the blind. A thunderstorm came in and we no more than got the blind packed up and back to the truck before 70 mph wind came through. We'll do it again a few nights this week.

From: t-roy
09-Apr-17
Keep it coming! Good stuff right there! Hopefully you will be changing Will's nickname from "Wild Will" to "Killer Will"!

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