Mathews Inc.
Redemption
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 13-May-17
PAbowhunter1064 13-May-17
pav 13-May-17
Hawkeye 13-May-17
JW 13-May-17
Charlie Rehor 13-May-17
Scrappy 13-May-17
Paul@thefort 13-May-17
jims 13-May-17
scentman 13-May-17
t-roy 13-May-17
Timbrhuntr 13-May-17
Greg Kush 13-May-17
Jaquomo 13-May-17
trkyslr 13-May-17
Brotsky 13-May-17
Matt Palmquist 13-May-17
Archerdan 13-May-17
Scoot 13-May-17
otcWill 13-May-17
Lee 13-May-17
INbowdude 13-May-17
sticksender 13-May-17
GhostBird 13-May-17
lewis 13-May-17
Drahthaar 13-May-17
203NTYP 13-May-17
Wayniac 13-May-17
weekender21 13-May-17
WV Mountaineer 13-May-17
Tall 1 13-May-17
Charlie Rehor 14-May-17
Scar Finga 14-May-17
drycreek 14-May-17
AZBUGLER 14-May-17
Russell 14-May-17
Carcajou 14-May-17
Dennis Razza 14-May-17
Bou'bound 14-May-17
steve 15-May-17
Southern draw 15-May-17
Dino 15-May-17
Beav 15-May-17
njbuck 15-May-17
Bullhound 15-May-17
elkmtngear 15-May-17
Bake 15-May-17
From: Pat Lefemine
13-May-17

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Finally. Been a tough season but I put that all behind me this morning. Nice big CT Tom shot in full strut.
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Finally. Been a tough season but I put that all behind me this morning. Nice big CT Tom shot in full strut.
Actually shot this gobbler twice this morning. Called him in at first light to twenty yards and shot through his feathers while he was in full strut. But he didn't know what happened and walked back into the woods. I did a cutting call and he gobbled, so I knew he was unscathed. I sat in the blind and kicked myself for 30 minutes and was ready to pack it in but he gobbled 80 yards away and I fired him up again. He walked past me at 5 yards and this time I took my time and settled my nerves. He was in full strut again and I put the arrow through the boiler room. He ran 20 yards and fell over dead. I watched him for ten minutes then picked him up - he wasn't even twitching. As soon as I put my hands on him I snapped his neck!!!! In fact, every gobbler I kill, I'm going to kill him again from now on.

Finally, nice Tom. Can't believe I got a second shot at him. Redeemed.

13-May-17
Congratulations, Pat! Way to stick with it, and get the job done. That's a fine gobbler, and a well earned one, as well!

From: pav
13-May-17
Atta boy Pat!

From: Hawkeye
13-May-17
Congrats Pat! Great hunt and great photo man. Well done.

From: JW
13-May-17
Way to go Pat! Love the photo!

13-May-17
Great news! Absolutely spectacular trophy photo. Enjoy the day! C

From: Scrappy
13-May-17
Congrats on a great looking tom. You sure earned it.

From: Paul@thefort
13-May-17
Pat, your smile tells it all. Actually you put a smile on my face this morning and as always, a great way to start the day for you and me. Thanks for that. my best, Paul

From: jims
13-May-17
Patience is definitely a virtue! Great job. What a gorgeous tom! It looks like it has 1 tailfeather that is a little off colored that gives him even more vibrant contrast to the colors! Congrats!

From: scentman
13-May-17
Nice story, great pic!

From: t-roy
13-May-17
Way to go Pat. Redemption is sweet! Nice bird!

I take back the wisecrack from the "Loser" thread about you needing to just stick to foodplots ;>)

From: Timbrhuntr
13-May-17

Timbrhuntr's embedded Photo
Timbrhuntr's embedded Photo
Congrats !

From: Greg Kush
13-May-17
Good job, Pat!

From: Jaquomo
13-May-17
That's great! Your experience is very similar to mine - except one of mine didn't run away from me - and the feeling of redemption is so, so sweet! Way to stick with it!

From: trkyslr
13-May-17
Congrats on redemption and nice pic!

From: Brotsky
13-May-17
Congrats Pat! Beautiful bird!

13-May-17
Right on!!!! Congrats Pat!!!

From: Archerdan
13-May-17
Great job. I still laugh thinking about your earlier bird.

From: Scoot
13-May-17
Congrats Pat. As Peter Hathaway-Capstick says-- it's the dead ones that get ya. Not this time though!

13-May-17
Very nice!

From: otcWill
13-May-17
Attaboy Pat!!!

From: Lee
13-May-17
Great pic Pat! I ALWAYS step on their neck and either wring it or knock them in the head for insurance! They can be tough as you know :) great job!

Lee

From: INbowdude
13-May-17
Cool, congrats.

From: sticksender
13-May-17
Good to hear & congrats on getting 'er done.

From: GhostBird
13-May-17
Congratulations... sweeeeeeeet.

From: lewis
13-May-17
Good for you don't ever give up ever congrats ?? great looking turkey ?? Lewis

From: Drahthaar
13-May-17
Congratulations, nice picture also. Forrest

From: 203NTYP
13-May-17
Nice bird and I love the photo also. "As soon as I put my hands on him I snapped his neck!!!! In fact, every gobbler I kill, I'm going to kill him again from now on." Your statement above reminded me of something that happen to a friends sister. She went out for spring gobbler to a spot her brother had taken one and scored on a nice bird as well. She loves to hunt but can bring herself to touch a dead animal, go figure, so she carries a garbage bag with her for that reason. She tug the bird and scooped it up into the bag and put it in back of her SUV and headed home which was about 45 miles away. Not long into her trip back she heard a noise and looked in the rear view mirror and the gobblers head was poked through the bag looking over the back seat. She freaks out and finally pulled off the road and jumped screaming out of the SUV. Meanwhile, the gobbler is flopping all over the inside of the SUV throwing blood and feathers everywhere! It succumbed to the beating it took thrashing around in the SUV in a few minutes but it took a long time for his sister get back in the vehicle!

From: Wayniac
13-May-17
Congrats

From: weekender21
13-May-17
Congrats, beautiful bird.

13-May-17
Congrats man.

After reading all these "turkey's coming back to life stories", It'd be great to have a thread compiling all of them. Funny stuff. God Bless men

From: Tall 1
13-May-17
Great bird Pat. It was a good morning for both of us. Outstanding picture too.

14-May-17
"In fact every Gobbler I kill I'm gonna kill again from now on"

Too funny! Pat's video will no doubt saved countless future gobblers from escape once on the ground. Keepin it real!!

From: Scar Finga
14-May-17
Well done sir! Congrats!

From: drycreek
14-May-17
Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then. :-)

From: AZBUGLER
14-May-17
Nice! Congratulations!

From: Russell
14-May-17
That's a million dollar smile! Congrats on the bow kill.

From: Carcajou
14-May-17
Way to persevere, Pat. Congrats!

From: Dennis Razza
14-May-17
Thanks for keepin it real! A big congrats!!!

From: Bou'bound
14-May-17
Nice turkey.

All time classic photo quality.

From: steve
15-May-17
Way to go Pat !!

15-May-17
Congrats !!

From: Dino
15-May-17
Good job Pat! Perseverance often pays off.

From: Beav
15-May-17
Congrats Pat!

From: njbuck
15-May-17
Congrats Pat

From: Bullhound
15-May-17
Smile is best part of that picture! Congrats to you sir!

From: elkmtngear
15-May-17
Outstanding !

From: Bake
15-May-17
Nice!! Congrats!

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