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Finish with a BANG
I had a heck of a lot of fun turkey huntn this Spring. Here's a bunch of pics of the action. Warning: this thread will contain mostly bowhunting and end with a gun but not the way you might assume so check it out. I'm pretty sure this will make you smile :) Enjoy!
I drew my first ever turkey tag :) this year on the South Platte. I did a few days of scouting that probably wasn't necc. and decided on a spot for the opener. The evening before the opener found me sitting in a lawn chair, glassing, beer in hand.
There was handful of shotgun guys hunting the next day but luckily they went to the opp. side of the property that I was on. I was set up well before light and heard hundreds of gobbles before fly down. No takers on the decoys or my great (insert sarcasm) calling. So later in the morning I decided to move closer to where I'd heard them move through. Good call.
Looking down the river I could see about 15 toms and some hens. It wasn't long before they were heading my way. One of the toms broke off with a few hens and was face to face with my jake. When he turned to leave I let him have it
He fluttered a bit, took two steps and dropped dead, a good first morning!
A redneck does as a redneck does. Cheap whiskey and sprite :)
Fast forward to Easter. I had been keeping tabs on my OTC spot and the birds were there. I planned to camp for a few days if necc.
Soon after fly down I had 4 jakes come to the decoys. I picked one and my arrow was on its way. Bird #2 was down in seconds. The other 3 stuck around making me wish I had someone else with me. Woulda been a sure thing double.
Bummed that my season was over, I stayed in the blind for a bit texting and calling a few friends to see if anybody could hunt that day. No luck. Too bad. This guy came in an hour later
Very nice, Will! Congratulations. Did you run out and strangle either one of the toms? :)
A week later I talked my friend Justin into coming. Nothing like extending your season and watching your buddies shoot stuff :) Lots of gobbling that morning and finally we were able to call in the dominant hen. She brought a whole parade of gobblers! As she trotted to the decoys, Justin drew and what was originally just one tom became about 15-20 toms and jakes. Finally one stood still and he took an arrow just below the waddles. Good times!
LOL! Rick, believe it or not all these birds were shot in the body and lived for less than 5 seconds after the shot; no head bashing or choking necc. :)
The jake parade after the shot
Nice mature bird. There were only 6-8 longbeards to choose from :)
Turkey huntn is too much fun!
My parents moved out here a little less than a year ago to be around their grandson. My father and I have had a ton of fun together since. My last goal of the season was to get my 80 year old Dad on his first turkey. We sat once for most of the day before these guys came in and gave him a 15 yard shot. Whiff! After talking about it he decided he would be happy to use the gun to make this happen
This past week we had a chance to get back out. It was like 50* in the morning and the old boy was freezing. Here he is wrapped in blind bags :) He's an excellent napper
Nice seems that you have a eal turkey honey hole there !
Well done Will! I hope that was Wild Turkey you plan on mixing with that Sprite:)
About an hour after fly down some jakes wondered through and BANG, made this old boy as happy as I've seen him in long time! I can't remember the last time I felt so good about a hunt. So DANG MUCH FUN!!
This one will be on my wall forever. Life is Good
It just doesn't get any better than this
Brotsky, of course its Wild Turkey!
Congrats to you, your dad and ermine as well. Nice recap!
A hunt you will never forget. I can't imagine how cool it was to watch your dad kill that bird!
Awesome pics and bad news for anything in Colorado if Will and Justin are teaming up.
Awesome hunt and pictures with your dad! I've been working on my dad for years to get him to come turkey with me. He's bowhunted for 40 years and never hunted turkeys. One of these years I'm going to buy him a tag and make him go! Ha! Priceless memories.
WTG Will! That pic of you and your dad deserves a nice frame and a primo spot on the wall. Great stuff!!!
Will and Justin....a pair of Special Ops Snipers....nice job fellas!
Great pics and time with your Dad....that's awesome!!!
Great thread and pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Congrats ! Thanks for sharing.
Congrats. I just got done spending a weekend hunting with my dad and can relate to how great it feels.
"A week later I talked my friend Justin into coming". Something tells me it doesn't take too much talking to convince "your friend Justin" to go bow hunting.
Awesome job Will! Coolest "selfie" I've ever seen.
Congrats Will! Nothing beats hunting with family! Mike
Great Season recap, Will ! Getting my Dad out there with the boomstick is now on my bucket list...he turns 80 next Year!
Best of Luck, Jeff
excellent posts and pics!!!! well done!
great stuff Will! congrats all around!
That's what it's all about Will! Having FUN and enjoying our special times. Making that hunt with your dad happens is a special thing. I don't need to tell you you'll never ever regret making that happen. Thanks for sharing.
Now that is what hunting is about! Congrats again bud!
Great thread.....even better photos.
Awesome, glad you and your dad could hunt together. Forrest
Good job man, that's awesome. 4 birds down and one from your dad, doesn't get much better than that! Hope I'm grinning as much as he is if I shoot something at that age! Congrats to you both.
Awesome Will, kudos for getting out there with your dad and making some memories.
Dang, Will, that pic of you and your dad is pretty awesome. Hell of a season....congrats again.
Awesome thread and pics! Well done:)
Your dad is a trooper for sure. You have big boots to fill. Good for you both.
Great write up Will. It's awesome that you got to share some quality time with your dad as well. Beautiful pics too!!
I appreciate all the kind words my friends. Lord willing there will be a pronghorn and an elk or deer in Dad's near future. We'll be smiling either way!
That's awesome. Love the pics!
Awesome stuff. Good to see you and Justin hangin out as well.
Congrats, great story AND pictures!