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Paul@thefort 10-Apr-18
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huntinelk 10-Apr-18
jims 10-Apr-18
Glunt@work 10-Apr-18
stick n string 10-Apr-18
Shaft 10-Apr-18
fastflight 10-Apr-18
GotBowAz 10-Apr-18
BOX CALL 10-Apr-18
t-roy 10-Apr-18
T Mac 10-Apr-18
Scoot 10-Apr-18
Southern draw 10-Apr-18
JTreeman 10-Apr-18
Predeter 10-Apr-18
HUNT MAN 10-Apr-18
Bob 10-Apr-18
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Rusty 10-Apr-18
Brotsky 10-Apr-18
BigOk 10-Apr-18
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Beav 10-Apr-18
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LUNG$HOT 10-Apr-18
APauls 10-Apr-18
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Drahthaar 10-Apr-18
Scar Finga 10-Apr-18
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TODDY 10-Apr-18
midwest 10-Apr-18
drycreek 10-Apr-18
Paul@thefort 10-Apr-18
cnelk 10-Apr-18
Paul@thefort 10-Apr-18
INbowdude 10-Apr-18
cnelk 10-Apr-18
Hawkeye 11-Apr-18
Mark Watkins 12-Apr-18
From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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I was still in Colorado when I started to see turkeys. Nebraska was just down the road a few miles.
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I was still in Colorado when I started to see turkeys. Nebraska was just down the road a few miles.
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on the side of the road! A good omen for sure. I was even driving during day light and taking is the scenery.
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on the side of the road! A good omen for sure. I was even driving during day light and taking is the scenery.
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After the storm and cold weather the past few days, the turkeys were out in force.
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After the storm and cold weather the past few days, the turkeys were out in force.
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Now in Nebraska. Turkeys and deer. Exciting
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Now in Nebraska. Turkeys and deer. Exciting

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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If you remembers, ten days ago, I left the house in the middle of the night, and headed off to Nebraska the day after the opener. The first day I had a close encounter and a few days later, I lured in two toms within 15 years, but I shot too high and just got back feathers. I needed redemption so I headed back yesterday morning, Sunday, arriving at the hunting spot, around noon. I was planing on staying until Friday, the day before the shotgun season started. I was presently surprised to see a few turkeys along the way and I stopped occasionally to take a few pictures.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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I parked the truck, dressed in camo, and picked up the bag of decoys. I would not use the tent blind as I had a good natural blind I had build the week before. I had killed a few tom at the location over the years, and it would be a good place to start the hunt. My leafy ASAT camo blended in well. 2 PM,, the wait was on. I hen cackled on the box call every 15 minutes.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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Fun to watch them react to the decoys
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Fun to watch them react to the decoys
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They lose interest and continue on their way, heading for the roost tree down the creek. At dark I head back to the truck for a good night sleep.
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They lose interest and continue on their way, heading for the roost tree down the creek. At dark I head back to the truck for a good night sleep.
The sun was about to disappear behind the trees when I heard the first gobble in response to my hen cackles. These 6 Jakes show up and milled around within easy bow range. I elected to pass them up and wait for a long beard.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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I am up, O Dark 30, but will travel cross country look for a long beard and will use the Heads Up decoys.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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they ended up 400 yards away on private land. I circled around for the next hour, no luck, headed back to the camp.
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they ended up 400 yards away on private land. I circled around for the next hour, no luck, headed back to the camp.
I find a good flock with two mature toms and 12 hens and got within 30 yards of them but the tom was a lover and not a fighter, they parted ways.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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I drive around some and find this tom far off on top of a hill. I decide to go some place else
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I drive around some and find this tom far off on top of a hill. I decide to go some place else

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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Jake and hen decoy planted 15 yards from the blind
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Jake and hen decoy planted 15 yards from the blind
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Two other hens set and ready. Day is warming up, light wind, a few clouds. A perfect day to kill a tom turkey.
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Two other hens set and ready. Day is warming up, light wind, a few clouds. A perfect day to kill a tom turkey.
Monday afternoon. So I head to where I had the action with the two toms the week before but I drive around and set up on the other side of the creek. I was able to carry the T-2 blind, decoys, back pack and bow in one trip.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18
At 3:10 pm I get an gobble response. He is off to the left 150 yards but across the creek. Five minutes later he gobbles again, but straight out. A few minutes later, the tom is to my far right and traveling away. Got my heart bumping a little! I do a series of excited cackles and hen yelps but I do not turn him back. Oh well!.

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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3:55 PM, this tom gobbles right behind the blind and then circles around to the left, spies the decoys but hangs up behind a large Cottonwood tree 15 yards way.
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3:55 PM, this tom gobbles right behind the blind and then circles around to the left, spies the decoys but hangs up behind a large Cottonwood tree 15 yards way.
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Camera down, bow up. He was walking away; 25 yards. I yelp, He turns broadside. Arrow in its way, Good hit!
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Camera down, bow up. He was walking away; 25 yards. I yelp, He turns broadside. Arrow in its way, Good hit!
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DEAD TOM TURKEY. IF YOU HAVE NEVER TURKEY HUNTED, YOU GOT TO!
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DEAD TOM TURKEY. IF YOU HAVE NEVER TURKEY HUNTED, YOU GOT TO!
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20 PLUS POUNDS
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20 PLUS POUNDS

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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No tag soup this time. Turkey and rice soup, coming up.
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No tag soup this time. Turkey and rice soup, coming up.
Another exciting bow hunt and as the saying goes, "dynamite comes in little packages," ie, AKA Tom Turkey

From: Marty
10-Apr-18
Great job Paul! Way better than tag soup!

From: Nick Muche
10-Apr-18
Congrats Paul! Looks like you had a great time. Good luck on the next one.

From: huntinelk
10-Apr-18
Congrats Paul

From: jims
10-Apr-18
Great job Paul...way to pull through! Colo must be next on the agenda?

From: Glunt@work
10-Apr-18
Nice job!

10-Apr-18
Congrats Paul! Twas only a matter of time! Well done

From: Shaft
10-Apr-18
Looks like you had a fun hunt....Congrats!

From: fastflight
10-Apr-18
Great pictures and story as always. Thanks for another adventure to follow.

From: GotBowAz
10-Apr-18
Great pictures Paul, really captures the hunt. It looks like you had a fun time. thanks for sharing.

From: BOX CALL
10-Apr-18
Good job bud.big attaboy.

From: t-roy
10-Apr-18
Great job on all aspects, Paul! Thanks for taking us along with you!

From: T Mac
10-Apr-18
Excellent! I always enjoy following your hunts.

From: Scoot
10-Apr-18
Atta boy Paul!

10-Apr-18
Good job!!

From: JTreeman
10-Apr-18
Nice job Paul.

Forget averagejoe hunter, I wanna be an averagepaul hunter!!!

—jim

From: Predeter
10-Apr-18
Congrats, great pictures!

From: HUNT MAN
10-Apr-18
I knew it was just a matter of time!! Hunt

From: Bob
10-Apr-18
Always enjoy your stories Paul. Congrats and thanks again.

From: buzz mc
10-Apr-18
Great stuff as usual Paul. Thanks for sharing.

From: Rusty
10-Apr-18
awesome!

From: Brotsky
10-Apr-18
Congrats Paul! Well done as always!

From: BigOk
10-Apr-18
Congrats, always fun to read.

From: yooper89
10-Apr-18
Congrats Paul!

From: rooster
10-Apr-18
Way to go Paul!

From: Beav
10-Apr-18
Great job Paul! Well done once again!

From: Mt. man
10-Apr-18
Exciting stuff, YAHOO!

From: trkyslr
10-Apr-18
congrats Paul!!!

From: elkmtngear
10-Apr-18
Atta boy Paul...nicely done!

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Timbrhuntr
10-Apr-18
Good stuff congrats !

From: LUNG$HOT
10-Apr-18
Nice. Your the man Paul! Well done.

From: APauls
10-Apr-18
Nice work Paul! You gave it away too early as one of your earlier pics had a dead bird in it ;) Right after the tom on a hill. Next pic with blind and decoys had the dead bird in it ;)

From: sticksender
10-Apr-18
Very nice, congrats!

From: sitO
10-Apr-18
Good stuff as always, congrats Paul

From: Butternut40
10-Apr-18
Congrats Paul. That's the way to get it done.

From: Drahthaar
10-Apr-18
Awesome. Forrest

From: Scar Finga
10-Apr-18
Excellent Paul, congratulations!

From: KsRancher
10-Apr-18
Good stuff! I am jealous. I went out for the first time bow hunting turkeys yesterday. I got so nerved up I didn't even think about ranging them. They were 35 and I shot for 20.

From: TODDY
10-Apr-18
Great job Paul! I enjoy reading your stories! TODDY

From: midwest
10-Apr-18
Atta buddy! Congrats, Paul....great recap!

From: drycreek
10-Apr-18
Great job as always Paul ! I do look forward to your hunting stories !

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18

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almost ready to dip up a bowl. Add some Texas toast and red wine. If you are in the area, stop by. Paul
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almost ready to dip up a bowl. Add some Texas toast and red wine. If you are in the area, stop by. Paul
OK guys, thanks for following along and the nice comments. The reason we hunt is to eat what we shoot and the wild turkey can surely make you mouth water when done correctly.

Pictures is the Crock Pot turkey meat, rice, vegetable soup. YMMMMMM. Paul

From: cnelk
10-Apr-18
Dang it Paul! I just had some elk meatloaf or I would be there in 10 mins!

From: Paul@thefort
10-Apr-18
Brad, should be ready by tomorrow. Come over for dinner. Paul

From: INbowdude
10-Apr-18
Atta boy!

From: cnelk
10-Apr-18
Paul, can’t do tomorrow night. Cathe is making Cherry balsamic pork chops With thyme roasted potatoes and broccoli for supper

From: Hawkeye
11-Apr-18
Congrats Paul!!!

From: Mark Watkins
12-Apr-18
Congrats Paul!!!

You are the epitome of consistent!!!

Mark

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