Sitka Mountain Gear
Turkey 2017
South Dakota
Contributors to this thread:
tk 03-Apr-17
Dakota 03-Apr-17
Dakota 03-Apr-17
leftee 07-Apr-17
Brotsky 09-Apr-17
DR 09-Apr-17
leftee 10-Apr-17
Skullwerx 10-Apr-17
leftee 11-Apr-17
Brotsky 11-Apr-17
DR 11-Apr-17
Dakota 11-Apr-17
Dakota 11-Apr-17
Brotsky 17-Apr-17
DR 18-Apr-17
leftee 19-Apr-17
tk 19-Apr-17
Animal Killer 19-Apr-17
Dakota 19-Apr-17
Dakota 19-Apr-17
Brotsky 19-Apr-17
leftee 20-Apr-17
Animal Killer 08-May-17
Animal Killer 08-May-17
Brotsky 08-May-17
leftee 12-May-17
Skullwerx 13-May-17
leftee 14-May-17
Skullwerx 14-May-17
leftee 15-May-17
Brotsky 15-May-17
Animal Killer 24-May-17
Skullwerx 25-May-17
leftee 26-May-17
leftee 26-May-17
Skullwerx 30-May-17
leftee 31-May-17
From: tk
03-Apr-17
Anyone get out this weekend and get their turkey?

From: Dakota
03-Apr-17

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We had one guy out and he connected with his bow.

From: Dakota
03-Apr-17

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Dakota's embedded Photo

From: leftee
07-Apr-17

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Still around(actually still trying to convince the Boss to stay here n just spend late Fall n Winter in Kansas). Got out yesterday.Numbers wayyyyy down but scored. Good hunting!

From: Brotsky
09-Apr-17

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
First bird of the year. One more to go!

From: DR
09-Apr-17
Way to go Leftee and Brotsky! Beautiful birds.

From: leftee
10-Apr-17
Nice bird and pic Brotsky! Was down in Illinois trimming some trees and helping a buddy-turkeys all over.Sick I was too dumb and cheap to buy a license when told to earlier.:-( Their season opens today and they are gonna have fun.

From: Skullwerx
10-Apr-17

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My oldest son was able to kill his mentor bird last Saturday. He said he wanted to shoot one in the head and he almost took its head off!

From: leftee
11-Apr-17
Congrats to your son Skull! Neat pic.Looks like he's growing up fast as well.:-)

From: Brotsky
11-Apr-17
Awesome SW! Congrats to your boy and to you! Great picture!

From: DR
11-Apr-17
Awesome job Jake...and son! I'm gonna have to hire him for lessons.

From: Dakota
11-Apr-17
congratulations everybody

From: Dakota
11-Apr-17

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Dakota's embedded Photo
congratulations everybody

From: Brotsky
17-Apr-17

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Final bird of 2017. Always satisfying to fill a shotgun tag with your bow!

From: DR
18-Apr-17

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Been a tough go but lots of fun this year on Turkey. They have always had my number and keep humbling me but I managed to shoot straight on this gorgeous Black Hills tom on Easter.

From: leftee
19-Apr-17
Congrats Brotsky and DR,beautiful birds and great pics!

From: tk
19-Apr-17

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Hopefully this works, first time posting a video or link. Had a run in with this guy, but he wouldn't cross the woven wire fence to come in to the decoys. He just walked back and forth at forty yards for about a half hour.

19-Apr-17
Great birds!! Still waiting to fill a archery tag this season.

From: Dakota
19-Apr-17

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Dakota's embedded Photo

From: Dakota
19-Apr-17

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Dakota's embedded Photo

From: Brotsky
19-Apr-17
Beautiful birds Randy! Congrats to your hunters!

From: leftee
20-Apr-17
Great pics! TK,wrong type of fence.:-) Had it happen.Barbed wire maybe but not mesh.Looks like wind n thick brush/tree line behind him didn't help either.Looks a bit spooky. 2 days ago on the Res I had 2 Toms hang up and refuse to cross a 10 ft wide creek.At one point at 30 and maybe should have shot but 10 or so is better.Good hunting!

08-May-17

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Pretty quiet here this past couple weeks!! Ended up smoking one friday morning right away. I ended up setting the blind up under the birds roost in the dark the night before. Not realizing what I had did, the birds pretty much landed right on top on my decoys and got a big ol gobbler within the first 10 minutes of the hunt.

Bird ended up being around the 25 lb mark, 10 3/8 inch beard, and a 1 1/4 inch spurs.

Heres the video as well

08-May-17
https://vimeo.com/216421316

Heres the video link to my archery hunt!! Enjoy

From: Brotsky
08-May-17
Congrats on a great bird and video AK!

From: leftee
12-May-17
Good going AK! Nice bird,great shot.

From: Skullwerx
13-May-17

Skullwerx's MOBILE embedded Photo
Skullwerx's MOBILE embedded Photo

Was able to break my turkeyless streak about 9:00 this morning. Man that feels good!

From: leftee
14-May-17
Way to go Skull! Nice bird!

From: Skullwerx
14-May-17
Thanks Leftee. I was up in your neck of the woods.

From: leftee
15-May-17
Cool.Numbers down here and spotty but still around.Tagged out but had a Tom,couple hens and 3 Jakes walk by my house yesterday.Used to live here but not this year-at least yet.

From: Brotsky
15-May-17
Beautiful bird Jake! Congrats!

24-May-17
Nice bird Jake!!

From: Skullwerx
25-May-17
Awesome birds everyone!

Anybody else finish off the season strong?

From: leftee
26-May-17

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I had a good season.Filled my tags here n Kansas.Was gonna post a pic or 2 cause tried my first 'Bullhead' hunts after a friend suggested them again.His argument for them went beyond the usual 'you kill or miss' one by arguing the target size favors head shots.Claims body killzone is about 3 by 3.5 inches whereas the head neck is about 9 by 2.5.Regardless man did they work for me!I'm sold. Warning 1 pic is graphic.

From: leftee
26-May-17

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From: Skullwerx
30-May-17
Awesome leftee! I've had those heads but never an opportunity to use them. Looks devastating!

From: leftee
31-May-17
Impressed me.A bit of a hassle cause need a longer arrow to make sure the head clears your rest,sight etc but I think worth it.Flew decent out to 20 with my bow but really flew great out of my backup bow.No tuning or resighting etc. Bunch of U Tubes on set up etc but I just took an old throw rug,hung it over my target bar and shot at that.When I doubled it the arrows would just hit and drop without damage.A single layer of rug though would not stop them.Scary hole.:-)

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