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Recurve success in Mexico!
This past Monday morning I arrowed this nice ocellated tom outside the little town of Carlos Cano Cruz in the state of Campeche, Mexico. I was sitting in a pop-up blind on the edge of a milo field. The bird weighed 10 pounds, which is typical for a mature tom, and had 1 1/2" spurs. I was hunting with Snook Inn Hunting and booked through Tall Tine Outfitters. I'd post more photos of the hunt and tell the tale a little better but this forum software makes it more trouble than it is worth. If you'd like to see the complete story, please go to The Leatherwall and look for a thread by the same title.
that is awesome stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful colors on that bird. Congratulations
Congrats!! Beautiful bird!
That species has no beard, right? I always thought that the "corals" in their fan made them look similar to a peacock.....Congrats!! If you bring it back to have it mounted, pls post how difficult the process is.....
That is a beautiful bird in a strange way. Nicely done with the stick. my best, Paul
Such a cool bird, congrats!
Excellent...what a cool, unique Trophy!
I didnt realize those turkeys were so colorful, beautiful. Congrats!
I think that would be a great hunt. Do they gobble and strutt like other turkeys. Sorry it ended the way it did.
Wow! Neat looking bird! Congrats!
Bowhunting turkeys is a blast, congrats! Beautiful bird.
Congrats! Beautiful bird and with a stick to boot!
X2 Paul congratulations nice bird Lewis
Way freakn cool!!! Congrats!!!
Thanks, all! This was a great, but very short, hunt and I highly recommend the concession and outfitter.
Unfortunately, the hunt went into a freefall just shortly after I arrowed that bird. When I got back to camp, I turned my phone on and I had multiple messages waiting for me to tell my friend who went with me to call home immediately. His 10-year old granddaughter had passed away early that morning from complications with the flu. When he got to camp 30 minutes later, I broke the news to him and we immediately started packing and trying to figure out how we were going to get back to Missouri. Since the Ocellated turkey is a CITES animal, I had to relinquish all rights to that bird in order for me to leave with my friend because there was not enough time to do all the legal paperwork that needed to be done. It was a small price to pay to be able to travel with my buddy because that poor boy would have been lost on his own. It also gives me an excuse to go back and get another one.
Beautiful bird, congratulations on a fine trophy.
Congratulations on the bird and sorry for your friend & his family. The fact you left the bird to travel with your friend speaks volumes. You are a fine man in my book.