drslyr - May-14 Mobile live hunt from MaContributors to this thread:
Habitat for Wildlife 14-May-20
5:16 AM LIVE from Ma*
Finally the dragons stopped blowing their cold breath upon me. At least for now. Im back in the spot where i setup directly under them a couple days ago. I can hear at least 2 gobbling a couple hundred yds. away. Hopefully the didnt hear me comin in.
Usual scenario is gobble like crazy in the tree and silence when we hit the ground!
Now 3 gobbling in 3 different directions. One close under 150 yds. Still in the tree though.
Do you answer them with a gobble call?
Boom shakalaka laka
Two jakes came in. Of course on my offhand side. And And after schlepping this camera gear in for days there were two logs right in front of the cam so i didn't get it on film. Did get the recovery though.... big letdown. Jake i guess 14 lbs. now wheres your grandaddy. Kinda weird sooting left handed.
Woohoo !! Congratulations !! You earned him !!
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Congrats, you really earned him!
Congrats, well deserved and earned !
Still got 2 Toms gobbling near me. Hoping to see grandaddy!
Heres my setup
Under those two logs that are leaning on the giant pine. Those were what was in the way to film. They were gobbling out in front of me which would have been perfect for filming!
2 deerz just came by for a visit. And i had shot a coyote in here back in the winter snd couldn't find him. Maybe this be him
XI dont know ehere you live but you can have all the feathers from this bird if you want them. Im near springfield ma.
Nice job getting it done today!
Congrats.....planning to be there Wednesday
Nice work! You shot him left handed!? Do you normally shoot right handed.
Yeah hunts. shot him left handed but with a gun! and yes im right-handed
Congratulations, drslyr. Your persistence paid off. Good stuff.
Here's a pic of the scale. Hows that for just guessing
Nice Slyr! Congrats on your persistence paying!
Ohhhh, I thought you were out with the bow. Great job!
I would love to hunt them with the bow as did for 25 or 30 yrs. However due to all my ailments I just cant carry everything that I need to to bow hunt. I have a double bull matrix blind which is 25 or 30 lbs. alone. Throw in some decoys, a chair, and the bow, and its beyond what I can carry. Iv'e been using burlap netting but its not enuff cover to draw the bow with. Plus this yr. I have never seen birds so spooky. Up till today I haven't heard any gobbling when they hit the ground. Well I got a lead on a big tom for tomorrow and I just read the QUABBIN IS GOING TO OPEN ON MAY 21. Things are lookin up!!!!
Good job. Way too hang in there and get it done. Congrats.