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Youth Season didn't last long
Where bird fell!!
Where bird fell!!
Yesterday was opening day of Kansas youth season. Eli has several turkeys under his belt using his crossbow, but after killing his buck with his bow this year, he was committed to get his first tom with a bow. His goal was to get a head shot. We had originally planned to hit the woods opening morning but my work schedule would not allow. Fortunately Wednesday evening I got home in time and we headed out to our family farm. We were a little late getting in so had to work around birds already in field, and decide to sit up between birds and their roost. Turned out to be a good decision, after following so many threads on here I decided to bite the built and bought a pair of DSD decoys. Turned out to be a good decision. We were in blind about forty five minutes catching up about track, school, etc... Had been calling every fifteen minutes or so with no response, when out of nowhere a tom walks in front of us about 50 yards out. The angle he came could not see decoys real well, I called softly and worked his way around us. As soon as he got in line of sight of jake he came on string. We had decoys set up about 10 yards from blind. Bird had no idea he was so focused on the jake. Bird may have caught a little movement on draw and hoped of jakes back, one soft cluck and he was back on decoy. Eli took his time and made great head shot bird went over immediately. His reaction was priceless. In hindsight I should have video on my phone, but I get wrapped up in watching him do his thing. Regardless of video this memory will never go away. Good luck to all getting ready to start their seasons.
Awesome! Congrats are in order.
Bullheads are deadly!!
Bullheads are deadly!!
Now that is awesome! Congrats to both of you!!
Awesome! Love to see kids getting it done. I really miss youth hunts with me kids. Great job!
Outstanding, congrats to you and your boy on a great bird!
Awesome! Fun to see the kids having success!
I honestly don't know if I will sit in a treestand or blind alone again. Can't explain what feeling is like to see your kids succeed at something you love doing with them so much!!
WTG Eli!!! Awesome post and great work as a guide and mentor!
Congrats! Well done young man.
Awesome, congratulations Eli, great shooting. Is that the new 3/4 strut white face jake ?
Outstanding! Congrats to you and your son and thanks for passing it on!
YEESSSSSS! Way to go Eli! Congrats!
Lukas, not sure if Eli is a member of Pope and Young or not, but I would love to sign him up for a youth membership to celebrate his first turkey! If interested just shoot me a PM. Thanks for passing it on to your son!
That's awesome. Tell him congrats!!
KSBOW......You are truly blessed to get to share those experiences with your son, as he is as well! Congrats on a great bird, Eli! Way to get it done!
Congrats to Eli and Dad. So special and so much fun !
Love to see the kids out in the woods. God job dad and son!!!
A big congratulations to you both...
Congrats!! Awesome memories made there.
That’s a great story and memory right there! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Too cool! Well done to both of you!
That’s great! Nothing like hunting with family.
Congratulations to Eli and Dad!!!
Ya got to love it when the boy and the Tom are the same size. Nicely done by all.
Nice work Eli, and thanks for passing it on Lucas!
That's what it is all about! Good job Eli!
Outstanding! Congratulations to you both!
Love seeing posts like these! Congrats, Eli! Love it!
Way to get it done, Eli !!
Congrats. There's nothing like it. I took my 10yr old and he got his second turkey just as it was about to attack the decoy
Congrats you guys. I love to see young hunters having success. Thank you parents!
Awesome. I had no Idea how KS had the youth hunts set up. We were there last week fishing in Kirwin. We left to come home the day it opened for the youth hunt. Next year we are considering making the fishing trip a scouting and turkey trip for my son. I was bummed to learn the turkey season opened the day we were leaving.