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Youth Season didn't last long
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Contributors to this thread:
KSBOW 02-Apr-21
KSBOW 02-Apr-21
Joey Ward 02-Apr-21
KSBOW 02-Apr-21
Beav 02-Apr-21
Gunny 02-Apr-21
Supernaut 02-Apr-21
JohnMC 02-Apr-21
KSBOW 02-Apr-21
Scoot 02-Apr-21
Charlie Rehor 02-Apr-21
jdbbowhunter 02-Apr-21
Drahthaar 02-Apr-21
midwest 02-Apr-21
Brotsky 02-Apr-21
Quinn @work 02-Apr-21
t-roy 02-Apr-21
drycreek 02-Apr-21
jingalls 02-Apr-21
WV Mountaineer 02-Apr-21
GhostBird 02-Apr-21
SBH 02-Apr-21
Southern draw 02-Apr-21
dakotahunter 02-Apr-21
Dino 02-Apr-21
Marty 02-Apr-21
Old School 02-Apr-21
Jasper 02-Apr-21
Ermine 02-Apr-21
Blue Buck 02-Apr-21
Paul@thefort 02-Apr-21
sitO 02-Apr-21
pav 02-Apr-21
Jaquomo 02-Apr-21
EmbryOklahoma 02-Apr-21
elkmtngear 02-Apr-21
Bou'bound 03-Apr-21
RMhunter 03-Apr-21
HUNT MAN 03-Apr-21
WYOelker 06-Apr-21
From: KSBOW
02-Apr-21

KSBOW's embedded Photo
Where bird fell!!
KSBOW's embedded Photo
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.

From: KSBOW
02-Apr-21

KSBOW's embedded Photo
Happy hunter
KSBOW's embedded Photo
Happy hunter

From: Joey Ward
02-Apr-21
Awesome! Congrats are in order.

From: KSBOW
02-Apr-21

KSBOW's embedded Photo
Bullheads are deadly!!
KSBOW's embedded Photo
Bullheads are deadly!!

From: Beav
02-Apr-21
Now that is awesome! Congrats to both of you!!

From: Gunny
02-Apr-21
Awesome! Love to see kids getting it done. I really miss youth hunts with me kids. Great job!

From: Supernaut
02-Apr-21
Outstanding, congrats to you and your boy on a great bird!

From: JohnMC
02-Apr-21
Awesome! Fun to see the kids having success!

From: KSBOW
02-Apr-21
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!!

From: Scoot
02-Apr-21
WTG Eli!!! Awesome post and great work as a guide and mentor!

02-Apr-21
Excellent, many more ...

From: jdbbowhunter
02-Apr-21
Congrats! Well done young man.

From: Drahthaar
02-Apr-21
Awesome, congratulations Eli, great shooting. Is that the new 3/4 strut white face jake ?

From: midwest
02-Apr-21
Outstanding! Congrats to you and your son and thanks for passing it on!

From: Brotsky
02-Apr-21
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!

From: Quinn @work
02-Apr-21
That's awesome. Tell him congrats!!

From: t-roy
02-Apr-21
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!

From: drycreek
02-Apr-21
Congrats to Eli and Dad. So special and so much fun !

From: jingalls
02-Apr-21
Love to see the kids out in the woods. God job dad and son!!!

02-Apr-21
Good stuff right here.

From: GhostBird
02-Apr-21
A big congratulations to you both...

From: SBH
02-Apr-21
Love it! Nice shooting!

02-Apr-21
Congrats good job!

From: dakotahunter
02-Apr-21
Congrats!! Awesome memories made there.

From: Dino
02-Apr-21
That’s a great story and memory right there! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

From: Marty
02-Apr-21
Too cool! Well done to both of you!

From: Old School
02-Apr-21
That’s great! Nothing like hunting with family.

From: Jasper
02-Apr-21
Congratulations to Eli and Dad!!!

From: Ermine
02-Apr-21
Wow way to go

From: Blue Buck
02-Apr-21
Outstanding!!!

From: Paul@thefort
02-Apr-21
Ya got to love it when the boy and the Tom are the same size. Nicely done by all.

From: sitO
02-Apr-21
Nice work Eli, and thanks for passing it on Lucas!

From: pav
02-Apr-21
That's what it is all about! Good job Eli!

From: Jaquomo
02-Apr-21
Outstanding! Congratulations to you both!

02-Apr-21
Love seeing posts like these! Congrats, Eli! Love it!

From: elkmtngear
02-Apr-21
Way to get it done, Eli !!

From: Bou'bound
03-Apr-21
Stone cold Killer

From: RMhunter
03-Apr-21

RMhunter's embedded Photo
RMhunter's embedded Photo
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

03-Apr-21
Congrats you guys. I love to see young hunters having success. Thank you parents!

From: HUNT MAN
03-Apr-21
Good stuff!!!

From: WYOelker
06-Apr-21
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.

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