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#5675061 - 03/29/15 07:10 PM Fast and furious
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 4090
Loc: The Great State
Last Friday I pulled my son out of school around lunchtime to head out. I wanted to roost 'em so we knew where to start Sat morning. After last weekend I knew we might have a long weekend ahead of us. I put "Rio Fever" on the sign out slip for the reason he was leaving school. nuts

We made good time and sneaked quietly to our spot off the usual roosting area by 5:30. Let is settle down for 15 minutes and started to lightly call. 3 gobblers sound off pretty close. Call again and they were comin! Clucked and purred a bit and they were really going off. We successfully pulled off the double! Both birds had 10+" beards and hooks over an inch. We let the third tom walk.

I can't believe after how hard I hunted last weekend that it was over half an hour into it. Sometimes it just all comes together and other times no matter what all you do right it just doesn't. So is hunting I guess.

We got our stuff and hauled butt to a deer blind a few hundred yards away to try to get some hogs at dusk. While we were waiting I called and two went off from different directions. Within 5 minutes they came running in fans out and gobbling away. Heck of a show. We didn't want to take any more until the other guys on the lease get their chance next weekend.

After 15 minutes they finally wandered off. Called again and another big tom came in from the same direction. I guess they were figuring on dinner and a date.

About 10 minutes after he left I called again, but this time we didn't let the taker walk.

It screwed up the hog hunt but I'd rather take that turkey eatin' SOB anyway.

Then the weekend turned on us. My boy went out the next morning to dump the carcasses and while walking back to the 4 wheeler he tripped and face planted right into a big bunch of cactus. Sucks for him, I'm about to take him to urgent care. He looks like he got his arse whooped by a bobcat!

#5675078 - 03/29/15 07:21 PM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9116
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Darn sorry about the cacti accident. He will always remember how easy accidents can happen and he could have been carrying the gun. Hope there are no long lasting effects from the fall. Have him make up a story about getting in a fight with a bobcat, it will impress everyone !!
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking

#5675102 - 03/29/15 07:36 PM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
blackdog21 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/08
Posts: 496
Loc: NW Denton County
Nice hunt. Ouch on the cacti.

#5675492 - 03/30/15 04:59 AM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
Gamblinman Online   content

Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 860
Loc: Yantis, TX
Great weekend...till the cacti accident.

Congrats to both of you on the harvest.


" I don't hunt turkeys because I want to, I hunt turkeys because I have to."

#5676094 - 03/30/15 12:11 PM Re: Fast and furious [Re: Gamblinman]
Matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 1111
nice birds and good hunt.
congrats. clap

#5676711 - 03/30/15 05:43 PM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
Smiling Mallard Offline
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Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 1459
Loc: Rockwall

"Call 'em up close and shoot 'em in the face"

#5681915 - 04/02/15 07:44 PM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
LarryCopper Offline
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Got a text a few minutes ago from my brother. My nephew got his first tom this afternoon!

I can't wait to get the whole story. I was havin' a pretty carpy day until then! cheers

#5682060 - 04/02/15 08:49 PM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
pegasaurus Offline
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Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 15373
Loc: South Denton County
That's some great hunting!! up
Originally Posted By: therancher
My meat is good for you and worth the price...

#5682355 - 04/03/15 05:40 AM Re: Fast and furious [Re: LarryCopper]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25443
Loc: Wise County Texas
A couple great hunts, good to see boys out getting their shoe dirty. Mighty fine thunder-chickens too up
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