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#5684184 - 04/04/15 11:59 AM First Turkey down... I'm hooked!
Jason H Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/17/12
Posts: 15
Headed out to the lease on 4/1 for our Spring opening and my first try at hunting turkey... I couldn't have written a better day of hunting if I had dreamed it up. Heard multiple gobblers and had them calling. Moved around a bit trying to get to the right place at the right time. Seemed like most of who we were hearing were holed up with hens across fence lines. Towards then end of the day, we pumped the breaks... slowed way down and limited the calling to just remind them every once and a while where we were. Right about when we were gonna call it a day (6:30 pm), saw 3 hens pushing alongside where we were setup, followed by a tom. They kept on going, but then about 50 yards away, the tom circled back and walked straight at us in our line of sight with tunnel vision on the jake & hen decoy in front of us. He changed from bright blue to bright red and wasn't having any of this jake. Heart pounding, I took my shot and the bird was down. I've heard of turkey being called the "poor man's elk hunt" and this by far is my new favorite game to go after.







Cheers y'all!

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#5684200 - 04/04/15 12:12 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
Tjack28 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 656
Loc: Houston, TX
Congrats on a nice bird...I'm with ya on that ...turkey is by far my favorite game to hunt!
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#5684267 - 04/04/15 01:29 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24848
Loc: Wise County Texas
Great job, it is addicting. Makes me wonder why anyone would use a rifle to kill one, much more fun calling them in.

Very nice Tom
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#5684277 - 04/04/15 01:42 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8636
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Congratulations. Great pictures. I have called them in and killed with a scatter gun maybe 7 or 8 times. I also shot just above the breast last fall with a .280, and I don't feel guilty one bit. That "poof" of feathers is cool! I will try again with the scatter gun next weekend. They strut right outside of the front door of our place. It helps hardly ever being there.

Congratulations again. Go full-bore, save the wings for flap calling, unless you wanna make a call out of a wing bone.
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#5684733 - 04/04/15 09:54 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5148
Loc: Emory,TX
Congrats on a great bird. cheers
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#5684779 - 04/04/15 10:48 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
bigdavehunting Offline


Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1418
Loc: Abilene Tx
great looking bird. How long are the spurs? Something cool to do with the spurs if your not mounting the full bird is cut the leg about 1.5 inches with the spur in the middle and put them on a leather strap, always adding your spurs they make a great necklace. I only wish I would of known that when I was killing all the birds I had killed in the past. anyway just a suggestion. very nice bird.
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#5685394 - 04/05/15 02:57 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 15120
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Jason, you need to frame that first pic. up
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#5685397 - 04/05/15 02:58 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Erathkid]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24848
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Jason, you need to frame that first pic. up
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#5685606 - 04/05/15 06:00 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
TurkeyHunter Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 11682
Loc: Bedford, TX
It's addictive. Glad you had a good time.
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#5686083 - 04/06/15 07:16 AM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
Pope&Young Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 4934
Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Congrats on a great 1st bird cheers

Welcome to the addiction up
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#5686344 - 04/06/15 09:56 AM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
aerangis Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 851
Loc: Nunya
Awesome hunt!
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#5686373 - 04/06/15 10:17 AM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
Wilhunt Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3076
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Nice pic....it is addicting isn't it.

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#5688917 - 04/07/15 04:55 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: Jason H]
PavurOutdoors Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/30/10
Posts: 105
nice pics
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#5690247 - 04/08/15 01:06 PM Re: First Turkey down... I'm hooked! [Re: PavurOutdoors]
Matloob (matpk) Offline
Tracker

Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 819
bounce bounce

Excellent job. Congratulations.

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