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#5701149 - 04/15/15 12:42 PM Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!!
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Ok, to set this up...
This was my daughter's third year to go turkey hunting with me. I'd been able to call up a gobbler for her every trip but either the bird wouldn't come in close enough for her 20 ga or dad would screw up and scare him off. This particular day I had called one up with hens and I misjudged the distance he was from her and her 20 ga just peppered him and he ran off then went right back into full strut with his hens. I called another one in but he too wouldn't come any closer than 50 yards so I wouldn't let her shoot seeing what just happened earlier. He ultimately walked off when he found a real hen. We'd finally decided to call it a day and were headed back to the truck. I stopped about half way and hit the box call one last time. Heard a gobble and he was coming fast. We had to dive in a ditch and this guy came running down the road we had just been walking on. It was my first time ever getting one of her hunts on video and I have a long way to go to be a better film maker but I'm glad I got what I did on video and being able to witness the range of emotion she went thru that day. From sadness and anger with the ones that got away, from wanting to give up and hating turkey hunting, to thinking she'd never get a turkey to the thrill and pure joy of finally connecting on a bird after a long day of walking.

Excuse the bad calling but I was out of breath and could barely keep my mouth call in.




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#5701179 - 04/15/15 12:58 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Great job. Congrats to both of you
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#5701326 - 04/15/15 02:37 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Cool!

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#5701342 - 04/15/15 02:43 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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That first one is great....congrats to both your daughter and you!

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#5701352 - 04/15/15 02:46 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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That's what it is all about!
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#5701400 - 04/15/15 03:19 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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OUTSTANDING!!! Congrats to you both.
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#5701423 - 04/15/15 03:27 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
OUTSTANDING!!! Congrats to you both.



Great Job up
Big Smile on the young Lady up
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#5701425 - 04/15/15 03:27 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Way to go Dad! I know you were pumped about that, well done up
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#5701488 - 04/15/15 04:10 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Great video. That is what hunting is all about.

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#5701504 - 04/15/15 04:19 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Absolutely fantastic, a great video for a lifetime memory. Congrats! up

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#5701529 - 04/15/15 04:35 PM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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loved the video congrats to both of you
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#5702627 - 04/16/15 09:49 AM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Registered: 12/15/04
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Thanks guys, talked to another old timer who really wished this technology had been around when he took his kids hunting.

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#5702647 - 04/16/15 10:01 AM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Registered: 02/03/15
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Loc: SE Texas
That's awesome!!!

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#5702677 - 04/16/15 10:16 AM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Really neat video! I would like to do that sometime. Thanks for posting!
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#5702771 - 04/16/15 11:12 AM Re: Got my daughter's first turkey on video!!!! [Re: boliverpete]
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Awesome!

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