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#5723996 - 04/30/15 03:31 PM Good morning - double kill (kinda)
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Well, I got my butt outa bed early and drove up to my place to finally see if I could call in a gobbler properly and take him with a scatter gun, the way real turkey hunters do it. grin Set up Henrietta and plopped down in some agarita around a shin oak. Had them answering from way off along the creek, then later a couple of hens came in to investigate, then even later a gobbler exploded close, of course...behind me. I got scooched around and blasted him a second before he realized that something wasn't quite right. His buddies stuck around just out of range. I tried for a true double, but they decided to saunter off and look for some hens that weren't quite so aggressive.

Walking back to the pickup, what do I see sunning on some boards of my old, dilapidated barn? None other than my nemesis - Spermophilus variegatus (I kid you not, that's his real name.) - ROCK SQUIRREL. I put the sneaky-sneaky on him and, taking my trusty 12 gauge, I blew his vermin posterior to kingdom come.

Where the spawn of the squirrel devil was perched:





Afterwards, I realized that I hate rocks squirrels so much, I'm willing to redecorate the front of my barn in order to kill one:




A good day:



After I got the truck and picked up my bird and paraphernalia, I almost got a "triple" when I bumbled through a small group of axis. They caught me by my unawares and I did not want to take that wild shot on the biggest buck just as he's turning to "boogie". Tried to put the stalk on them, but they'd put it in high gear.



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#5724026 - 04/30/15 03:46 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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GRAMPS!!!

Registered: 03/26/12
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Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Two worthless animals...Great kill
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#5724035 - 04/30/15 03:55 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
DustyWyoming Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
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Congrats!!

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#5724174 - 04/30/15 05:44 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats and great pics.
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#5724273 - 04/30/15 06:58 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 755
Loc: Georgetown
cheers

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#5724301 - 04/30/15 07:28 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Looks like you had a good morning. I hate tree rats, you done real good there.
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#5724302 - 04/30/15 07:28 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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cheers
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#5724324 - 04/30/15 07:47 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Great job.
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#5724402 - 04/30/15 08:55 PM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 103
Loc: Texas
Nice

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#5724705 - 05/01/15 07:14 AM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Nice!! So...How does it feel to be a "real" turkey hunter grin
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#5724753 - 05/01/15 07:47 AM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Well done. Congrats on the Tom. cheers
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#5724873 - 05/01/15 08:57 AM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Western]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: Western
Nice!! So...How does it feel to be a "real" turkey hunter grin


Thanks everyone. I did it quite a bit in my 20's and 30's. Don't remember my knees and back aching trying to stay still though, even sitting on a pad. Young man's game.
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#5724893 - 05/01/15 09:07 AM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/04/13
Posts: 31
Ground Buzzard and a Tree Rat...Don't get much better !

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#5724938 - 05/01/15 09:37 AM Re: Good morning - double kill (kinda) [Re: Creekrunner]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Originally Posted By: Western
Nice!! So...How does it feel to be a "real" turkey hunter grin


Thanks everyone. I did it quite a bit in my 20's and 30's. Don't remember my knees and back aching trying to stay still though, even sitting on a pad. Young man's game.


Man, isn't that the truth! I think back when I could sit in a fork of an old oak, half a day waiting on deer. Try that now and I would need careflight!
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