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Two turkeys and one fat rattler #7820415 04/27/20 12:52 AM
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Needed to get away from the insanity at the office and all the Rona crap. Headed out Friday to the lease for the first time in two months. Did a little turkey hunting, enjoyed the outdoors and filled feeders this weekend. While hunting Friday evening, I kept hearing movement behind me, but couldn’t figure out what it was. I finally looked down and saw the snake about 3 feet from my chair. I shot at him and mostly missed, but the blast spun it around and it headed directly towards me. It was that point, while I was trying to exit stage left, I took the second shot one handed. The second shot almost decapitated him and put an end to that devil bas**rd. Talk about pucker factor and an instant adrenaline dump. I thought the hunt was over for sure, but I went all in on calling and had three Toms show up. Although my intentions were to take one bird, the second bird picked a horrible time to run behind his buddy. So three shots in total and the snake took two. Not sure if this is a little known fact or not, but at point blank ranges a shotgun blast doesn’t spread a whole lot.

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Re: Two turkeys and one fat rattler [Re: bigjoe8565] #7820418 04/27/20 12:55 AM
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Good story, congrats on the turkeys.

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Wow!!! Glad you got the snake before he got you!!!


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Im glad you saw the snake . Nice birds .


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You turned that into a good snake......


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That's real unsettling. At least you got a couple birds

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Pass on the snake.


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My back was hurting so I made the decision to sit in a small chair/ stool. After this encounter I’m not sure I’ll sit on the ground any time soon to turkey hunt.

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I've already killed three rattlers on my place this spring. Turkeys are just starting to arrive in numbers. Nice birds up

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good pics - glad you kept safe

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Congratulations on the birds and seeing the snake.


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Job well done and congrats on the the birds


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Nice job on the snake. up


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Nice turkey and good snake. clap


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