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#2656295 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:16 PM Successful Junior Turkey Hunt
bassbucks69 Offline
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My girlfriend and I, both 16 shot these birds on the April 21 youth hunt this year. I called all morning and had them gobbling for about an hour until we finally realized they were across a road and had little chance to get them into range. We took a walk around the fields and sat down for a break when the jake she shot came out about 300 yards away with a few hens & a mature tom. The tom put on a show for us trying to hen up and we called softly for a few minutes and got the jake to break free and come into range. She dropped him with a mossberg 20 gauge at 40 yards. After we came back from breakfast, we hiked around glassing until I spotted the ol tom in the photo above with a hen out in a field of golden rod. We went to the other end and set up on him . Within 45 minutes of calling and waiting he was into range and I blasted him at 25 yards with my remington 870. Great and memorable hunt for us both.

The old gobbler weighed in at 28 lbs and sported some 1.5" hooked claws and a 10" beard.
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Edited by bassbucks69 (Mon Apr 23 2012 06:48 PM)
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#2656299 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:17 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
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Wow - 28 pounds! That's a big one! thumbs
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#2656301 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:20 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
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CONGRATS to you BOTH !!!!!! turkeytrack turkeytrack

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#2656304 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:22 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: KenBuck]
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Congrats to you both thumbs
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#2656308 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:24 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
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Loc: western PA
Thanks ! if you look now the photos are up on the post now.
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#2656309 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:25 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
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Registered: Sun Feb 17 2008
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Loc: camp hill, Pa.
Well done, two fine birds, and some good memories.
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#2656325 - Mon Apr 23 2012 04:43 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
Snyd08 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 01 2009
Posts: 1036
Loc: Bucks Co.
congrats to both of you on your success but i never got to turkey hunt as a youth cause i had noone to take me. it really stunk but i couldnt just go by myself or with a friend.. had to wait for my adult license.


Edited by KenBuck (Mon Apr 23 2012 04:59 PM)
Edit Reason: Success posts are not going to be degraded by side remarks. If you have a question, send the original poster a PM.

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#2656336 - Mon Apr 23 2012 05:02 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
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bassbucks - check your PM's
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#2656394 - Mon Apr 23 2012 05:56 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
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Loc: York Co (Hunt 3B)
MUCH CONGRATS!!!! thumbs
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#2656402 - Mon Apr 23 2012 06:03 PM Re: Successful Junior Turkey Hunt [Re: bassbucks69]
bigt557 Offline
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Congrats to both

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