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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Got out this past Saturday for my first day of turkey here in Va. I didn't get to hunt the opener due to a bass tournament. I hop out of the truck and I didn't even get my gun out of the truck and one is hammering away not even 100 yards from me. So of course I start fumbling, dropping my shells etc...I must of bumped him becase I had to cross a 30 yard field to get set up on the edge and he stopped gobbling after I crossed the strip. There are turkeys gobbling everywhere so I head towards one of the areas of the farm i'm most familiar with and get set up on another one. I work him for about 45 minutes, he would respong occcassionally to my call and every once in awhile to the crows but I knew he was closer each time, he just wasn't hammering back to my calls. I hear him start to drum so I know he is close and I can see him strut over the crest of the hill. Of course he starts to swing right of me and there is a blowdown between us now. I'm able to shift around slowly while he works behin the blow down. He is a littler further than i wanted but still around 40 yards. My body is contorted around and boom...take the shot..he kind of hops up and then is gone. Playing it back in my mind I don't think I let him expose his head from his body. There were several turkeys in the area but this one was a big one. How long would you give before you get back after him?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 01:45 AM
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Re: blew it in VA

..the next time you can get out.

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Re: blew it in VA

<span style="font-weight: bold"> ASAP.....He's still there...Somewhere...</span>
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Re: blew it in VA

Wouldn't he come any closer?

Next trip call very loud...he just may be hard of hearing now??

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Re: blew it in VA

No worries, get back out after him at your next chance. Afterall, it is called hunting and not killing for a reason...happens to the best of us!

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