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Opening Day Gobbler

I had a great opening day on Saturday. The morning was beautiful and I had several gobblers sounding off in the roost before 6 AM. Two flew down about 100 yards from me at first light but they never came closer than 60 yards. I told myself to be patient and eventually they would come by since I know that the field that I hunt is a high traffic gobbler area. I heard sporadic gobbles for the next hour and a half and at 8 3 gobblers sounded off within 100 yards in the woods. I made a few soft clucks and they responded so I put my call down and waited. They came into view but I didn't have a good camera view so I waited. For the next 15-20 minutes they gobbled just out of view over a hillside about 30 yards away. Eventually they came into range and I took the closest of the three. I have a second tag so I am going to try to get one with my bow next.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 08:00 PM
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Congrats !!!!

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Re: Opening Day Gobbler-My first kill on video

I don't know what kind of angle you had on your shot but I don't know if I would of taken a shot when the birds are that close together. I not getting on your case it's just the way it appeared. anyway you got the job done

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 08:53 PM
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Nothin like a video of your hunt. CONGRADS!!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Opening Day Gobbler-My first kill on video

Yeah I figured somebody would ask this question. The camera was at a different angle than my shot. The bird I shot was about 5 yards closer to me than the other birds and I had a clear shot at the bird from my angle. I watched these birds for at least 15 minutes before I shot. I can assure you I waited for a clean shot before I took the shot.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:18 PM
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:19 PM
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Congrats nice bird....Rusty
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Nice video. Congrats on the bird
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:21 PM
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Re: Opening Day Gobbler-My first kill on video

Congrats. But I would have waited for a little more separation with the birds. You did indeed hit a second bird. If you freeze the video as he is getting up he is loosing feathers. But hey you gat a pa turkey. Congrats
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