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Two weeks of vacation to hunt turkeys and I'm done on day 4...…...… I suppose now I'll have to actually DO something around here, now...…

This is one of a pair of birds that hosed me yesterday. So I decided to hose him back today.

Yesterday, I had this dude and another longbeard strutting for about a half hour 30-40 yards out of range. Then 2 hens dropped outta the trees right into them and they all drifted off. So this morning I got in on the same spot...….just a tree or two away from where I sat yesterday...…….and waited for them to fire up. When they did, one was about 150-200 yards behind me and the other was about 300-400 yards in front of me. I got up and moved to tree about 15-20 yards in the direction of the closer bird and set up facing thataway. Gave him a few tree calls. He was gobbling...…..but not AT me. Just gobbling. Then things got quiet for a minute or two and he gobbled from the ground. Gave him a flydown and he hammered RIGHT back. I cut him off, then did a flydown with my hat and did some sharp cutts. Got the gun on the stick and the dot turned on. About a minute...….maybe two...…. I look right and he is out through the timber in full strut. He just starts picking his way toward me........strutting...…..breaking and walking...……..strutting some more. At 34-35 yards he gave a textbook opportunity, which I obliged and my season was over. 6:19 AM.

Just an AWESOME hunt and an AWESOME morning to be out.....taking in the sights...….. breathing in the smells...…….hearing the sounds of God's AMAZING creation !!!!!

Praise Him from whom ALL blessings flow !!!!

 

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Congrats man, learn to pace yourself. I killed Monday morning, took Tue and Wed off. Working today and taking the daughters Friday. No hurry to kill em fella.


You guys go west this year ?
 

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I can't stay out of the woods tags or no tags. Jump the state line, take someone else out, get a kid involved, etc. Too much to miss staying home. Congratulations on a good hunt.
 

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Way to go Strut!!
 

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Great work. When success comes early on the first bird, take a bow and try to kill one with an arrow if you are looking to extend the hunt some.
 

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Congrats Strut, Nice Tom. Time to head to Ohio or WV those chores will wait until you get back.
 

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Congrats man, learn to pace yourself. I killed Monday morning, took Tue and Wed off. Working today and taking the daughters Friday. No hurry to kill em fella.


You guys go west this year ?
Problem is...………. I had to schedule every bit of my 2019 vacation by about the first week of November 2018. And it's gotta be in week blocks.....no day here and day there.

That's why I'm off for 2 weeks. We were hoping to go west again. But it didn't pan out this year. Kinda looking like it was a lucky thing. Cheyenne was supposed to get like 14" this past Sunday and another 2"-4" Monday/Monday night. Had we gone, we'd have arrived Monday afternoon to start hunting Tuesday morning. Those Wyoming back roads area TOTAL ABORTION after a 1/2" of rain overnight...……….. We'd have, likely, missed several days of hunting for not being able to get into the area.
 

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Congrats Strut, Nice Tom. Time to head to Ohio or WV those chores will wait until you get back.
I had kicked that around, pre-season if I ended up in this situation. After a phone call today, I think I may head to Potter/Tioga county to hook up with some old buddies at a camp in Gaines for a day. Thinking about running up Sunday, going out and tagging along with one or the other on Monday, then rolling home.
 

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Way to go! I’m never in a hurry to fill both tags but then again, sometimes you gotta take what you’re given!
 

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Problem is...………. I had to schedule every bit of my 2019 vacation by about the first week of November 2018. And it's gotta be in week blocks.....no day here and day there.

That's why I'm off for 2 weeks. We were hoping to go west again. But it didn't pan out this year. Kinda looking like it was a lucky thing. Cheyenne was supposed to get like 14" this past Sunday and another 2"-4" Monday/Monday night. Had we gone, we'd have arrived Monday afternoon to start hunting Tuesday morning. Those Wyoming back roads area TOTAL ABORTION after a 1/2" of rain overnight...……….. We'd have, likely, missed several days of hunting for not being able to get into the area.

Know all about scheduling vacation in Sept-Oct for the next year, sucks that you can not burn a day here and there. And sounds like this was a good year not to go west..
 

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Fantastic, great story, congratulations!!! :turkey_track: :thumbs:
 
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