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  1. reeltime

    PA Girth Chart vs Live Weight Comparison

    But less than 3 inches qualifies for an antlerless tag. Lol Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
  2. And if all of the 10 commandments of firearm/hunter safety are followed there should be NO chance of 1 hunter shooting another. Positively identify your target and what is beyond. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
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    Dads only turkey.

    Mom brought some pics up to camp and when I ran across this one it brought tears to my eyes. I had shot a nice 8 point with the bow the evening prior to this hunt and shortly after I killed a Jake. I allowed the birds to fly up and snuck out at dark so I could get dad to be there while I tracked my buck even though I watched him drop. We found the deer gutted him and before we headed down the hill I told dad I wanted to flush the birds so I could bring him back in the morning. Got a good scatter and we were back before the tree talk started in the morning. I started them up with a fly down into an assembly call. Soon there were birds talking every where and a hand full were closing the distance. I saw this Jake sneaking along the hill kee kee calling as he came in. When he got to 20 yards I told dad to shoot him first chance BOOOOM he got. Lol. This was his first ever turkey and sadly his only 1. The following fall I had scattered birds came and got dad. Went back set up and I had birds talking all around us. I heard something sneaking in behind us and when I turned around there was a guy with a shotgun shouldered pointed right at me....to say there was a profanity laced statement made would be an understatement. The guy had the balls to say you sound just like a real turkey with that call. Dad said he was done hunting and when we got back he said please don't ask me to go again as after this incident I will never turkey hunt again and he never did. But he never forgot his only bird and often told people about the hunt. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
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    Huge Thanks to Reeltime!

    My pleasure Brian. My only regret was I didn't get to use any of my truckload of toys. Lol just kidding. Always best to be able to drive it out as its less likely to cause damage. I ain't gonna lie that machine is HEAVY. Lol. It did walk right out once you got up on fresh ground which was a good thing. Thanks for the conversation as well, it's been a rough week for sure. I did get my pa buck butchered and ended up with 78 lbs of deboned meat, cooked up a back strap steak that was just melt in your mouth delicious. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
  5. reeltime

    One last pa buck with dad.

    Don't know how well this is going to go but. I will give it a try. Life has been crazy busy since spring and although I've checked in I've not posted for a number of reasons. Hunting season arrived way too fast and had to do a lot to make the time to prep camp for the PA youth hunt. 3 of the kids arrived wed. Afternoon and were all ready to hit the woods Thursday morning. The 4th youth was on her way with her dad and by the time they arrived at noon the other kids all had adult doe's hanging in my Kubota barn. Abby had just turned 7 a few weeks prior and had been doing great on the target range. We set up a blind in mom and dads back yard and brushed it in good. 10 minutes before end of shooting time I heard her .223 savage bark and we were 4 for 4 with the kids. My dad was having the time of his life with all the kids and listened intently as each one told him their story. We had a great camp meal with everyone gathered around the table. While the guys were here we moved one of our tractors up to the shop to see what was wrong with it. By the end of the weekend I had the tractor split and the motor on my engine stand as it was set up so tight it wouldn't turn over. So first weekend of Nov we came back and brought judys son as dad wanted me to build a trolley system in the shop. Got that all done before he had to go back to my sun. Am. Monday am it was pouring rain so I sat in the barn and passed a nice 9 at 7 yards...the rain bothered me more than anything as he met the spread rule. Tuesday am was met again with rain and once again he came through the barnyard. Tuesday evening it had quit raining and I passed a nice 2.5 chocolate rack 7 point. When I got back judy said dad wasn't feeling right so I walkked downn to the house and knew immediately something was wrong. We finally convinced him that we needed to go to the hospital. My worst fears came true when I saw the film and saw he has developed a brain bleed. By 4 am we had him in icu and resting comfortable. I got back to camp in time to shower and go climb in my pasture stand. As I set there I had a million things going through my mind, most of which I knew I had to accept but certainly did not want to accept. About 650 am I turned to look in the barnyard and here he comes. He crossed the road and entered the pasture on the other side of my island. A spike had walked under me as the bigger buck was walking parallel to the fence and just before he cleared the brushy island I eased to full draw and when he stepped out I uuurpped to stop him at 8 yards and he locked on the spike who turned and started walking towards him. At the shot he just stood there for several seconds even though I watched the arrow go through him. He finally bolted up the hill but I could see the red circle getting bigger. As he hit the top horse trail and turned south I saw him cartwheel over. Tthe flood of emotions hit me like a freight train as I knew this would be the first pa buck in the last 38 years that I wouldn't go get dad to be there when we tracked it. Ther last 7 days have been a real struggle. My dad never wanted any invasive care nor ever wanted to be a burden to anyone. He wanted to come home last week and we made that happen last Friday. I got to spend time with him and had a really good talk on Sunday afternoon. He got a huge smile when I told him the buck we saw last Sunday was hanging in the Kubota barn. He knew that buck was in trouble lol. My dad passed peacefully yesterday morning. His final wishes were granted. I owe the world to him and his passing has left a hole in me that can not ever will be refilled. From starting out hunting to through ems up to being a paramedic acls certification.. He was a leader a mentor a supervisor but most of all not only my best hunting buddy but he was my dad. God speed medic 25 we will take it from here, all I ask is keep a good tree stand location open for me when I join you. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
  6. reeltime

    2018 Live from the turkey woods

    for the internet game wardens where we were hunting was clarified before I ever left camp.
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    2018 Live from the turkey woods

    Addison just got her bird a bearded hen that strutted and spit drummed all the way in. Tough to tell a 9 year old not to shoot a legal bird Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
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    2018 Live from the turkey woods

    1 down 1 to go Gotta run and get Addison now. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
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    2018 Live from the turkey woods

    we put 7 longbeards, 3 jakes, 6 hens to bed last night. gonna see if we can get Gavin a bird first then take Addison after that. would like to take them both at the same time but having a 9 and 11 yr. old in the blind is like having 2 wet cats in a burlap bag. lol. bring on the PA youth hunt! Good luck everyone!!!
  10. reeltime

    Turkey Hunting In Snow

    I got that pic in a text yesterday lol. while true we wont have skeeters to worry about we still have to guard against the ticks as they will still be out.
  11. reeltime

    Finally loaded up!

    From the things I have read the hand loads like a more open choke and the factory loads like a tighter constriction choke. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
  12. reeltime

    Deer DETERRENTS

    we tried everything to keep the deer out of the garden. It was getting hit nightly so I hung up a tee shirt I had worn for the day and that put an end to the deer coming into the garden at night. I would swap it out after 3 days or after a rain.
  13. reeltime

    Put some turkey loads on paper this morning.

    My pattern target at a 40 yard measured distance a couple weeks ago. 3.5 inch tss 7. 2.25 oz. Mossy 835 with comp n choke. Tf how was the recoil or were you shooting a semi? Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
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    Hunting related sayings or thoughts...

    there is more area around the target than on the target