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Well I was disappointed with my lack of testinal fortitude yesterday so I made it out today. Will have to be a shorter hunt because of work though.

Birds gobbling same general spots but farther away. Mosquitos super bad and didn’t pack the thermacell...


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Had a very interesting morning. Snuck into woods early. Looked around and said. That doesn't look like a turkey. Yup, it's a bear. 5 seconds later this bear ran straight at me. I can't post the video

7th Day out and,I  am finally on Board!  Had this Field to myself- ( not Stewart).   23lb Gobbler-- 1"+ Sharp Spurs, + a 10" Beard.  Bobbing Hen Decoy was out. Used a " Flydown Fla

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24 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

Set up at 5.55am.

 Timber Hunter Bill awaits a Grand Appearance 

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Finally figured out why Bill's pictures are never right side up.  He waits for the turkeys by hanging upside down from a tree limb.  I guess the turkey's think he's a bat and pay him no mind.  LOL

 

 

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30 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

Set up at 5.55am.

 Timber Hunter Bill awaits a Grand Appearance 

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Your getting closer to getting this pic thing figured out....I think.  

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It’s been quiet for an hour at least. This absolutely feels like late May turkey hunting.

I was going to give it till 8, but may pivot to 7:30.


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Didn't seal the deal, but a cool hunt this morning. Around 7:30 it's warming up and I'm thinking this is about it for me. I let go a last call, pretty aggressive set of yelps on the box call and I get some yelps in return, not too far from me. I answer back and she's moving in. My hopes of course is that this girl fight attracts some dudes or she has a boyfriend in tow. Well I see her movement about 50 yards in the brush and she's leaving. I call again and she comes back in fuming.

We spend the next 45 freaking minutes together. At one point she came within 5 yards of me. For a good 15 minutes she just nested on a log haha.

I know my calling is average at best, but I didn't know it was gay. I'm 3 for 4 on calling in hens this year haha

 

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And that is a great way to lure in a wary gobbler!  I just mimic whatever the hen is talking, it seems to tick them off and she gets excited.  If there is a gobbler around he is likely to investigate.

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I remember  a good 20 years back on a Memorial  Day Weekend- a Hen was looking for the source  of " Cutting"-- me.

  She was Yelping + Cutting-- Loud! I called her in twice doing the same thing.

 A Gobbler who usually never moved was coming in!

 Killed him after that Hen and,I  had a 20 minute conversation. 

 I have killed a number of Memorial  Weekend Gobblers over the years.

 Throw the Rulebook Out The Window!

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Working from home today and got a pic at 9:59am from my cell cam, located ~125 yards from my house! LOL Big friggin' bird!! Been playing cat and mouse with this MOFO all season! My blind is right in the corner of the the field! 

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He's passes by there quite frequently mid-morning. Might have to pack a breakfast (or 3 :pardon:) of these days and sit out there all morning. 

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Not live...but I helped my dad seal the deal this morning on a late season limbhanger. He never gobbled on the roost but the hunt was over by 5:45. He's tagged out and I have a babysitter now!

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1 hour ago, jperch said:

And that is a great way to lure in a wary gobbler!  I just mimic whatever the hen is talking, it seems to tick them off and she gets excited.  If there is a gobbler around he is likely to investigate.

 

1 hour ago, blackbeltbill said:

I remember  a good 20 years back on a Memorial  Day Weekend- a Hen was looking for the source  of " Cutting"-- me.

  She was Yelping + Cutting-- Loud! I called her in twice doing the same thing.

 A Gobbler who usually never moved was coming in!

 Killed him after that Hen and,I  had a 20 minute conversation. 

 I have killed a number of Memorial  Weekend Gobblers over the years.

 Throw the Rulebook Out The Window!

yeah that's what I was hoping for, but no dice. Still a cool show though.

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Didn't seal the deal, but a cool hunt this morning. Around 7:30 it's warming up and I'm thinking this is about it for me. I let go a last call, pretty aggressive set of yelps on the box call and I get some yelps in return, not too far from me. I answer back and she's moving in. My hopes of course is that this girl fight attracts some dudes or she has a boyfriend in tow. Well I see her movement about 50 yards in the brush and she's leaving. I call again and she comes back in fuming.
We spend the next 45 freaking minutes together. At one point she came within 5 yards of me. For a good 15 minutes she just nested on a log haha.
I know my calling is average at best, but I didn't know it was gay. I'm 3 for 4 on calling in hens this year haha
 

Could you see her tongue? That always cracks me up when you get them barking literally in your face


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Not live...but I helped my dad seal the deal this morning on a late season limbhanger. He never gobbled on the roost but the hunt was over by 5:45. He's tagged out and I have a babysitter now!
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Big!!


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1 hour ago, WNY Bowhunter said:

Not live...but I helped my dad seal the deal this morning on a late season limbhanger. He never gobbled on the roost but the hunt was over by 5:45. He's tagged out and I have a babysitter now!

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ALRIGHT!!!

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Congratulations to your dad WNW Bowhunter.  That is a very nice set of hooks!  The woods were absolutely silent for me today, not a single gobble.

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3 hours ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


Could you see her tongue? That always cracks me up when you get them barking literally in your face


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so close that I could see the bugs coming off when she was preening (is that the right word for bird?)

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took a 4k 60fps video too, but you'll need a newer phone or 4k monitor to tell the difference.

 

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1 hour ago, jperch said:

Congratulations to your dad WNW Bowhunter.  That is a very nice set of hooks!  The woods were absolutely silent for me today, not a single gobble.

Same here- no Gobbling heard and just 1 Gobble yesterday. 

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21 minutes ago, turkeyfeathers said:

Samantha and I gtg.  LFG. Good luck and enjoy the woods this morning . All’s quiet so far. 5:16 

All quiet here this morning. One deer.

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Not a peep. Unfortunately, that’s typical though. The tom I’m after usually doesn’t come through here until ~7:30-10:00, IF he comes at all. Hope I can hold out that long. Tweaked back + minimal turkey hunting desire = restless Cabin Fever!

The Thermacell is keeping the skeeters at bay anyways!!

TF, be sure to elbow Samantha every once in a while or.... well we all know what’ll happen... zzzzzzzz.


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17 minutes ago, Cabin Fever said:

Not a peep. Unfortunately, that’s typical though. The tom I’m after usually doesn’t come through here until ~7:30-10:00, IF he comes at all. Hope I can hold out that long. Tweaked back + minimal turkey hunting desire = restless Cabin Fever!

The Thermacell is keeping the skeeters at bay anyways!!

TF, be sure to elbow Samantha every once in a while or.... well we all know what’ll happen... zzzzzzzz.


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Time for that elbow ! Thermacell our friend too. Also nary a gobble 

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