Dads turn!

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  1. SPOONKILR

    SPOONKILR Elite Refuge Member

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    We have spent the last couple weekends filling kids tags on turkeys so I figured I should give it a try!! Pretty cool hunt ended a hanger of a bird! The morning started out in a cool way... at one time there were 10 Gobblers all doing there thing. I got surprised by the first Tom into the set up. I couldn't get the camera or my gun into a usable position! Oh well..... I just waited them out and let them move on and then moved the set down and around the hill and went to calling them back! Worked just like charm and shot my hanger and had breakfast by 9. Had a great season with the kids and got a bird for myself! Good times with great people!
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  2. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    I don’t know...that hat looks pretty fancy! Nice job all the way around.
     
  3. Kevin Burroughs

    Kevin Burroughs Elite Refuge Member

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    Well done. Great to see kids out there and successful.
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Great job !! Congrats to all of you
     
  6. dukhuntnfool

    dukhuntnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    Its ok to take a turn once you got them covered . The hat helps hide your beauty . Congratulations on the nice bird !
     
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    Well done... Getting kids on birds is a challenge...

    Pretty place you are hunting there...
     
  9. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Good job with the kids. their smiles tell it all.

    I called this bird in for my nephew on Friday. In 40 years of turkey hunting, this was probably the most exciting turkey hunt i can remember. We could see him coming in for at least 150 yards. He stayed full strut sustained for 30 minutes. which was the time it took for him to close the final 150 yards. we had 2 hens in the decoys the whole time, sometimes as close as 3 or 4 feet from us. When he finally closed the gap, he jumped on top of my dave smith half strut jake decoy. the noise spooked the hens, and my nephew gave him the hammer. we tried again saturday, and sunday, but it was windy, and the birds were mostly quiet.

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  10. dukhuntnfool

    dukhuntnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    40 years Turkey hunting , that's some serious time ! Is that California time ? As a kid I don't even remember people talking about Turkey hunting , I'm no spring chicken but think I have a few more miles
     

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