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#1230402 - 03/11/09 01:47 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: REN]
BV
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Registered: 02/11/08
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Loc: Maury Co. TN

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 Originally Posted By: REN


man if i would have been able to get to the wall where i KNEW they would be at i would have killed that bird easily


I know the feeling
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#1230685 - 03/11/09 04:30 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: BV]
Gravey
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Registered: 07/20/05
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Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

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 Originally Posted By: BV
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
My buddy thought it was too far so he didn't shoot. Finally the turkey turned around and walked off. I pulled my range finder out and ranged a cedar tree beside where he came out and it said 49 yards. We never did kill that turkey.


I did this a couple of years ago. I had missed a bird earlier in the season for being to far away, so when I got on this other bird and he came in and hung up, I thought it was too far away. Turns out, it was only 40 yards away!!! I was ticked!!!!!!!!!!

Oh ya, I missed the turkey the next day.......because he was at 50 \:D Its hard to judge the distance in a field!

Brought to mind one on me. Set up where we knew they were feeding one time and it went uphill a little behind me. I heard something behind me and was able to see them but thought it was too far and let them walk. This was before I had a range finder and later stepped it off at around 30 yards. I was sick because it was a big tom with a paintbrush.
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#1231189 - 03/11/09 08:13 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: ]
BV
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 177
Loc: Maury Co. TN

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 Originally Posted By: renegade50
too many to think about due to lack of range issues with my old side by side i used to hunt with 3 years ago
aint had a problem yet with my new mossy concerning range.


renegade,

I've got an old mossberg 835 thats probably 14 years old and once I got the right choke/shell combination in it, it pattered like a dream. I baught a new gun a couple of years ago and the very next year I was right back to the old 835 ( its a TANK!) I know the remington guys love their guns, but an 835 is hard to beat in the turkey woods.
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#1232518 - 03/12/09 02:49 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: ]
TNTomtaker01
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Registered: 01/08/06
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Got to love them nitros
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#1232969 - 03/12/09 06:09 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: TNTomtaker01]
go_okfishin
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Registered: 12/14/03
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Loc: Bellevue

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Here is a video of my son missing one about 5 years ago. I made the mistake of saying "hurry" when I told him to shoot and I think he freaked out. You can hear the bird gobble after the first yelps. There was a fence that stopped the bird but he was only about 18 yards away. My mouth is right next to the camera mic so the calling sounds a lot louder than it really is. Those whines are just a habit I have before I yelp. Gotta love the white socks. I didn't even realize until we watched the video \:D
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#1233002 - 03/12/09 06:30 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: Baxter83]
Young Buck
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Registered: 05/07/00
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Loc: SpringHill, Tn.

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Been probly 8 or 9 years,on a pretty cold morning,was frosty.Located bird on roost,he only gobbled once on limb,he was roosted on side of a ridge looking out over a open holler about 40 or 50 acres of open.I set up on the other side of a growed up fenceline and about light enough for em to fly down I gave a soft cluck then a tree yelp.no gobble.Waited bout a minute and give em a flydown, no gobble.Well heck,so I waited,no dekes out.10 minutes or so go by and down he comes,1 gobble and hes struttin.I give him a soft 4 or 5 yelps and I could see him easin my way.Hes about 350 yds. away and comin my way.He drops off into the holler and out of sight but after about 5 minutes I can see that white head comin over the hill.Well Im pointed in the right direction but I gotta wait till hr comes into my shootin window as Im in a bunch of cedars.As he was 5 ft. from my openin where I could bust em he turns around and I will be dad blamed if here didnt come 3 jakes and ran his behind plum off!!!@#$%& Well I hunted the same ridge the next mornin and found the same bird same thind 1 gobble on limb 1 gobble on ground no hens cept this time when that rascal come over the rise I was ready to shoot.Oldest bird I ever took, had 1 5/8 & 1 9/16 spurs.Got John Beard to do a full body for me in a pose he calls "The Missouri Mean Walk" It is a beautiful mount of a magnificient bird and I'm sure proud of him.Ya,ll watch out for them durn jakes theyll gang up on a tom for sure.
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