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#1230402 - 03/11/09 01:47 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: REN]
4 Point

Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 177
Loc: Maury Co. TN

 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
Dont't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.- John Eldredge from the book Wild at Heart

#1230685 - 03/11/09 04:30 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: BV]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

 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.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#1231189 - 03/11/09 08:13 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: ]
4 Point

Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 177
Loc: Maury Co. TN

 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.


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.
Dont't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.- John Eldredge from the book Wild at Heart

#1232518 - 03/12/09 02:49 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: ]
10 Point

Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 3088
Loc: Middle

Got to love them nitros
"Smart is when you believe only half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe"

#1232969 - 03/12/09 06:09 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: TNTomtaker01]
6 Point

Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 705
Loc: Bellevue

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
always lookin

#1233002 - 03/12/09 06:30 PM Re: Whats your best "almost got'em" story? [Re: Baxter83]
Young Buck
4 Point

Registered: 05/07/00
Posts: 369
Loc: SpringHill, Tn.

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 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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