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#1285877 - 04/11/09 03:42 PM SO close !
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

Tried to get man on a longbeard this weekend.
We came SOOOO close on Friday it made me sick.
I could have threw my gun up and popped one of them at 40 yards but I held off trying to get man in position. Just didn't work as he spotted me. \:\(
Came pretty close later that morning on some jakes but that didn't work either.
Then this morning we went in after the two strutters we encountered on Friday.
I knew "about" where they were roosting and I was pretty sure I knew the route they would take on the way to the field where we saw them.
Got there just a LITTLE too late and I was scared to go all the way to where I had planned to set up.
We stopped about 75 yards short and went ahead and set up.
About 7:30 I caught some movement and sure enough both stutters were putting on quite a show following some hens around.
I prayed with everything I had but the STUPID hens decided to flank us.
I probably messed up by calling twice earlier in the morning just trying to let the long beards know where we were.
I think the hens flanked us on purpose.
He did get to see his first strutters and he enjoyed it so I rekon it's all good.
I sure did want him, or both of us to get those birds but alas they will have to wait.
Two of the biggest birds I have ever seen and they put on quite a show.
He will definately not soon forget the last two days for sure.
Guess that is why they call it hunting.
What makes me sick about it is they all walked and strutted RIGHT by the EXACT location I had originally planned to set up.
Guess I should be happy that I had the right plan and just get up earlier next time.
Youth is wasted on the young.

#1285930 - 04/11/09 04:37 PM Re: SO close ! [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 2276
Loc: southern middle tn

man that suxs, sounds about how my whole turkey season has been going so far. this a.m. i had one in full strut at 40 yds, but we seen each other at the same time and he took off. ill be after him in the mornin. good luck.
if your gonna be stupid you gotta be tough.

#1286531 - 04/12/09 11:28 AM Re: SO close ! [Re: buckdead]
8 Point

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 1074
Loc: Greenfield,TN

Wish he could have got a shot. That is what makes turkey hunting fun though, it is totally unpredictable.
#1286587 - 04/12/09 01:48 PM Re: SO close ! [Re: RUGER]
Supreme Hunting Outdoors Pro Staff

Registered: 03/09/06
Posts: 51392
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

Better luck next time Daniel!!!
<(((< Bowfish or NO FISH!

#1286690 - 04/12/09 04:06 PM Re: SO close ! [Re: spitndrum]
12 Point

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 6767
Loc: Hickman Co.

I'm sure he still had fun,shoot when I was just starting out I was thrilled to just hear one gobble or even see a turkey....I don't guess that's changed much..I'm still get tore up when I hear one! Better luck next time Ruger!
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#1287393 - 04/13/09 08:06 AM Re: SO close ! [Re: CopperHead77]
Gray Ghost
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 01/10/00
Posts: 7877
Loc: East TN, USA

Sounds like a great hunt!
Witness to the Execution

#1288386 - 04/13/09 08:41 PM Re: SO close ! [Re: Gray Ghost]
Cuttin Caller Moderator

Registered: 09/29/03
Posts: 29122
Loc: tn

Sounds like a great hunt wished man could had gotten on one but maybe next time.

So I am wondering about calling in the area I hunt. I have had some to answer then I have had them to go the other way from the call. Just hard to figure out sometimes.

#1288532 - 04/13/09 09:51 PM Re: SO close ! [Re: Cuttin Caller]
Buck Assassin
10 Point

Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 2955
Loc: cocke county, TN

Sounds like a good hunt! Better luck next time!
Its not a passion,It's an obsession!

Round here we follow the motto "K.I.S.S" KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!

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