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#1299962 - 04/22/09 03:16 PM How close does he have to get?
CopperHead77
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The 81yrd hail mary shot thread got me thinking.

Say a bird is on his way and walking straight at you,not acting spooky,you got him on a string,he's struttin,gobblin doing everything right..how close do you let him get? I have to admit I prob let them get too close 20 yrds or less,I guess I get caught up in the moment or something.
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#1299963 - 04/22/09 03:17 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: CopperHead77]
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As far as he keeps walking.
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#1299967 - 04/22/09 03:21 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: Buckblaster]
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as close as he wants but i usually draw the line at around 10 if he is still coming....5-8yds shot with an XTRA full choke can actually be pretty tricky..i mean some guns will have a baseball size pattern that close and you are shooting at something roughly the same size.
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#1299969 - 04/22/09 03:23 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: Buckblaster]
CopperHead77
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 Originally Posted By: Buckblaster
As far as he keeps walking.


You know,I guess that's how I am,the second they stop and give you that"huh?" look, it's trigger time.
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#1300027 - 04/22/09 04:03 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: CopperHead77]
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I'm good out to 40-45 yards, and have taken one at 15 steps..... so for me anywhere in between along with a lethal shot opening.
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#1300099 - 04/22/09 04:49 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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I carry a Nikon range finder. It's in hand a lot, almost as much as my slate call. I'm very mobile and take it to them. I'll plop down first thing and try to take some yardage signposts (stump, certain tree, cow patty, decoy set, etc) and then I KNOW when I've got my 40 yards. Although my rig is lethal to 50+ easily.

Don't know if that helps with your question, but I use the heck outta my laser range finder, more so than with deer hunting any day.

it's also tough when they wont stop strutting, short of yelling at them, LOL, and getting them to stretch that neck out and make a larger target for you.

I will admit just recently, I missed a bird at about 17 yards, but I'm sure he caught some wind off of it cause he did a Matrix move when I shot. He was folding his neck back into a strut sequence just as I pulled the trigger, I guess. \:D
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#1300142 - 04/22/09 05:11 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: Stovepipe]
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I wont over 40ish but even that is rare. Most nearly all of my turkeys have been with 20 yards, this year has been an exception though with 35 and 41 yard shots.
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#1300157 - 04/22/09 05:23 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: smstone22]
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i like for em to be at 30 yds when i shoot. my gun throws a perfect 12" even pattern at 30 yds and it would be very hard for me to miss. any closer and it gets kinda tricky.
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#1300366 - 04/22/09 08:00 PM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: Stovepipe]
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 Originally Posted By: stovepipe
short of yelling at them,


It works! Not yelling, just a "Hey, Tom!". Most of the time they will break strut and stretch out their neck.

Most of mine are in the 30-40 yd range. I'm always thinking something is gonna go wrong, and I can't wait any longer.

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#1300917 - 04/23/09 07:13 AM Re: How close does he have to get? [Re: Stovepipe]
CopperHead77
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 Originally Posted By: stovepipe


I will admit just recently, I missed a bird at about 17 yards, but I'm sure he caught some wind off of it cause he did a Matrix move when I shot. He was folding his neck back into a strut sequence just as I pulled the trigger, I guess. \:D


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