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#1393764 - 07/04/09 06:38 AM Turkey hunters are stupid
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4105886
Loc: TN

Well not sure if she meant ALL turkey hunters, but I think her exact words to me the last weekend of the season were, "Well, if you go you are STUPID."

That is my wife I am speaking of.

The last weekend of the season brought with it severe thunderstorms, high winds, lots of rain and lightning.

This weather pattern covered all of West and most of Middle TN.
So at 9:00 on Friday night I headed towards middle TN for a last ditch effort, one day hunt.
Turned out to be one of the best hunts of the year for me but what turned me onto the birds most of the morning was lightning and the subsequent thunder.

How many of you are out there in weather that you KNOW you shouldn't be and use thunder to locate birds?

It also brings back a memory of a hunt I had with CBU this year when the tornado sirens started going off and I stopped suddendly and said, "hold on".

My son and CBU's boy both about freaked out and said at the same time, "What is it, a tornado?" to which CBU and myself answered in perfect time, "No, listening for birds."


I know we ain't alone.
Youth is wasted on the young.

#1393807 - 07/04/09 07:53 AM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: RUGER]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21206
Loc: lenoir city,tn

confused Online
i sat out a thunderstorm in the truck one morning. after it passed(you could still hear thunder) i got out of the truck and started getting my sh-- uh stuff together. it thundered and 7 different birds gobbled!
experienced hunters know its not just a bushy white tail, its a big middle finger.

nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught

#1393866 - 07/04/09 09:47 AM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: RUGER]
Cuttin Caller Moderator

Registered: 09/29/03
Posts: 29121
Loc: tn

I wouldn't mind the rain but the thunderstorms scares me. Although if I was to hear a turkey gobble I would pretty much sit through anything.

For some reason them things gets my attention first.

#1394290 - 07/04/09 07:36 PM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: Cuttin Caller]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

I don't do lightning. Period.
#1395010 - 07/05/09 05:33 PM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: RUGER]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19355
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

I was in it too but the birds were gobbling. \:D When I got home my wife asked me where I was during the storm and I said dry as a bone in my blind. It was after the rain stopped that I went crawling that I ended up soaked.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#1395062 - 07/05/09 06:35 PM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: Gravey]
8 Point

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 1961
Loc: TN

Killed a dandy longbeard this year thunder lightening and raining like crazy... But I got caught in it when it blew up on me. One of the best hunts I have ever had. I will do it again.
Dream like you are going to live forever, Live like you are going to die tomorrow...James Dean

#1400685 - 07/09/09 11:59 AM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: turkeyhunter64]
12 Point

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 6756
Loc: Hickman Co.

Yep,I've been out on those days!
_________________________ (This is not the Russell Crowe movie,this one is actually good).

#1405009 - 07/12/09 06:04 PM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: CopperHead77]
Good ol' Boys
16 Point

Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 11466
Loc: Belk Tennessee

I was on a deer hunt last year up on the mountain. Wind was blowing a good 30. Raining like crazy. I knew I wouldn't see anything, but I was close 2 a mile from the truck, so I sat in the blind to let it pass.

Little did I know, my friend that set the blind up the night before didn't stake it down... Wind caught the blind and left me sitting the middle of a feild in a thunderstorm. Dang morons.
"Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shooting stuff."

#1412046 - 07/17/09 12:57 PM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: ShaneHallum]
4 Point

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 272

#1412476 - 07/17/09 08:10 PM Re: Turkey hunters are stupid [Re: CREEK BOTTOM]
Lee Creek22
6 Point

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 593
Loc: Ewtonville, TN

Can't pass up a good round of thunder or siren as a good locator call.
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