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#2823232 - 05/07/12 10:50 AM Jogging for Turkeys - part 2
Gravey
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I canít believe this has happened a second time in a week (Sunday & Sunday) but I killed bird #2 yesterday afternoon at 5:45 after spotting him in the horse pasture while jogging. I saw him on the first mile and went ahead and ran a little over 3 and he was still there on my last time through with 3 hens. He was strutting and gobbling so I knew there was a chance and wanted my son to get him. I went back home but my son was in the shower so I threw my clothes on and grabbed my shotgun, binoculars, and mouth call and jumped in the truck. Pulled over to my neighborís and eased up the fencerow. Itís pretty thick with a bunch of cedars so I just followed the horse path and was going to go up to where it corners. As Iím going up through there Iím stopping and looking left as thatís where they were but I got about 30 yards from the corner and caught movement right in front of me. It was the gobbler strutting but thankfully when he walked into the opening he was facing away and didnít see me. I froze until I found the 3 hens and shouldered my gun for what seemed like 5 minutes. The hens fed within 10 or 15 yards and he kept pacing back and forth in full strut. Finally about the third time he got in the open I yelped a couple of times and he stuck his neck straight up. I fed him a face full of Hevi Shot Mag Blends from my 835 at about 25 yards and he dropped like a ton of lead. He was still in strut so I blew a chunk of tail feathers out which is the gap you see on the right side in the picture. The ones missing on the left side are from the neighborís kids each pulling one out. I still donít see how I got that close without them seeing me but sure wish my son had been there so he could have gotten his second of all time.

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#2823240 - 05/07/12 11:02 AM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Gravey]
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Great story man. Congrats. I can see it now http://www.joggingforturkeys.com
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#2823401 - 05/07/12 02:10 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Killminister]
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Congrats man.... sometimes it works out like that.... no need to question it.
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#2823425 - 05/07/12 02:37 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Andy S.
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Congrats, you have to love that. I believe I could learn to enjoy jogging if I lived in your neck of the woods. Best of luck next Sunday as I am sure will be back at it, jogging yet again. \:\)

Edited by Andy S. (05/07/12 02:38 PM)
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#2823565 - 05/07/12 06:31 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Andy S.]
sure shot
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nice congratz !!
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#2823608 - 05/07/12 07:26 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Killminister]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Killminister
Great story man. Congrats. I can see it now http://www.joggingforturkeys.com

No kidding man. Like my brother said, quit doing any preseason scouting for them and just go jogging. Odd thing is I just got on a lease in Hickman county about 85 miles from my house and my brother-in-law, my son, and myself took a camper down there Saturday morning with the intent on hunting Sunday morning but it stormed through the night and was raining when we got up so we just slept in. Crazy how it worked out for sure.
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#2823610 - 05/07/12 07:29 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Andy S.]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Congrats, you have to love that. I believe I could learn to enjoy jogging if I lived in your neck of the woods. Best of luck next Sunday as I am sure will be back at it, jogging yet again. \:\)

Oh I'm sure I'll be out there one afternoon this weekend pounding the pavement. \:\)
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#2823656 - 05/07/12 08:21 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Gravey]
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i have killed a few the same way.
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#2824875 - 05/09/12 12:46 PM Re: Jogging for Turkeys - part 2 [Re: Gravey]
Hunt 365
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gotta love it when it all comes together. Congrats!
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