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#3088806 - 12/20/12 03:49 PM What's the closest you've killed a turkey?
ROVERBOY
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I know everybody talks about how far they've killed a turkey. Ok, how close have you killed one? The closest I've ever killed one was 20 yards.
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#3088876 - 12/20/12 04:48 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ROVERBOY]
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back in the day when you could shoot pellets larger than #4, I took the head completely off with a load of nickle 3's at 11 yards
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#3088932 - 12/20/12 05:13 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ROVERBOY]
Swamphunter
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Why isn't this more impressive anyway? Isn't this what it's all about? Getting close?

20 yards for me but it was a jake. I did call a longbeard up to 20 for my son.

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#3088960 - 12/20/12 05:23 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: Swamphunter]
ROVERBOY
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Why isn't this more impressive anyway? Isn't this what it's all about? Getting close?

20 yards for me but it was a jake. I did call a longbeard up to 20 for my son.
I love gettin' em in close.
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#3089031 - 12/20/12 05:55 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ROVERBOY]
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I have had a bearded hen walk by me where I could have touched her with the gun barrel....

Killed my closest at 16 steps.
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#3089039 - 12/20/12 06:02 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
primos32
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12 yards. It was my very first one as well. Talk about getting hooked!
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#3089069 - 12/20/12 06:22 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: primos32]
timberjack86
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I was set up under an ledge and had a gobbler come all the way down a mountain and I killed him on that ledge at 5 yards # 6 shot modified choke.. That was my first turkey. That day I learned you need to set up where a gobbler cant see your setup. I would hate to try a shot at that range with my mossberg 835 extra full choke and hevi shot magnublends!
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#3089076 - 12/20/12 06:26 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: timberjack86]
pressfit
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My very first bird...about 8 yards if the winchester turkey shell would have not been a dud... instead it was about 20 yards by the time I smacked my O/U to set the second trigger so i could get off a shot..
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#3089088 - 12/20/12 06:31 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: pressfit]
catman529
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Closest was 6 yards. That was also my first turkey ever. A jake
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#3089149 - 12/20/12 07:13 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: catman529]
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I have shot two at ten yards. I try not to let them get that close anymore.
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#3089183 - 12/20/12 07:36 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ruger7mag]
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A Jake at 10 yards
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#3089476 - 12/20/12 10:39 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: easy45]
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7 feet. I sat up in a little patch of honey suckle looking down a logging road where a bird was gobbling. Well of course they got behind me (it turned out to be two of them), gobbled 10 yards away 180 degrees from my gun barrel and came back into the logging road on the wrong side. The afore mentioned honey suckle had me blocked, so i had to wait until they cleared it, at which point i could see steam coming out of there beaks when they breathed.
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#3089609 - 12/21/12 06:27 AM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
nate17
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8 yards for me.

On one occasion i was calling for someone and wasnt carrying a gun, i was setup probably 50 yards behind him with the bird in front of us. The bird eventually worked all the way around behind me and walked to within touching distance beside me and belted out 3 gobbles. I thought my ear drums were going to bust.

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#3091752 - 12/22/12 08:35 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: nate17]
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last year's bird was about 15 FEET.
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#3092156 - 12/23/12 09:34 AM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ruger7mag]
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around 10 yards. couldnt see him until he came around a thick green thicket.
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#3092364 - 12/23/12 12:23 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: AROD]
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Probably 15 - 20 yards on one I killed a couple of years back on a foggy morning with drizzling rain. He had some jakes with him and they came by so close I could have hit them with my gun barrel. He was close too but I couldn't move. The jakes putted and he turned and started to trot off but wasn't quick enough.
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#3092739 - 12/23/12 05:19 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: Gravey]
Harvester
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11 steps. Way too close for comfort IMO. Missed one last year about 6 or 7 steps.

Edited by harvester (12/23/12 05:20 PM)

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#3092747 - 12/23/12 05:21 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: Gravey]
Benelli 4 Life
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Bout 10 ft or so. Only thing holdin its head on was a little piece of skin.
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#3092905 - 12/23/12 07:45 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
Rockhound
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Several under 20
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#3093047 - 12/23/12 08:54 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ruger7mag]
buckhunter42
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callled one up a hill right after fly down time , he topped ridge with in @ 4 yds of me ....long beard 10.75 in beard ....
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#3093387 - 12/24/12 07:47 AM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: buckhunter42]
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Me and big8's doubled up on 2 jakes in 07 about 10yds away
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#3094846 - 12/25/12 10:56 AM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: rem270]
Bigg'un4214
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Shot the head completely off of a long beard a few years ago. I was hunting on a ridge top and he popped up in my face. Less than 5 yards. Had a mad hen walk across my legs once. Called her in three times and she was spoiling for a fight.
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#3098285 - 12/27/12 08:36 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ROVERBOY]
Bucks & Beards
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5 yards on a hunt in So Texas
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#3098355 - 12/27/12 09:07 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: ruger7mag]
deerslayeror2
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killed big tom 7 yards with my hca bow last spring
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#3098378 - 12/27/12 09:29 PM Re: What's the closest you've killed a turkey? [Re: buckhunter42]
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5 yds
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