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Title: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: huskyarcher on April 27, 2017, 11:02:00 AM
I'm a little late posting this, finals are nuts right now. The 2017 turkey season has been nothing short of frustrating and humbling. Seems like the birds just aren't doing what they normally do. I have been hunting nearly everyday though in hopes of catching a break, last Tuesday I finally caught one.

I was actually walking up the stairs to take a nap, when I thought I heard a faint gobble, one hit on the glass call and it was confirmed. I ran up the hill for the first of 3 set ups, in a 3hr saga. After the 3rd setup I finally eliminated what was hanging him up, which was just some thicker underbrush.

He came back for a 3rd time and this time marched his way to 5yards into my Jake decoy. He was looking for a fight, and my omega gave him one. I hit a little back from where I was looking, and even though he got his wings under him he had no landing gear and his legs were useless due to a woodsman through both hips. A quick follow up shot followed and I just laid back in the grass and caught my breath. Finally the skunk had ended!

He was a 2yr old bird no doubt, 1" spurs and 9.5in beard. Took him with an Omega, 42@29 gold tip blems, and woodsman head. He bled like crazy even in the air, which I was happy about.

     (http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb428/huskyarcher/20170418_153201_zpss0wveckv.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/huskyarcher/media/20170418_153201_zpss0wveckv.jpg.html)

     (http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb428/huskyarcher/IMG_20170418_202941_381_zpsxe3fw2eo.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/huskyarcher/media/IMG_20170418_202941_381_zpsxe3fw2eo.jpg.html)

His crawl was completely packed with acorns. I thought that was cool.

    (http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb428/huskyarcher/20170418_193935_zpsdvovx4gy.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/huskyarcher/media/20170418_193935_zpsdvovx4gy.jpg.html)

 The footage turned out great.

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     (http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb428/huskyarcher/Screenshot_20170418-212209_zpsydjbbqn0.png) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/huskyarcher/media/Screenshot_20170418-212209_zpsydjbbqn0.png.html)

 Thanks for looking a good luck the rest of this spring!!


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Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Gordon Jabben on April 27, 2017, 12:13:00 PM
Very nice.  Nothing is more exciting than taking a turkey with a bow.
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Longbowlogan on April 27, 2017, 02:04:00 PM
Great pictures! Glad you got another arrow in him, they are some tough animals, Congrats!
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Post by: LITTLEBIGMAN on April 27, 2017, 02:31:00 PM
Well done!! great effort and super photos too
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Post by: DWinVA on April 27, 2017, 08:07:00 PM
Great job man.

God Bless.
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Bisch on April 27, 2017, 10:07:00 PM
Way to go Dalton! I wish I could get out this season after the birds, But I'm stuck trying to get one house sold and another one bought!

Congrats,

Bisch
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: sttawb on April 27, 2017, 11:52:00 PM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Trenton G. on April 28, 2017, 01:46:00 PM
Congrats! Nice bird!
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Post by: RedRidge on April 30, 2017, 03:20:00 PM
Looks like a good time. Way to go!
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Homey88 on April 30, 2017, 07:06:00 PM
Congrats to you! Way to go!
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Buxndiverdux on May 01, 2017, 09:59:00 PM
Congrats! Well done!
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Basinboy on May 03, 2017, 12:58:00 PM
Congrats Dalton!
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Post by: stujay on May 09, 2017, 10:04:00 PM
Nice set of pics...congrats on a nice bird.
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Post by: Carcajou on May 17, 2017, 06:29:00 AM
Excellent, nice freeze frame of arrow impact...way to stick with it.
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Post by: Cody2306 on June 01, 2017, 11:01:00 PM
Nice awesome pics
Title: Re: Tarheel Turkey
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on August 24, 2017, 10:03:00 AM
Congrats Dalton