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Team 10 - Those Flockin Gobblers

Old 04-23-2011, 02:43 PM
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Mottz, don't want to take anything away from ya but the score you have figuredis wrong, if it had 1/8 in spurs
Your score is 15 + 1.25 + 1.25 + 8 = 25.5
This is how I will post it but if we have somethin mixed up let me know and i'll get it changed. Again, Congratulations!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:01 PM
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If thats what it is j, then thats what it is. I just plugged the numbers in that calculator and thats what it gave me. I might of entered them wrong somehow though.

kds, good to see ya back. We missed you there for awhile. Take advantage of that weather. Still waiting for great weather here!

kelly, you gotta get out there and get one. Talk about weight lifted off the shoulders. You sounded really close. Next time will be money!
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:08 PM
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I did it wrong j. I didn't use the decimal figure. I put it in as a fraction. Just alot of excitement I guess
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:19 PM
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Thats cool Mottz, it's one down all the same

Iowa Jaybird just called me back with his Iowa birds stats

21lbs 2 oz
3/4 spurs
9 1/2 beard
Your score is 21.125 + 7.5 + 7.5 + 19 = 55.125
Not quite enough for an upgrade on the score, but another just the same!!!
Congrats Jaybird and Mottz!
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:52 PM
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Congrats to Iowa!! Sounds like another great bird. You're a turkey killin machine!!

Been chuckling about my season so far.
First hunt-Didn't see or hear any birds.
2nd hunt-Didn't see but did hear some birds.
3rd hunt-Heard alot of birds and seen 1 tom.
4th hunt- Heard and seen alot of birds on the other side of the creek.
5th hunt-Got me a Jake.

So, now if this keeps going in a "getting better each hunt" kind of way, then I should be getting prepped for better. Or is it going to go back downhill? Just something for me to ponder on
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:30 PM
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I am looking at updating my decoys. Do yall have any recommendations. I have the fold up foam ones right now and they are starting to be more glue than foam..lol

I really like the killer-b by primos but it looks a little bulky and not real sold on using a full tom to call them in I would think that a jake would be better. I wouldn't want to scare the smaller ones away. I'm not too picky right now..lol I have to walk in 1/2 to 1 mile in some of the places I go so the bulkiness and weight might be an issue.

Maybe I can get it all updated and put one in the freezer and on the board if I get to go this friday
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by kellyguinn
I am looking at updating my decoys. Do yall have any recommendations. I have the fold up foam ones right now and they are starting to be more glue than foam..lol

I really like the killer-b by primos but it looks a little bulky and not real sold on using a full tom to call them in I would think that a jake would be better. I wouldn't want to scare the smaller ones away. I'm not too picky right now..lol I have to walk in 1/2 to 1 mile in some of the places I go so the bulkiness and weight might be an issue.

Maybe I can get it all updated and put one in the freezer and on the board if I get to go this friday

All I have is a couple cheapo's, Delta's i think. Last winter got bore and cut the back of the jake deke off and rigged it up with a fan from a bird i had shot, since these pics i've changed it to a jake fan, which seems to fit better and makes more sense having it on there. Not sold on having dekes out, think they can screw ya just as much if not more so than help ya. But since using it ive had mixed reactions. Last yr we had a group come in and when they noticed em didn't seem to get much reaction out of them, but when the shot finally came they were going right to it. This yr befor i shot my jake we had a hen and a jake come out of the woods up to the feild, the jake was following a bit behind the hen and as soon as she stepped into the feild, seen the dekes and spun right around back into the woods and took the jake with her. If it had been a descent tom following her think the dekes would have been shot and burried on site!!! But shortly after they left a bigger group came in and the one i shot plus 2 others went right to the dekes. I think dekes are like calls or dekes for whatever you are hunting, cheap or expensive they don't work all the time, sometimes will ruin a hunt, but on the right day at the right time will seal the deal for ya. Personally i think it comes down to you and what you can afford and what YOU want, If i had money to blow and could drop 500 bucks on a couple Dave smith decoys would i have them......sure i would, but i cant and i know you can get the job done with a cheap one too. Any ways heres the pics of my modified, semi-productive dekes



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Old 04-23-2011, 08:00 PM
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Congrats Iowa & Mottz!! We'll take them. Good luck to everyone else still out there chasing.

I have another tag that opens next Wednesday, but I will work to get my buddy a bird first. After he has his tag filled, I will work on my second.

Kelly-I just use the cheap featherflex decoys. Usually 2 hens. Might throw in an occasional Jake. There is no doubt the expensive strutting Tom decoys works...sometimes anyways, but I've killed a lot birds and seen a lot of birds die in front on my featherflex decoys. You can't beat how they pack up. Good luck
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:36 AM
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I think I have the same decoys as j. Except I've added color to them. They work really good but after having them in my bag alot its hard to keep them from looking anorexic. So I filled them with expandafoam. That keeps the solid. I also have a pretty boy but I haven't had the luck that everyone else has with them. I painted it also. If I just stare at something too much I end up messing with it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:32 PM
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Man what a day again. Half hour after sunrise I heard gobbling but couldnt get em' in. About noon I managed to call in a nice tom from quite a distance, but no surprise he hung up about 70 yards away and strutted and gobbled for about an hour and a half. Knowing that most likely he wasnt gonna come in, I decided to walk around the edge of the property to try him from the other side. He STILL stayed in the same spot. So, again knowing he probably wont get any closer to THAT spot, I moved in closer. Well, he must have busted me cuz I never heard him gobble again.

Heard one gobble a few hours later, but that was it. Hunted from sunrise to 4:30 and came home empty handed.

I question myself why I am so obsessed with such a frustrating hobby.
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