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Gobbler Down!

Old 03-22-2020, 03:32 PM
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Default Gobbler Down!

Went out this weekend for opening day here in Northeast Florida. Me and a buddy went out yesterday morning and they were fired up. We were skunked on our first set up, but the 2nd was very exciting. We saw 3 gobblers and 2 hens. Could never get the Toms separated, but the action was awesome. Today I got lucky and was skunked in the early morning, fog was real bad and cleared up around 10am. I went to a different area just playing around not expecting anything and hit the call. Couldn't even get a 3 Yelp and the gobbling started. This turkey was maybe 50 yards away. I hunted for about 30 mintues calling and navigating the timber as it was thick. I finally found a decent spot for an opening about 100 yards away from the original gobble. I called while walking and he came right along the entire way. This was an awesome hunt! He actually followed me and my calling, looking for the lady. I sat down and waited a few and made a Yelp again. He wasn't far at all less than 20 yards and I finally saw him. I had to wait until he cleared and it was a nice easy 10 yard shot! I'm not sure if I can put thanks on for the Hecs hunting system or not, but being that close was insane and not being in a blind, just sitting on ground back to tree. Weatherby PA 459Shotgun, Carlson Choke tube, and Winchester XR did the job. Call was a woodhaven yellow color mouth call lol. Not sure which exact one.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:39 PM
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Congrats on the tom and a good few days of hunting !
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:20 AM
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Awesome hunt good for you!

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Old 03-23-2020, 02:53 PM
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Congratulations on your successful hunt. Yeah when it comes to those turkeys you have to keep after them. They almost always move to an area you least expect..
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:15 PM
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Way to go.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:15 PM
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Nice One ! Congrats !
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