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Old 04-16-2023, 05:51 PM
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Hi everyone, I decided to go up North Idaho for a general spring turkey hunt. I havenít hunted turkey in years, so I decided to try it again.
I decided to make it extra challenging by using my traditions .54 caliber blunderbuss.
I left on the 13th of April, and drove all the way to North Idaho. On the 14th, I visited an old friend of mine, who gave me permission to hunt her property for turkey. She said ďI have two big Toms and multiple Jakes that come by every day. Try to take one.Ē

On the 15th, when the season opened, I got there at 5:30 AM PST. I loaded 80 grains of powder and 60 grains of #4 shot into the blunderbuss. I also had two over powder wads and one over shot wad.

After about eight hours of sitting in the blind, I finally spotted my target. Two really big Jakes came by.

When one got close enough, I was able to take it. One shot with the blunderbuss, and the turkey went down. Clean kill.

On further examination, I discovered that a majority of the pellets either hit the head or missed completely. In fact, only one pellet hit the body of the turkey, (in the back,) nowhere else except for the head. I was very surprised. I was anticipating that some pellets would get into the breast meat.

I guess I aimed just right and had the right load.

Anyway, I am having issues uploading a photo. I donít know whatís going on.

I hope you guys enjoyed my story/report, though.

Jared
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Old 04-17-2023, 03:39 AM
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That's awesome man way to go.

Do you still have my email or phone number? You can email or text and I'll put the photo on for you.

-Jake
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Old 04-17-2023, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
That's awesome man way to go.

Do you still have my email or phone number? You can email or text and I'll put the photo on for you.

-Jake
I think I still have it somewhere. It might take some time for me to find it.
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Old 04-17-2023, 06:10 AM
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A blunderbuss. How cool is that?

Congrats!



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Old 04-17-2023, 06:38 AM
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One important detail I forgot to mention. I took the turkey from the forested part where I was hunting to the property owners house to get that picture. That explains why there is grass there. It was a really fun hunt.
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Old 04-17-2023, 06:40 AM
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Thanks for getting those pictures up. I appreciate it.
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Old 04-17-2023, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
That's awesome man way to go.

Do you still have my email or phone number? You can email or text and I'll put the photo on for you.

-Jake
Good job on the bird.
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Old 04-19-2023, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jnicholes
Thanks for getting those pictures up. I appreciate it.
Thatís awesome! I have never even heard tell of a blunderbuss let alone seen one before.. That looks like a pretty cool way to get it done! Congratulations!
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