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Old 04-11-2009, 01:52 PM
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[align=center]TURKEY DOWN!

As I walked to the top of the "mountain" a blanket of heavy fog covered the ground. It was a
beautiful morning for turkey hunting, but a little on the cold side for what I was wearing.

Once I reached the top of the mountain I started to call with my "H.S. Crystal Call". I would
walk 75-100 yards, stop, call, and listen for a response. On my third stop I called and heard
a faint *gobble gobble * in the distance. Upon hearing this I slowly waked halfway down a
hill in the direction of the turkey(s).

Once I got all settled down I called again and almost instantly, I got a response! *GOBBLE GOBBLE*

These turkey were still a ways away as I could only faintly hear them. After about 7 more minutes
I called again and instantly got another response! After 45 minutes of this the turkeys sounded
like they were getting closer.

I put down my call and shouldered my shotgun as I waited for the turkeys to emerge from the thick
vegetation and branches below me.

Finally I saw four jakes walking towards me at 75 yards. (I quietly waited as the turkeys closed the
distance.) At 45 yards the turkey angled away from me and started walking straight up the hill from
where I came from.

When the lead turkey reached 40 yards I fired.... the turkeys ran around in circles but the lead jake
only walked a few yards away as though nothing had happened. I quickly chambered another round
and gave him two follow up shots, which sent him to the ground flopping.

After all the commotion of three shots being fired and a dead turkey laying on the forest floor thrashing
in the leaves, the three other jakes that were following him were all staying put. 30 minutes later
they finally walked away and I retrieved my bird.

I went to where I last saw him by a log but he wasn't there! After a few minutes of searching I saw
his fan sticking out from underneath a log! This jake had somehow managed to get himself behind
and underneath a log!?!

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Old 04-11-2009, 06:00 PM
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Nice picture, story, and turkey
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:27 PM
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Great story 8pt! And way to get team 6 on the board in the competition.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:59 PM
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:04 AM
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nice bird. congrats
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