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Offline walkabout

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Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« on: April 23, 2022, 08:01:54 AM »
Let's see the pics here.. Good luck all.
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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2022, 09:23:21 AM »
took my buddies son out for his first time ever for himself.

Got to the spot about 5:05 am, walked to around where I had roosted the birds last night, or so I thought, but I was wrong.
The birds were still half way up the mtn and on private land, Unfortunately the kids father could not attend due to a recent injury, but i advised that after a few days of study I felt the birds would naturally come down our way.  They gobbled off-and-on for approx. 30 min, only answering my calls twice.  But again I advised that's a good thing they know we are here.  After the birds left the roost, I called and called for another 20 min not an answer. but after a lil home work, I had an idea we were in the right place.  Around 6:15 I started to putt instead of yelp and bang on the ridge above us about 300 yards out, the hill lit up.
I whispered, they are coming.  Not even a min went by and i see four birds running down the bank above us, then they hit a ledge and veered off to our left to take the easy way to us, at this time I said to my self, awe man they all jakes. Then I see two birds fly off the ledge, and head for the batch of jakes cutting them off from my decoys about 50 yards out.
The two toms ran those jakes all over the flat we were on ranging from like 30-50 yards away, when another Jake flew down off the cliff and V lined straight at the decoys.  The larger of the two toms noticed this and turned and came strutting to with in 20 yards at which time i said, take the bird in the middle that's fanned out, and Bang dropped him in his tracks, only flopped once.
06:22 am 04/23/2022

Ended up being just over 7" and had 3/4" spurs, I would say approx. 15/16 LBS.

What a great hunt and experience, congrats to the first time hunter.
P.S we got another one hooked guys

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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2022, 09:34:24 AM »
Great job Killercrow and Congrats to the successful hunter!

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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2022, 03:06:59 PM »
Congrats to the youth and mentor awesome day afield

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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2022, 06:55:24 PM »
Congrats to the young man and you for taking him out!

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2022, 07:57:21 PM »
Thanks guys, it was a great morning

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 08:47:33 PM »
Congrats to you and the youth !!!! Great story and great bird !
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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2022, 04:27:19 AM »
way to go killer. congrats to the youth hunter
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2022, 09:16:25 AM »
congrats
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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2022, 07:07:22 AM »
Awesome! Good job!!!

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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2022, 07:55:07 AM »
Congratulations!

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2022, 10:09:42 AM »
Awesome. Congratulations

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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2022, 02:35:13 PM »
Nice!
Good story to go with the pic too. 
Congrats to you both!

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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2022, 03:48:09 AM »
Good luck if you make it out today.
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Re: Show us your 2022 turkey pics here
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2022, 06:32:14 AM »
Lots of noise first light, and then the birds i was set up on stopped and i could hear this guy coming from a mile away, i figure must be none of the other birds wanted to get spurred by this this guy, still walking out but i figure between 8-8.5" beard but his spurs prob pushing 1.5" great bird and an early morning
best of luck everyone and be safe.
P.S make sure u do a tick check they nasty this year