been awhile since ive posted thought some of you turkey hunters including myself would love these pics
finally, after 2 weeks, got these bucks hitting trophy rock. put my mark on the buck with the weird rack. hes definatly on the hit list.
no post in awhile. still licking my wounds after that butt kicking the turkeys gave me this year. still getting reports of birds in fields showing ther stuff. went and found where the toms have been struting all over 1 of my field sets. also been hearing from different folks that they have been seeing hens with polts. 1 local taxiderist said he saw a hen with hers 2 weeks before the season while out scouting. should be a good flock next year with this past winter/spring combo we got. congrats to all the ladies and gentlemen that took awesome birds this year.
was checking out site tonight, when i was in disbelif to see that the 'GREAT' fisherman Jose Wejebe had died in a plane crash. my heart hit my guts. this was 1 of the greatest fisherman to ever live. i have been watching him since he started on espn with his show 'The Spanish Fly'. i told my family, if there was one man i wanted to fish with it would have been him. Jose you will truly be missed. hope you are fishing in greater waters. rest in peace
got another question for Professor GT. i found a roosting tree during deer season. it is on the lumber river in a big hollow. i know i would make too much noise going in the morning. would not want to spook them that early. i what to try to cut them off coming back to the roost. what would be the best time to set up?
was looking for some new loads to try in my 870 this year. have been reading a few post people have been writing about different turkey shells. i decided to try the remington premier high velocity magnum #5s. got a hasting choke tube with the gun i bought. put a new truglo magnum gobbler sight on it. shot today from 30 yds at a turkey target thats pretty close to actual size. put 43 pellets from top of head to feather line of neck. is that a pretty tight pattern?
i would like to take time to thank gt for making me an awesome slate call. it sounds just as good as the big name calls. if you want a good sounding call, you need to talk to him. the detail he puts into them looks pretty good to. for someone doing it on his spare time, i am well satisfied. thanks for the great job. ol by the way gt, how do i scor that glass call a little more?
well ladies and gentlemen,its finally over. have'nt posted in a while. been really slow.especially as the season progressed. ended the season on a high note though. we killed 2 yotes running dogs. got 1 with my new 870. dropped him at 100 yds. never new buckshot would hold that kind of pattern. now the work really begins getting ready for next season and chasin dem long beards. how bout gt, you ready. gobble wobble wobble
boys the movement was on the money today. i had a 6:00 until 7:30 movement by my chart. me and 1 of my hunting buddies went out to put a stand up and when i got in the stand to check it out there was deer in the field. on the way home i saw 9 in different spots. when i got home my wifes uncle called and said he had a nice 8 point down. this deer was shoot in the movement also. when it was all said and done, we counted 30 deer that were either shot at or saw. i guess this good cool weather does also help get them back on the movement times.
finally got to go this week and it paid off. got my 1st deer with my hoyt tonight. ran about 50 yds after the shot. hey viper,had 1 of those busted up hearts myself lol. them muzzys are what they say,'BAD TO THE BONE'.
my brother in law went and bought the new pse vendetta. the problem is we got it sighted in and he is deadly with broadheads but all over the place with field tips. i got a hoyt turbo hawk. where i shoot my broadheads my field points are right there with it. he is shooting montec 100. i shoot muzzy 100. he shot my muzzy and was hitting dead on. jus cant figure it out
me and my brother in law struck out friday afternoon to look at some land he picked-up.a man that we talked too told us he has been seeing alot of birds. when we scouted it out,we saw not 1 track. so we headed back to the home place,when i told him,lets check 1 more spot. looked liked the turkeys had a party that day. so we walked to the back field and got busted by a hen.
Saturday morning we sat up at 6:00 in the back field. about 6:45, i heard the 1st gobble of the day. started some clucking and purring,when we had a hen come into 12 yds. she feed around the decoys a little and headed up the hill toward the upper field. we heard the tom talking a little louder on the upper field. all of a sudden,the hen came running back down the edge of the woods. i thought someone was coming but it was 2 jakes. i called them into 30 yds. told shane,'this is not what we are looking for'. they moved on to the back of the field. before we came out, i belly crawled out of the woods to look in the back corner, and when i did, there he was in full strut. told shane to come and see this. he had never saw anything like that before. i started sum soft yelps and purrs and here he came in full stride. got him at 20 yds. had to run him down in the lumber river,but after about an hour and a half we finally got our hands on him.
thanks gobbintom for your help this season. you tought me to stick in there and don't give up.
10 1/2' beard
can anybody tell me if fog will hender a turkeys movement. man, my seat-up this morning could not have been better. heard nothing but crows. hunted for 4 hours, 2 different sets and nothing to show for it.
first of all i would like to say,'hope all is well with everyone effected by the storms'. me and my brother in law struck out this morning about 6:00 to get set up for his 1st turkey hunt. was a little windy,but as the morning progress things got a lot worse. we hunted 3 different sets lasting until around 11:00,with nothing to show for our time or effort. after the storms passed my hunting buddy called to see if i would like to go make a quick hunt. he took 2 friends this morning to call for them with no success. we got set up at 5:00. i made a few calls with no answer. i changed to a 4 reed call,then he hit on it. he gobbled a couple of times and i quit calling letting him come to me. he came to the set struting and gobbling, but he didn't like the set up. when he started walking away,i took a 50yd shot.he dropped. when i came out of the woods ,he jumped up. had to shot him flying. knocked him down with another shot. then ran him down and the rest is history. great hunt.
10 3/8 beard
1 1/16 hooks
got in the woods about 6:45 this morning. didnt even get set-up when the toms started talking. we got our decoys set and we settled down for the show. made a few calls and had 4 different toms to answer. not long after that, had a hen come through just a clucking.guess who was following her,ol big boy. he gobbled and came toward the decoys. jumped on my tom decoy and broke him down,then kody broke him down with the 835 mossberg with the jellyhead. gave him the jellyhead also. great time in the woods. something that we will never forget.
18lbs 15 oz
10 3/4 in beard
15/16 in spurs
got 32 pics of this 2 1/2 yr old in 3 days.
the 1 thing i heard from my wife. now we all get our honeydo list.then we sit around the home place next saturday like you have lost your best friend not knowing what to do. i said yea i'll do the list but, there is only 4 months to start chasen those long beards.
deerslayer is FINALLY on the board.got a nice doe last saturday morning.havent posted because i have been at beach chasen them spots with my family all week.didnt catch but 2 all week.that was an expensive trip for 2 little ol fish.
sorry for the bloody mess
harvested 10/19/2009 in scotland county by one of my friends