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OttoJara
March 17, 2009, 08:10 PM
I sold a Mossberg 12ga. slug gun with Mossy Oak camo covering. Turned around and for $80.00 more bought a new Remington 870 Express 12ga. from Wally World. I was missing a turkey gun and a friend invited me to take a Osceola in a couple weeks. Can't wait, it'll be my first turkey.:D

Bud Helms
March 18, 2009, 05:34 AM
This topic will have more fun in The Hunt.

Moving ...

bswiv
March 18, 2009, 06:10 AM
You're not the only one worked up about a first "real" turkey hunt. After 35 years in the woods Saturday will be the first dedicated attempt I've made at them.

Actually went to the woods with the call on Monday afternoon just to mess about, not hunt just scout. Louann and I ( She'll actually be doing the shooting should we get so lucky this weekend. ) just walked down a couple of the roads in the swamp where we hunt. Stoped every couple of hundred yards and scratched at the slate call a couple of times and then sat and listened for a few minutes.

About the 4th time we stoped a big old hen came flying in and landed on a tree about 35 yards out. For the next 15 or 20 minutes she and I had a running conversation. A couple of times it looked like she was ready to fly down but truth is I have no real idea what I'm doing with the call so I couldn't close the deal.

I figure a tom will be much tougher so I'v no unreasonable expectation of success but if it gets near as exciting as just calling in a old hen then it'll be worth all the effort. And if Louann gets to pull the trigger.............you'll see pictures.

OttoJara
March 19, 2009, 11:36 PM
Good Luck on your hunt, mine will be in a few weeks, public land but with someone who knows it well. All the little honey holes that Joe Public knows nothing about.