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Old December 5, 2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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went deer hunting..and shot a turkey

i was deer hunting and spotted some turkey at about 50yds walked a little further and one was standing infront of me at about 3yds!!! dropped it, 8in beard
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Old December 5, 2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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congrats... Ain't ya glad you used the patience so hard to find... So were you on the ground or in a blind? If in a blind I bet he was pinned to the ground.
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Old December 5, 2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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You've got to take those shots when you get a chance. I drew on a nice big tom the first year I ever bow hunted. I decided not to shoot because I didn't want to scare any potential deer with all the commotion. If I had only known how hard it is to draw on a turkey! I've tried like 5 times since then and been busted every time.

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Old December 5, 2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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i was just walkin along and there he popped out of the brush, i have never really hunted out of a blind usually still hunt or spot and stalk, i had a turkey tag layin around so why not
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Old December 6, 2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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and one was standing infront of me about 3 yds.
Reminds me of the 'suicidal' turkey a buddy of mine killed.

He had never shot a turkey before so I took him and did nothing but call for three days with no response`s. About 10:00 on the 4th day, we changed hunting location`s from an area we previously hunted. Got to new location and drove back to an old gas well. I was standing at the front of the truck and he was at the back getting re-dressed. Turkey came out on road and started walking straight towards us. I told him if he wanted a turkey he better get his gun.

I`ve spent many hours hunting turkey and am convinced that some are just 'suicidal'.
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