2006 Tom

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Huntinfool, May 4, 2006.

  1. Huntinfool

    Huntinfool Well-Known Member

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    As Sambo3006 said not exactly long range stuff but it's in season.

    Here's the turkey I shot last Sat. morning at 10:30 he gobbled once about 400 yards away or more. I called aggressively with long pauses between calls. He came in silently and I shot him in the head and neck at 35 yards. (I checked after the shot with a laser rangefinder!).


    Shot with Browning Gold Hunter 12 gauge 3 1/2" magnum #4 Heavy Shot standard full choke. DOA did nothing but flop at the shot!

    He weighed 18 pounds on a certified set of scales. (Town & Country feed store) Had a 9&3/4" beard & 1" spurs.

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    Chuck
     
  2. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Nice bird,

    looks like some good fryin!!!!

    steve
     

  3. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. No birds responded to my calls yet and only 2 hens came in /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  4. Huntinfool

    Huntinfool Well-Known Member

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    Nice bird,

    looks like some good fryin!!!!

    steve

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    Yes he was good! Sadly he's gone!

    Chuck
     
  5. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    I spent the morning out in western Maryland and didn't get a single response. Same place that on Tuesday I had five gobblers talking to me at once. Decided to call it quits about 11:30 and was driving down the road and there he was in the middle of the road. I gunned the motor but he jumped the ditch up onto the bank and gave me a nasty look as I went by. Time was 11:54 and just no use in trying to stop and call him.

    Glad you had better luck than me.
     
  6. BrandonA

    BrandonA Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking bird! here is a Rio Grande I took earlier this season in california

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  7. huntem

    huntem Well-Known Member

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    Nice birds..I'd like to shoot something other than the eastern birds we have here in PA
     
  8. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the nice birds, guys! I'm glad I got mine when I did, as we have had some much needed rain off and on for the last week and a half. I managed to get out on the nice days and only got rained on a little bit. Keep the pics comin!