9 year old's 1st Turkey

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by 7mmSendaro, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Last weekend was the youth turkey season here in Illinois. The birds were really tight lipped on the roost but after much coaxing, we got them to gooble at least once. The real excitement was having 3 coyotes come running full tilt out of the brush at us at 30 yards in response to a mouth howl. We were trying to roost turkeys right at dusk and didn't even have a gun!

    Sunday morning at about 7:00 AM this double bearded jake made the mistake of running into our decoys. Jared dropped him at about 20 yards with his 11-87 20 gauge. He's still on cloud nine!

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  2. ss7mm

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    Fantastic! It doesn't get any better than than. Tell Jared congratulations on his first turkey.:)
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    That is a wonderful picture.

    The 11-87 20 gauge is what I got for my son when he was young. It is a great gun. I now use it a lot.

    We are about a 10 days away from turkey season here. Of course I seldom kill any turkeys but I really like to go and just be in the woods in the Spring. Its a great time of the year.
     
  4. Coues Sniper

    Coues Sniper Well-Known Member

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    Awesome :) Congrats on a great bird Jared.
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Your son is killing me:D! He's only 9 and he beatin' me at everything!:) Good for him! Congratulations!!
     
  6. TLB2

    TLB2 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to you and your songun)
     
  7. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Jared, thats a pretty big milestone to have accomplished by age 9. Im very impressed! Good job! Its pretty exciting stuff, just to go hunting with your dad, but to whack a double bearded Jake is flat AWESOME!
     
  8. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

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    Nice Bird and Congrat! Great looking hunter too!