Hmmm Maybe there is something to this afternoon hunting thing

Discussion in 'Ohio Gobbler Hunting' started by FireMedic40, May 11, 2005.

  1. FireMedic40

    FireMedic40 New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Decided that since I am not hearing them in the morning I would go where they roost and let them come to me. (At least it sounded like a good idea.)&nbsp; So in the 85 degree heat&nbsp;I trudged 1/2 mile with Turkey Vest, Blind, Gun, Chair and all the accoutrements to set up in a 4 acres meadow surrounded by the timber on all sides.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I put hen decoys out on&nbsp;2 corners and a Jake decoy out behind me, (not cause I wanted a jake but I didn't bring another hen and I wanted some visibility on that side.) sat down, continued sweating like pig and sporadically called.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">After 20 minutes, the breeze picked up and I supressed a cartwheel thinking "it may actually drop below 110 in this blind"</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I look up .....and there are 5 jakes looking at my hen decoy.&nbsp; Now they decide, hmm lets move on and I yelp a couple of times on a mouth call to get them to reconsider and give me time to get my gun which is somewhere in this blind with me.&nbsp; They circle around and look at my jake decoy as I try to gracefully push open the window with the barrell of the gun and get a bead on one.&nbsp; There are 2 bushes between me and the bird but I can see his head and thus decide, now is the time.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I pull the trigger and all hell breaks loose and there in a heap is the bird, dropped like he was thrown out of a helicopter!&nbsp; Not a monster Missouri gobbler, but:</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">6.75 inch beard</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">18.3 pounds</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">huge breasts that will make killer turkey nuggets</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">living proof (so to speak) that birds can be killed in the evening...In Indiana that is!!!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Good Luck to all for the remaining 4 days !!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  2. COLLY

    COLLY New Member

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    so what time did you shoot the bird?<img src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/confused.gif" align="middle" border="0"><br>
     

  3. FireMedic40

    FireMedic40 New Member

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  4. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

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    <P>Nice job on the bird. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Changing up does work sometimes.&nbsp; Wish we could hunt all day here.&nbsp;</P>