...Into Kansas, to chase a few jayhawks on the archery opener. Had an insane day, and I literally could have shot jakes on about 15 different occasions. We called in 4 strutters at about 930, and my buddy was able to connect. He left shortly thereafter.
From the time he left, until 130, the birds gobbled nearly nonstop, and I had turkeys within 20 yards of me for about 90% of the time. I was finally able to call a group of hens in, and they drug in 7 longbeards with them. After whiffing on a headshot attempt (dumb!), I reloaded, and wacked on that stood there gobbling.
From then, it was game on, as suddenly, a herd of turkeys poured out of the woods, and began thrashing my bird for a solid 30 minutes. I called in two more gobblers while they pecked at mine, but passed on shooting, as I wasn't ready for the season to end just yet. Shooting both my birds in 5 minutes last spring made me sad.
I love wackin turkeys!
My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
Way to go Fink! Looking forward to turkey hunting here in Colorado too. Although something tells me it won't be near as good as what you've just described...
Nice job, I wish we had that many turkeys where I am. I'm lucky to see 20birds the whole hunt.
Looks like you had a good time! Good thing the wind died down a little today! My buddy tries for head shots too. He shoots those big ol heads that look like a plane prop... pretty cool stuff! I'm looking forward to getting out this weekend! Good looking bird by the way
Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
Genesis 27:3 (NKJV)
man looks like an amazing time. im can't wait for the season to open here
Nice Our season is still a few weeks off!! Cant wait to get after them.
Great job! That sounds like an exciting hunt!
Good times, Fink. I just wish our Kansas hunting spot wasn't 12 hrs away.
Live to hunt, hunt to live.
Congrats on the long beards!
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