#51

A general discussion area for turkey hunters.
User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3626
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

#51

Post by guesswho » February 6th, 2017, 9:10 pm

I'm not a big fan of talking numbers when it comes to turkey hunting. It's usually a big turn off. But in this case I'm making an exception. The other day I was talking with my parents about some past hunts we have had. My Mom pulls out an album and we're going through the pictures. We were looking at some from our very first spring. We had hunted the fall before also. Back then you mailed your roll of film off and in a week or two you got your pictures back in the mail. They always had the month and year they were developed printed on the bottom or back of the picture. Looking at the year on those pictures it dawned on me that 2016 marked our 50th Spring. So if we make it another 6 or 7 weeks we will be entering our 51st year of this spring madness we call turkey hunting. I can remember some of those hunts better than I can some of last years. Man, I would give almost anything to get to go back in time and relive those hunts. Sleeping in a tent, smelling the smoke from the campfires, hearing the laughter from the few other camps along the river, hearing gators bullfrogs and airboats all night in the distance, eating the brownings my Mom would make for our trip every weekend to the local WMA, and having my Dad show me how to use that old PS Olt scratch call. It was the funest of times even before we actually went hunting the next morning. And then it got even better when the sun finally came up. Man I can't believe it's been that long. And I hope we get to do it at least one more time, I still enjoy those brownies.

Good luck to all this spring. Be safe and cherish the moments, even the little things.
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

User avatar
Shooter
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 5421
Joined: April 19th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Location: Deep South, Middle, TN

Re: #51

Post by Shooter » February 6th, 2017, 9:37 pm

I think you got me by about 10 years. Ah Yes, I know what your feeling though. We started in the Mt. and camped way back out in the woods. Always near a natural creek or run off creek.
All we heard were the Mt animals. Mostly Barred Owls, and yotes. Usually got woke up from critters running by the tent in the middle of the night. Good times for sure. That was about the time I started totin that Ithaca Mag 10. When I got the BPS, I thought it was a lightweight!!! :lol: :lol:

User avatar
OLE RASPY
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1931
Joined: July 8th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Location: KENTUCKY

Re: #51

Post by OLE RASPY » February 6th, 2017, 9:39 pm

Yep your old Ronnie.
Haha. Just kiddin. That's great that your mom and dad still hunt at there age. I hope y'all make it 51 also. I'm sure y'all will lay it on them this spring. Good luck and thanks for sharing that.
TURKEYS
COYOTES
DEER
SQUIRRELS
(all in this order)

User avatar
redarrow
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 5262
Joined: October 2nd, 2011, 8:26 am
Location: S E Michigan

Re: #51

Post by redarrow » February 6th, 2017, 9:40 pm

Memories. Great bit of reflection.
Put you plans in the nail scarred hands.

User avatar
Turkinator
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1425
Joined: May 13th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Location: southern onio

Re: #51

Post by Turkinator » February 6th, 2017, 10:16 pm

:thumbup:

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4885
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: #51

Post by Hognutz » February 6th, 2017, 11:07 pm

You are a blessed man, Mr. Ronnie.. How incredibly crazy good is that?
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

User avatar
soiltester
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1572
Joined: March 31st, 2015, 7:04 am
Location: Gaffney SC

Re: #51

Post by soiltester » February 7th, 2017, 7:22 am

If we'd have had turkeys in the area of Michigan I grew up in, I'd have had you beat by who knows how many years :shock:

May your 51st turkey huntin' year , be one of the best you have and shared with yer' folks :thumbup: :cheers: :struttin:
ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts??

hookspur
Posts: 431
Joined: August 15th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Re: #51

Post by hookspur » February 7th, 2017, 7:38 am

Great story and memories, Ronnie! That's what turkey hunting in all about!!! I hope you make it to 100.

I'm like you in that I don't throw numbers out there for other folks to see very often, but some numbers do mean more than others to each of us on a personal level. My first trip to Florida was tough and I struck out swinging for 18 days. Didn't think I would ever kill one of those swamp birds, and I absolutely hated the place! During that trip I met a fairly young fella who confided that he'd killed 15 Osceolas in his lifetime, and I distinctly remember thinking to myself, "WOW....this dude is some sort of turkey hunting GOD!"

Funny how time changes your perspective. Last year I shot my 50th Osceola, and while I'm proud of that, I know it's only because I am so danged hard-headed that I keep going back to the land I once despised. Now, I can't imagine ever again not starting spring in one of my favorite turkey hunting destinations!

MAK
Posts: 414
Joined: April 13th, 2015, 7:08 am
Location: Southern PA

Re: #51

Post by MAK » February 7th, 2017, 7:46 am

Congrat's Ronnie - i'm rite behind u - this is my 50th year hunting and 48th yr chasing Gobblers. Man has the time flown.
MAK

pullit
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1204
Joined: June 27th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Location: Middle/West TN

Re: #51

Post by pullit » February 7th, 2017, 8:06 am

I am just a young pup at this turkey huntin stuff, I was late to the party and only been at it about 27 (+/- a couple) years. I will say, I enjoy it as much or more than any type of hunting I do.
I may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects

I have no need for a 30-06, I have a shotgun

pedro
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2090
Joined: June 6th, 2012, 8:21 am

Re: #51

Post by pedro » February 7th, 2017, 8:19 am

You been chasin them birds longer than I have been alive. Hope I can that many springs under my belt.

User avatar
Gobbler
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 7437
Joined: June 27th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Re: #51

Post by Gobbler » February 7th, 2017, 9:25 am

Great memories. Love to see some of those pictures and hear about some of those hunts. :thumbup:

timbrhuntr
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1707
Joined: August 28th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Re: #51

Post by timbrhuntr » February 7th, 2017, 9:46 am

OLE RASPY wrote:Yep your old Ronnie.
Haha.
Actually he ain't that old I think he started when he was 3 !
51 maybe this is the year ! :dontknow:
Good Luck !!
;)

User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3626
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

Re: #51

Post by guesswho » February 7th, 2017, 10:05 am

Close :lol: 57
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

LeadSlinger
Posts: 97
Joined: January 29th, 2017, 4:01 pm
Location: NY.

Re: #51

Post by LeadSlinger » February 7th, 2017, 10:27 am

God bless ya. I wouldn't trade my turkey hunting memories, especially those of my earlier years, for anything. Here's wishing you another 50. :thumbup:
Bob

User avatar
appalachianassassin
Posts: 950
Joined: February 24th, 2014, 1:11 pm
Location: East Tennessee

Re: #51

Post by appalachianassassin » February 7th, 2017, 11:00 am

very cool Ronnie. this spring will be my 21st spring in the turkey woods. I didn't get started until I was 12 but I hope im still hunting em 50 years from now. hope you and your parents have many more springs together.
gotta love turkey huntin!!!

User avatar
FireDoc
Posts: 85
Joined: November 10th, 2014, 8:45 am
Location: Calling Michigan Longbeards across fields.

Re: #51

Post by FireDoc » February 7th, 2017, 11:43 am

:thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:

User avatar
HunterGKS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2679
Joined: January 2nd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Re: #51

Post by HunterGKS » February 7th, 2017, 1:26 pm

DAYAMMMMMM SON!!!! You be old!!!! You've got me by about 10 years but, then again, I ain't as crazy as you. What you experienced when looking through your old pics is exactly why I take so many & write up all my hunts, the memories. One of these days, we won't be able to git er dun any more but will always be able to relive our hunts via pics & stories.

BTW, I have dirt on my boots that ain't as old as you!! ROTFLMAO!!!!
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


Image

User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3626
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

Re: #51

Post by guesswho » February 7th, 2017, 2:24 pm

HunterGKS wrote:BTW, I have dirt on my boots that ain't as old as you!! ROTFLMAO!!!!
It probably smells better too.
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

User avatar
vaturkey
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3511
Joined: June 27th, 2011, 9:54 pm

Re: #51

Post by vaturkey » February 7th, 2017, 4:26 pm

That's a great story Ronnie ! Reliving past hunts are very rewarding. Good luck to you & your parents this spring !

User avatar
HunterGKS
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2679
Joined: January 2nd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Re: #51

Post by HunterGKS » February 7th, 2017, 4:43 pm

guesswho wrote:
HunterGKS wrote:BTW, I have dirt on my boots that ain't as old as you!! ROTFLMAO!!!!
It probably smells better too.
As a general rule, I don't smell my boots & I damned sure ain't gonna be sniffin' you so I'll just have to take your word for it.
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


Image

User avatar
Waddle Whacker
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2325
Joined: August 13th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Location: Louisiana

Re: #51

Post by Waddle Whacker » February 7th, 2017, 5:03 pm

That's awesome. I know you cherish all those times in the woods with your folks. You're lucky to have had so many seasons with them by your side. I wish y'all many more. Good luck this spring. And please ask your mother how she feels about your new locator call/rape whistle.
Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts.

wvmntnhick
Posts: 26
Joined: February 28th, 2016, 9:33 pm

Re: #51

Post by wvmntnhick » February 7th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Congrats guesswho. That's putting some time in for sure. Hope y'all have another safe year of chasing turkeys.

timbrhuntr
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1707
Joined: August 28th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Re: #51

Post by timbrhuntr » February 8th, 2017, 1:04 pm

guesswho wrote:Close :lol: 57
Actually I meant maybe this is the year you get lucky enough to kill your second bird ! :thumbup:

User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3626
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

Re: #51

Post by guesswho » February 8th, 2017, 1:24 pm

That would be considered a streak. Two in a row :lol:
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

Post Reply

Return to “Gobbler Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests