Baby Girl and I

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Prospector
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Baby Girl and I

Post by Prospector » September 16th, 2017, 9:08 am

Our Mississippi spring starts March 15th. My 18yo son and I started rough with misses ( 2 each!😳). So on March 24th my youngest and I went on an afternoon hunt to a spot where I knew from experience that turkeys used. Our goal was to set and call then later move thru the timber and hopefully hear or see a gobbler for in the am. While in our blind I explained why we were here and what we were doing. My daughter ate it up and asked many questions. I called a few times over the first hour or so, just some general yelps and clucks on a box, then we went silent and allowed that perhaps greatest of calls to work for us. The afternoon wore on with nothing but some crows raising a ruckus a 100 yards or so away. As my daughter got a bit antsy I cautioned her that crows will many times reveal hidden turkeys and ( at least in my area) love to harass a strutter. Some more time went by without anything further so we decided to inact phase II... as we prepared to move I wisely ( for once) checked closely and just happened to catch turkey movement on a fields edge. I warned my girl and then gave one quite yelp series by voice followed by a purr. He walked quickly down the edge and as soon as I positively identified him as a longboard he got welcomed with a 2oz load of Hevi-13 6's at just over 20yds. As I stood over him my daughter rushed up proclaiming " Let me get some of that!". I helped her subdue the legs and spurs and let her take that " sweet" wing whipping we all should love. He was only a lonely 2yo with average beard and spurs but it was a priceless moment for us. On the ride home she commented on how I was right about the crows( Id sure like to think so) and how much she learned.... BTW that's the pic in my avatar. TY
Go early, stay late, keep a low profile, be a student of the woods; listen to what he’s saying, don’t talk too much, and if you’re lucky- you might get a chance....

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Re: Baby Girl and I

Post by HunterGKS » September 16th, 2017, 1:46 pm

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

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OLE RASPY
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Re: Baby Girl and I

Post by OLE RASPY » September 16th, 2017, 7:04 pm

Good read. Congrats
TURKEYS
COYOTES
DEER
SQUIRRELS
(all in this order)

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Re: Baby Girl and I

Post by hoobilly » September 17th, 2017, 8:01 pm

Lots of learning right there!

Congrats on the daughter killing a gobbler!

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Re: Baby Girl and I

Post by quavers16 » November 18th, 2017, 12:10 pm

Really nice story. Hope she gets more gobblers next March!

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Re: Baby Girl and I

Post by ncturkey » November 21st, 2017, 9:53 am

Great story. I do not see the picture in your Avator
Mike

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