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Fall Bird !

Post by timbrhuntr » November 12th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Not seeing too many birds taken this fall so figured I would post mine. Went to my buddies place in Michigan to hit the end of the bow deer season. Never even saw a deer but was seeing birds all the time. While sneaking in for an afternoos sit I saw a group of toms on the edge of a field. I was able to sneak to about 100 yards and duck into some bushes. I watched them mill around and decided to move back a bit and make a couple yelps. To my suprise one of the birds yelped back. I crawled back to the field edge and made a few more yelps. Through the binos I could see there were 2 nice toms and 4 older jakes. They were now slowly walking in my direction. At about 30 yards they started to get wary and when one of the big toms lifted his head up I settled the pin on his neck and shot . At the shot he flapped his wings and all 6 took off over a small hump in the field. I was sure I made a good hit but decided to wait. I then saw 4 birds slowly walking off and could see one bird going in and out of strut. I stood up and could see the one tom strutting and pecking at something. I knew then his bud was down. I had to shoo him off to get to the downed tom. Made a good shot and he barely went 30 yards.

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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by guesswho » November 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Nice, congrats.
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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by soiltester » November 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Congrats on a dandy tom :thumbup: :thumbup:
Wonder what county you were in , as I wasn't aware of any county in the southern 1/2 f MI that wasn't over populated with deer :shock: :o :banghead:

I ain't gonna say what # my MI bud is up to with DNR permission because of "suspected CWD", but it's definitely in double digits with his bow and gun open's the 15th!! :thumbup:
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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by jsh909 » November 12th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Good shooting man

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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by hoobilly » November 12th, 2019, 3:27 pm

Very nice!

Been a few years since I’ve shot a fall turkey with a bow

It’s cool but I would rather use a shotgun
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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by timbrhuntr » November 12th, 2019, 10:49 pm

soiltester wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Congrats on a dandy tom :thumbup: :thumbup:
Wonder what county you were in , as I wasn't aware of any county in the southern 1/2 f MI that wasn't over populated with deer :shock: :o :banghead:

I ain't gonna say what # my MI bud is up to with DNR permission because of "suspected CWD", but it's definitely in double digits with his bow and gun open's the 15th!! :thumbup:
Last year I shot a dandy buck there but for some reason there wasn't much daytime movement this year. Could be from the jerk next door who was riding his atv around the property line and decided to shoot what appeared to be most of his firearms everyday lol

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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by Hobbes_mobile » November 12th, 2019, 11:41 pm

That's a good looking bird. Congrats!

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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by Hognutz » November 13th, 2019, 6:14 pm

Nice stinkin’ shot. Congrats on the nice fall gobbler, Timber!
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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by ncturkey » February 12th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Congratulations on a nice fall bird.
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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by appalachianassassin » February 12th, 2020, 12:31 pm

I went fall turkey hunting for the first time this year. 1st day had a very large group of longbeards at 20 yds. 11 total. I lowered my gun and watched them walk away. Decided fall hunting wasn't for me and never went back.
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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by timbrhuntr » February 12th, 2020, 10:17 pm

appalachianassassin wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 12:31 pm
I went fall turkey hunting for the first time this year. 1st day had a very large group of longbeards at 20 yds. 11 total. I lowered my gun and watched them walk away. Decided fall hunting wasn't for me and never went back.
Not really sure what the point was of your post. I went turkey hunting once in the spring and had 5 longbeards at 20 yards . I shot one because I was turkey hunting ! :lol: :banghead: :dontknow:

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Re: Fall Bird !

Post by appalachianassassin » February 13th, 2020, 12:50 am

timbrhuntr wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 10:17 pm
appalachianassassin wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 12:31 pm
I went fall turkey hunting for the first time this year. 1st day had a very large group of longbeards at 20 yds. 11 total. I lowered my gun and watched them walk away. Decided fall hunting wasn't for me and never went back.
Not really sure what the point was of your post. I went turkey hunting once in the spring and had 5 longbeards at 20 yards . I shot one because I was turkey hunting ! :lol: :banghead: :dontknow:
just sharing my fall turkey hunting experience. Same as you.
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