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Hof
11-13-2011, 06:56 PM
Had to work for it today but ended up running into one. didn't see near the turkey's I usually do and they weren't in their usual locations. After about 3 hours of searching, sitting, listening, I spotted a small group feeding along the edge of some oaks about 300 yards away. Pretty cool to watch them feed because they were feeding right next to a doe bedded down. No calling story today, this group was silent and not interested. Usually on this property I can at the least locate them in spring or fall by calling. Not today. They were out of their normal pattern and very scattered. Today's hunt was a good old spot and stalk. I looped around and above them and was able to get close enough to this young Jake to bring home dinner. Not a big Tom like my spring bird, but he'll taste good surrounded by stuffing and gravy ;)

Hof
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Big Game
11-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Hof,

Way to go Dude! I don't know much about Turkey Hunting, but from what I have seen and read from you, if I ever go - you will be the one I will ask. You are THE Man!

Congratulations again.

Big Game

schatgun
11-14-2011, 08:44 AM
Nice Job Hof,

I'm looking to take my 9 year old boy out for his first shot at a fall Thanksgiving Turkey....I hope we find your kind of success.

Schatgun

Hof
11-14-2011, 06:49 PM
Thanks Big Game. Shhhhh, don't tell anyone this but the secret is to get really lucky to have a friend who doesn't hunt much and manages some property in Ione that is loaded with Turkeys :smiley: I've learned a lot hunting that property but gotta admit...when you are the only one that hunts it the odds tend to sway in your favor. I know that when they hear a call, it is the first time they have heard it since the last time I was out there. Still those ugly birds outsmart me more than I would like to admit. When i first started hunting out there I sounded so bad I called in two coyotes and zero turkeys.

Schatgun - Good luck taking the little one. I almost took my 5 year old with me but decided to wait until the spring. In the fall sometimes I just have to cover too much ground for him to handle. Good luck when you go!

Hof

Lumpy
11-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Way to go man, congrats!!! I have been working overime the last 2 weeks and havent been able to make it out. Hopefully I will get out sometime this weekend.
God Bless

bretmoua
11-21-2011, 02:50 PM
Congrats!!!!