Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by R.J. » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:20 pm

Been watching this tom for awhile , but have never had him close enough for a bow shot ...

Until this morning .... braved the rain , and caught the tail end of the morning down pour .... was starting to doubt my decision to hunt this morning when I saw a hen pecking her way along a corn row corridor towards me .

I had a jake and hen decoy set up 70 yards North of my ground blind ( I do that as a distraction so the birds see the decoys and don't hang up out of range ... I find fall decoy set up's are much different then spring hunt ) .

The hen passed and about 5 mins later , this tom sauntered in ... he didn't have clue I was there .

It was amazing how much of a water spray cloud there was when my bow released !

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No field pic's because of the rain ... but I got a few quick shots after I dried him off in the barn ... Man those are the longest spurs I have to date .



Off to work now .... I'm on aft shift , but carved a new tree near a spot that showed decent buck sign this morning .... Hope tomorrow morning is as productive as this morning !
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by frisky » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:03 pm

Congrats on your turkey. I like that setup for the picture. :D Is there anything you don't hunt? :lol:
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by sumner4991 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:58 pm


That's a great set-up on the picture.
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by munch » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:29 pm

i told you that was a lucky mount.believe me now.he's a hanger for sure
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by vixenmaster » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:42 pm

Congrats on taking that fine Tom, & he does have very good spurs. Spect he is an older bird
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by one shot scott » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:50 pm

Congrats on the tom!!!
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by MADMAX2 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:58 pm

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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by j.krug » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:10 pm

Real nice crossbow turkey you pegged.
Way to go and good luck in the morning also. :)
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by FJB » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:18 pm

Congratulations. One fine bird. :D

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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by gerald strine » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:52 pm

That is a great bird well worth getting wet for. You will never remember a couple of hours extra sleep but you will remember getting this bird.
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by Sandman » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:32 pm

Nice job RJ ..
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by longwinters » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:36 pm

Congrats. Nice bird.


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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by ecoaster » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:48 pm

Nice big tom for sure. Good job. I may now have to grab a tag for one of those as well as the deer. :D
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Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by VixChix » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:42 pm

Congratulations!!!!! What a beautiful photo!

BTW, if anyone has any leftover turkey feathers let me know, I have an aboriginal friend who is looking for some (as well as a deer hide).
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