Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

Post Reply
R.J.
Posts: 4505
Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2002 2:12 pm
Location: Innerkip , Ontario , Canada

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 !

Excalibur Y25 Relayer Crossbow
12 yard shot .
30 yard recovery distance ( he flapped down the bank to the swamp ).
Boo String , Munch mount .
Gold Tip Carbon Laser II , with 125 grain Innerloc Broadhead .

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 .

Image

Image

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 !
See Ya. ... R.J. > " Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "

frisky
Posts: 2885
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:17 pm
Location: east central wisconsin

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:
2007 Phoenix
Custom Wood Stock
Gold Tip II 311 Grain
Meat Seeker, 3 blade, Mechanical 100 Grain
Boo Astroflight String
Varizone Sighting

sumner4991
Posts: 6989
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:16 pm

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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

Congrats!

That's a great set-up on the picture.
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
Perception trumps intention.

2006 Exomax w/Agingcrossbower Custom Stock
20" Easton Powerbolts w/125gr Trophy Ridge Stricknines & 2"Blazers
Boo Custom Strings
2006 Vixen

User avatar
munch
Posts: 2479
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:19 pm

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
PUT IT IN THE BAG MARLIN ( #$%^ you it"ll bite)
BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST
[email protected]
munchmounts channel utube
munchmounts facebook

vixenmaster
Posts: 13641
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:51 pm
Location: Capitan, New Mexico.

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
Limb Breakin Half Bubble Off BD360
Marie Laveau MXB Charge Banshee MXB320
Awshucks Relayer 25
[email protected] 417-505-9315

one shot scott
Posts: 6782
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:20 pm
Location: Wmu 87. Ontariooh ohh

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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

Congrats on the tom!!!
*thumbhole vixen*original relayer*y25relayer*matrix380-
867-5309

MADMAX2
Posts: 1796
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:06 am
Location: ONTARIO,CANADA

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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

NICE!! CONGRATS!! :D GREAT BIRD!!
The best things in life are not things!!

User avatar
wabi
Posts: 13441
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2002 9:21 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

Post by wabi » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:05 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
wabi

j.krug
Posts: 6191
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:17 am
Location: Amherstburg, Ontario

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. :)
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

Vortex
Trigger Tech 2.5 Trigger
ShadowZone Scope
S5 with dB Killer Bumpers
Boo String
Big John Zombie Slayers
Rage Broadheads

FJB
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:31 am
Location: Ajax, Ontario

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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

Congratulations. One fine bird. :D

gerald strine
Posts: 2986
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: southern Michigan

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.
Hunt eat sleep repeat.

Sandman
Posts: 4578
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm
Location: Cambridge, Ontario

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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

Nice job RJ ..
[img]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/Kevaid/DEERTURKEY.jpg[/img]
Wildlife Management & Reduction Specialist

longwinters
Posts: 525
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:06 pm
Location: CENTRAL U.P MICHIGAN

Re: Y25 Relayer / Fall turkey Success !

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

Congrats. Nice bird.

Long

ecoaster
Posts: 2889
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:35 pm
Location: Nova Scotia

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
I hunt for memories, the meat's a bonus!

VixChix
Posts: 7297
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:00 pm
Location: Southern Ontario

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).
________________
Sent from a mobile device - So spelling and grammar may be questionable!
---
"Team DryFire"
Vixen, Micro 315, HHA Optimizer, Boo & VixenMaster strings, Munch Mounts, Dr. Stirrup accessories.

Post Reply