Opening Day...

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Opening Day...

Post by flinthead » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:35 pm

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Grab a Coke and some :eusa-popcorn: :eusa-popcorn: and I'll be back shortly for the story 8) 8)
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by AJ01 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:29 pm

flinthead wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:35 pm
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Grab a Coke and some :eusa-popcorn: :eusa-popcorn: and I'll be back shortly for the story 8) 8)
:thumbup: :lol: :lol: :eusa-popcorn:
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by Hatchet » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:58 pm

:thumbup:

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Re: Opening Day...

Post by flinthead » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:58 pm

OK... the turkey bird has been cleaned and is tucked away nicely in the freezer...

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Got in the blind around 7:30 this morning... started calling a little once the crows got going... and nothing. My blind over looks a clover mix food plot and I know the birds like to hang out in there... saw plenty of longbeards during deer season... so I had made up my mind to stay until 12:00 or so. Around 10:00 I picked up my sweet little slate call and gave a soft yelp... WHAM-O... he cut me off from behind the blind... and I mean CLOSE!! I shut up calling, readied the Ibex, and waited... but... nothing. Picked up my Primos Spring Hen (you need one of these by the way)... gave a couple of soft purrs... he nails it again... but... NOTHING. At this point I'm thinking he's not the dominant bird and he's scared to come in... well crap!! For the next twenty minutes it's dead silence... UNTIL two big birds and four jakes come into the food plot about 100 yards away... HERE WE GO! They would walk a while and strut a while, but most importantly, headed my way... wait... wait... safety off...wait... I had already decided on a 20 yard or less shot... until they started veering off at 30 yards... 31... 32... 33... I put the 30 yard triangle on the top of the wing butt and hit the trigger. The bird made it five steps and crashed... it was over that quick. I thanked God for the beautiful morning and for my first archery turkey.

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The Rocket Meat Seeker busted through the heavy breast bone with no damage!

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Nice two inch exit hole!
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by AJ01 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:05 pm

Good story!!
Great shot!!
And a well deserved Trophy!!! :thumbup:

Nice shooting Mark!! Congratulations on a fine Tom!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by Hatchet » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:19 pm

Congratulations on your first archery turkey. A great shot and a great story.
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by Normous » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:47 pm

Right On!!!

Excellent photo and story, let us know how the breasts are :thumbup:
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by longbow joe » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:32 pm

Nice going ....boy..."yallls " season is early congratulations l knew the ibex and that camo wouldn't let you down.
It's awsome 😀 that beauty of a big has his head attached also For a great picture !!!!!!!!
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by janesy » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:05 pm

flinthead wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:35 pm
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Grab a Coke and some :eusa-popcorn: :eusa-popcorn: and I'll be back shortly for the story 8) 8)
Ok first of all, best thread opening post yet! That "intro" made me laugh.

Great bird and a great story to go along with it. Congrats on your first bow-bird
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by Doe Master » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:38 pm

Congratulations :)
We still have over a month before our opening day . But it is really nice to read about others to get us primed for the season . :)
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by mr meat » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:40 pm

Congrats on a great bird
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by xcaliber » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:45 pm

Congrats! :thumbup:
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Re: Opening Day...

Post by elkaholic » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:12 pm

Nice bird!

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Re: Opening Day...

Post by Driftless hunter » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:22 pm

Congrats on a nice Tom!

I wish our Wisconsin 1st turkey season wasn't still a month away. Wisconsin has the 6 different seasons, & the first one doesn't start until April 21st. I wish they were all pushed up about 2 weeks. Some silly legislator or bureaucrat felt it was important the 6th season falls on Memorial weekend a couple years ago, which I find sort of stupid. Not that I have an opinion on the matter! :)

I've never shot a turkey with archery equipment, but your story is inspiring! Thanks for sharing it!

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Re: Opening Day...

Post by DuckHunt » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:23 pm

Nice turkey! Congratulations! I'm still trying to seal the deal with archery equipment. One of these days a bird will mess up. One of these days. :lol:
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