Got it done

Discussion in 'Iowa Long Beard Conference' started by deerhunter93, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. deerhunter93

    deerhunter93 Well-Known Member

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    Initially I was leaning towards going during 3rd season based on my schedule but we switched up schedules at work on Thursday and the forecast looked a little rainy during 3rd season (I don't trust it that far out but figured I had time to hunt 2nd anyway).

    I had only deer hunted this farm in the past so didn't have a great feel where they would be roosted but I got all the way to the back of the property and was setting decoys out in a brome grass field when the first two gobbles rang out just east of me about 150 yards. I got set up and I don't think they heard my calls as they flew north across a creek. They made their way towards me but on the other side of the creek answering my calls. I didn't think they'd come back across it but sure enough they did. I had my back to a downed tree and I figured they pop through the fence row and into the brome field straight for my decoys but they gobbled directly behind me within 25 yards. I could hear them spitting and drumming but there was absolutely no way for me to think about turning and shooting so I let them work off. When they did I scooted a bit and tried to let them get west of me to call them into the field and to the decoys. I called and they came back through but in the exact same spot and I had deer within 30 yards so again, I couldn't make a move on them.

    When they again went past I switched to a tree a few yards away facing where they went through twice previously. A few calls and they headed right back. Both came in to about 25 yards and only one lived to see another day at 7:05am. Have to love those two year old birds that like to play the game!

    I love bringing stuff home to the little guy and seeing his reaction!

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    muddy Administrator

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    bigbuckhunter88 PMA Member

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    Awesome stuff Drew! Congrats
     
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    Looks like my grandson is pretty interested in turkeys! Congrats.
     
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    Ishi Waiting For October

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    Congrats Drew! Carry on the tradition
     
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  9. sep0667

    sep0667 Land of the Whitetail

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    Is that a random black spot on his fan? I've never seen that before

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    deerhunter93 Well-Known Member

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    It does look like it in that picture but it's just where a few were broken so the dark spot is my camo pants. I had to go back through some other pictures to confirm that though. Nice eye!
     
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