got my first turkey!!

Whether you're a 10-year-old kid or a 40-year-old kid-at-heart, bagging that first bird is a thrill. This is the place to share photos and stories of your first harvest.
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blueeyeddragon76
 
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got my first turkey!!

Postby blueeyeddragon76 » October 11th, 2010, 4:54 am

Went out this mornig @ about 6 and tried a good piece of property a friend of mine owns... sat til about 7:45 with no luck, but saw a nice 4 point buck come through, just sitting in front of us..that made the day already!!! Well we decided to try another set of fields we klnow of and got there about 8:15... we spotted a flock of turkeys feeding in the field about 125 yards away, so we started a stalk across one field and followed them into another half way across the field on the other side of a crest i could see a bunch of heads bobbing around, at about 75 yards... threw a few calls, just a few yelps to try and get a response , and we did get a few, the turkeys did not come, but did stay put while we stalked to the crest.. and there 30 yards away were the birds!well just when i am lined up on a nice tom my buddy gets a text from his wife!!! thank god it did not spook the birds, but i was sitting there waving like a mad man to get his attention from 20 yards away from him to hurry up so we could both shoot. by this time the gobbler was in the woods where i could not get a shot, so i lined up on the second biggest bird of the group. put the red dot right on him and pulled the trigger... a second later my friend, Len is his name by the way fired at his bird! We both got birds on opening day, and this was my first time hunting turkey!!! i was and am so excited! i didn't get the gobbler, but i got a decent size jake! my buddy got a hen, and like i told my buddy, i wouldn't have cared if my bird was a 3 pound hen, it was my first turkey.... a 9.5 pound jake will do me just fine for my first! And now i know where we will be setting up right off the bat in the spring!

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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby blueeyeddragon76 » October 11th, 2010, 4:59 am

mine and len's turkeys! A different view

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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby Duke0002 » October 11th, 2010, 8:46 am

Great hunt and congrats on your first bird!  A proud day for sure!

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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby shad309 » October 11th, 2010, 9:11 am

Congrats on the first and may many more fall in front of you!

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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby dewey » October 11th, 2010, 9:25 am

ORIGINAL: Duke0002

Great hunt and congrats on your first bird!  A proud day for sure!

 
Like Duke said congratulations on your first turkeys.  Thanks for the story.
 
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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby grizzly » October 11th, 2010, 9:40 am

congrads on you first bird [:)] wayne

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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby BigBuckeye » October 11th, 2010, 10:57 am

If your wife took that pic in the house of you two guys, I would like to trade mine in for that model you got [:D]
 
Congrats on your birds fellas!!!
 
Bet Len don't even bring his phone next time [:D][:D]
I can't get any sleep!!!

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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby blueeyeddragon76 » October 11th, 2010, 1:59 pm

yes as a matter of fact my wife take that pic!!LOL.. sorry she is not for sale or trade.... but for the right price i might rent her out for a bit!!.LOL just kidding!
And no len does not bring the phone next time, if tries that will be the first thing I shoot...lmao
oh and if anyone was wondering the banner in the background is because there was a babtyshower for my daughter this weekend and i forgot to take it down (maybe cuz i was too preoccupied with hunting) .... still can't believe i am gonna be a grandfather in a little over a month..... and i am only 34!!!
Kill It And Grill It!!!
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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby Turkeybuster » October 14th, 2010, 1:48 pm

Congrats. on a very successful hunt to both of you it don't get any better than that.
Now you are both hooked hope you enjoy it.
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RE: got my first turkey!!

Postby allaboutshooting » October 14th, 2010, 3:05 pm

Hey Jay,

Congratulations! That first turkey is always very special. I hope it's but the first of many more.

Thanks,
Clark
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