Michigan Stick and String

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Michigan Stick and String

Postby hoosierhunter » July 7th, 2009, 6:31 pm

Well, this bird has been a long time comin, and is the culmination of several years of hard work. This is the redhead (jake) that I took with my longbow and wooden arrows with real turkey feather fletching. The bow was custom made for myself and is 75lbs. at 30". I was in Mi. on the last weekend of season and the birds had been called to so much, that calling was only a warning to the birds. I believe they had already began thier Summer/Fall pattern as the flock that this bird came from started out at 4 gobbs and 7 Jakes. When I called the gobbers took notice and began moving off and the jakes reluctantly began following. I knew that if I was goin to get a bird with my long bow I would have to manuever ahead and get in position for a bushwack. I began a 2000 yd. half circle that should've have brought me to where I thought they  would be leaving the field by some pines, but I was not sure I would get there in time. When I arrived, I knelt by pine to catch my breath, hit my inhaler, (COPD), and have a look out from behind my hidey hole. They were already there ! 25 more feet and the first bird would be at 25 yds. Here they come, 1jake, 2jake, 3jake, 4jake, 5jake, 6jake, 7 jake, and.....nothin ! the Longbeards must have already passed before I was in position and the Jakes were just laggin behind. Should I shoot a jake or not ? Duh ! Longbow ! Of course ! One good putt at half draw and..........WHACKO ! The arrow busted both wings and he took off runnin and falling all over himself while tryin to do so. Tried to jump up and fly but just landed on his side doin doughnuts. My first longbow turkey kill. Now thats ole school ! That's traditional !I guess now I'm a Liver Eatin Johnson ! SPRING 2009- 5-GOBBLERS,1-JAKE [:)][:D][:)][:D][:)][:D][8D][8D][8D]
 
 
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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby thunderchicken » July 8th, 2009, 3:23 am

Thats awesome, Hoosier! way to go taking that tough tom with traditional bow!
 
What an accomplishment!
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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby JW » July 8th, 2009, 9:44 am

Congratulations on that bird. Jake or not, it is still quite an accopmlishment with a longbow.

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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby wingbone » July 8th, 2009, 9:54 am

"Hoosier Daddy!!"
Way to go! Looks like a nice jake from here! Congrats!

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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby Dcoleinpa » July 8th, 2009, 10:35 am

that is awesome congrats

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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby mark hay » July 8th, 2009, 1:19 pm

My hat is off to anyone that can take a turkey with a bow without a blind .
Congrat's L.K. .

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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby rsmithpa » July 9th, 2009, 1:39 am

ORIGINAL: mark hay

My hat is off to anyone that can take a turkey with a bow without a blind .
Congrat's L.K. .

 
 
Mark couldn't have said it better.  Congrats on a real fine trophy in the traditional way.
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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby hoosierhunter » July 9th, 2009, 4:02 am

Thanks fellas , the kind words are greatly appreciated, even more so coming from turkey enthusiats like yourselves.
 
 
GOOD LUCK , GOD BLESS , AND STAY SAFE !
L.K.LESLIE
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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby mark hay » July 9th, 2009, 11:37 am

Yesterday my 'puter was slower than the economy and the pics only revealed your head and shoulders . Alas , today I got the full picture .
 
Da' Gum fine trophy !  Fine lookin' archery tackle too .  Just lookin' at that makes me miss pokin' 'round the timber with my recurve .

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RE: Michigan Stick and String

Postby nhtrkybstr » July 9th, 2009, 1:32 pm

hosier,

Congrats! Now that's getting it done!

You should be so proud of that bird! Any bird under those circumstances is a trophy!!!!!

Fine bird! Job well done!

Mike
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