Bowkill Turkey

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HoytsnHDs
 
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Bowkill Turkey

Postby HoytsnHDs » May 18th, 2009, 9:56 am

May 12th, 2009 bird. 21lbs, 8 3/4" beard, 3/4" spurs.
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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby Fan Club » May 18th, 2009, 3:40 pm

Mark-

Welcome to the forum! Nice bird. I resized your photo in the Michigan forum as well, no charge...but we would appreciate it if you would share your hunt story with us.
 
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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby trkynut54 » May 18th, 2009, 4:39 pm

Nice gobbler, I like your avatar [:D]
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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby MAKEemQUIVER » May 19th, 2009, 3:34 pm

Nice bird and great pic.

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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby Bar X Bar » May 19th, 2009, 5:35 pm

Yep, Great Bird!  I'd also love to hear the story on that tom.  How far was the shot- how'd you get him that close, and what type of broadhead?
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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby HoytsnHDs » May 21st, 2009, 10:02 am

ORIGINAL: Fan Club

Mark-

Welcome to the forum! Nice bird. I resized your photo in the Michigan forum as well, no charge...but we would appreciate it if you would share your hunt story with us.

thanks,

Jeff




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Sorry about the delay on the story but you know the old saying "born to hunt- FORCED to work" so after a weekend shift of 3-12 hour days I was ready to hit it. I hunt a 500 acre farm in Midland County along with my son- in- law we have 2 blinds allready in place. Tuesday May 12th I head out well before daylight and set up my b-mobile and 2 hen decoys at blind #1. Well you can probably guess where most of the gobbling started at flydown time, yup blind #2! I decided to wait it out for a while because the 2 track I sat on the birds travel quite often. After the gobbling and hen yelping quieted down at location #2 (400- 500 yards away) I figured that was it, the hens are not in a sharing mood and took the toms I heard the opposite way. About a half an hour of every other bird in the area sounding off, I hear a gobble so close I thought he would blow over my portable blind! (this is where I figure he saw the decoys). He comes strutting in following 3 hens and goes straight for b-mobile for a challenge of sorts, drawing my Hoyt Vectrix bow and settling the pin on him I clucked once, he turns and streches his neck up, I release the arrow and the G5 Tekan II broadhead takes him through the vitals at 20 yards. He drops like a rock, hens start putting and scrambling, and behind my blind I hear another close tom gobble. I look back through the screen window and see a bird bigger than the one I just shot! Oh well, I guess my son- in- law will have to go after him! Not the biggest bird I've ever taken but at 21lbs, 8 3/4" beard and 3/4" spurs with a bow I more than happy with it. And thanks for the resize on the pic!
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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby jedipastorken » May 21st, 2009, 3:41 pm

Great bird and great story!  Thanks for sharing.

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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby ncturkey » May 22nd, 2009, 2:17 am

Great looking turkey. What kind of blind was you using. Thanks for sharing, Mike
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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby wingbone » May 22nd, 2009, 3:24 am

Great story and bird. I tip my hat to you bow hunters. I hunt deer with the bow but can not imagine taking a mature gobbler with one. I did a lot of calling for my sons and other people this year bringing eleven birds to gun range, maybe one of those would have offered a bow shot. Maybe.

That is a true trophy!

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RE: Bowkill Turkey

Postby JW » July 1st, 2009, 12:12 pm

Nice bird and a good story to go along with it. Congrats on the bow kill. I hope to take one with my bow someday soon.

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