Bird down!

Discuss turkey hunting's "second season" here
User avatar
thunderchicken
 
Posts: 200
Joined: May 29th, 2008, 5:12 pm

Bird down!

Postby thunderchicken » October 20th, 2009, 12:19 pm

Man, its been a while since I have been on! Hope everyone is well!

Shot this one 10/14/09 at 8:30 am in NH

18.5 lbs
7 inch beard

My first Fall gobbler! Headed to VT this weekend to try and fill my last turkey tag for 2009!
Image
 
Image
Impatience is hard to ignore, but patience puts the bird in the truck!

User avatar
Turkeybuster
 
Posts: 1903
Joined: May 24th, 2008, 5:56 pm

RE: Bird down!

Postby Turkeybuster » October 20th, 2009, 1:39 pm

Congrats. thunderchicken hope you do good in VT.
Jon [:D]
Turkeybuster

User avatar
mark hay
 
Posts: 2880
Joined: August 19th, 2008, 1:59 pm

RE: Bird down!

Postby mark hay » October 20th, 2009, 2:40 pm

'AT A BOY T'CHICKN

User avatar
JW
 
Posts: 94
Joined: June 26th, 2009, 10:53 am

RE: Bird down!

Postby JW » October 20th, 2009, 2:49 pm

_____________________________
Congrats Thunderchicken on your first fall gobbler!
 
Mossy Oak Pro Staff
Browning Pro Staff

User avatar
thunderchicken
 
Posts: 200
Joined: May 29th, 2008, 5:12 pm

RE: Bird down!

Postby thunderchicken » October 20th, 2009, 3:01 pm

thanks guys! Now for the details of the hunt.......

Arrived at parking spot at 5 am. Geared up and headed across field to cross pasture. After avoiding getting tangled in barbed wire twice, I made my way along a small brook to the edge of another field. Skirted the treeline til I got to a point between 2 clearings. My main objective was to listen for birds flying down into clearings. It was still another hour before light! Well, dawn came and no birds flew into clearing. Now, I picked this spot because of various turkey sign I was seeing in clearings ( tracks, feathers and dusting bowls). I had scouted this area out yesterday afternoon ( This is the farm Coalman and I spotted birds on Monday) after getting some intel from LIVE MAP. On Monday I had seen 3 Toms in the green field to the east. I decided to work my way towards that area at 7:30 am. I started to follow a brook when I came open a group of birds! They scurried down the hill and I continued down stream! I decided to try and get to a high point above where I last saw the birds and gave a few lost yelps. Immediately I hear a turkey yelping below me! Not A NORMAL HEN YELP.....GOBBLER YELP? I set up a decoy and sat to see if anything would come up the hill.......nope, but I could tell the turkey sounds were moving up the hill towards another clearing. So I put it in drive and started to make a huge circle to get above them. Well, it worked! As I started down an tote road........THERES SOME BIRDS! So down on my belly I went keepin a big beech tree between us. Closed another 10 yards on them. every now and then I would see a little head pop up! As soon as they cross the brook I need to roll over and sit up to take the shot. The first bird crosses the brook...then the second crosses.......BANG! BIRD DOWN! 2 birds fly off into the clearing and one bird is doing cartwheels! Now he is minus a few feathers off his full fan because of a minor OOPS when trying to keep him from going into the brook!

It was a fun and great hunt!

I am hooked!
Impatience is hard to ignore, but patience puts the bird in the truck!

User avatar
Steve_In
 
Posts: 915
Joined: April 14th, 2008, 4:31 pm
Location: Ari, Indiana

RE: Bird down!

Postby Steve_In » October 20th, 2009, 4:36 pm

Luck and a plan can go a long way together. [:D] Congraulation Thunderchicken
Steve, I love "smoked" turkey

User avatar
eggshell
 
Posts: 934
Joined: March 20th, 2009, 3:49 am

RE: Bird down!

Postby eggshell » October 20th, 2009, 5:40 pm

sounds like a fun hunt..congrats

User avatar
Turkeybuster
 
Posts: 1903
Joined: May 24th, 2008, 5:56 pm

RE: Bird down!

Postby Turkeybuster » October 21st, 2009, 4:22 pm

That is a good story thunderchicken especially the Minor OOPS part I can invision that senario.
Jon
Turkeybuster

User avatar
Cut N Run
 
Posts: 2142
Joined: April 12th, 2008, 2:32 pm
Location: central North Carolina

RE: Bird down!

Postby Cut N Run » October 21st, 2009, 5:37 pm

 Congrats. Nice to hear of your success.
 
Jim
Luck Counts, good or bad

User avatar
turkeydoghunter
 
Posts: 546
Joined: October 11th, 2008, 1:56 pm

RE: Bird down!

Postby turkeydoghunter » October 22nd, 2009, 12:58 pm

 congrats on your turkey.....what happened to your dog[:(]...
Break em at Night...Back at light

Next

Return to Fall Hunting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests