Tagged my fall bird today/thank you Jesus

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Tagged my fall bird today/thank you Jesus

Postby eggshell » October 20th, 2010, 8:47 am

  well, most of you know I broke my arm back in August and had surgery September 2nd and wasn't sure how one handed turkey shooting would go. I purchased a shooting stick and practiced left handed shooting off the stick. Well it has been quite a task getting a shot at birds. You just can't move much and a bird pretty much has to walk in front of your gun. I missed one last Friday and was wondering if I'd ever get another chance. I have had hens and poults all over me but passed or couldn't get off a shot. Finally today I got on some birds in and open woods and saw a jake heading my way  from about 125 yards. So I could position myself. He stepped right where i wanted him but at 45-50 yards and I knew he was moving out of my swing radius so I decided to let her fly. I was very pleased to see him fold.

It was a good day as I was on birds at daylight, but couldn't maneuver one into my sights. I gave up about 11:00, but as I was driving by a finger ridge I hadn't been down I stopped and walked down it a ways. Man there was turkey sign everywhere. So I just kept slowly following the direction of the scratching. Finally I slipped to the top of a knoll and made a soft call. No response, but as I started to move on I thought I heard a bird. I froze for a moment then slipped a couple steps to peek over the knoll. It was just in time to see this jake hop over a log and head my way. I got ready and watched and bingo there he was right in front of my gun barrel....season over. What a great season I've had. I've seen and worked dozens of birds and finally tagged one broken arm and all. The Lord smiled on me all day today as when I got home I got a call that $12,000.00 plus of my medical bills are being written off. I so love my Lord for all the blessings...He is so good. 

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Postby BigBuckeye » October 20th, 2010, 9:49 am

Congrats Egg, nice looking jake[:)]
 
A memory for the ages I'm sure given the difficulties!!
 
Congrats on the medical bills, more ammo and gear for spring season [:D]
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Postby WillowRidgeCalls » October 20th, 2010, 9:57 am

That's great news Dana, the sun was certainly shining on you today [:D].
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Postby mark hay » October 20th, 2010, 11:50 am

Congrats to ya , Dana

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Postby rsmithpa » October 21st, 2010, 2:34 am

Congrats on a fine turkey and great table fare!
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Postby blueeyeddragon76 » October 21st, 2010, 5:45 am

congrats on all your good luck on the hunt and beyond!!! hope all keeps going well for you!
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Postby Turkeybuster » October 21st, 2010, 6:30 am

Congrats. Dana you had a super day for sure.
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Postby rbewilson » October 21st, 2010, 3:06 pm

Congrats Eggshell,count your blessing hope you are feeling better

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Postby Duke0002 » October 22nd, 2010, 3:35 am

Way to go, Eggshell.  Great news all around.  God is good!

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Postby shad309 » October 22nd, 2010, 11:38 am

Glad you got into some birds and didn't eat tag soup! Would've loved to have seen a video of you shooting one handed off that stick [:D]

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