Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

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Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby gruntandgobble » November 29th, 2011, 7:36 pm

Got lucky the day after Thanksgiving here in PA!...Got on a small family flock right @ flydown. Snuck up ahead of them & got in position for a scatter. I let them get as close as possible (30-40 yds) & made a mad dash @ them. I wasn't real satisfied with the scatter, but I did manage to get a few to split from the majority of the birds. I walked back up to gather my gun, binocs & vest that I ditched before attempting the break. I waited for them to start calling & it wasn't 20 min. before I heard one kee-keeing!! I got set up & 30 min. after the scatter, I was standing on this jakes neck!
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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » December 10th, 2011, 7:24 pm

Congrats gg. ;)
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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby Turkeybuster » December 10th, 2011, 8:58 pm

Congrats. That is a nice bird they were tough this fall.

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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby Mossberg835 » December 12th, 2011, 10:30 am

Nice! good to see somebody put a fall thunderchicken on the ground :D
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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby Steve_In » December 12th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Congradulations on the Jake.
I have been fall hunting 1 time. I have a question for you and I am not trying to bea smart***. If you have the flock within 30 to 40 yards why bust them up? This is something I do not understand about fall season. In other words when and why is a bust the right thing to do?
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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby ylpnfol » December 12th, 2011, 7:23 pm

nice job, congratulations
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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby Dixie Belle » December 12th, 2011, 11:08 pm

Looking real good, congratulations.
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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby turkey junky » December 12th, 2011, 11:26 pm

yeah at 30-40 yards im bust n the turkey in the head not bust n the flock of turkeys to scatter & re-call them back again!!!??? nice a jake with a full fan a??? super jake???

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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby gruntandgobble » December 28th, 2011, 10:47 pm

Steve_In wrote:Congradulations on the Jake.
I have been fall hunting 1 time. I have a question for you and I am not trying to bea smart***. If you have the flock within 30 to 40 yards why bust them up? This is something I do not understand about fall season. In other words when and why is a bust the right thing to do?


Steve,
That's a question I sometimes ask myself! (especially when things don't work out with calling them back) But I guess it's just a matter of personal preference or tradition. I'm not sure...I just like to call them in! (I won't kill one that I don't call in) For me, a bust is almost always the right thing to do! Not only because I like the challenge of calling them back, but also for the added chance of one of my hunting buddies joining in on the break!

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Re: Never too late for Thanksgiving dinner

Postby gruntandgobble » December 28th, 2011, 10:54 pm

turkey junky wrote:yeah at 30-40 yards im bust n the turkey in the head not bust n the flock of turkeys to scatter & re-call them back again!!!??? nice a jake with a full fan a??? super jake???


There's nothing wrong with shooting one if you get a chance. I just like the challenge of calling them back in! (I won't kill one unless I call it in...that's all) As for the jake I killed, I actually think it was a late jake not a super jake. It's middle tail feathers hadn't had a chance to get "high in the middle" yet after the moult.

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