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allaboutshooting
 
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Thank You!

Postby allaboutshooting » April 12th, 2008, 2:31 pm

I just want to be one of the first to say "Thank You!" for a great new way to communicate with fellow hunters and shooters. I've really enjoyed the "old" site and look forward to being a part of this new one.

Thanks again,
Clark
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."

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RE: Thank You!

Postby Magnumdude » April 12th, 2008, 6:11 pm

Clark,
 
How'd you do the first season in IL?

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RE: Thank You!

Postby allaboutshooting » April 12th, 2008, 7:33 pm

Hey Ralph,

I hunted last Monday and Tuesday but I wasn't able to get back into the woods until a little after 10:00 on Friday. That left me a couple of hours to hunt. As you know it was very windy, so I just went down a draw into a valley, found a tree, sat and called, just hoping that a bird would be able to hear me. I'd call every 10 minutes or so.

I heard what I thought was a hen to my north and started to mimick her. She answered me. About that time, I caught some movement out of the corner of my left eye. Then I saw a red head and a big black body. It was a gobbler and he was looking for a hen. I waited until he stepped behind a tree, then I moved into position and when he came around the other side, I shot him. He went down hard. When I looked at my watch, it was 11:07. That's cutting it way too close!

I used the 3" Winchester Super X3 Composite with the 28" barrel and the SSX turkey choke. I don't think I've ever seen a turkey hit so hard. I stepped it off and it was 43 steps. When I cleaned him, there was not one shot anywhere except in his head and neck.

He had a 9.25" beard, 1.25" spurs and weighed 21 lbs. according to our scales. Not a bad bird.

How did the rest of your season go?

Thanks,
Clark


"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."


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