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Location: VT NEK
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He's a Li'l Turkey

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I tagged this jake on Saturday morning. Only 14 pounds but he's meat in the freezer. Nice clean head shot at about 25 yards. He had a buddy with him who didn't want to leave the kill zone so I could have nailed him too, but he was another small one so I let him walk for next season. If I make it out again this week, I'll wait for a longbeard for my second tag...

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
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He's a Li'l Turkey

Thumbs up Congrats meat is meat.
F.K.

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He's a Li'l Turkey

Thanks F.K.. I didn't think I would get one that day.
I started at dawn on a friends dairy farm watching turkeys out of my range. None of them would respond to my calls and I had to call it quits at 9:30am as the family was heading out to see grandma. I got home and saw them off and figured I was still wearing my gear, why not go back out around my place. I got to my spot and set up by 10:30 and started calling. I didn't hear a thing for half an hour and thought I was wasting my time. I called a few more times and still hearing nothing, decided to pack it in. I was just about to stand up when two turkey heads appeared coming up the hill on my right. I froze and waited for them to get behind a stand of hemlocks about 25 yards away on my one O'clock. I could see they were both jakes but still shooters, so I decided to take one if I could. They knew something was there but couldn't tell what I was, so I had to wait with my gun raised for them to make up their minds. I had to tell myself: "Stop shaking, man. Get a grip". It took about twenty minutes for me to get control of myself and for one of them to get curious and he stuck his head around the hemlocks and stretched out his neck trying to identify me. A little further... a little further... BLAM!!! He went down like a hinge. :\:D/
Very exciting after a frustrating morning on the farm. With only 30 minutes of shooting time left, it was a great lesson in patience. This is only my second kill ever, so I'm a very happy man.

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
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He's a Li'l Turkey

Good story I know what you meen about getting the shakes unde control. Thumbs up
F.K.

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He's a Li'l Turkey

Good Job Surf Thumbs up Loved the story! I know what you mean about patience on these birds, sometimes it takes a lot Yes

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