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Nice job Ol Tom! Well guys just got my tag tonight and gunna head to one of my deer blinds tomorrow. Ive never turkey hunted out there but there is a lot of birds there. Im gunna hunt till about 8ish then do some drive bys on a couple of other spots that are easy stalks if their out in the fields. If everything goes to plan how it normally does ill be putting some turkey porn on here for you guys.
 

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Knowing is half the battle...

I went out Saturday to start prepping a few deer stands for the fall. When I got to the property there were 9 turkey in the field - 3 nice toms, 1 jake, and 5 hens. My Uncle and I were glassing them from about 250 yards away and were moving slightly and they picked us right out. Funny watching all of their heads perk up straight. They went back into the woods shortly thereafter.

Then, I was prepping my first stand location and was in the process of putting in tree steps and was on my last rung when I heard some movement in some of the thicker understudy about 30-35 yards out... and whaddya know here comes a jake bobble-heading his way through the woods. Came to within 20 yards of my stand. I just still and watched him peck around for a few minutes. Should have tried to bean him with a tree peg :lol:

Funny thing was this morning on my drive to work I'm pretty sure i saw the same group of birds in a different field about 6-700 yards away and three of the toms were full strut. Ironic... though I think next year i'll put in for the late season tag... although the skeeters were *nasty* Saturday afternoon.
 

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I went out to do some stand maintenance as well. There I was back in the wild again, I felt rite home and were I belonged. I had the feeling coming over me again just like it had so many times before. It was kinda dark, another misty dusk. It came from a tangle down below. A damn squirrel was watching me!
 

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Way to keep us alive guys! Awesome birds too.

I made a spontaneous purchase on my way up north this weekend...

... a brand new 12ga remington 870 express! (all black, synthetic stock and action).

Next year for spring I might have to break her in right by shooting the face off a tom (although I did put 200 target loads through her this weekend). I might have convinced a buddy to take me out for my first waterfowl excursion too. Pretty excited to own a shotgun again though.
 

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Thanks fellas it was a great hunt, he came in with two other longbeards. All birds strutted right in to 7yds after some calling from oltomkilla and using that thunder chicken strutter decoy. That was the second encounter with that thing yesterday needless to say I'm sold on the whole spot and stalk thing now
 

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Yeah been busy as hell. I walleye fished last Saturday with the ole lady and did the Michigan-sportsman outing on sunday. Im gunna be out tomorrow morning and sunday for sure. Ill keep you guys updated.
 

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Down to the wire eh? Get er done! Oh and let's see some pics of dem eyes too eh


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