Martinez turkeys

Tedtaylor

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Ted
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Ghost
Went up to my uncles place in Martinez California over the weekend. We saw tons of turkeys but made a few mistakes. Ended up with four turkeys for three guys three Jake's and one gobbler. First mistake was not setting up my blind prior to our trip. At 4 o'clock in the morning when something goes wrong it's unfixable. So trying to bow hunt for turkeys without a blind, I'm here to tell you, is almost impossible. Every time you twitch they see you . All the turkeys were henned up. In three days we didn't have any turkeys coming to the decoys. They would come up look and walk on by. I managed to spot and stock one Jake. I spotted him in the lower Meadow snuck up to the side and when they saw me they dropped off the back I ran up to the edge and one of them stuck its head up and Boom! He starts flapping and before I could catch up to him he started somersaulting down this cliff head over tailfeathers for about 100 yards straight down. Lots of turkeys up there just need a couple weeks when the hands get on the nest should be better. I'll post some pics in a little bit
 

el Toro

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Nate
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Artemis
Congrats!
Although I will argue that killing them without a blind and a bow is very doable, you just need the right set up. They either need to be attacking the decoys and distracted, or you need to set up out of the open fields and back into the trees and brush. Draw when they go behind something. I've done it a couple times myself and my buddies up north do it regularly. beats the hell out of hauling that big awkward blind around!
 
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Bigeasy

yeah, yeah!
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Eric W.
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I go to my back yard and they are all back there just a chattering and stuff! They are like pigeons up here! Tooo many! and the turkey crap is really big crap!
 
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invictus

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I go to my back yard and they are all back there just a chattering and stuff! They are like pigeons up here! Tooo many! and the turkey crap is really big crap!

Happy to help you with that problem!!

Nice hunt, great job on those birds.