My FIRST bird!

Chrislarson757

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Mar 23, 2011
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Chris L
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When I get one...
Was up at 3AM to head solo to the spot I’ve been scouting for the last few months. Been out everyday since the season opener. Brushed in on my tree and sat for a about 2.5 hours. I wasn’t calling, just listening. Heard a few guys calling in the distance. Got up to make a move and found another hunter but I don’t think he knew I was there. Changed my plans and ended up glassing two hens about 40-50 yards off. I made a faint yelp then the Tom pops out behind some downed trees. They move off about 100 yards while I wait to see if anyone else was around. Gave it about 10 minutes and decided to pursue the two hens and Tom I’d pretty much lost sight of. Headed in their direction and at 30 yards the two hens pop out from behind a tree and are moving quickly away and to my left. Safety comes off and I take aim leaning against a tree knowing the Tom was chasing them. He Starts pursuing the two hens and I had about 6’-7’ window before he was behind cover. I lead him just a little and pulled the trigger! Bird was down! Pretty exciting after all the miles and hours spent looking for life before season. So thrilled to have gotten my first turkey and can’t wait to mount the feathers and beard. I’m already looking for recipes :)
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Hotroddin

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Feb 15, 2012
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FC Colorado
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Matt Riddell
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Fish Cat 4 "Seafood"
Nice! I saw a hen strut across the street and into the park the other day. If it'd have been a tom, I'd have considered running home for the 11-87. Cops are all out looking for toilet paper, anyway. :D
 
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la vida

Now I love our Prezzz!!!
Jun 28, 2006
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Frank F
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Boat-less (Sad)
Great job!
And bueatyful bird.
 
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Chrislarson757

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Chris L
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Great work. And, great photography!!!
Funny you mention that. My buddy and I split up the morning I took this bird. I had to hop in the truck to go pick him up and we ended up taking the pics at a totally different location (probably not a bad idea).
 

Chrislarson757

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Mar 23, 2011
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Chris L
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When I get one...
Nice! I saw a hen strut across the street and into the park the other day. If it'd have been a tom, I'd have considered running home for the 11-87. Cops are all out looking for toilet paper, anyway. :D
I have seen a lot of USFS trucks around the hunting areas lately. They are probably monitoring the crowds and closed trails I assume.
 

skinny jimmy

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Feb 21, 2007
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jimmy
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21.5 Triump
Right on, congratulations on a nice bird and well done sitting tight.
Nothing like having that ole bird strapped over your shoulder.
Way to go