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#1786708 - 05/20/20 12:50 PM Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20
Tall 1 Offline

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Registered: 05/02/03
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I had hunted this farm 3 times and every morning this Turkey would gobble across the road a few times, pitch down and walk out of my life.
This morning was more of the same, when at 5 am he gobbled to start his day.
I gave him until 5:10 and called to be sure that he heard me, and he roared back.
We traded contact calls for a few minutes and suddenly he was on my side of the road and he brought a buddy as 2 birds gobbled to me.
I let them find me and only called sparingly to contact them.
They slowly made their way to me, and I could see they were 2 longbeards.
When the lead bird strutted to my Jake decoy I was on his head.
I hardly remember the gun going off but my aim was true, and he laid there in a heap. It was 5:45 am.
The other tom ran over and thought about trying to beat him but I spooked him off because I self imposed a 2 bird limit, rather than follow the state's limit of 5 which is absurd. I was very happy, and my season was now done.

It was a perfect hunt on a wily old bird who just had to see what was on the other side of the road. Persistence, patience and luck killed this bird.





Edited by Tall 1 (05/20/20 01:08 PM)
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#1786710 - 05/20/20 01:05 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
Buck Offline

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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 9713
A great hunt by a great sportsman. You are doing good.
I saw a hen with a brood of about 8-10 chicks cross the driveway at the Great Hollow Wilderness Preserve in New Fairfield
while working in my garden. I was surprised, I would have thought the cold weather and rain would have delayed dropping
eggs or there would have been lost nests due to the weather. But this hen fought through it all to bring a new crop of
young turkeys into the world.
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#1786716 - 05/20/20 01:43 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
Don P Offline

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Registered: 05/03/07
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Great hunt and Great Bird Jon! Congrats!
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#1786723 - 05/20/20 02:16 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
hookee Offline

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Registered: 01/07/03
Posts: 241
Loc: Farmington Valley
Jon - fantastic !!!!!

Great story -

Protect our natural resources

AAA The only true fishin group
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#1786724 - 05/20/20 02:27 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
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Registered: 05/04/01
Posts: 29693
thumbsup Nice morning, Jon!
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#1786736 - 05/20/20 04:03 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Mitch P.]
Paul D. Offline

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Registered: 04/15/02
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WTG Jon!!!!!! Stay in the woods, don't hurry to get down here, still pretty quiet.

Boat Ho in the Know

Team DILLIGAF

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#1786775 - 05/20/20 09:12 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
OldSchool Offline

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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 5516
Well done!

Itís been a good year with birds spread out in many places.

Seems the 2nd phase of gobbling is starting as more hens spend time on full nests.

Iím trying to bust a coyote and hitting some new locations to scout.

I've read the Bible...Jesus wins.
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#1786802 - 05/21/20 07:32 AM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
Iuse2fish Offline

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Registered: 02/09/04
Posts: 177
Loc: Danbury, CT.
Beautiful bird congratulations
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#1786832 - 05/21/20 12:18 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
Sweetchuck Offline

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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 2311
Loc: Stafford Springs, CT
Nice bird and write up!

Take only what you need and leave the rest great motto to live by.

Save a tree eat a Deer!!!!!!
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#1786834 - 05/21/20 12:34 PM Re: Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road? 5/20 [Re: Tall 1]
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Registered: 01/03/02
Posts: 5652
Loc: Bristol, CT
Great hunt Jon. I enjoy your reading about your exploits.

If there are fish to catch. I'll be there to my end.
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