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#1813516 - 05/07/21 11:21 AM Archery Turkey
Tall 1 Offline


Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 16487
Ive been hunting almost every morning this season, and while it has been fun and at times, very exciting, I had not yet filled a tag.
Close more times than I can remember, this has been a grinder. That 3:45 alarm gets harder and harder to leave the bed as the days go on.
Today I went to a small woodlot owned by a friend and brought my archery gear.
At 5:10 this bird began gobbling at the moon and some other birds responded back at him from across the street.
I gave him a few soft, sleepy, tree yelps to let him know I was around and got prepared.
He went silent on me, which can mean hes coming, or hes leaving.
10 minutes went by and no sign of the Tom.
I heard some leaves rustle behind my blind and then the unmistakable sound of him popping open his fan like an umbrella.
Suddenly he strutted past the blind at 10 steps, completely committed to my decoys.
He went to the Jake and strutted in his face.
I drew back and put my pin at the base of his fan, right on his butt, and touched the release.
He attempted to fly but dropped within 20 yards and he was done.
Hes a nice bird, weighing in at 21 lbs and sporting a 9 beard and almost 1 Spurs.
Im very thankful to harvest him.
Keep grinding everybody, good things come to those who work harder.

Edited by Tall 1 (05/07/21 12:08 PM)
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#1813517 - 05/07/21 11:54 AM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
hookee Offline


Registered: 01/07/03
Posts: 264
Loc: Farmington Valley
Fantastic !!!

Such a great story and bird!!!
Love how the hard work pays off !!

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#1813519 - 05/07/21 12:24 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
f250 Offline


Registered: 06/18/07
Posts: 682
Nice job there Jon. Now that it gets light so much early tough to get up and be out there before sunrise.
#1813520 - 05/07/21 12:33 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
tracker980 Offline


Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 1108
Loc: Andover, CT
Awesome job!! Really nice bird! Nice job sticking with it and putting one down.

#1813521 - 05/07/21 12:40 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
OldSchool Offline


Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 6202
Very nice!

I have not heard a gobbler since day two but you never know when they might light up again.

Good job

I've read the Bible...Jesus wins.
#1813522 - 05/07/21 01:48 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
Iuse2fish Online   content


Registered: 02/09/04
Posts: 344
Loc: Danbury, CT.
Congratulations. That is my goal to take one with the bow. Now I know where to aim. Thank you.

#1813524 - 05/07/21 01:54 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
Tod Osier Offline

Registered: 04/13/04
Posts: 1400
Loc: Newtown, CT
That is great to see, way to keep grinding away. Just have to keep grinding sometimes!
#1813527 - 05/07/21 03:53 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
Greg S. Offline


Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 4270
Congratulations my friend. That loong walk to the blind is a killer!

God is great...Beer is good...Women are CRAZY!!
#1813531 - 05/07/21 05:15 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
Jimbo Offline


Registered: 06/17/03
Posts: 4572
Loc: Ridgefield
Awesome, congrats!,
#1813536 - 05/07/21 07:02 PM Re: Archery Turkey [Re: Tall 1]
air leak Offline


Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 5960

Congratulations Jon! Nice bird!

Excellent job with the bow!
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