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Title: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on April 09, 2007, 05:50:49 PM
Thought maybe you guys would enjoy a little friendly contest this spring! So, here ya go! I started this over at Pm but sense I'm not there and I am here then lets just go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Contest starts now. Some seasons are already in. And will run threw June 1st. That should cover all the seasons.

The contest is based on the best photo. Not the biggest bird or spurs or weight. Just on the best photo. After its all over on June 1st all the Mods and Adm will vote on the top three picture and announce the winners!

Rules...........

The bird in the picture must be killed this year, no past picture.

The person in the picture must be a regular member of Fins and Fur to win.

If you killed the bird you haft to be in the picture with your turkey.

If you hunt multiple states you can enter all your pictures in the contest. But you haft to enter them as they are harvested, and in separate posts. Not all at one time.

All photo's must be posted in this thread. This is were they will be judged.

No photo's will be entered after 12:00am June 1st.

There will be three places with prizes.

Remember its all about the pictures, back grounds, kids, sun sets or sun rises, flowers in the back ground. Just get creative!


First place...... One Kee's Custom Predator Call. (I will post a picture of the call)

Second Place.....One Hunting in the East sound CD. ( winner can pick the CD he wants off the web site )

Third place...... One Reese Turkey Tote. I will order this from Loren and have drop shipped to the winner.


Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eyebrownod:


Brent





Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Hawks Feather on April 09, 2007, 07:38:24 PM
Brent,

I sure am glad I read this post.  When I saw the title I thought that you were planning on having pictures taken of ME.   :shck:  I am MUCH relieved to know that it will be pictures of the Turkey birds and not me.

Great idea and I hope that I will have a picture to post.  I saw about 25 tonight as I came back into town.  The problem is they were under the tree in which eagles have build a nest.  (DNR frowns on people shooting around the eagle nest.)  Actually, you might be the person to answer a question I have.  Are eagles and turkeys good friends?  The reason I ask is that there is another eagle nest about 12 miles down river from this nest and there is a flock of turkeys there as well.  There was also a flock that hung around another eagle nest that blew down a couple of years ago.  Seems like if you see an eagle's nest you are going to see turkeys under or close to the tree.

Jerry
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Bob D on April 09, 2007, 07:52:54 PM
Brent,

 .  Are eagles and turkeys good friends?  The reason I ask is that there is another eagle nest about 12 miles down river from this nest and there is a flock of turkeys there as well.  There was also a flock that hung around another eagle nest that blew down a couple of years ago.  Seems like if you see an eagle's nest you are going to see turkeys under or close to the tree.

Jerry
The eagles are doing a good job of making the turkeys think they are friendley, yeah , right ! :laf: :laf:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: HaMeR on April 10, 2007, 06:22:53 AM
Cool!! Hope I can contribute this year to the contest!

Jerry-- Just a thought. Perhaps they use the eagles as their "eye in the sky" for danger. :shrug:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Ladobe on April 10, 2007, 03:03:36 PM
Does this qualify?   Only kind of turkeys we can get around here.

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Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: studabaka on April 10, 2007, 04:54:00 PM
Qualifies in my book  :biggrin: Got an extra chair at that table?
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on April 10, 2007, 07:56:14 PM
Oh ya! It sure will in my book! Thats what Im talking about! :eyebrownod:


Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Ladobe on April 10, 2007, 08:10:46 PM
You are welcome anytime Stu.

Have to disqualify myself from the turkey hunting contest though.   I'm not in the picture and the only turkey hunting around here is in the fresh meat department at a food market.    :rolleye:

Now a pigeon contest I could enter.   Took the pellet pistol to a couple of them today raiding my wild bird feeders and usually average several kills every week year-round.    :wink:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Bopeye on April 11, 2007, 09:18:05 PM
It will be pretty hard to beat Ladobe's entry. That's my favorite kind of turkey..........rea dy to eat.  :eyebrow: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: KySongDog on April 19, 2007, 11:18:21 AM
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: studabaka on April 19, 2007, 11:23:33 AM
Sweet  :congrats: :highclap: :congrats: :highclap:

Really enjoyed the story..... something about ones with happy endings  :biggrin:

Congrats!!
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: awh on April 19, 2007, 11:35:43 AM
Great story and pics.  :highclap:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Bob D on April 19, 2007, 01:54:16 PM
Way to go Semp. Now , on to that boss gobbler  :congrats:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Bopeye on April 19, 2007, 03:46:54 PM
Congrats to you my friend Semp........... :congrats:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Hawks Feather on April 19, 2007, 04:39:14 PM
Semp,

While I am a newbie when it comes to hunting turkey, I think that one looks great.  Actually any turkey looks good to me.

Jerry
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: statelinerut on April 19, 2007, 06:43:47 PM
Got to the lease about 6am and we started on the same ridge we had called last Saturday. Got to our first place to get a response and heard a gobbler a long way off. It was on the opposite side of this ridge line about a 3/4 mile away. Tim knew exactly which ridge he was on so we took off through the hardwoods. After about a 15 minute walk, we get to about where we felt he was. We called again and he was about 100 yards away on the exact ridge Tim said he was on. He has hunted this land for 15 years, so he knows it pretty well. We set up on the bird about 50 yards from the roost and I bet he gobbled 200 times before he flew down. He was on fire. But it was not to be on this bird this morning. He flew down along with about 10 hens, and hung up and would not come in.
After lunch at about 1pm we surveyed a field that we have been seeing some birds in every afternoon, and low and behold they were there today as well. Knowing where they were and knowing we could not get that gobbler off of those hens, we decided on the ol sneak attack. There is a creek that runs beside this field just where they were heading. We get to the creek and get to about where we think they are. Tim climbs up the side of the bank to take a look see and they are about 20 yards away from where we are. He sees the tom at about 40 yards right next to the creek getting ready to cross to the other side. That is when I ease up the bank and find his head through the grass and BOOM. He hit the ground and never moved. Man was I pumped. He is not the biggest bird on our lease, but he is my first. Finally got the monkey off my back.
This makes 6 birds we have taken off our lease so far.
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Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: CCP on April 19, 2007, 07:55:29 PM

 Good job statelinerut :yoyo:


 
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I found a Truglo sight I might try.

 Semp looks like them new sites worked just fine Congrads :yoyo:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on April 19, 2007, 08:05:38 PM
Good looking birds guys! Congrads! :eyebrownod:


Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: msk565 on April 24, 2007, 06:34:06 AM
way to go guys!!!!! don't you just love it.as much fun as coyotes..maybe i can get one on here soon...mike
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: RShaw on April 24, 2007, 11:09:08 AM
This is one of JD's birds.  I glassed this bird from the road on my way back home. He was over a half mile away and I could see he was gobbling. Plus, he was all alone. I circled around with the pickup and got in a position where I could approach without being seen. Still had over a half mile to walk and when I was about half way there , I heard him gobble. Got a little closer and hit the crow call to determine his exact postion on the ridge. The bird answered and I had him pinned. I climbed a hill in order to get on the same level as the bird and sat down. He was along a small patch of brush that bordered an open hay field. I was just over the top of the ridge where I could see into the brush and the hay field. From here when I could see the bird, I could kill him. The tom was about 65 yards from me at this time.

I gave a short series of yelps on the pocket box , he answered, and I came back at him with some very excited yelps and clucks. He double gobbled and I got the gun up. About 1 minute later he came down the ridge right along side the brush. I could tell he was a 2 year old, but I killed him anyways.

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Randy
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on April 24, 2007, 04:11:34 PM
Cool pic Randy  :eyebrownod:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on April 24, 2007, 05:18:35 PM
Nice bird Randy! Good to see ya around!

Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: newbomb on April 26, 2007, 01:53:48 PM
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 (http://"http://www.hunt101.com/?p=491014&c=500&z=1")

This is my 2007 Iowa bird. It was small on weight at 17lb 10 oz but had 1 1/8 spurs and a 9.75 in beard. The bottom picture is a realy mangey coyote I shot the day after I got my bird and went out to do a little calling.

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 (http://"http://www.hunt101.com/?p=491017&c=500&z=1")
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on April 26, 2007, 02:32:47 PM
Hey your not pimping Steel Creek are ya?  :laf:

A'hm giving ya hard time :biggrin:

Nice bird man, wow! ...and that coyote  :confused: Holy crap you did that one a favor.
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Greenside on April 26, 2007, 02:51:27 PM
Good Job. 

 That used to be a good area for coyote. Mange is really raising heck with them now. I'm guessing that there is not even 25%  of the numbers that there was 10-15 years ago. 

Dennis
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: newbomb on April 26, 2007, 05:05:12 PM
My buddy that lives there said he sees several every year with terrible mange. Sorry about me bein a call boy for steel creek its the only photo I had that turned out decent!
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on April 26, 2007, 06:26:54 PM
No reason to be sorry...I was just givin ya hard time. I hope it drums up some inquiries for ya  :wink:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: cb223 on April 30, 2007, 11:19:24 AM
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Here's my entry. You can read the story under Birds/My turkey 07.
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: cb223 on May 12, 2007, 12:40:04 PM
Does this count even though my son isn't a member!

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Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on May 12, 2007, 12:56:02 PM
NNNnnnice photo Cb~
He looks pretty humbled  :wink:

I'm not sure what the deal is with the contest stuff....I'll let Brent come in on that  :wink:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on May 15, 2007, 10:17:29 PM
cb223,

Sorry for the late reply, just been covered up!

He needs to be a member of the board to get in on the contest.


Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: cb223 on May 16, 2007, 04:24:55 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on May 16, 2007, 06:07:16 PM
Make him a member  :eyebrow: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: CCP on May 16, 2007, 06:11:02 PM

 I agree sign him up we can use another good turkey hunter. :yoyo:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on May 16, 2007, 07:42:19 PM
Yep, Just sign him up!!!!!!!!!!!!


Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: cb223 on May 17, 2007, 04:28:04 PM
DUH!! Why didn't I think of that. He gets back from fifth grade camp tomorrow. I'll get him signed up this weekend.
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on May 31, 2007, 10:54:24 AM
Last day guys, get you pic's in before 12:00 tonight!


Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: studabaka on May 31, 2007, 11:25:15 AM
Sorry..... with just me here, I had no way to get a pic of me with the bird  :rolleye: But getting the bird was a heck of a prize  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: cb223 on May 31, 2007, 04:35:00 PM
Sorry..... with just me here, I had no way to get a pic of me with the bird  :rolleye: But getting the bird was a heck of a prize  :biggrin:

Just use the timer on the camera. That's what I did.
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: studabaka on May 31, 2007, 04:42:18 PM
And I love your pics  :congrats: :congrats: I don't think my camera has a timer or if it does, I haven't a clue how to make it work...... too late now anyways....... I'll see if I can find the instruction book
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: George Ackley on May 31, 2007, 05:44:42 PM
 jake 5'' beard , tom 10''beard and a dubble deared with like a 9 and 5 '' beard

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Ididn't harvest any of them just did the calling so it's ok if they don't count
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on June 05, 2007, 08:34:59 AM
We are voting now, we will have a winner here real soon!

Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on June 07, 2007, 10:41:38 AM
I dont think Brent's going to be able to do anything with this until today or Friday since work sent him out of town.
Just didn't want ya all to think it was getting ignored or forgotten.  :wink:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: studabaka on June 07, 2007, 10:55:39 AM
We'll be waiting....... guess if we're not willing to eat yote, we shouldn't expect his family to have to...... so as long as it's work, and he ain't out there having fun  :nofgr:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: HaMeR on June 07, 2007, 06:25:14 PM
Well my vote goes out to Stu!!  :thumb2:

 I know what he went thru for that 1st bird!! :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on June 08, 2007, 10:41:23 AM
OK guys here are the winners! I got sent out of town for work at the last min, and did not have no e-net connection there ( that sucked! ) I was forced to be bored and drink some cold Bud Lights every eve though! :eyebrownod: Not much else to do!


Anyway, they were all great pictures and very hard to judge for sure. You guys killed some nice birds this year! Congrads to all of you! :highclap: After we all got the chance to vote here are the winners!


So here we go!

1st place goes to................. ...Cb223!!!!!!!!!

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2nd plce goes to................. ....... Semp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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And  3rd place goes to................S tatelinerut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Congrads to everyone who took a nice bird this year and THANKS goes out to everyone for posting up some nice pictures and sharing your spring season with us here at FnF!

You guys that won just send me over a PM with you name and address and I will get the prizes out to you all ASAP! :biggrin:

Stu! I haft to say congrads to you one more time! You hung in there and done some fine hunting this spring! And thanks for posting everything here for us to read! It was great being able to almost be right there with you! Again Congrads!  :biggrin:


Brent





Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: studabaka on June 08, 2007, 11:15:23 AM
 :congrats: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

Congrats to the winners. Well deserved!! CB223, That there is a great pic. Hope your puttin a frame on it and puttin on the wall!
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Hawks Feather on June 08, 2007, 11:17:13 AM
Way to go.  I have to agree that CB223's picture was excellent.  It looks like it should be on the cover of some Turkey magazine.

Jerry
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: HaMeR on June 08, 2007, 11:47:38 AM
Those are some nice photos you guys got. As well as the birds. Congrats on winning the top spots fellas!!  :congrats:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: FinsnFur on June 08, 2007, 12:16:03 PM
Good deal  :congrats: congrats gentlemen and thanks to all for sharing your stories and/or pics for the contest  :wink:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: desert dog on June 08, 2007, 02:16:12 PM
Nice photos and what a great contest!!!

Loren
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Nelson on June 08, 2007, 02:41:26 PM


     Way to go everybody!!!    :yoyo:    Great photos, turkeys, and stories.  It was great reading.   :congrats:

     Nelson
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: KySongDog on June 08, 2007, 04:18:10 PM
WOW!! Those were great pics by cb223 and statelinerut!  I am just tickled I even got considered let alone 2nd place!   :shck:

MANY THANKS to Brent for sponsoring the contest!   :yoyo:   :highclap:

Johnny
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: cb223 on June 09, 2007, 05:02:15 PM
Congratulations to all the winners.

Glad you guys enjoyed the picture.

Thanks Brent for putting the contest together.
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: keekee on June 10, 2007, 10:23:08 AM
You all are very welcome! But you all killed the turkeys, took the pic's and posted the story's! All I did was put it together! You all deserve the thanks! :biggrin:


Brent
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: statelinerut on June 10, 2007, 01:08:33 PM
Wow. I am honored even to be selected in the midst of all of the great photos in this contest. Thanks. And thank you Brent for putting on the contest.

Lee
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: awh on June 11, 2007, 10:21:56 AM
Good job guys. Great stories and pics.  :highclap:
Title: Re: Turkey Photo Contest!
Post by: Silencer on June 19, 2007, 02:33:49 PM
Congrats all  :congrats: