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Offline Jase

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My first 2018 Tom
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:32:38 PM »

So I get up Saturday morning at 4:30 and I hear rain hitting the trailer pretty good. Wyatt my youngest (18) and I pretty much cashed it in. Wyatt took off the camo and went back to bed in the travel trailer and I just started drinking coffee. The lil lady ends up at 5:30 having to do her buisness at the nearest bathroom. When she got back, she tells me she is hearing birds gobbling  over the direction I wanted to hunt so I go take a listen Sure enough 2 birds close to 1/4 mile apart...one on public hunting, one on no hunting state ground. Rain was real slow right then, so I grabbed the gun. After I done MY buisness, they were still gobbling, so I take off after the one west that was huntable. I'm easing through there not knowing the area good enough and sporadically I see vaguely hens were roosted along the creek 70 yards or so.. No sooner then I cross on to public hunting, the east tom was getting LOUD. It wasn't until I could hear the air in his chest while gobbling that I realized he was following me in unknowingly . I was fortunate there was a little hill where I was standing so down it I went and quickly got against a tree and clucked for some unknown reason. 45 seconds after I sat down he was standing 20 yards at the top of that little hill. The ol H&R single got another notch.


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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 10:24:32 PM »
Loved the story!  That is some good hunting, good thinking and it all came together with good shooting. 

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 10:47:48 PM »
Nice un!

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 06:23:26 AM »
Nice bird!! Congratulations!!   :yoyo: :yoyo:
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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 07:22:45 AM »
Nice job, congratulations.  :highclap: The gobblers have eluded me so far this year. I have been covered up in jakes but can't get a gobbler close.

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 08:23:10 AM »
Good job.
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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 08:44:20 AM »
Congratulations on the first for 2018.  Nothing quite as good as a quick hunt when it is raining.

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 08:53:00 AM »
Very Nice!! Looks to have nice rakers too.

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 09:14:25 PM »
That'll work! Nice job
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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 09:20:57 PM »
Thanks all! It was one of those hunts that will spoil a guy that's for sure! Them birds will make sure us hunters don't get to thinking it's easy....Since this bird I'm getting close but I'm seeing A LOT of henned up toms right now. Calling one in is going to be like winning a lottery for a bit. I'm switching tactics and am simply going to attempt to slip in front of the flocks preferred travel in the moment at hand.

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 10:44:55 PM »
I do the ambush method in the fall season alot :wink:

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 05:55:35 PM »
Great job!!
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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2018, 04:01:10 PM »
Good job Jase !! :yoyo:

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Re: My first 2018 Tom
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2018, 11:46:37 AM »
Never been on a turkey hunt, just seems like I was never in a place or had the time to do it.  Now that I have the time and in a place to do it I don't have the physical capabilities to do it. However enjoy reading all the tales from the real life turkey hunters like Jase, Pat, Johnny, bambam and the rest of you guys. 
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