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Offline KySongDog

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A failed turkey hunt
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:07:53 PM »
The turkey hunting hasn't been too good in my neck of the woods this year.  The birds are few and far between it seems.   Anyways, on with the story.  I was sitting beside a large creek having a conversation with three gobblers on the other side.  The creek is normally about 20 yards wide and 7 to 8 feet deep. But with all the rain we've had the entire creek bottom was flooded and now the creek was a hundred yards wide at least.  The turkeys were, of course, on the opposite side and no matter what I did I couldn't get them to cross over to me.  This went on for at least 2 hours. I would call and they would gobble and some times double gobble but wouldn't budge.

I heard a splash in the water and thought a large fish had jumped.  But instead what looked like a 20 pound half-drowned rat emerged from the muddy water. Apparently he liked the hen calls well enough to cross the flooded creek and try to slip up on a meal.  I lip squeaked him and he stopped about 25 yards out. That's when the Hand of God sent him to coyote heaven.   A mangy male. I may have done him a favor.


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Re: A failed turkey hunt
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 09:18:12 PM »
Now that wasnt a failure...that woulda been fun :eyebrownod:
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Offline coyote101

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Re: A failed turkey hunt
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 09:23:04 PM »
Any hunt ending with a dead coyote is a good one.  :biggrin:

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Re: A failed turkey hunt
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 06:07:00 AM »
A washed hide is always welcome.  I bet that was more fun than most anything else you could have been doing.  Good job.
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Re: A failed turkey hunt
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 05:50:56 PM »
Dang Johnny don't you just hate when that happens?
Congrats on the wet dog!
I know your pain on the turkeys, they are few and far between this yr around here to.

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Re: A failed turkey hunt
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 11:36:09 AM »
Sounds like a good day out in the woods.  I think you did that coyote  favor.
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