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  • April 22, 2013 at 5:46 am #574931 Back to Top REPORT
    crazystups
    CrazyStups

    Joined: 9/13/2005
    I was able to harvest this young tom on the first morning of the MD turkey season.  We setup in a creek bottom area close to where the birds roost.  When the sun started to rise the birds started sounding off.  I gently worked my RIP call with a few soft yelps.  I was almost immediately cut off by a gobbler.  I know he knows where I’m at so I wait patiently.  About 10 min passed and I hear the fly down.  I pan my camcorder off to the left and watch as 5 birds fly right down into the field to my left.  As I’m filming these birds, I hear the wings flapping to my right, I pan the camcorder back over to the right and there he was. He dropped right into my DSD setup.  He came in slow posturing and looking very aggressive.  He came right face to face with my DSD jake.  He puffed up to about 3/4 strut then he decided to hammer my jake decoy!  The decoy spun around on the stake, not sure if he didn’t like that or if he got spooked but after the hit he decided to leave the jake alone and we wonder over to check out my feeder hen.  At this point, I ready my bow draw back and settle my pin.  The tom was a few inches from meeting my feeder hen when I touched off the trigger!  The arrow found its mark, he did the flip and flop and piled up 20 yards away!  This is my third turkey with a bow and my first tom.  I’m very happy with him and I must saw hunting the with a bow is an addiction.  I’m definitely hooked.Jason Turkey
    April 22, 2013 at 10:26 am #574959 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Congrats on a great bird!!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}Sweet decoy deployment as well from the looks of it. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}
    April 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm #575047 Back to Top REPORT
    rabbit
    Rabbit

    Age: 48
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: Indiana
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    Congrats on a nice bird!
    April 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm #575077 Back to Top REPORT
    caswell80
    caswell80

    Joined: 2/13/2008
    Location: Michigan

    Congrats on a nice bird!

    X2 {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    April 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm #575100 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Very Cool!  Good story with a good ending!
    April 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm #575165 Back to Top REPORT
    chrisld
    ChrisLd

    Joined: 2/10/2008
    Nice story, congrats !
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