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    Awesome hunts so far! Managed a decent tom on state land near Uconn with a buddy this past weekend. He missed on the 3 count and we settled for a single on what could have been a double or triple.

    Hopefully out this weekend and can get him his first bird!

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    Finally got back out to my best property. Birds were on the ground, as I prefer. Set up on a cart path with a hen and a Jake with a real fan. About 1/2 hour into calling at the birds next door, four Jake's showed up quietly. Came past my blocking tree and immediately went on alert, putting and backing off. They circled wide into the other neighbors field and off they went.
    Five minutes later, I could hear a Tom or two gobbling from the same place. Only a few minutes passed, and they had covered half the distance. As I gave a final purr, one sounded off around 40 yards, his buddy snuck in quietly and busted me in the same spot as the Jake's.
    I thought I was done, but after some light calling, one of the Toms came back in full strut. My longbow was already at full draw as he came past the tree.
    I'm not a snap shooter and I come to full draw, then find my anchor. As I anchored and was trying to pick a feather on his chest, he went from full strut to hauling butt and putting as he ran away, leaving me at full draw.
    I was wearing my ghillie, but obviously didn't have enough natural cover, since all 6 birds busted me in the exact same spot.
    Fun morning though.
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    NOBODY EVER SHOT BAMBI....they shot his momma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyHobbies View Post
    Finally got back out to my best property. Birds were on the ground, as I prefer. Set up on a cart path with a hen and a Jake with a real fan. About 1/2 hour into calling at the birds next door, four Jake's showed up quietly. Came past my blocking tree and immediately went on alert, putting and backing off. They circled wide into the other neighbors field and off they went.
    Five minutes later, I could hear a Tom or two gobbling from the same place. Only a few minutes passed, and they had covered half the distance. As I gave a final purr, one sounded off around 40 yards, his buddy snuck in quietly and busted me in the same spot as the Jake's.
    I thought I was done, but after some light calling, one of the Toms came back in full strut. My longbow was already at full draw as he came past the tree.
    I'm not a snap shooter and I come to full draw, then find my anchor. As I anchored and was trying to pick a feather on his chest, he went from full strut to hauling butt and putting as he ran away, leaving me at full draw.
    I was wearing my ghillie, but obviously didn't have enough natural cover, since all 6 birds busted me in the exact same spot.
    Fun morning though.

    Thatís a fun morning for sure. It is nice to see that many jakes. Thatís a great sign of a healthy population.

    Bob

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    Season's over. Went out this morning, took the shotgun. Only got out four times again this year. Called in two toms, but they brought two hens with them. Hen was in the lead coming down the trail and as soon as she saw the deke, she went on alert. Just enough that the toms both went into the neighbor's field without offering a shot. The hens were giving me all kinds of shots for about half an hour. I hoped they would drag the boys back, but wasn't to be.
    I hope some of you had some luck.
    NOBODY EVER SHOT BAMBI....they shot his momma.

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    Our season in Mass ended today at noon.

    Iím not much of a turkey hunter these days and havenít been out in a few years.

    Bob
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