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Friday, April 23, 2010
1:16 PM | Posted by Ben G. | Edit Post
Last Turkey season was my first experience turkey hunting. I was hooked the first time we had a Tom gobble in response to one of our calls. It was three 16 hour days of absolute bliss. Even though I didn’t get a turkey I learned some very valuable lessons. Between Luke and me we called two Jakes close enough to shoot and one of the two was with in ten feet of us.
Some things I learned about turkeys and turkey hunting
Use my own gun or know the gun you are going to use.
When taking a gun off safe that isn’t yours be sure to pay attention because they can make noise and scare a turkey.
You don’t need to call like a mad turkey it just confuses the real turkeys.
Turkeys don’t care for horse races/rides through the state forest trail system
Now it turkey season again here in Minnesota and I want to get out and hunt very badly. So badly that there have been a few nights in the past couple of weeks I have woken up because I was dreaming about turkey hunting. In a couple of instances I missed birds and a couple of time I have gotten turkeys in my dreams. I guess I just need to get a turkey fix.
Here is my problem and the reason for the title to this article. I now have two little boys under the age of two, and there is just no way I can justify getting away for a few days and hunt those dang Toms. Then there is the fact that I have been doing a bit of a remodeling project.
Maybe just maybe I can get out one afternoon and go call with my brother or my buddy Luke. If I can’t I guess I’ll just have to wait till next year and be even more pumped when I get the chance to go out. I could watch one of my turkeys hunting DVD’s that will help. Wait I better not do that then I won’t be able to stop thinking about them darn Toms.
Any way for those of you who get a chance to get out, and hunt the thunder chicken this season let me know how your hunt went. Send me some photos of you and your bird.
I’ve been thinking about starting a reader’s trophy page. Do you think it’s a good idea?
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