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So it begins
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:40:04 AM »
NC youth opener on 4-4-15 was mighty quiet. Caroline hunted with her Papi (My FIL) and Jacob hunted with me. We were all on a new lease Mike (Papi) had just gotten. We scouted last Tuesday and picked out our spots. Didn't see much for signs but knew there were birds there.
At first light the wind started to pick up a bit. I had a heck of a time setting up the decoys and blind and chairs all by myself. Jacob is 10 and has been turkey hunting plenty of times now but still doesn't contribute much for set up. By the time I had us set it was LST. I didn't hear any gobbles or hens. Nothing. My expectations were not very high. I lightly called with a slate call and waited about 15 minutes. Hit the glass side a little louder since the wind was blowing. Still nothing responded. Jacob settled in for the long haul and dozed off. I started messing around with my phone. Heard some rustling behind us but figured it was the wind. I glassed the field. Nothing. Went back to fidgeting with my phone. After just a few seconds I hear the distinctive sound of my decoy getting kicked. Look over and there is a Tom putting a whooping on my strutter. Had to wake Jacob up to get the shot.
What can I say. Sometimes you got to be in the right place at the right time. Paying attention helps.



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Re: So it begins
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 08:43:11 AM »
The first little pic is a video, just click it to watch.
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Re: So it begins
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 08:49:25 AM »
He's walking like a Proud Man there.   Great job!   

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Re: So it begins
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 09:02:45 AM »
Awesome! Birds aren't responding to decoys or calls around here (yet)
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Re: So it begins
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 10:24:31 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: So it begins
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 11:03:56 AM »
 :bigup: Cool story Congrats!

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Re: So it begins
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 11:49:12 AM »
a long beard is a long beard no matter how you get it . great job

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Re: So it begins
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 06:10:44 AM »
Congratulations Jacob!!  :punk: :punk:
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Re: So it begins
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2016, 08:54:17 AM »
Way to go John...nice box call ya got there!!!  Hope you're well!
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Re: So it begins
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2016, 10:47:31 PM »
Way to go John...nice box call ya got there!!!  Hope you're well!
Scott

Thanks Scott! We are good. Getting ready for deer and duck season. Wishing it were turkey season. These kids of mine are eat up with turkey fever. Still loving the box call. Its one of my prized possessions but it definitely sees a good amount of field time.
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