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Cheetah

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  • Birthday 08/27/1980

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  1. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Wisconsin's turkeys have survived my visit this year. One is surely deaf after I managed to miss at 18 paces as he walked past me... Not sure how that happened... I feel like I rushed the shot when he started to get nervous. Passed one jake the first morning that I could have taken at 40yd. Came very close on two other mature gobblers. One picked me off as he came around a hay pile at 20yd and immediately turned and ran, very smart bird. The other came in hot, but decided to do a circle around me. Appeared at 30yd wide open to my side while I was aiming down the sights towards his last gobble, and I had no chance to turn and shoot...
  2. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Car packed and ready to leave tomorrow for Wisconsin! Hunting zones 3 and 5 in the Wausau area where my brother lives. He just shot one this morning, and says there are lots more birds to chase in the area.
  3. Cheetah

    Afternoon hunts.

    If you know where they roost consistently you can try to set up and ambush them on their way back, it has worked for me in the past.
  4. Cheetah

    Team #3

    So my Minnesota hunt turned out to be more of a fishing trip. After putting on a few miles on Friday morning in the mud I managed to close the gap on an active gobbler at about 10am. I snuck in dangerously close and gave him a few of the softest yelps I could to get his attention, he gobbled back from just in front of me below the lip of the hill and I could hear him spitting and drumming. After a couple minutes and a few more soft yelps he gobbled closer and I knew he was coming. Two nice gobblers appeared through the brush, and I quickly estimated that the trailing tom was slightly bigger bodied. The only clear shot was roughly 30 yards, and when the bird I wanted walked through I let him have it. The shot picked him up off his feet and knocked him on his back and he didn't even kick. The first tom just stood there trying to figure out what happened, walked back to his buddy and stared at him for a couple minutes before finally deciding something wasn't quite right... If I had two tags it would have been an easy double. When I got back to the car I saw my dad had arrived and I must have just missed him. An hour or so later I heard a single shot in the distance, and he texted a bit later to say he shot one. Turns out he caught a flock along a logging road and they were too slow to spook so he was able to shoot a nice tom that had no clue what was going on. My bird weighed 22lb even, spurs were 1 1/8 and 1 inch. Dad's bird weighed 22.75lb and had 5/8" spurs. Fishing was excellent with the high water on the Mississippi. One of the spillways we fish was way too fast and we did not want to put in the kayaks to fish it, so we fished from the only spot we could stand without getting swept over. There were tons of drum and gar chasing a huge school of minnows up to our feet. We also caught a bunch of nice sized white bass, a turtle, and a couple carp out of that spot. We also fished below one of the dams where the locals were catching perch, but we only managed a few from our kayaks, but at least we got the boats wet in some calmer water. The last spot was a culvert that we saw some kids fishing the day before, and I picked up a 4-5lb northern, and Dad caught a 17.5lb carp. A lady fishing next to us pulled in a 22lb carp while I watched, and they had a big buffalo on the stringer. She had a bunch more hookups as well, big carp that would have spooled my light rod with 4lb line...
  5. Cheetah

    Team #3

    I am back from my MN hunt, and it was another quick one... Dang turkeys are making this too easy on me this year. Got a lot of fishing in to round off the weekend and plenty of meat in the cooler! I'll post some photos soon.
  6. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Car is packed and I am ready to go for round two! Leaving tonight for southern MN to some of my old stomping grounds.
  7. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Heck of a bird! I think that makes our team 100% on mature gobblers!
  8. Cheetah

    Team #3

    A few more good ones from this morning.
  9. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Some more turkey photos from the area.
  10. Cheetah

    HSO/FM Turkey Quest Submission Thread

    Forum Member:Cheetah Date: April 26, 2018 Team Name: Team #3 Youth Hunter(17 or younger): No Turkey Subspecies: Merriams State/Province Bird was Harvested In: South Dakota - Black Hills Turkey’s Stats Beard Length 8 3/4 inches Spur Length ® 3/4 inches (L) 13/16 inches Weight 18.25 pounds (forgot to photograph the scale before butchering bird...) I certify that the measurements listed above are accurate to the best of my ability. Forum Member: Cheetah - Josh Tschida Date: 4/26/2018 Witness: Clay Tschida Date: 4/26/2018
  11. Cheetah

    Team #3

    In SD you can only buy one any weapon Black Hills tag in the spring. There is a state-wide archery only tag that can be used out here as well. Usually it is tough to get just one bird, so I don't buy an archery tag. This year we planned on rock climbing after shooting turkeys, so we are kicking that off a little quicker than expected. I do not believe it is possible to buy non-res over the counter tags, even though it is not a lottery, and buying online requires shipping to an address that takes a few days... I also did not bring my bow, but if my uncle has a bow for me to use I might call game and fish to see if I can buy an archery tag in Rapid and hunt a bit each day before we go climbing.
  12. Cheetah

    Team #3

    Brother and I doubled this morning in my shortest Black Hills public land hunt ever... 3 hours from time of leaving the car. Parked the car and had turkeys gobbling on the public side of the road right where we planned to go. Two gobblers dropped down into the field in front of us at first light and bred a hen right there. They almost came in to us once the hen left them, but changed their mind and walked over the hill to the rest of the flock. After a couple hours of cat and mouse we managed to get in front of them and after one close call with a blow down in the way had a second chance and were able to take both gobblers at the same time. 37yd shot for my brother, and 44yd shot for mine.
  13. Cheetah

    Team #3

    That was quick!
  14. Cheetah

    Headhunters

    Maybe she needs more to do in the blind. Camera and binoculars to watch the other critters running around. Maybe some after dinner shorter evening hunts if you can set up where they like to roost and catch birds coming back.
  15. Cheetah

    MN Tag punched

    I took this picture in March of 2017 near my parent's house. I've never seen turkeys cross ice like that... They were headed towards a farmer's silos, probably looking for an easy meal.