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About walleyehunter02

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  1. Bummer. Battling a cough/cold here and the snooze alarm won this morning. Hopefully I'll get out later this week.
  2. Congrats to you and your dad!
  3. They gobbled non stop from when I posted that until they flew down at 6. The tom on the right came around to us and the tom and jake from the left came around to us. Not a gobble since they landed and the toms stayed out of range. The jake made it to 20 yards then headed back with the toms.
  4. Uh oh... for the nephew. That hen has been around for a couple years, along with another one a mile or 2 away. This is the first time I saw her up close. In the blind now with my uncle and his 12 ga. There is a gobbler in the tree 50 yards behind us and a couple to our our left a bit from archer away. They have only sounded off once since 5:20.
  5. Very unusually quite here in south central mn for me today. Heck, only saw 7 lone individual hens driving around after this mornings hunt. Was odd I didn't see any toms like I normally would.
  6. Is this color phase pretty rare?
  7. Lone white hen came by. Called it a day.
  8. Bullies anyways! Had a coyote sneak in on me, then when he got 30 yards down wind he figured he was in trouble and bolted. Also had a doe come in and investigate. I am set up a ways from the roost and am not expecting any action for another hour or so. Hopefully the big boy that has been traveling here with a couple hens here will keep their pattern.
  9. Get em!
  10. Feels good to be back after a couple days at work. Only a couple gobbles heard so far.
  11. That sounds tough. If ya can't beat em, join them and enjoy the show?
  12. You know it!
  13. Way to start us off! Watched a big group fly down 200 yards away this morning with a dozen (about half of the group) of those birds strutting away for the first 1.5 hours of the day. As it commonly is, I couldn't sweet talk any of the toms or jakes to split off or even the hens I had aggravated to come my way. They all meandered off over the hill. About 9 I was going through each mouth call I have starting with the quietest and would call then wait 15 minutes before trying the next, on the third call a Tom fired up from where they went over the hill. I gave a few more calls and before long the whole group was heading my way. Long story short, if your calling some birds in from the side window, keep an eye out the front window for the 2 year old tom that snuck in quietly and is coming over the hill towards your decoys 30 yards away. Oops! He got skittish while I adjusted and I was debating even taking the shot since i had to thread the arrow through a softball sized hole 10 yards away. I ended up rushing the shot and performed a clean miss right under his chest with 1" of air between feather and arrow. Just watched the replay of the arrow sailing under him.On a plus side, the hunt continues and I can still go for a bigger bird for the team score his beard was about 5"-6" and not much for spurs.
  14. Man. A 12 ga. with an extended turkey choke sure can punch a hole in a bird at 3 steps! In the chaos of the hunt once I got a bird gobbling. we didn't talk about when to shoot (since I was trying to video it) and she shot before he cleared into my window. She shot a bit low and I could have fit a pop can through the hole in his neck. He was not going anywhere!
  15. Mom got her bird so I will be in the blind with bow in hand tomorrow morning. Little guy did pretty good in the blind and his snoring didn't even fase the Tom as he crossed at 3 yards in front of us.