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  • Birthday 01/15/1988

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  1. PFUNK

    Wild Turkey Photos

    Here are a couple good ones I got when I finally remembered to bring the DSLR. Would have had some even better shots the day before but forgot the darn camera.
  2. I can see why you would think that, but the configuration of these platforms is without a doubt the most comfortable and quiet I have found in a stand. The large holes of the cast frame make my feet very happy. I try to stand as long as possible and only sit when I need the break. I can stand the better part of an entire day without my feet hating me like they used to with those mesh type platforms.
  3. I have never hunted from an assault but I can tell you that the lone wolf alpha is a hell of a tree stand. If you are someone who often packs in a distance and is taking down your stand every day you hunt, maybe the assault is the way to go. But I personally would rather have the added weight for the extra platform space. Between the alpha and the hand climber combo I dont really need anything else. Those 2 stands are all I use because they are deadly quiet and rock solid. With a couple simple add ons (homemade stand mounted climbing stick holders, MOLLE straps, stealth strips, and a loop of pcord inside plastic tubing to aid in hanging) the alpha is by far the best stand I have hunted from. I am absolutely kicking myself for not buying several when i found them at the big C store for like $175 a couple winters ago.
  4. PFUNK

    Team #3

    And on a day where i am kicking myself for not bringing the DSLR, why wouldn’t a nice bearded hen come by just outside the window...
  5. PFUNK

    Team #3

    Working on punching dad’s archery tag and had this guy hang up at 40 yards for a good half hour outside of his comfortable shooting range. Had 4 jakes on the decoys earlier trying to breed them but the tom stayed out at about 60 with a live hen. Fooling the big boys with the bow is proving to be a challenge. Wow is it fun and frustrating as hell at the same time.
  6. PFUNK

    Team #3

    Took a page out of sniper’s book! Had I known what would go down after I woulda let this guy walk though... I’ll get a story up later. 21.6 pounds, 9 inch beard, 3/4 inch spurs.
  7. PFUNK

    Team #3

    Gobbler down...
  8. PFUNK

    Team #3

    Enough of the suspsense AS. We need the story!
  9. PFUNK

    Team #3

    I’ll be hunting B season in 505 with the gun this year. Gave it a go last year with the bow thinking a long season would be better since I had a new baby at home but I really didn’t get out much. Would have smoked a dandy with the gun but he pegged me drawing and that was the only opportunity. Got access to a new piece of property this year and planned to scout it tomorrow but not looking like that will happen. Was out to set a trail camera up last weekend and had a lone tom show up on the field 60 yards away not caring one bit that I was there. Too bad he won’t stay that brave/dumb in a few weeks. I took off of work this year so I’ll actually have some time to chase birds around, so I am pretty optimistic. We have a good team. Excited to see how we do!
  10. PFUNK

    Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    Nada for me today. Had some hens come in to give my decoy some company today, but no toms. Sorry I wasn't able to help out on the scoresheet this year. As always, learned some stuff that will make me better next year.
  11. PFUNK

    Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    I am giving it a last hurrah tomorrow. Sorry I haven't been able to check in here much. I have hardly been able to get out this year between work, a baby at home, and a recent trip out of the country for a relative's wedding. Last time I was out I had a real nice Tom within 20 yards after a very long standoff. I think I screwed it up by rushing myself a bit. He stood around 50 yards out literally strutting back and forth like someone had drawn a line in the mud that he wouldnt cross. He must not have wanted to fight with the strutter decoy we had out. He did that for 45 minutes to an hour and finally came our way after a hen led him towards us. They came past us but were outside the decoys and angling slightly away from us. Then the tom turned and started angling straight at the strutter decoy. That meant he was basically quartering to me and when he was 15-17 yards or so out I drew because in the back of my mind i was thinking if he kept moving that way and past the decoy he would quickly be in a spot I would have had no shot. In hindsight I think he had realized (once he got close enough) that he would have been able to whoop up on the decoy and he was coming in to do just that. I probably should have waited to see, but I didn't and right as I hit the backwall of my draw his head popped up on alert and he turned around and walked straight away knowing something wasn't quite right. I could have easily shot at him at 20 yards but he was facing away and I just didn't feel comfortable. I am confident I would have hit my mark but I didn't like shooting at something walking straight away when I am not experienced with bow hunting turkeys. I know some people will say that I should have shot, but I have been bow hunting for awhile and never wounded anything because of a poor shot or poor shot selection, so I didn't want that to be a first. Hopefully I get a shot at redemption tomorrow!
  12. PFUNK

    A plan came together

    Congrats on the great bird! Just love it when a plan comes together! All the sweat, headaches, dog tired mornings, and failures vanish in a hurry as you soak in the satisfaction of that moment. Love it. Way to make it happen!
  13. PFUNK

    Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    More details to come later... but I just had an opportunity. Didnt take a shot because I wasnt totally comfortable with it. But after an hour of a tom strutting back and forth about 45 yards out, a hen finally led him past me but outside the decoys. I was just about to hit the back wall of my draw and he sensed something wasnt right and turned and slowly walked away cautiously. Well within range but being new to bowhunting turkeys I wasnt comfortable with taking a shot. A dandy of a tom too. Still around now with 4 hens at 153 yards.
  14. PFUNK

    Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    Nice morning in the blind so far. Wind was strong at first but dying off now. Still likely have awhile before birds start showing up but they usually do. Deployed the strutter decoy today... hoping that is the ticket.
  15. PFUNK

    Team 3 "Strut Stoppers"

    I'll be getting out again on Tuesday with the bow. It has been very hard finding time to get out this year, between work and a 4 month old at home. Last time out I spent 12 hours in the blind and saw quite a few birds during the middle of the day. Had multiple times where I thought it was going to happen but the Toms wouldn't commit 100%. Making a small adjustment this go round and hoping things come together.