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DonBo last won the day on April 25 2019

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  • Birthday 05/28/1957

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  • Name:
    Don Buckentin
  • Location:
    Oakdale, MN / Webster, WI
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    Self employed sign guy. Lifetime member, Chilakoot Bowhunters. Archery, bowhunting, LOVE to hunt turkeys. Summertime crappie and walleye fishing. Twins baseball.
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  1. Hard to say exactly but yes, I like to hunt the open fields in the morning. Turkeys love running the tops of those ridges and that would be a great place to hunt mid day or certainly in the evenings as they most likely will roost up top.
  2. We've always applied for C season and always drawn. Not this year. There were 160,000 more applicants this year than last, wow. Got online for a leftover for D season at 10:30 the day they went on sale and there were only 3 left (out of something like 600). Whew. Also got an E season tag, but not sure if I'll get to use it or not.
  3. I shoot the Magnum Blend in my 20 gauge. Awesome results well beyond 40 yards.
  4. The sad truth about archery hunting is that sometimes they just get away. I've shot a couple over the years that had evidence of being hit previously with no apparent long lasting injury. Hopefully that's the case with your deer. Kudos for searching as long as you did.
  5. Sure looks like it. A picture of the tail would tell you for sure.
  6. DonBo

    Fall bird

    Congrats! I've got two landowners in two states that claim they've got birds in their back yards every day. Hunted both several times now with not one single bird sighted. Oh well, I'll keep at it just in case...
  7. Archerysniper's bird night be the biggest Merriam's I've ever seen. Another great Black Hills hunt.
  8. Tough birds. Glad he's back in the game.
  9. Archerysniper and I made our second trip to South Dakota's Black Hills. He again shot his bird the first morning there, we worked a little harder on mine. It was noon of the third day, we had just pulled a blind and were headed in for lunch when some yelping and a gobble came from a distant ridge. Lunch will have to wait. We dropped everything except my gun and Jeremy's calls. Down into the draw and up the other side and I see some birds at only about 60 yards. Couldn't tell what they were. I got set at the top of the ridge and Jeremy stayed down below me about 30-40 yards and did his magic on the calls and some leaf scratching. After much gobbling at Jeremy's calls two jakes came in at just 10 yards, then this tom showed at about 25 yards and we were filled out. It was 1:00 straight up. I know Merriam's are generally not as big as our Easterns, but this was the smallest adult bird I'd ever shot. Still I wouldn't have changed a thing. These are just beautiful birds. A great end to a great hunt.
  10. Sadly I'm getting pushed out of my best metro spots - BUT - Archerysniper and I are leaving for the Black Hills on Friday. We both had such a good time last year that we are really looking fwd to going again. After we get back I've still got three tags for two different seasons in Wisconsin. Fingers crossed for a great season yet to come, good luck one and all.
  11. Sounds like you're right about hitting the breast. They are tough birds. Best guess is he'll be fine.
  12. Mike Foster is as good a turkey hunter as you'll ever find. I'm sure everyone can learn something from him.
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