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DonBo last won the day on April 25 2019

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About DonBo

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  • Birthday 05/28/1957

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  • Name:
    Don Buckentin
  • Location:
    Oakdale, MN / Webster, WI
  • Interests:
    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. Tough birds. Glad he's back in the game.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Sounds like you're right about hitting the breast. They are tough birds. Best guess is he'll be fine.
  5. DonBo

    Turkey seminar

    Mike Foster is as good a turkey hunter as you'll ever find. I'm sure everyone can learn something from him.
  6. Those should work. I love the large diameter 3 blades for turkey.
  7. Often a lone hen is your best bet. If that's what you're comfortable with on public land, go for it. Have her facing you. Mr. Tom will want to get in front of her to be seen at his best.
  8. Need to hear that story. Still planning something along those lines for next year.
  9. The ladies I'm hunting with are mostly shooting 35-40 lbs. Still think the Bullhead is a good option for that?
  10. Can't dissagree with you. I struggle with this question because I mentor so many women (and often kids) that shoot lower poundage bows. I'm such a huge proponant of the bigger mechanicals, but just can't recommend them to those archers. I've never seen the head loppers in action with the lower poundage so it's hard for me to have an opinion on them. I know your son has had good luck with them, I doubt he's shooting more than 40 lbs? Does anyone here have any experience with the low KE Rage? They are supposed to work well at lower lbs.
  11. The Bullhead he's referring to is for head/neck shots only. Lots of people like these for turkeys. I'm not a huge fan, but my reasoning is different than most. They do cut down on the wounding rate that is often extreme with regular broadheads (fixed or mechanical) used for body shots.
  12. DonBo

    Spring plans?

    You're right. Labs I think. Didn't realize there were different trials for different breeds.
  13. DonBo

    Spring plans?

    Rick, do you know a Dave Rowan from Northern California? He's my cousins husband and travels all over the country judging these same kind of trials.
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