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DonBo last won the day on May 28

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About DonBo

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    HSO Pro Staff - Turkey, Archery
  • 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. Wisconsin delivers again. Buddy Dave and I shot a nice double the second day of our season. Plenty of action and lots of gobbling the first few days, then it got tougher. We left with three filled tags, two unpunched. Spent the following weekend mentoring a lady for the Becoming an Outdoor Woman program. Maybe my favorite hunt of the year. We didn't get her a bird, but had some incredibly great shows including six big toms coming in together only to be frightened off by a coyote. Then with just one more chance in Minnesota, I couldn't pass on this Jake that stood at just 12 yards. Three birds in three states is not a bad season in anyone's book. Bring on the fishing season!
  2. DonBo

    Wi Turkey Hunt

    Nice birds. Wisconsin rarely disappoints.
  3. Great bird Josh, I know you work hard for them. Tough, beautiful country. Sorry about the weather, it was perfect for us with the exeption of one afternoon of rain.
  4. My Black Hills Merriam. Such beautiful birds. Check out this cool video of some rarely seen behavior: https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.tidd.52/videos/1415465785261770/UzpfSTE2NTgyMjMzMzc6MTAyMTIwNDU5NjIwMTg1MjI/
  5. Archery Sniper with his very first Merriam's in the beautiful South Dakota Black Hills.
  6. Friend Jeremy (Archery Sniper) and I spent a few days in the Black Hills near Sturgis this week and had a great time. He lucked into a big flock the first morning and ended up taking his first Merriam's. It took a couple days to learn some of their habits, along with a couple of "missed" opportunities before I was able able to put my tag on one. We even had time for a little sightseeing before we had to make the long drive home. All in all, it was a great adventure in some absolutely beautiful country.
  7. DonBo

    MN Bird

    Good job!
  8. DonBo

    It Begins

    Geez, what took so long?
  9. Gotta love all the tags and opportunities available in Wisconsin! Well my Black Hills plans got pushed back a couple days because of the 22" (!) of snow they got last week. We're now leaving this Saturday instead of Thursday. That will give me a couple opportunities here at home before we leave. Good luck to all those who get to hunt the opener tomorrow!
  10. Gotta love all the tags and opportunities available in Wisconsin!
  11. I've got a MN archery tag in my pocket, but not sure I'll make opening day (next Wednesday) because I leave Thursday morning for the Black Hills. Just a quick, long Easter weekend. Pretty excited to be back chasing Merriams. The following weekend is a meet & greet with the women who will be hunting in the Women in the Outdoors mentored archery turkey hunt. This will be at my archery club, Chilakoot Bowhunters. They will participate in a 3D shoot and learn some of the info needed on their hunt later in May. We'll let them know what to expect on the hunt and have them shoot from blinds and learn some hunting and calling techniques. First weekend in May, I'll be in Wisconsin with the young son of a good friend, trying to get him his 1st bird. The following week will see us in WS (season D) for a full 5 days. We camp and hunt pretty hard. Got 3 tags for this week! The next weekend is the women's hunt. This is a ton of fun. 5,000 acres owned by the U of M. We stay right at the facility just like a big hunting camp. Most of these women have never hunted anything and listening to them telling their stories after the hunt each day is a true pleasure. In between all this I'll try to fill my MN tag before and after work, or whenever I can get a free couple hours. Told my wife I'll see her in June.
  12. Awesome photo! Is that a trailcam pic? I'd hunt there.
  13. DonBo

    Ne 2019

    Wow, great start to the season! Hope we have near the luck in SoDak next week.
  14. My favorite is the one that works best on any given day. I almost always carry 2 box calls, 2 or 3 pot calls with 3 or 4 strikers and a couple diaphragms.
  15. Just scored my Zone 4 bonus tag. Quick and easy.
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