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NWTF Lobo

NWTF Lobo

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PostSubject: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyTue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm

Turkey hunting was tough this season. Bird population was down and those that were there were more wary. At the beginning of the season the Gobblers were with the hens and there was no way I could coax then within range of my new 16ga Fusil Fine.

The last couple days of the two week season was light rain, just wet enough to make you check occasionally to be sure there was dry powder in the pan. On the next to the last morning I was again in the woods before light listening for that magic sound of a tom turkey as he awoke on his roost. It had been quiet for the last few days with no turkey sightings or gobbling.  I would have been discouraged but for the fact that I was in the woods with my new Flintlock, stroking her and telling her to be patient. I had named my new gun "Matilda" which means fierce in battle. The name came to me one day as though from an unseen source , the gun was still in the process of being built.

As Matilda and I sat and watched a fox squirrel scurrying around, a faint gobble came in my good ear. I couldn't tell how far away he was but it sounded like a fare piece. I reached in my call bag, bypassing the box call and the wingbone call and took out my diaphragm call. I knew that call had a better range and I wanted him to hear me. I gave a few loud clucks....no response. I waited a bit and called again....no answer. I thought he has to hear that,... I'll bet he is coming in silent

I sat and waited and watched in the direction I had first heard the gobble. I checked the power in the pan and held Matilda at the ready.

Then I saw a movement back in the pines,..a light silvery something moving slowly in my direction. Then I saw the red and blue head of the Tom as he moved ever so slow looking for the hen he had heard over here, I eared back the hammer and when he passed behind a big maple tree I raised the gun to my shoulder...…..I waited until I had a clear shot that looked to be about 25 yards.....The hammer fell and Matilda roared. For just a few seconds the smoke from 75 gr's of 2ff powder blocked the bird but then I saw that he was down and flopping. The load of #6 shot had done it's job
A tough turkey hunt Rontur10


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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyWed May 15, 2019 4:27 am

my picture thing isnt working for some reason
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyFri May 17, 2019 2:53 pm

That was a good visual read ' LoboCongrats on breaking-in Matilda cheers

P.s. Can't see your pics.  How are you loading them?
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptySat May 18, 2019 6:48 am

Obviously not the right way  Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptySat May 18, 2019 8:42 am

Great story... looking forward to the pic if you figure it out. This is the first year in probably the last 20 that I didn’t really Turkey Hunt. Went out one evening to try & roost some, then the next morning for a couple hours. Time got away from me this year!  Hopefully be back at it next year. Nice reading others stories and the luck they had.

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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 5:20 am

@Marty wrote:
That was a good visual read ' LoboCongrats on breaking-in Matilda cheers

P.s. Can't see your pics.  How are you loading them?
I've been using IMGUR to post pics.  Easy to use and it's free.  Give it a try.  Anxious bounce to see your pics after that hunt.
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 7:07 am

I've been using IMGUR to post pics.  Easy to use and it's free.  Give it a try.  Anxious A tough turkey hunt Icon_bounce to see your pics after that hunt.

On all other forums I post pictures stored in my computer. I click on "insert image" but it doesn't insert the pic's. I've been posting pictures for a long time on other forums but obviously this forum has a different system...sorry
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 9:10 am

it could be that your photo server has settings that you need to enable in order to share. I saved your pic and used the forums image host to share it. :rtup
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 9:41 am

The other problem I'm having is posting quotes, it doesn't post them

Thank you for posting my picture...."skin this'n an I'll bring you another'n"

A tough turkey hunt Rontur11

A tough turkey hunt Rontur12


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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 9:46 am

our server just went through an update late last night, so there may still be some issues lingering while they complete the update. I hit the quote button and it went through, but certain things may not work for members while the update is going on.
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 9:51 am

I got a picture posted but I had to jump through a bunch of hoops...I hope I can remember how I did it?.... Laughing

I clicked on host an image instead of insert image....I think I've got it figured out now.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 1:29 pm

Nice bird!  t up

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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 1:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyMon May 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Awesome pictures 'Lobo.  :tup2
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PostSubject: Re: A tough turkey hunt   A tough turkey hunt EmptyTue May 21, 2019 3:54 am

Awesome....how did you ever kill em without the latest camouflage patterns and super tight turkey chokes with high tech shells...kidding. My favorite turkey hunts have been when I’ve just walked in the woods with just a shotgun, mouth call and a flannel shirt/canvas pants.
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