Guess who is visiting us here in the holler?

Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior MemberPosts: 659 Senior Member
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Hey, he looks familiar!

    That Six Gun?
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    That's right, Chief. I'm in Tennessee enjoying good company with Jerry and Mary. They were kind enough to let me turkey hunt on their place for a couple of days and this jake decided to come straight into the decoys at 6:30 this morning. More pics and video to come.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Wow, how much did he weigh?
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    Not much. We put him on a baby scale and he weighed right at 14 lbs. The goal this time was to get a bird bagged. I have passed too many birds waiting for a big one and eaten the tag. Now that the pressure is off, hopefully a big one will come in tomorrow. This one and his buddy were way fired up and about to fight my Avian-X half strut jake decoy when I shot. That bodes well for tomorrow if they are this charged up.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,685 Senior Member
    Congratulations Luis, nicely done...........Robin
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    Good going Luis. Getting yourself a bird and visiting some fantastic folks all at the same time.

    You going to make it in May also?
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    Thanks, guys! Yes, I should have no trouble making it in May.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    Sweet! That's great to hear and it will be cool to finally meet you!
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,895 Senior Member
    I don't know, but, he looks like he came from Morehead City, Nc.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Nice bird. Congrats!

    Did you have to finish him off with your bow?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I don't know, but, he looks like he came from Morehead City, Nc.

    You scared that Turkey pretty bad Ned, but he ran the wrong way. :tooth:
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  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Did the bow work better than the arrows on this one?
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,257 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm back on track for the weekend!

    Great news! (Now, guys, can we recruit some volunteers to escort Enzo to the right motel?)
    \:devil:
    Jerry
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,701 Senior Member
    Damnit Luis, you done shot the Tom that I photographed in the paddock opposite Jerry's last time I was over.............


    Here he is doing his stuff...................on second thoughts, he looks like he might have shrunk in the last 2 years................

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    Guess who is visiting us here in the holler?

    A younger version of Mr. Clean ?
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I don't know, but, he looks like he came from Morehead City, Nc.

    You musta' really, REALLY frightened that bird, eh?
    Nice bird. Congrats!

    Did you have to finish him off with your bow?
    HvyMax wrote: »
    Did the bow work better than the arrows on this one?

    Thankfully, there was no bow tossing involved in this one. One load of Remington Nitro Turkey #6 @ 21 yards did the trick.
    orchidman wrote: »
    Damnit Luis, you done shot the Tom that I photographed in the paddock opposite Jerry's last time I was over.............


    Here he is doing his stuff...................on second thoughts, he looks like he might have shrunk in the last 2 years................

    Yeah, this DEFINITELY is not that bird you photographed. The Tom you got in that one is a real stud, for sure!
    cpj wrote: »
    There's a turkey with a dead bird on y'all's back porch.


    Where were you sitting when you shot it?

    You mean it's unsporting to sprinkle corn out the porch door, pull up a rocking chair on said porch and just wait until the mood is right?
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Guess who is visiting us here in the holler?

    A younger version of Mr. Clean ?

    Yeah, I know. I forgot to don my earring.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Not much. We put him on a baby scale and he weighed right at 14 lbs. The goal this time was to get a bird bagged. I have passed too many birds waiting for a big one and eaten the tag. Now that the pressure is off, hopefully a big one will come in tomorrow. This one and his buddy were way fired up and about to fight my Avian-X half strut jake decoy when I shot. That bodes well for tomorrow if they are this charged up.

    For a Rio Grande that would be a very nice bird at 14 pounds. They run a good bit smaller on average than the Eastern Turkeys.

    One thing about turkeys I noticed. When you flush a bunch of 'em, they remind me so much of a covey of quail it's scary. Only they're way bigger is all.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    That's true about them flushing, snake. The second bird eventually spooked after I did my best to scare him of by sound without letting him see me. When he finally decided he had enough, he hit a gear that was unreal as far as ground speed and then took to the skies in a clamorous leap. A whole group them doing that at false dawn while walking to a deer stand will care the hell out of you.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,441 Senior Member
    Good hustle! Tags don't taste as good as Jakes!
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,257 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    When you flush a bunch of 'em, they remind me of a covey of quail

    Never tried to flush a turkey- - - - -don't they have a tendency to clog up the plumbing?
    :confused: :jester:
    Jerry
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,833 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Not much. We put him on a baby scale and he weighed right at 14 lbs.

    Nice work Six!.....Something to keep in mind...If you don't have to move after you take a shot...don't. I've called several birds back into range right after shooting their buddy. Has one run up and start kicking his recently defunct partner....give it another 30 minutes....
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,257 Senior Member
    Tennessee regs say "One bearded turkey per day"- - - -no point in waiting around unless you just want to birdwatch or practice your calling!
    Jerry
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Nice work Six!.....Something to keep in mind...If you don't have to move after you take a shot...don't. I've called several birds back into range right after shooting their buddy. Has one run up and start kicking his recently defunct partner....give it another 30 minutes....

    Unfortunately, what Teach says is the truth. You can kill 4 bearded birds per Spring season in TN, which is awesome, but the catch is that you can only shoot one bearded bird per day. I literally had that second bird in range for a solid minute after the shot and couldn't do a thing about it. He got a state regulated pass. It was cool though since I got to experiment calling to him and even made him gobble to my mouth call a few more times before he finally departed.

    Here's a video clip of my actual hunt:

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    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,833 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Tennessee regs say "One bearded turkey per day"- - - -no point in waiting around unless you just want to birdwatch or practice your calling!
    Jerry

    This really complicates taking a double....:tooth:
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    This really complicates taking a double....:tooth:

    That was actually a very big concern of mine. That's why I pulled the trigger when I did under a 2-part criterion: 1) clear of the decoys 2) clear of each other!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,723 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
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    Which brand of shotgun and please describe the scope mount, did you have to get the receiver tapped? Glad you got on a bird, I only heard gobbles.
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    , I only heard gobbles.

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    I may build a separate thread tonight giving all of the details and some other great footage from Teach and Mary's place just to avoid cluttering up Mary's thread. In the meantime, the specs for the gun are as follows:

    Gun: This is my Benelli Super Black Eagle II that normally pulls waterfowl and pheasant duty. It came from the factory drilled and tapped. All you have to do is push out the thread protector plugs in the holes and you are all set to mount a scope.

    Ammo: Remington Nitro Turkey 3" shell w/ #6 shot - good stuff; patterned well out of my gun and it knocked the snot out of the bird at 21 yards

    Choke: Benelli factory, full constriction

    Scope: this is a leftover Sightron 1x blackpowder scope that I used back when Nebraska mandated a non-magnifying scope or iron sights for deer muzzleloader hunting. It sat dormant for years since Nebraska has long since lifted that restriction. The scope has been given a breath of new life as my turkey scope, as it's absolutely perfect for the relatively close distances involved.

    Scope base: this a DNZ Game Reaper base/ring combo similar to the one I have on my .375 H&H safari rifle. It's light and has great grip on the scope tube. These come ready to mount with all hardware based on gun model & series.

    As for scoring the bird, it was just an excellent, fair weather morning with tons of gobbling before and even after the shot. These turkeys responded to my mouth calling very quickly after flying down. There was a group somewhere to my right about 2 hours after my hunt when I went to go collect my gear from the blind that was firing off gobbles like crazy. When Teach and I headed into Alabama for some work-related travel on his end, the private pastures and field had numerous toms and jakes strutting their stuff for the ladies.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,723 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I may build a separate thread tonight giving all of the details and some other great footage from Teach and Mary's place just to avoid cluttering up Mary's thread. In the meantime, the specs for the gun are as follows:

    Gun: This is my Benelli Super Black Eagle II that normally pulls waterfowl and pheasant duty. It came from the factory drilled and tapped. All you have to do is push out the thread protector plugs in the holes and you are all set to mount a scope.

    Ammo: Remington Nitro Turkey 3" shell w/ #6 shot - good stuff; patterned well out of my gun and it knocked the snot out of the bird at 21 yards

    Choke: Benelli factory, full constriction

    Scope: this is a leftover Sightron 1x blackpowder scope that I used back when Nebraska mandated a non-magnifying scope or iron sights for deer muzzleloader hunting. It sat dormant for years since Nebraska has long since lifted that restriction. The scope been given a breath of new life as my turkey scope, as it's absolutely perfect for the relatively close distances involved.

    Scope base: this a DNZ Game Reaper base/ring combo similar to the one I have on my .375 H&H safari rifle. It's light and has great grip on the scope tube. These come ready to mount with all hardware based on gun model & series.

    As for scoring the bird, it was just an excellent, fair weather morning with tons of gobbling before and even after the shot. These turkeys responded to my mouth calling very quickly after flying down. There was a group somewhere to my right about 2 hours after my hunt when I went to go collect my gear from the blind that was firing off gobbles like crazy. When Teach and I headed into Alabama for some work-related travel on his end, the private pastures and field had numerous toms and jakes strutting their stuff for the ladies.

    OK, thanks, my Montefeltro's are not tapped for mounts and the receivers were too thin for the gunsmith I talked to to add a tapped hole, could not do the receiver on my Beretta 390 20 ga. either for the same reason. I went without a dot scope this year so far, kids might go yet, I picked up a polymer Weaver rail that will fit right on my 11-87/1100/870's, have not had time or good weather to try it yet.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,224 Senior Member
    That rail should do wonders on the Remington of your choice. I do plenty of swing shooting with the good old factory sight, but it's a whole different ballgame when a turkey comes inside of 15 yards and you're using a full or extra full choke. You know the deal. At that kind of distance, neck shooting a bird with heavy constriction is basically like trying to hit a bobbing a weaving target with a slug gun. You want all of the precision placement you can muster. Let us know how it works out.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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