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Turkey Hunt Success

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Odaon, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    The Colorado spring turkey opener was yesterday and I had a tag in my pocket that I waited 2.5 years to draw.

    My buddy and I headed out Friday after work, did a little scouting, and set up camp. We got up at 500 am yesterday and headed into an area we thought would hold turkeys. Our suspicions were confirmed by several turkeys gobbling from their roosts as we got our packs on.

    We hiked in a ways and watched one of the gobblers fly down from the roost. After following the directions they flew we came upon a flock of at least dozen toms, jakes, and hens doing their turkey thing. Lots of strutting and gobbling. I tried and failed to call a tom out of that group, so decided to sneak in as close as possible. I got within range, but never had a shot before the turkeys moved out of the area for their daily feeding routine.

    After taking a lunch break, we decided the sit in the same area a wait for them to return that evening. After a 5 hour sit in the light rain and snow two toms came in pretty quickly. I wasn't sure if they were coming to my occasional calls or just returning to roost, but they were here and I wasn't going to waste the opportunity! I quickly got my shotgun up and dropped the second bird at 25 yards! A tag filled on a successful season opener!

    I used my F2 with commando Burlatex to gut and later skin and part out the bird. As usual it was great for the job!

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  2. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your pics:thumbsup:

    Chris D:D
     
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  3. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Nice job! I'm sure you'll turn that into some delicious meals!
     
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  4. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Nice job Orion

    We used to start off in the area we thought they were roosting and give a few owl calls to confirm. They will usually answer with a gobble. Just dont set up yo close because it sounds like a freakin tornado when they come down..been there
     
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  5. schmittie

    schmittie Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Orion.......

    #jealous


    Nice job bro!!! Congrats on a successful day. How are you going to cook him??
     
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  6. Moosedog01

    Moosedog01 Gold Member Gold Member

    28
    Mar 1, 2017
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I love hunting stories and I am always curious to know what knifes are used on these great adventures. Congrats!
     
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  7. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Thanks everyone! I had never hunted this spot before, but have a friend to point me in the right direction for the area!

    Exactly! We didn't have to shock gobble them because a real owl was hoping away and the turkeys we're happy to respond to that one. Haha!

    Thanks man! It was a good hunt. I parted him out today. Thinking I'll smoke some breast, schnitzel some more, maybe bread and fry up the breast tenderloins. The legs and thighs will be used for some sort of slow cooking application. Not sure what yet! I have some other ideas and recipes I want to try as well, like breakfast sausage, but only have so much turkey!

    Luckily I have another tag for a different area. We'll see if I can double up on the season!
     
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  8. NUTRAMAC

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
    Congrats my friend!
    I struck out on opening day with 20 mph winds and rain. Sunday we can hunt from sunrise till 9am
    Had that gobbler 10 yards behind blind at 830
    He finally decided to come out at 10:45 ughh
    That’s a beautiful bird
    Well done
     
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  9. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Thank you! It was a fun hunt!

    Sounds like a tough opening day. That's a bummer on Sunday! How long is your season?
     

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