Nebraska trip 2017

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by henry, May 15, 2017.

  1. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Nebraska trip 2017 is in progress. We got up here Saturday evening . We went on a quick hunt in my favorite little canyon. Saw 4 hens and a Jake early and nothing showed on their way to a roosting spot on the neighbors.

    Sunday morning we set up in gamegetters Merriam's spot . Nothing gobbled close but we called a fired up eastern in from a long way off. I shot him because Dale wanted a Merriam's.

    Saturday evening we moved west a 1/2 mile to get close to a spot a distant bird gobbled that morning. We wound up calling in the Merriam's Dale wanted.

    This morning was a late start and a string of wrong moves after discovering Dale had lost his turkey vest off the cart the night before. Got to the area we were headed and the birds were already down. Busted them.

    Made a setup for tomorrow morning and are back out hoping we have picked a spot to coax some of this mornings birds in if they return this evening.

    One landowner said that 10 days or so ago they got a foot of heavy wet snow. Birds are not in some of their normal areas so we have been working to find birds.

    Fun so far. I just hope the weather remains kind.
     

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  2. Hooks

    Hooks Active Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    Wish I was out there with you. Cograts on the birds so far and good luck on the rest of your trip. Crazy how the colors vary so much in the same area.
    Did that darker bird gobble like an Eastern by chance?
     

  3. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Not really. He came in silent and strutting part of the way.
     
  4. flatlander_

    flatlander_ Really? Show me. .

    Nov 14, 2014
    Barton County
    Good stuff! Looks like fun!

    A Merriam's is on my bucket list, beautiful birds.
     
  5. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Very cool old man. :eek::
     
  6. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Sweet success!
     
  7. Judah

    Judah Crossbow supporter

    Oct 19, 2007
    Warren County
    Cool!
     
  8. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    Great Stuff Henry
     
  9. killmode

    killmode Deplorable member

    Nice work fellas:eek::
     
  10. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    Must be nice to be old and kind people put ya in a blind right on top of birds and all you gotta do is make up a tale of how hard you worked to get a bird.

    Not bad still ole man.
     
  11. catdaddy

    catdaddy blu bogart

    Dec 30, 2007
    t'aint say'n
    point!:cheers:
     
  12. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Quite a show so far this morning. No shots at longbeards​ . Jake's came in and picked on my dekes for a 1/2 an hour. One spent 30 minutes on top my lay down hen. Lots of gobbling . A real fun hunt. :eek::
     
  13. Trykon_Buck

    Trykon_Buck Active Member

    Sounds like a good morning to me! Good luck today! :D
     
  14. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    You should have picked up squidhunter on your way. He's in Ashland, NE on some leadership training with the Army.
     
  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Get the rest of them tags filt and tell sp ook hi for me. :D
     
  16. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Leadwood.
    Would love a Merriam. Enjoy sir!!
     
  17. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    Good job. Enjoy the hunting.
     
  18. Hannibal

    Hannibal Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    Greene county
    very good Henry....wack some more...:D
     
  19. Mr. Consistent,

    Atta boy
     
  20. Wooddust

    Wooddust Active Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    Ask them birds about predators and trapping