Finally got her one

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by riverbottomhunter, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
    I have taken my fience turkey hunting the last couple of years but we have never got on a good hunt. This morning was the opposite. When we got out of the truck we had 3 birds screaming their heads off in the woods. We picked one and set up on it. He gobbled hard until he left the roost and then we didn't hear or see anything out of him. One of the other birds were still gobbling so we put the sneak on him. We were heading through the woods & I hit my call 1 time and he gobbled about 70 yds out so we sat up quick. He came within 30 yards but stayed in some heavey cover and she couldn't get a shot. I think she moved a little bit and he got a little scared and walked off. We spent the next 45 min trying to get a bird to talk but no luck. Thats when her professional guide riverbottomhunter came up with an idea. We went to the area were a bird was roosted this morning near a old food plot in the middle of the woods. I sat 1 hen decoy out and we got hidden in some brush. I hit the box call and he started gobbling his head off again, but he was around 400 yds away. We sat tight as he worked his way to us. In a couple min I heard Katie say I see him. I looked over her shoulder and he had just popped out of the timber about 10 yds away and was just strutting & druming away. He finally made his way to the decoy and she let him have it.
    21lbs, 10" beard & 1 1/8 spurs. Shot him with my 1187 at 20 yds.

  2. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Tell the gal CONGRATS, RBH!!
  3. JarJar

    JarJar New Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    CONGRATS to both of ya! :dancin:
  4. Hotrod

    Hotrod Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    awesome job you too!!!!!!!!!!!:eek::eek:
  5. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Way too cool RBH! Great job and congrats to the missus!!
  6. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Cool! Nice bird! :cheers:

  7. droptine

    droptine New Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Jeff City
    Sweet! Congrats to her. :cheers:
  8. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    I'll just add a ditto to what Rat said!!

  9. semodeerhunter

    semodeerhunter New Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    perryville mo
    Congrats to the both of ya.
  10. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
  11. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
  12. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Congrats to both of ya. Oh by the way.....when is the BIG DAY....and I don't mean opening day of deer season? :eek:
  13. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    "Thats when her professional guide riverbottomhunter came up with an idea." Lol, Thats a good one. nice turkey anyway.:eek:
  14. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Good job there...sounds like an awesome mornin too!!!
  15. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Great stuff RBH!!

    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Great job and good story...remember the couple that hunts together stays together...good luck in your future.
  17. r2ahunter

    r2ahunter New Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    down on the farm
    way to go. So did she feel the gun kick? I'm guessing from the smile on her face she still hasn't even thought about it. :eek:
  18. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    :eek:does that count for team 6?????
  19. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    WOO HOO!!! Congrats to you and the young lady!:cheers::cheers::cheers: