My 1st bird ever

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Original Al, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Original Al

    Original Al New Member

    Went up to my buddies farm this weekend. It rained really hard all day Saturday, we saw a lot of birds, got a few to gobble, but couldn't get a shot on any of them.

    We went out this morning, saw a lone hen and later a group of 3 hens, no gobblers.

    We went in and ate lunch, about 10:30 we got back out. As we were walking to our spot we saw a bird in the middle of the field, so we ducked back into the woods and hit the call a few times. We got a few far off gobbles from the other direction, but the 1st bird didn't make a sound. We just sat silently for about 30 minutes. The first bird snuck up on me, I couldn't see him because I had leaves in my way. He stood right next to my decoy, no more than 15 feet in front of me. Just then the Tom that we heard gobbling earlier popped out of the woods. I went to ease my gun up on the 1st bird, but the movement spooked him and he started running away. The 2nd bird started running, so I swung on him and dropped him with one shot at about 30 yards.

    He was 26 pounds, close to 2 inch spurs, and a 9 inch beard. The one that got away was a lot bigger, he was HUGE! I sat through a weekend of cold wet weather and I killed the smaller of the 2 birds but I'm not complaining it was AWESOME!

    I'll post pics later in the week :banana:
  2. Hunta4Life19

    Hunta4Life19 New Member

    Nov 8, 2005

  3. Boartuff

    Boartuff New Member

    Jul 11, 2004
    Gasconade County
    WTG, Al. Bet you are hooked now!
    A 26 lb'r aint no small bird by any means!
  4. Nicholas

    Nicholas New Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    Saint Charles, MO
    That's great, the next will BIGGER!
  5. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Congrats, can't wait for the pics!
  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Awesome:cheers:.....Way to go
  7. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    WOO HOO!!!!! Congrats on your first bird ever!!!!:cheers::cheers::cheers:
    It took me a few years to get mine. It was one of the most exciting hunts I ever had and will always be remembered.
    So where were you hunting? And how long have you been chasing Turkey birds?
    Lets see the pics!
  8. Hotrod

    Hotrod Member

    Nov 3, 2005
  9. Whitemarsh

    Whitemarsh New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Greene Co.
  10. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    Awesome, way to go!!
  11. Original Al

    Original Al New Member

    I was in Knox county. This is my first year hunting turkeys
  12. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    You are a lucky man to get a bird in your first year. CONGRATS again!!!
  13. riverbottomhunter

    riverbottomhunter Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chariton Co.
    Congrats. 26 lbs and close to 2" spurs is a heck of a bird.:cheers:
  14. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Sounds like an awesome hunt!
    Congrats on your first!
  15. X Bow T

    X Bow T Original Cafe'Member

    Nov 21, 2002
    N & S of the MO
    Always the Best, is the 1 st one! Wowza on those stats.:eek:
  16. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Congrats on getting your first bird and it being a brute at 26 lbs. and nearly 2" spurs - is a real trophy for anyone.
  17. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Alright then! Way to go... :cheers: