My first turkey

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by plumbob, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. plumbob

    plumbob Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    Dixon, MO
    Killed my very first turkey ever this morning. Bad thing is that it was a bearded hen! I thought it was a jake when I shot, but then got to it and it had no spurs. It was about 9 this morning and there was a few gobblers just hammering away for whatever reason. I set up on a old grassy road, put out Ms Jenny (my decoy) and give a few purrs and just a couple of yelps. At 9:06 I see a turkey coming, I see the beard and at about 25 yards I shoot. It was exciting. Just wish it wasn't a hen. I'll be after the big ones next week!
  2. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Well that's awesome bob!
    You harvested something that most people haven't seen!

  3. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    No biggie on the hen bob! She'll eat just the same! Nice job! A bird's a bird!


    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Its legal, good eatin....enjoy!!
  5. buckbuster14

    buckbuster14 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Moberly, Missouri
    Ya. See your first turkey was something no one ever sees. Not to mention IT WAS YOUR FIRST!! congrats!!:dancin:
  6. Fla_Guy

    Fla_Guy Active Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Good work my friend.:dancin:
  7. plumbob

    plumbob Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    Dixon, MO
    Thanks. I'm going to take my son out this weekend, since he didn't get on during the youth season. He froze on a HUGE gobbler at 13 yards! He is only 7 years old, and I'm 29 and I probably would have froze or shook or something. Figure since I can't hunt again til Mon. I'll see if I can help him get one. Thanks again.
  8. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    way to go man way to go! :cheers:
  9. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS

  10. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Way to go bob!
  11. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Congrats! Isn't that first one a thrill!!! Good luck with the youngin this weekend!
  12. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Good job Bob!!! Don't worry about the hen part...ya got one under yo belt now!!!! Ya got the hard part over Good luck with the son the rest of the season!!!
  13. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    Congrats on the bird!!!! It ought to taste mighty good!!!!!:cheers::cheers::cheers:
    Good luck this weekend with trying to get your son one!
  14. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Congrats.............awesome first bird :cheers:
  15. r2ahunter

    r2ahunter New Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    down on the farm shame in a bearded hen. You dont get to kill those very often I've been turkey hunting longer than you've been around and I've only killed 1 bearded hen. enjoy the harvest.
  16. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Congrat's on your first turkey! :cheers:

    I've never seen a bearded hen ~ ya' take any pictures? (hint-hint)
  17. Hotrod

    Hotrod Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    great job bob like alot of people i have neaver seen a bearded hen:cheers: