Parker Parks One!

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Vector, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Even though it was windy and raining this morning, I was able to use my slate call with a zip lock bag over it, and the magic happened! MAN! I LOVE this turkey hunting! (I finished making this slate call yesterday!)

    Two gobblers flew down on the other side of about a 80 acre field. They were just black dots when they came down.

    I started talking sweet to them (pretty loud since it was windy) and they came right in to my single hen setup. In a STRAIGHT line.

    It was awesome. I kept cackling with my XT Custom Calls mouth call then trying to get them to break strut so I could shoot one, but they just kept gobbling! At 17 yards! Finally, they broke apart and went into a half-strut, and I couldn't stand it any longer. I took the one with the thicker beard. 22 pounds, 10 inch beard, one inch spurs.

    Oh, I shot at 6:28. Tough tough tough to stay in the woods that long!

    I'll post a picture later. I've been taking them with my good 35mm, and I'm going to wait until after the hunt tomorrow with cfraz so I can hopefully get some good pics there too. Then I'll have pics of this bird, and Clansey and I's KS trip.

    Hunt on folks! :cheers:

  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005

  3. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Sounds like a great hunt!
    Congrats on your gobbler!
  4. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I hit him in the head with the wad too. Anyone else ever done that? I found it just infront of him. Hevi-shot #6.

    When I was patterning my gun with a posterboard, I made a dot the size of a ping pong ball, and I centered that dot with the wad at 20 yards. I love being able to sight in that red dot and just let 'er rip!

  5. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    I think we may need to see a pic of this gun Parker!!! :pop::pop::pop:
  6. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Whoo Hoo Parker!!! That is what I was wanting to hear!!! Lets get on it in the morning!!!
  7. BIG OL AL

    BIG OL AL New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    High Ridge MO
    Congrats on what sounds like a fine bird!!!!!!:cheers::cheers::cheers:
  8. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO

    Here's a closeup of that gun. Its an 870 with a Tasco Pro Point 3 red dot scope with double pistol grips and a butt stock. It is a KILLER once you get it sighted in. I've got a fully rifled slug barrel for this gun too, that I hope to get to use in Iowa some day.

    This is a gobbler I took off of the same property in '04. :cheers:

    This morning, I got up and danced like in my avatar! MAN! That was a great hunt! I'm still going nuts! :banana:

  9. Booches

    Booches Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    Great job Parker!
  10. Whitemarsh

    Whitemarsh New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Greene Co.
  11. Hannibal

    Hannibal Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    Greene county
    good job Mr Parker (V) i'll be using that oak slate also, its one of three i will be packin. my buddy gets here wed. so i'll have a story next week.
  12. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    :dancin:Congratulations PARKER:dancin:
  13. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    way to go parker :cheers:
  14. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Way to go buddy............:cheers:
  15. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    Alright then! Way to go... :dancin:
  16. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    thats the way to do it.
  17. winger

    winger Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003

    congrats, you know i think those calls just might work.:D
  18. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Thanks everyone! :cheers:

    Like I said before, I'll be sure to get some pics up within the next week. :cheers:

  19. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    Vince a big Congrats on takin' a Tom turkey bird today!!:eek: