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Never to old for first turkey
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Got my first turkey ever a couple of weeks ago. It was called in by my buddy. Hunt was on federal land close to my home. Got to say it was pretty exciting. 20 pound merriam. Of course it was taken with my trusty Beretta 20 ga. with Winchester Super pheasant three inch #5's at 25 yards. Can't wait to do it again. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Awesome stuff Moose. Wish we had turkeys like that out here in Australia mate.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Vince,
I heard you had lots of turkeys down under - OK, they don't have feathers and they wear suits and work in parlimentary buildings but they are definately turkeys.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

PaulS wrote:
Vince,
I heard you had lots of turkeys down under - OK, they don't have feathers and they wear suits and work in parlimentary buildings but they are definately turkeys.

BUGGER...I forgot about them critters. Be great if we had an open season on them.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

cookem up good Moose then sit down and gobble em up again.
very nice bird.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Good on you Moose, your hooked now.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Thanks all for the comments. Yep! Looks like another addiction. I've got alot to learn though. Thats the fun part. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Congrats !!!

I'm confused...........how was you able to kill that thing without a camo 4 inch chambered 12ga. with a super ultra extra tight extended ported compensated choke tube thingy ??? wtf

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Good job mate!
I guess the only chance I have for a turkey would be in the supermarket frozen food aisle.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
Congrats !!!

I'm confused...........how was you able to kill that thing without a camo 4 inch chambered 12ga. with a super ultra extra tight extended ported compensated choke tube thingy ??? wtf

maybe you are confused... but some people do aim before pulling the trigger...
and others have this disease, sometimes called "maximitis"...

the first ones travel light but do big things, the others all complain about their backs and always want more lead and do funny things to avoid kicking...

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

here in Kiwiland the most common way of harvesting a gobbler for the pot is to creep up to their roosting spot (often a farm gate) in the wee small hours and grab one or two while they are sound asleep!!!!
not really sporting but a heck of alot of fun none the less!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:40 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

M2, congrats! I saw your post and said to myself "I bet there is a good picture in there". I was not disappointed. Your posts are always worth a thousand words or more.

chambered - my thoughts exactly, and 20ga to boot! LOL

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Yes, my buddy was pretty put out that I wasn't in full camo and packin a 12 ga. also. Smile Fact is, I really don't have much in the way of camo. A little duck camo stuff is about it. If needed I may buy some camo when is goes on sale, just to be fashionable. Smile Perhaps this old turkey didn't have any respect for the old 20 ga. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

Maybe when you're in full camo the turkey knows you're a hunter...
never too old to learn new tricks...
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: Never to old for first turkey Reply with quote

I like a story with a happy ending. Great picture, thanks for sharing. All the best...
Gil

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