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Turkey Hunting The Most Challenging Game

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Old February 9th, 2014
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I can recall 2 hunts that were foiled because I was too low to the ground.

Mid 2000's. Tensas NWR. Called in a whole flock of Toms. They came right in, gobbling their heads off. You could hear the Boss Tom- close. They were very close & I couldn't see any. I was too low in the grass. They were looking for that hen big time. Finally one of the younger ones jumped up on a stump and looked at me. I was looking at him down the plane of an 835 Mossberg. Boom ! The 3.5 #6 took him out- but I missed the opportunity at the Boss.

Fast Forward to last season. I locate a Tom gobbling in the a.m. . He pitched down and went on his mission. Oh he gobbled at my Pittman slate, but he was on a mission and wasn't detouring from plans. Ok. That is my speciality. Listen to him gobble through the morning to see where he went. He followed an oak flat. I went in there about 10 am. Quickly figured it all out. I said to myself, he'll be coming right back about 3 pm.
I built a couple blinds, set up, second guessed myself, moved a little, got even more concealed. Had one hen decoy out. Sure enough, 2:30 pm, goooobbbblllleeee in the flat, heading my way. About 3 pm, gooobbbblllleee! right on top of me but I could Not see. I was too low in the grasses. He was on top my decoy. He went silent too. I thought, watch this sucker slip around to my left and walk that old woods road. I had found fresh tracks in it. Before I could slip the Encore barrel to the left, there he was on the road, and he knew something was up. He dove into the palmettos and disappeared. I saw his beard was only about 6 inches so I didn't feel like it was a big loss. It was fun though, and educational.
I bought the seat as soon as I got home.

The 1st Pic is a view from my 1st blind , mid-day while I was killin time waiting. I should have stayed at that location.

Lesson (s) ?

1) go with 1st instinct- don't 2nd guess self
2) get the seat- don't set up too low.

2nd pic is un-related. another location-another time. I just like posting pics.
All 3 were longbeard Toms , dragging the ground. I snuck up on them in October with a Nikon Coolpix. Mossy Oak Obsession head-to-toe of course.
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They are nice not only to see better but they are comfortable


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Im not a turkey hunter but seems like the hammock seat would work well for this also gets you off the ground about 12inches
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What is the name of it? Do you have a link? If nothing else it would keep my foun-kee-laught dry .
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Im not a turkey hunter but seems like the hammock seat would work well for this also gets you off the ground about 12inches
That would likely be too high. maybe. would have to study it. analyze if it could pack quik for run & go situations.


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They are nice not only to see better but they are comfortable


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You could stand on top of it and still can't see over the grass. Lol. Poor lil shorty
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You could stand on top of it and still can't see over the grass. Lol. Poor lil shorty
Bel don't let them crap in your face, open your mouth.
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Ok I ordered it. Thanks it looks like it could work for coyote hunting too.
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You can get them at academy


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I'm getting ready. Going to try to stay longer this year. Getting the mountain bike oiled up today.
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