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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #600 on: April 16, 2009, 05:20:25 PM »
Around these parts most people shoot turkeys with a shotgun. I see you caught that one with a foot snare.
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« Reply #601 on: April 16, 2009, 06:08:46 PM »
Around these parts most people shoot turkeys with a shotgun. I see you caught that one with a foot snare.

 :D :D :D :D :D

I shot a tom out of a group of 6 once and 2 of the others attacked him when he hit the ground  :o  :o  :o
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Re: BIRDS (Tom turkey time)
« Reply #602 on: April 16, 2009, 06:09:52 PM »
Caught one not looking today.  8)

Nice bird at 20#

While it hung in the tree, three other Tom's came up to check it out. One wouldn't let go of the neck, I imagine trying to get it down out of the tree.

 

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« Reply #603 on: April 16, 2009, 06:51:31 PM »
Around these parts most people shoot turkeys with a shotgun. I see you caught that one with a foot snare.

 :D :D :D
Quieter that way.. :) :)
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« Reply #604 on: April 17, 2009, 06:31:07 AM »
The state of Maine is introducing them into Aroostook county, which is in NE Maine and next to where I live. There is lots of Red Oak on Mars Hill. I might have wild turkey in my freezer yard some day.  ;D

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« Reply #605 on: April 17, 2009, 02:34:50 PM »
I managed to download a short video onto YouTube of the Tom turkey attack (hope that doesn't put my name on the HSA list).



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« Reply #606 on: April 17, 2009, 03:03:28 PM »
BT, how did you get this bird in, call, decoy? Want to hear how you do it up north.
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« Reply #607 on: April 17, 2009, 04:31:45 PM »
This one was a surprise. I was out to set up a blind. Had the .410 double, a camo cloth and some stakes, and a decoy.

Just had set the stuff on the ground, gun against the tree, and clearing some brush to put up the camo. Getting ready to go out there the first thing this morning.
As I broke some brush, I saw two Tom's coming out of the woods and they almost raced to me, and I just had time to drop two #4's in the double, aim and wait a few seconds for one to get within 20 yards. Bam! All done.

Never had a chance to make a call, or to sit still for an hour or three, or to fall asleep waiting for some action. I was back home in less than 25 minutes.

Sorry, can't come up with a good "called-em-in" or "he-tried-to-jump-my-decoy" story this time.

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« Reply #608 on: April 17, 2009, 04:54:31 PM »
Blind luck makes just as good a story as any.  ;) ;D ;D ;D Nice looking bird.
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« Reply #609 on: April 19, 2009, 08:50:00 PM »
Sure wish I had a video camera today to show ya the action. I was sitting along side a road talking to a couple folks that were on their way to Montreal in an 18 wheeler. There was a morning dove being chased by a little Kestrel hawk. She had the dove by the tail so to speak. Feathers where flying. Wasn't one bit scared of us and they both nearly got run over as the truck was rolling along slow before he stopped. The hawk unhooked and went up into a tree, then as the truck rolled off again the dove emerged and flew off. One lucky dove.  ;D :D


Oh, and seen a turkey vulture, not far from home, sitting at the mouth of a drive way. Them things were never here when I was a kid. I'll take a raven over them ugly things. ;D

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« Reply #610 on: April 19, 2009, 09:42:18 PM »
The turkey vultures are moving farther north every year.  Not sure if it's because there are more of them or adjusting to climate changes.  Ugly up close, pretty when they soar.
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« Reply #611 on: April 24, 2009, 11:25:26 AM »
Caught this wild thing on camera, and he shows up near every day now. Maybe lookin for his buddy.  ::) ::)

Near the end you can see the "shakes" that he gets, which also makes a pretty audible hum. I could try to translate that a little better, but won't here.  ;D ;D




Another clip at the same routine.

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« Reply #612 on: April 24, 2009, 01:14:09 PM »
Wow.  I've never seen a wild turkey that got that big. 
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« Reply #613 on: April 24, 2009, 01:37:29 PM »
Looks like good table fare to me!!! digin_2 food2 musteat_1

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« Reply #614 on: April 24, 2009, 06:27:48 PM »
Wow.  I've never seen a wild turkey that got that big. 

Them would be babies here. ;)
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« Reply #615 on: April 24, 2009, 08:42:35 PM »
Looks like the Wreath is going to stay up for a while longer again this year.  :)



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« Reply #616 on: April 24, 2009, 09:38:08 PM »
Eastern bluebirds?

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« Reply #617 on: April 24, 2009, 09:44:56 PM »
Michigan State Bird.  :)
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« Reply #618 on: April 25, 2009, 12:47:38 AM »
These are just as tasty, they just don't go as far.






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« Reply #619 on: April 25, 2009, 05:48:01 AM »
Veery, robins and wood thrush have blue eggs to.  8)

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