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Went over to an area that I farm on the Salt Fork River in western Kay county to get in a ladder stand with my back to the river and see if a big buck might come along, I could take with the crossbow. Last year a pipeline company ran a new line across this finger of land between the neighbor and mine. I have the river side. It was heavily wooded, but when they got done they spread hay, and some kind of seed to keep down erosion. I don't know what it is, but it stays green year around, and the deer love it. About 4pm a mature doe and two fawns came down the trail and paused to eat at the base of my stand. They were there for about 10 minutes, when all of a sudden They looked right at me, and bolted in a total panic. WTF?? I was totally still and the wind was in my favor??
All of a sudden I hear what I think is a helicoptor right on top of me. Its snowing pretty hard by this time, and with my hood up, I can't swivel my head up high enough to see what the noise is all about....Its getting louder, MUCH louder! WTF??? It finally gets loud enough that I'm thinking I have one coming down to crash on my stand! (all of this takes place in about 5 seconds)
FINALLY turkey start falling out of the sky right on top of my stand like snow flakes. Some come down so close I had a thought of grabbing one as I could feel the air from their wings, but just froze......They came from across the river, and landed in the clear cut from the pipeline (The neighbors field is 70 acres of soy beans that just got cut before the bl
izzard and has lots of beans left on the ground)

They milled around and I was amazed at how many there were, and were all hens. I heard some more flying, and a group of toms landed among them. None of the toms were very big, and decided to let all of them go and let the games begin for spring season, but then spotted a bearded hen......then another! One had a short beard, but the other was decent. What the heck, I've seen them and some consider them a trophy so with 160 eyes looking around, In ultra-slow motion, finally got turned around and at 22yds, she was looking away from me, and my favorite way to take a turkey with an arrow is to hit it at the base of the neck while walking away from me. I had the shot and in the milisecond between pulling the trigger, the flight of the arrow, and the distance, she turned quartering towards me. The arrow hit the wing, and then went through to almost completely sever the neck off where it comes out of the body. A few flops and it was all over:D:D

The rest of the flock scattered, and then over a 30 minute period, regrouped and marched single file out into the bean field to feed, and I counted 84 birds.:D





 

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That's cool as hell. My twin brother shoots them gobbler guillotine's. He loves them. My only 2 turkeys came by suicide. They flew into the wind shield of my truck as they flew across a road.
 

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Now that is awesome! It is amazing how loud turkey are when they're off the ground! Congrads.

Bull, I know a dude that can kill a turkey with just his mere presence, just has to be within a mile or so and they'll just drop dead and all he has to do is drive by and pick 'em up. Yep, seen it with my own eyes I did!
 

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Can I get his name and number. May come in handy for filling a deer tag for me next year. ;D
 

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I know a dude that can kill a turkey with just his mere presence, just has to be within a mile or so and they'll just drop dead and all he has to do is drive by and pick 'em up. Yep, seen it with my own eyes I did!
I have an inquiring mind.....we need to hear "the rest of the story" ;D
 

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Oh it's just another story of hunting with the legendary Gauge!!!
 

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Ya that sounds about right. The man can go scuba diving and shoot a 10 point buck.
 

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:D :D :D .(Bull & Bird)

Dennis: Nice turkey congrates with your bow kill.
 

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About the only thing I haven't seen is Gauge shoot a buck off it's roost in a tree!
 

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About the only thing I haven't seen is Gauge shoot a buck off it's roost in a tree!
Give it time usually them deer take to the trees when he enters the woods anyway.

I can see the headlines now "Medicine Park hunter shoots state record buck that was hiding 15 feet up in a tree".
 

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You two are killing me in :D :D :D :D .
 

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You two are killing me in :D :D :D :D .
Oh sure why not us two. You killed everything else the state has to offer so its only natural we humans would be next.
 

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Hey, if we don't give ya a hard time, then who will? Besides, I've never seen a turkey keel over dead just cause I drove by!!!!
 

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As a side note: There wasn't enough meat on the breast of that bird to feed two guys that were hungry.
It was tough too. Even the gravy made from it was tough.
I guess I got one, but....thats the last. Tom's from here on out ;D
 

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Bird,U where with me. ;D
Will have to see what,I can do this season when we go again. ::) :eek:
 

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Bull, Not everything......
Still need these critters Antelope,Black Bear,Elk & Pheasant.
Then,I'll have everything from this state.

Might just have Elk cheeked off.
And might not...Will have to see by the end of this month.
 

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Dennis:
That turkey ate just fine ??? .
Ups...I let that out.
It was tough,game'y tasting & very fowl.
That's right. ;D
 

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Bull, Not everything......
Still need these critters Antelope,Black Bear,Elk & Pheasant.
Then,I'll have everything from this state.

Might just have Elk cheeked off.
And might not...Will have to see by the end of this month.


Aint it great that they have added new stuff to the state slam bag ;D but that one will be a tough one to fill.
 

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Yep, taken a bear in OK will be a heck of a challenge.
 
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