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 Post subject: Turkey
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 11:58 am 
Blackhawk

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Been a few years since I harvested a turkey, but was able to get one this morning. Had one working early, was sure he was coming in. Then just clammed up and was gone. Too many hens around. Moved over to the other side of the farm that I hunt , pulled out the box call and a hen answered. Plopped down at a tree and hammered on the box call and 2 gobblers answered. This one came in, strutting at times. Was at 13 yards when I finally took him. Had to wait until he went into strut with his back to me so I could swing over on him. 10" beard and 1" spurs.
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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:32 am 
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Congrats on a fine bird!

Them turkeys can be quite frustrating for sure. I've had them call back & then shut down. Or stay just inside the brush,, or whatever. Then,, you get that bird who is dead set on running over you.

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:29 am 
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Nice turkey! I was deer hunting and walked down a ridge and was starting back up the ridge, when I heard something walking in the leaves next ridge over. It turned out to be a flock of turkey headed for the Hollow. No deer so I kept walking real slow. Then I heard something coming fast in the leaves, and got ready for my deer. Ha! It was 3 Jakes coming straight for me at a run like velociraptors on Jurassic Park, though smaller thank God!. They ran to within 10 feet, saw me, ,slowed to a walk till past me then continued their pell mell run to the Hollow. What did they think I was? The hall monitor?
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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:54 am 
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Nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:28 pm 
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That is a fine looking bird!

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:55 pm 
Blackhawk

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Thanks all. Yes Gramps, they do look like the velociraptors. I remember when my Daughter got her first turkey. I called in about 10 jakes. They all came in a running, and we were in a blind. Had to make sure she only shot one, which she did with a .410 shotgun.


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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Still looking for an opportunity to give turkey hunting a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:34 am 
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32shooter, I keep coming back to this Thread.

Please tell more about that Neat Single Shot Shotgun.
What is the Back Story on it.

Thank you for the Story on how you got your Turkey and the Picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:48 pm 
Blackhawk

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Norseman, It is a Winchester Model 840. I picked it up a number of years ago at an auction. It was made in Canada. Here is a little history on the gun.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooey_84
I like the gun because it is light and usually only need one shot for the turkeys.


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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:49 am 
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Thank you, and thank you for the Link about the Winchester 84.
Interesting History.

I thought it might be a Winchester. Years ago when I was a young
man I had a Win 37 w/Gold Trigger. It was of course a Single Shot,
break open. This one was referred to as the Long Tom because of
it's really long barrel. It was 12ga and recoil was punishing.

Got rid of it in trade for I think it was the Ruger Mk1 Target Model
in 1981.

Thanks again

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:30 pm 
Hawkeye

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Several years ago I bought a Marlin single shot 12 ga and had a pachmayer decelerator pad installed. Cost almost as much to have the pad put on as the shotgun cost. I liked it but never used it much and finally ended up selling it at a loss. Still wish I had that. Just adds a little to the challenge of turkey hunting if I ever get the hang of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:57 am 
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Turkey season is over, but every AM on my early morning walk, I hear the turkey coming off their roosts. I have three different roosts surrounding my land. Later in the day I hear them gobbling, still wooing the hens! Life goes on post season.
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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:28 pm 
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32Shooter, You won't believe this! Here's a Story
for you, how coincidental. Happen this last weekend.

Rummage Sale near by this morning. Thought I'd
quick stop in to see what they had.

I asked if they had any Fly Fishing stuff, "Yep two
Rods/Reels in the Garage corner".

Seen the Fly Rods at the same time spied a Single Shot
Shotgun on near by table. Sorta recognized it.

Unbelievable! a Winchester Model 37A Gold Trigger 12Ga
Break Open Single Shot. $100 it said, snatched it up with
the Fly Rods/Reels.

The significance of the Winchester was that as a young man,
I once had the "Long Tom" version. Traded it off at some
point.

Kept telling the Owner, I couldn't believe I found this.
Told Owner not to worry, it was going to a Good Home
and would be well taken care of.

Several hours later, among errands and chores, just
got done cleaning it up some. Has been Used, a few
Blemishes, some Finish is issues, but Hey! it's mine now.

Mechanically great shape, all works, and Bore did swab
out shiny. Trigger pull is really good too! Unbelievable.

Cleaned up the South Bend Fly Reels too. Haven't got to
the Fly Rods yet.

Unfortunately I can't post Pictures like the other Site, but
if curious look in the Blue S&W forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:29 am 
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Location: Orange County, CA
I like your choice of gun a lot! Shows that it really ISN'T "about the gun": you need to be able to hunt well and shoot well, but all the expensive gadgets in the world won't make up for bad hunting skills or "tom fever." I hunt Turkeys with an O/U 12 ("Savage 330" made in Finland by Valmet in the 1970s). Have never fired that second barrel....


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 Post subject: Re: Turkey
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 pm 
Blackhawk

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Norseman, Sounds like you got a good deal on the 37, tried to find the pics on the S&W forum but could not locate it. :( I picked up a fly rod last summer and still haven't used it.
Yes Mike, I know people kill them at long ranges, but I figure if I can't get them in close enough for the old single shot then they will live for another day.


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