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riverrat56

Turkey Guns and "Y" Sticks

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riverrat56

So....after my state tourney football run I have had to have my shoulder stiched back together, just got out of a sling a month ago and will be going back under the knife on May 1st, my season, E, starts on the 8th, I'll be out there somehow, but......

My left arm will be in some contraption that looks like it came straight out of Star Trek, holding my arm out to the side and complete immoable, aka useless for 6 weeks.

Now for the good news, I'm right handed.

So what would you recommend I do, I will be pretty limited in the spots I can hunt and I can't do much to clear brush or anything. Thinking of just setting up a ground blind and staying in that place for all 5 morning. The problem arises in how do I hold my gun and shoot with only 1 arm? A "y" stick in front of each of the 3 shooting windows seems like my only option but anyone else have some ideas?

Btw...This will be my 6th turkey season and I have yet to harvest a bird, hoping they will feel sympathy for a guy with 1 arm.

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HateHumminbird

I think it's a good idea to recognize the lack of mobility and hunt accordingly. Do your homework in terms of scouting as best you can (depending on how you feel) just before the season and look for field areas that the birds are working to.

If you have a portable blind that's sturdy enough, you could even hang the barrel on the window of the blind. Careful about movement here!!! Your barrel will be quite visible outside of the blind.

A shooting stick like a stoney point might be a good idea, however, unless it's a bi-pod variety, it'll still take quite a bit of strength and balancing. Sitting behind a log/blowdown might be a good idea, however, you're limited to wherever and however it blew-down!

Joel

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tealitup

I have an idea!

Get something that is sturdy and will stick/push into the ground. It should be a 90 degree angle or so at the top. Could be one of those metal spike lawn things.

make a rope into a circle. Kind of like a sling. Place it in the center spot of your ground blind. You can swing the gun for about 170 degrees from a sitting position.

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Cooter

Would the bottom of the blind windows support the gun weight? And would the heighth of the window work if so?

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Borch

Setting up with a solid surface out front would make sense. Pair that up with a lighter gun like a 20 gauge and it would me even more manageable.

Good Luck when you get out and I hope your recovery goes smoothly.

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Gordie

in 1984 I fell out of a deerstand and broke my wrist and had to have a cast from my finger tips to my shoulder because of the way I broke it and I still had 10 days left of season so (after asking the doc) I velcroed a barrel rest on the top of my cast between wrist and elbow and took a couple of practice shots and wasnt to bad. never did get to shot at a deer. I really like borshs idea of the 20 ga. low recoil

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HateHumminbird

Cooter:

In any of the Double Bull models except the T2, the window systems would be more than sturdy enough. Not sure about the others, but I'm guessing that most of the hub-style blinds should be fine.

Joel

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mnmuzzleloader

I made my own shooting sticks I got the idea off of the varmital.com, he has plans on how to make a Bi-Fur-Pod, something simple the boys and I made in the garage, it was a great little project for them, picked the boards up at Menards for 50 cents and cut it on a table saw and was good to go. That is an option as well, either way it is great you will still be able to get out!! good luck!

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