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Wallydog

Second trip to the Idaho turkey woods

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Friday evening we watched the buggers roost only 50 yards from my prefered blind location so I chose another spot to set up bout 100 yards downhill. They and several others gobbled in the roost Saturday morning starting at 4:45 pst, hit the ground and continued gobbling their butts off. They drifted off but I knew they had heard me and would likely return. I kept after it and and 30 minutes after flydown I got a closing gobble, then multiple gobbles. I thought it might be the bachelors. They gobbled several times within 50 yards behind us, but we couldn't see them. A hen chimed in from the other side of our setup and the boys went nuts. I had them going, the hen had them going......then they cleared the end of the trees and came strutting in. Once again I had the video camera but chose to grab the smokepole instead. They danced around the jake decoy at 15 yards. I told my daughters boyfriend (that I had in tow) to just watch and see if they'd kick the jakes butt. They didn't, just strutted and gobbled in unison twice at 15 yards! Countdown time, 1-2-3, only one of trio remain!

Kurtis's bird is a nice 3 yr old, mine a decent 2 yr old. Mine eastern marked and the other another Idaho Mutt.

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this is what the 3 amigos saw when they came around the corner!

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Cool photos of the setup; very realistic....maybe I'd carry dekes if I knew how to arrange them properly smile.gif Foggy hunts are excellent, makes it seem even more magical.

Joel

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sounds like an awsome adventure wallydog hats off to you and the boy. cool photos and nice birds to top it off.

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Great photos! Looks like you guys had an excellent hunt. Congrats.

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