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goblueM

Team 7 - ''JAKES OR BETTER''

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goblueM

Hi fellow Team 7ers, just thought I'd get a thread going (first team thread, obviously we are ahead of the ball game)

When and where is everybody hunting?

I am starting April 14 in Virginia. Might be at a slight disadvantage as I will be mainly trying to get 2 first-time turkey hunters their birds this year, and then trying to shoot my first gobbler with a bow.

Did my first scouting trip of the year today and roosted 2 gobblers, I am getting the fever!

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sticknstring

sticknstring present!

I'll be hunting in NE starting April 5th and MN April 18th.

It's been a few years since I've won this thing - time to reclaim the title!

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Gordie

Davey Is fired up and wanting to win this contest

He will be hunting Zone 510 not certain on the dates but I think it will be the first season A

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Powerstroke

I'm here!! I plan to hunt Nebraska April 5-8 and then hunt the bow season in MN.

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Archerysniper

Davey Is fired up and wanting to win this contest

He will be hunting Zone 510 not certain on the dates but I think it will be the first season A

I hear his guide isn't very good though.

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Gordie

I hear his guide isn't very good though.

Last night you said you would guide him so yea I can belive that laugh

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Archerysniper

HAHA yep I did say that and I do suck at turkey hunting wink

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goblueM

well, at least we have a few team members hunting multiple states, even if we have a few crappy guides, myself included wink

any thoughts on a team name?

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Borch

HAHA yep I did say that and I do suck at turkey hunting wink

That's ok.... We can't all be as good as Gordie. wink

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sticknstring

We need a name! Hard to think of new ones that haven't been used yet. #7 is naturally lucky so we're at good odds here! Any suggestions ???

Triple-Gobble!

Jakes Or Better

Double-Bearded Hens

Spur Madness

Smoking Boxcalls

Spit N' Strut

Drumming Diaphrams (really digging here) grin

HSO Team #7 - Just waiting for Jon P & Paintbrush.

Powerstroke

Davey - Y

sticknstring - M

Jon P

goblueM

Paintbrush - M

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goblueM

I kinda like Jakes or Better, myself

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jpettit

jon p here, did not get drawn but looking to to buy overcounter tag for goodhue area, new zones split up our areas,but will be with my son on 3rd season see him get his & then hopefully "for the team" out do him.

good luck guys

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paintbrush

Paintbrush checking in. I'll be hunting in SD. first, then NE. and then here in MN during the E season. I'll also be taking 4 other people out here in MN. on their hunts, so I'll get plenty of time in the woods! Saw 5 different strutters this morning. They are really starting to get me fired up!

Funny thing happened to me last night. On my way into town around 6:00 I saw a Tom coming out of the woods right in front of me on the highway. Nobody else was behind me so I stopped right by the tom and figured it would turn around into the woods, but it kept coming right for my truck. The darn thing gobbled, went into strut, and then attacked the truck! Then it proceeded to stut up and down the middle of the road. Cars had to slow down and go around that fool bird. He was fired up! Went back down there this morning and he was gobbling away on the roost.

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Borch

I've had that happen before where they went after the truck. They never seem quite that bold when I'm hunting them though.

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sticknstring

Well it looks like everyone's checked in. Not much input on a name so I think we'll go with the only one that's been commented on... Jakes Or Better. Jakes are fine & dandy, but it's going to take some toms to win this thing!

I leave Wednesday morning for NE - hopefully I'll be able to lay down a nice hand for the team!

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Gordie

Davey is ready for his season just not sure what season it will be yet. I have a great spot for him to hunt and will do my best to put him on a big ole tom

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DonBo

Davey is ready for his season just not sure what season it will be yet. I have a great spot for him to hunt and will do my best to put him on a big ole tom

Poor kid. Does he know what your best is? Sad. eek

Let me know if the boy needs some REAL help. cool

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Archerysniper

HA HA Don I have already offered to take the kid out with a real turkey hunter wink

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Powerstroke

My first attempt at bagging a bird ended in frustration. I spent a few days in NE Nebraska and I had a fantastic few days of hunting with my bow.

On day two I shot a jake, got a pass through with the Rage 2blade and I'm sure he is mortally wounded. However, after flopping for a couple seconds, the turkey stood up and ran off through a plum thicket and out of my life. I found one feather on the other side of the thicket and we searched for two hours. No bird, no feathers, no blood. I'm sure he's a critter snack now.

On day three I had the whole flock in front of me, 4 toms and 4 hens. It was textbook. They flew off the roost and milled about strutting in front of my blind. I picked a nice tom, drew back and fired at 12yds. My arrow went just over the top. I clipped a couple feathers, but no damage. As I grabbed another arrow I was busted by the hens and the whole flock ran off.

My buddy Dan got his first with a bow. He took a jake. After seeing how my first bird ran off he charged out of the blind to catch his and ended up chasing his close to 200yds. He found it under a log hiding. Had he not chased after the bird it would've likely ended the way my first chance did. Fortunately he has a great story to go with his bird.

I had several close encounters and took two shots in 3 days. I've never had such luck turkey hunting anywhere. Hopefully my good fortune will follow me to Missouri and MN. I can't believe I have to wait 2 weeks to hunt again.

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DonBo

Sounds like you had a great hunt Andy, sorry about the outcome. That's so often what happens when you choose to carry archery tackle on a turkey hunt. They are a tough critter to bring down with an arrow. Better luck in MO. Congrats to your buddy Dan.

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Gordie

HA HA Don I have already offered to take the kid out with a real turkey hunter wink

Sorry guys but borch was busy laughlaugh

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sticknstring

Sorry to hear the tough luck Andy & congrats to your buddy! I've been there many times - frustrating as heck! It's amazing how those toms can turn your nerves inside out at 15 yds!

We had a pretty tough trip this year too. Spent the first few days hunting/scouting and didn't really get on the birds good until our last day. That wind was brutal - pretty tough to call. Bounced around on a few different properties and saw the same thing all over. Lone hens wandering around everywhere and the toms were all in small groups with 4-6 hens. Called in some jakes, but opportunities were few & between with a few misses mixed in. I finally connected on our last afternoon with a nice 2 yr old which made the drive home a little easier. We're unofficially on the board! I'll get the paperword submitted tomorrow sometime. I'm up again here in MN on the 18th. Anyone hunting before then?

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goblueM

Nice bird! Can't wait to see the submission & story

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