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Todd E

Senior Member
Man that hurts I know, been there. At least he went back to gobbling. You'll get him!
6 hours in lounger on am hunt. 4 hours in evening. I had a red head in front of me(at same location) out of range. He came in at 710pm. I had went solely with the trumpet call every thirty minutes. He came in nervous as all get out. Surveying. Alert. Slowly fanned him and he ran. LoL.

Oh well. Fun day.
 
I saw a bear 2 yrs ago. It was chasing a small doe. Shocked me! I am by the quarry on Turner Hill rd. My last turkey hunt was an exciting one to say the least. I was blind calling, could hear some noise but far away. I was sitting on the ground in the pines. I shifted my position and turned my head and all heck broke loose! 3 Tom's had snuck up right behind me and when I moved they went nuts! I'm not sure who was more shocked by the encounter. They were not 10 yards away. 2 flew over my shoulder and one decided to run. I just reacted and laid him down. I had to sit there for a few and let the experience sink in...
 
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I saw a bear 2 yrs ago. It was chasing a small doe. Shocked me! I am by the quarry on Turner Hill rd. My last turkey hunt was an exciting one to say the least. I was blind calling, could hear some noise but far away. I was sitting on the ground in the pines. I shifted my position and turned my head and all heck broke loose! 3 Tom's had snuck up right behind me and when I moved they went nuts! I'm not sure who was more shocked by the encounter. They were not 10 yards away. 2 flew over my shoulder and one decided to run. I just reacted and laid him down. I had to sit there for a few and let the experience sink in...
Congrats again on the turkey Rick. Been close a couple times, just not close enough.
 

Arrow3

Senior Member
Back home tonight from Kentucky. Hunting, camping, eating way to much and there may have been an alcoholic beverage or 2 consumed in our camp 😁

Unfortunately tag sandwiches don't taste very good. I was close a time or 2 but those birds are no joke on Land between the lakes. Coulda, woulda, shouldas don't count.

My buddy Haven did kill a nice fat 2 year old.

I think for next years trip we are gonna do a hunt for Rios somewhere.
 
Got outsmarted this morning with a buddy (same guy that I called the bird up for on the day I killed my 3rd bird) he gobbled at 6:20am and didn't fly down until 8:25am across the creek from us. Smart ol rascal! Heard another bird a little bit off. If we would have known this one was gonna be so difficult we could have went after the other one, non the less we had a good time and it was good hearing a bird gobble!
 
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Hunted both AM's this weekend, heard 2 birds off the property on Saturday, they gobbled good, but nothing on Sunday. Was a great weekend to be hunting. We doing some summer foodplots this coming weekend on my SC club, so gonna be back down helping the other members do that.
 

Todd E

Senior Member
Saturday week and this past Saturday.......sat at the Gobbling Freak location. Zero gobbling. No activity. Guess he may have passed over the rainbow bridge. GWs have really been out this past weekend.
 
Thanks for the heads up about the sheriff's dept, life's been getting in my way and I haven't been up to the lease since Jan, I guess the county commissioners are on the Sheriff to raise some revenue, I hate to hear that, its never good when they devote more time to writing speeding tickets instead of patrolling areas known for crime and drug use. I quit driving through Watkinsville years ago because Sheriff Berry was determined to have his guys write as many tickets as they could over in that area. Can't quit driving through Oglethorpe though, :)
 

Triple C

Senior Member
There's a fine line between patrolling for aggressive driving/speeding and running what's viewed as a speed trap. Just my honest .02 cents worth but feel like they are getting close to the speed trap arena. Lots and lots of tix being written in OC. I'm just a weekender there so perhaps Todd, Brandon or other locals can weigh in with their thoughts. I once paid little attention to my speed on Hwy 77 or Wolfskin Rd. I do now. Perhaps that's not a bad thing. I remember times when turning right off of Hwy 77 on to Hwy 78 heading toward Lexington was nerve racking if a vehicle came barreling over the hill at 70 in a 45. Think folks have certainly got the message. I have.
 
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