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May 9, 2012
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'Turked by some turks'

Jackie Gross of Silt sent us some photos from her first turkey bow hunt and here's what she had to say about it:

I just thought I would share my first bow hunt gobbler. I can't wait to cook him this weekend!

Bow hunting turkey is one of my favorite hunts! Opening weekend, it was a spring cold, sleety storm that rolled through. T.J. and I were calling it for the day and as we stood up, "busted," two turkeys less than 15 yards away! We got turked by some turks!

We continued to hunt throughout the weekends, and after a 20-yard miss on Saturday I just thought I was doomed! I had to revert back to the basics, patience and remain calm is what some people say. I say adrenaline and uncontrollable excitement!

Sunday, I talked turkey to a gobbler at 87 yards, but he just wouldn't leave his hens and come in bow range. So back at it again on Wednesday, another hail storm is rolling in and the wind picks up. I see my two hens that were with my gobbler two days before. I begin to breathe slowly, knowing my adrenaline, shaky hands and chattering teeth are about to take over my body. I look out my blind and see him, 31 yards in bow range!

Successful hunt, with a broken arrow! So proud to have my first gobbler while bow hunting, 20 pounds and an eight-inch beard.

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