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Old 09-28-2010, 07:43 AM
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IT'S ON CUZZZZ! (turkey huntin' story)

Well now fellers since Joe has welcomed me back to the fold I figgered I owed him a huntin' story. See, I been huntin' turkeys for about 20+ years and the last coupl'a years I wuz boun an determined I wuz gonna kill one with a flintlock. (I've actually only kilt 2 birds in 20+ years by the way) Anyways, I worked up a right smart stout load for this Pedrosoli Brown Bess I like to drag around. It's a .75cal./11ga. like the redcoats used from 1715 up until sometime in the mid-1800's. Come april I'd located a small flock o' birds..2 hens, a gobbler and 2 jakes, not far from the homeplace. I watched em' for weeks and they wuz there every day. Opening morning I was on the south corner of that field with 2 decoys and a passel of calls. They stayed in the north corner. Next day..switched sides..they come out in t'other corner. ++++! We kept this up fer a week. I got there at 4a.m and sit till noon every day...always in the wrong place. I called, tied strings to the decoys ta wiggle em' an used every trick I knowed. Nada. Zip. Them hens trolled them jakes&gobbler around like fishin' lures and wouldn't come near me. At the beginnin' of the second week I'd had just about enough. Time to rethink this. I figgered if they wasn't comin' to me..by dang I would settle fer an ambush! I know some fellers don't condone ambushin' turkeys. Well, try huntin' them with a 250yr. old flintlock sometime. So the next Mon. I headed fer the fields at 3a.m inna full Ghillie suit and left the calls an decoys in the truck. Time was runnin' out and so was my patience. Part 2 is comin'! Audie...the Oldfart!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:54 AM
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Part 2..

Well boys it was 3a.m. on a crisp spring morning....full moon and a heavy dew on the fields. I hadda walk about 1/2 mile to my hide and most of it was through waist high alfalfa. DANG! Ya'll ever try an walk through that stuff? A mere mortal man cain't hardly pick his legs up high enough to make any headway!! But by 4a.m. I'd snuck in as close to the roost as I figgered I dare and got sit down. Mind ye...I'm only about 30 yards away from that roost!! So I sit....an sit....an sit. By 7a.m. I still hadn't heard ner seen a bird an figgered I'd gammahooched mysef' tryin' to git too close and was just about to stand up when I heared....FLAP!..FLAP!...FLAP!...wings comin' off the roost right behind me! Ain't much stirs a mans blood like turks flyin' down now is they?? Of course they flew down about a hunnard yards out in the field. ++++! Not much I could do but watch as this ole flinter is only good fer about 20/25yds. at the most. So I sit an watched em' as they fed and made this huge circle way out yonder....and then...then..they started circling back my way! I figgered by gum..might have a chance at one of them birds yet! So I skrooched way down behind a little cedar tree on the edge of that field and waited..an watched..an they kept on a'comin'! More to come!! Audie..the Oldfart..
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:11 AM
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Well boys...there I was..all scrunched up tryin' to make a two-hunnad an fiddy pound geezer look like part of the scenery. With a long barrel wobblin' out in front of me like a flag an my heart poundin' so hard little tufts of dust was flyin' up. 100yds......75yds.....50yds.....40yds...theys comin'.....30yds.....then the lead hen poked her beak around the other side of that little cedar I was hidin' behind....20yds. out in the field. I figgered she had me pegged when she stopped an looked right at me. But..the jakes an the gobbler peered not to notice and they kept on comin'!!! I held the front sight on the first jake that was in the clear and at 10 ft. (yes..feet..not yards) I swept back the trigger an started a fire in the pan of that flintlock.....SNAP!WHOOSH!WHOOOOMMMM! 100grains of Goex finest 3fg. black powder exploded and 1 5/8 ounces of chilled #4 shot was on it's short journey. Cedar limbs went flyin' and feathers blew up in the air...an before the shot went silent I was on my feet an runnin' like a mad-man after that bird!! Now, mind ye..after sittin' fer 4+ hours jumpin' up an runnin is not a very smart thing to do!! I got about 3 long steps in when the leg cramps hit....after that it was kind'a..hop a step..scream an curse..hop another step. But I was headed his way! It looked like he was gittin' to his feet at one point and that's when I screamed..."IT"S ON CUZZZ!!!!" and made a flying tackle. I can't imagine what must have been going thru that poor creatures mind. Something explodes right in front of his beak...then a 6ft. tall two-hunnad an fiddy pound cedar tree (remember I'm in a ghillie suit) comes screaming out of a fencerow with mouth wide open..rotton stumps of teeth bared and the stench of pyareah laden gums blasting at him. Hollerin'! One final installment fellers.....Audie..the Oldfart.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:20 AM
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Part 4..the final chapter..

Well fellers..that bird was down but not out. We commenced to gittin' er' done right there in the cut cornfield. I snatched aholt of a leg and one way er' t'other he was comin' home with me. He wasn't havin' none of it! He got in a few good licks...an I got in my share to! He dragged me about 100yds. around the corn stubble..knocked my bi-focals off an spurred me a time er 2. I finally got my full weigh on him and he soon tuckered out then. In the end it was an incredible day. He was a fine 16lb. jake with a 5in. beard an put up a helluva fight. (the boss gobbler was twice his size with a 10/12in. beard...I didn't care..) Only thing left to do was kneel an give thanks..take a photo or 2 and head home with my prize. He was right tasty eatin to an I saved the beard an some feathers for my hat. And that gents..is the end of the story. Ya'll be blessed. Audie..the Oldfart....lost in the memory.
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Just 10 minutes ago I had 7 Turkeys in my back yard. 3 Were big sexy gobblers One Female and the rest Little ones. I didnt wanna wake my neighbors by fireing off a 12 GA out my bathroom window!
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Great story Audie and it is great to see you back
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Happy to have you back Audie. One of these days I'll have to cruise by your way and nibble on some of this game you catch. And, if it's a dry spell, we can always munch on baked goods.
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Well fellers..that bird was down but not out. We commenced to gittin' er' done right there in the cut cornfield. I snatched aholt of a leg and one way er' t'other he was comin' home with me. He wasn't havin' none of it! He got in a few good licks...an I got in my share to! He dragged me about 100yds. around the corn stubble..knocked my bi-focals off an spurred me a time er 2. I finally got my full weigh on him and he soon tuckered out then. In the end it was an incredible day. He was a fine 16lb. jake with a 5in. beard an put up a helluva fight. (the boss gobbler was twice his size with a 10/12in. beard...I didn't care..) Only thing left to do was kneel an give thanks..take a photo or 2 and head home with my prize. He was right tasty eatin to an I saved the beard an some feathers for my hat. And that gents..is the end of the story. Ya'll be blessed. Audie..the Oldfart....lost in the memory.
Great hunt Audie, well deserved!
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