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    Default Sooner or later your day will come........and it was today

    I have been chasing this turkey for some time now. His M.O. is exactly the same.......every time - he is in an island bush and he gobbles on the roost and he gobbles on the ground but he does NOT move. I have tried several different set-ups (decoys, no decoys) and could not get him to commit. My buddy even tried a couple of times as well and he had no luck either. Once we had him gobbling at our calls for 3hrs!!! Then we went silent for a bit thinking that maybe it would bring him out for a look see and after an hour of hearing squat as soon as I put the peg to slate he sounds off in the EXACT same spot as he was 3hrs earlier.

    So I figured if he is not coming out I'm coming in for him. So I brought a blind with me and set it up in a small clearing almost in the middle of the island bush. I waited until legal and heard nothing..........5:30 and still nothing........at 5:45 I hear a distant gobble behind me. I answered with a couple of clucks and he gobbled again. I waited 10 min and I called again and he gobbled again and it sounded like he was right behind me closing in so I set down the call and pick up Nelly and then he sounds off again - he was not coming in from behind me he was coming in at my 11 o'clock. After that it was textbook.......three steps gobble gobble & strut, three steps gobble gobble & strut........BOOM.

    I let the lead fly at 6:05 and finally put down the bird that has caused me so much grief this season. Of all my birds this was probably one of the most satisfying hunts!

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    Great job Bud, feels special to close the deal on a nemesis like that bird....and now you don't have to second guess your strategy until next spring....

    Congrats and great photos....

    TurkeyJohn

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    Good job man!

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    Persistence pays off, congrats!
    Rod Embree
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    Nice, way to hang in there

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    Well done congrats, patience, patience, patience, easier said then done

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    Quote Originally Posted by 410001661 View Post
    I have been chasing this turkey for some time now. His M.O. is exactly the same.......every time - he is in an island bush and he gobbles on the roost and he gobbles on the ground but he does NOT move. I have tried several different set-ups (decoys, no decoys) and could not get him to commit. My buddy even tried a couple of times as well and he had no luck either. Once we had him gobbling at our calls for 3hrs!!! Then we went silent for a bit thinking that maybe it would bring him out for a look see and after an hour of hearing squat as soon as I put the peg to slate he sounds off in the EXACT same spot as he was 3hrs earlier.

    So I figured if he is not coming out I'm coming in for him. So I brought a blind with me and set it up in a small clearing almost in the middle of the island bush. I waited until legal and heard nothing..........5:30 and still nothing........at 5:45 I hear a distant gobble behind me. I answered with a couple of clucks and he gobbled again. I waited 10 min and I called again and he gobbled again and it sounded like he was right behind me closing in so I set down the call and pick up Nelly and then he sounds off again - he was not coming in from behind me he was coming in at my 11 o'clock. After that it was textbook.......three steps gobble gobble & strut, three steps gobble gobble & strut........BOOM.

    I let the lead fly at 6:05 and finally put down the bird that has caused me so much grief this season. Of all my birds this was probably one of the most satisfying hunts!

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    Congrats.

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    Great Story! Nice Bird!

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    Congrats!

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    Sweet bird, like I did this year. Sometimes you just have to go to them. Congrats
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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