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    I had some customer calls that ended early last Monday so I decided to go for a sit on one of the few days it was not raining. I got settled in at about 3:30PM and sat on the warm floor and relaxed for about an hour. Had one hen come into the clearing and picked a bit then slowly took off the way she came.

    I packed up and moved slowly & quietly to an area that is a good transition from field to bush. I sat down and within 30min I heard a hen coming in from my left being very vocal so I decided to see if I can get her closer to see if she had any other birds in tow so I mimic'd her every sound which pissed her off and she became more vocal as she got closer. As soon as I saw her I noticed a big red head about 30yds behind her. I waited until they passed some bushes/trees and I had my gun up and was scoping the area. He rounded the tree and was looking in my direction searching for the hen he heard earlier. Once he rounded the tree he took 8-10 steps towards me and stopped looking right at me. Nelli roared and he went down like a sack of taters - 3-4 flaps and he was done. I paced him off at 43yds - easy shot with my Indian Creek and Hevi13 shells.


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    Outstanding!
    What calm deer hunter’s heart has not skipped a beat when the silence of a cold November morning is broken by the echoes of hounds tonguing yonder?


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    Way to go! Congrats.
    “Think safety first and then have a good hunt.”
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    Congrats, quite a paintbrush on that fella...came in quiet though? Poor guy, hen did him in...

    TurkeyJohn

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    Came in quietly, eh? That's a common theme lately from other guys I've spoken with.
    What calm deer hunter’s heart has not skipped a beat when the silence of a cold November morning is broken by the echoes of hounds tonguing yonder?


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    Nice gun and nice shot!

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    Nice bird congrats

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    Nice bird and set up 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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    Always be aware what a hen or hens may have in tow. It is pretty tough to call a Tom away from a group of hens, but much easier to persuade a pissed off hen to come take a look for a dominant hen that is challenging her.........while and bringing the boys in range in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninepointer View Post
    Came in quietly, eh? That's a common theme lately from other guys I've spoken with.
    I was at Henry's north bush on Saturday (sitting at the point bush with the creek behind me) and had a gobbler sounding off every second breath for about 20 minutes. I watched him pitch down about 100yds away - probably on one of the cleared paths north of the creek and I never heard him again......silent. Definitely using the calls sparingly this season.

    We now have beavers daming the creek now - going to get rid of them this summer as they are blocking access to 3 of our best stands.

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