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Author Topic: Killer B’s Story Thread  (Read 2691 times)

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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #135 on: May 03, 2021, 10:12:45 PM »
Such a great hunt Saturday and today we were back at em again. A_jabbo and I met at a farm we hadn’t hunted in 2-3 years. Honestly this was option 3. Option 1 had 2 longbeards but was a no-go because the owners grandson was coming to hunt. Option two had three longbeards that we roosted last night. It’s going to be a good spot in a couple days. So we go in to option 3 blind....ish. We had seen birds there scouting before season so we knew they were at least there some times. It’s raining so we move to option 3 plan B which means the ground blind came out. We posted up in a field right on the edge of the hay and some plowed dirt. As expected the weather had the birds tight lipped. On top of that our friendly neighborhood well tender showed up and was banging and clanging about 150 yards away. That lasted from 6:00-6:30. Since I had to be at the office by 8 we decided to call the hunt and go scout but first we peeked down over the hill behind us. Boom. Gobbler on the well road about 200 yards away......call and crawl back into the blind. No response but we know we’re in the game. Patience is not a strength of mine and when A_jabbo and I get together it’s worse. So at 7:00 I figured he must’ve seen us on the hill and we needed to bail and scout till work. Crack the blind door and Adam yanks me back in. “Bird by the well!” I get my bearing and take a look....longbeard. Game on. A couple yelps and he gobbles and can see the decoys. I shuffle to the right side of the blind and get ready. At about 30 yards he gobbles and it felt like the blind shook. At 15 yards I dropped the hammer of the 410 and......click. I forgot to take the safety off. Luckily the click didn’t scare him too bad and I was able to get the hammer back, take the safety off level the dot and touch off. At 25 yards the gobbler dropped in the mud of the plowed field and for the 2nd time in as many hunting days the celebration started. There is no better time than spring in Pa! He weighed 20.24lbs had an 8.5 inch beard and 3/4 spurs on each leg. Not an upgrade so you won’t see pics of him in the harvest thread but a dang fine bird and one heck of a hunt!





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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #136 on: May 04, 2021, 10:10:04 AM »
Loving all the stories and pics guys!!!

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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #137 on: May 05, 2021, 07:51:21 AM »
Congrats !!  Congrats !!  Congrats !!!

You fellers are layin' em down !!!!

This dude hurt my feelings yesterday.  Worked him and another longbeard from the limb, along with 6 or 7 hens.  Had the boys fired up stiff.  But they wouldn't pull off their strut zone 80 yards out.  I called one of their hens off them and right to me. They watched her and never followed.  Eventually they drifted off with the rest of the hens.  I knew exactly where i wanted to be this morning.  Put my rain gear on and got situated 100 yards uphill from his roost.  He gobbled a few times early.  Then gobbled strong when distant birds got going.  Saw a lone bird..........figured it was a hen......pitch down slightly right of straight in front of me.  Right after that, he dropped into the same place.  I gave a couple 3-yelp series almost too quiet for a rainy day and turned the dot on.  Silence and no turkeys anywhere to be seen.  I can see out through the woods to my right a good ways and knew they hadn't come up over that way.  Can also see decent to the left.  I was sure (??) he was still out over the knoll somewhere.  Looking and looking for a turkey hunter's eternity.  Probably not more than 10 minutes..........but you know what I mean.  Can't take it anymore and give another REAL SOFT 3-4 yelp series and POW !!!!!!!  Right in my face !!!!  Just aa couple yards down over the knoll farther than I can see.  I shift my gun a whisker to the left and can see a turkey's back, walking.  Then a white cap.  He needed to clear a couple trees and he'd hit a good opening.  Which he did.  I gave 2 quick clucks and he stopped and ran his head up.

2 year bird.  Haven't taped or scaled him yet.  But 5/8-ish spurs   Maybe 9 on the beard and not heavy.  Guessing 17-18 

If he ends up being upgrade........which I doubt....... I'll get him all official in the scoring post.



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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #138 on: May 05, 2021, 12:37:01 PM »
Great job Yoder!

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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #139 on: May 05, 2021, 12:58:16 PM »
Way to go Yoder!  This was the highlight of my turkey hunting day, and I went turkey hunting this morning.


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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 05, 2021, 05:12:48 PM »
You guys are killers!!!

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« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2021, 05:43:27 PM »
You guys are killers!!!

We ain't the Killer B's for no reason atall, boys !!!!!     :you_rock:

The good Lord ain't made a gobbler I can't kill.  I just gotta be there at the right time on the day he wants to die.

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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2021, 10:54:25 PM »
Congrats Yoder!

Twyatt showed up this afternoon and we took my boys and went scouting. Found 3 lonely longbeards at one property, 1 across the road from a farm we can hunt, 2 at another farm, then 5 longbeards and 2 hens at the last spot. We’ve got options for the morning. Wish us luck!

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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 06, 2021, 07:51:02 AM »
Sounds like you're in 'em !!!!

Best of luck !!!!!!!
The good Lord ain't made a gobbler I can't kill.  I just gotta be there at the right time on the day he wants to die.

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« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2021, 10:01:25 PM »
Well gents we had to earn it today. We rode the turkey hunters emotional roller coaster this morning. It started by going to the farm we saw three gobblers last night. To get there we have to cross a creek. Not a big deal because there was a bridge last year from where the pipeline company was doing some work. I wanted to check yesterday but with the birds so close I didn’t want to risk spooking them. We get there this morning and the bridge isn’t there and the stream is ripping from all the rain we got. Decided it wasn’t safe to cross in the dark so we bail to the farm where we put 5 gobblers to bed the night before. We get there and set up by 20 after 5. The first gobbler greeted the morning at 5:33 and the rest of the crew joined in shortly after. As we sit there listening to 6 gobblers serenade us we catch movement at the top of the hill and two guys are trying to sneak in on us......at 6:00. A_jabbo used his flashlight to wave them off but apparently 6 gobbling birds is too much to resist for these guys and we watch them make a move to get around us. As the birds start pitching out of the tree a hen lands about 10 yards behind me. The gobblers pitched further down the hill and started working up to us gobbling, spitting, drumming the whole works and the three of us are pinned. That’s when for the first time of the morning we got to hear the putting of a wild turkey. It’s been a while since I heard it and let me tell you it is still an absolutely awful sound. So 5 gobblers drop behind us to the left and one heads to the right. We let things settle and they start getting fired up again so we join the conversation again. The group of five are drifting off but the single on the right breaks and comes in. He changed course at the very end and popped out at 30 yards in a spot where there was no shot and for the second time we hear the putting of the wild turkey.......ughhhhh. The bird goes back to the right in an adjacent field and after some time gets fired up again. This time we make a move around him and try to call him in from another location in the timber. Again he doesn’t do what we think he’s going to do and for the third time he’s within 30 yards with no shot and we get the pleasure of hearing the putting of a wild turkey for the third time. At this point we decide we’ve probably boogered these turkeys enough for one day and at 9:50 we bail. A_jabbo had a previous commitment so Twyatt and I strike out by ourselves to a property we have never hunted before. As we pull in to the landowners driveway we see a strutter across the road with a single hen. After a brief conversation with the landowner we went right behind the house and tried to check the temp of the bird across the road. We were answered by a pair of birds about 250 yards away. They seemed like very willing participants so we left the single bird and made a mad dash to the back side of a pond and set up. A couple calls and man did they get fired up and they came in just screaming! At 10:30 and at about 30 yards Twyatt couldn’t take it anymore and dropped the lead bird and the celebration was on!! The bird had a 9 & 1/4 inch beard, 3/4 inch spurs and weighed in at 17.5lbs. Not an upgrade for Twyatt but a dang nice bird and a super fun way to cap off the emotional roller coaster. After the shot we found out the bird had definitely had a rough go and was  a little beat up. Regardless, it was a fantastic hunt with some fantastic friends and I’m convinced there isn’t a whole lot in this world better than a fired up 2 year old turkey in the Pennsylvania timber mid-morning.



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Re: Killer B’s Story Thread
« Reply #145 on: May 07, 2021, 06:50:49 AM »
Sounds like a great time!  Congratulations Travis!


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