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This morning I finally got my first turkey ever. Just as I was getting to my spot I heard a gobble. I set out my hen and two jake decoys in a cut field as quick as I could since it was getting light. I then got back into some cover about 20 yards away. Eventually I heard two gobbling and some hens clucking. I gave some clucks and yelps and then tried to mimick whatever the hens were doing. I also threw in a purr or two for good measure. I thought perhaps I was overdoing it, so I decided to be quiet for a few minutes. I could here the hen clucks and yelps getting closer. Finally I saw a head bobbing my way, then another, then another, then I saw the fan on one of them. He was strutting headed towards the decoys with the other 7 or so others. I thought to myself, wow it is finally going to happen. At that point I only concentrated on the one. There may have been a bigger one but I didn't care, I just wanted my first. At about 30 yards, I had a good shot and squeezed the trigger. It went down and stayed down. The other birds eventually scattered. One last item on my bucket list!
Thank you BernDog for the advice on being patient.
 

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Congrats and thanks for sharing.
 

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Congrats! Great job on playin the silent game. Always a mistake to call when a bird has line of sight. They know where the sound is coming from and can pin you down if there isn't a hen standing there. Beutiful bird!
 

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Congrats! welcome to the fraternity!!
 

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Nice job! Now you will be hooked. :D
 

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PeteM,
Welcome to Ohio Sportsman forums! :Welcome:

Congradulations on your first turkey! :cool:

I remember shooting my first turkey, almost like it was just a couple of weeks ago. Wait...it was a couple of weeks ago. :16suspect1: It's a great feeling, ain't it?

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Great job. Gotta be honest, I'm jealous guys. Glad for you but jealous.

My 13 year old and I started turkey hunting last year and have been at it this year but haven't gotten one yet. Glad there's lots of action though. There's still time and therefore hope. Just don't want my son to get discouraged...
 
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