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It was 66 with sunny, partially cloudy skies, & a pretty stiff breeze when I sat up in “my” turkey woods at 11:55. A few dead saplings had fallen over since the last time I hunted here so I took a few minutes breaking them down so I could shoot over them if needed.

At 12:39, a fox jumped up on the side of a stump about 50’ feet in front of me but moved to the back, dropped to the ground & disappeared. At 12:40, I caught motion to my right & there was a big bushy on a broken down sapling about 20’ from me. I went into freeze mode until it hit the ground & started slowly moving away with its back to me. I was able to twist around & get a good head shot on a big, old male. It was at this time I realized I had missed my calling in life as a carnival sideshow contortionist!!!! lol At the shot, another one started mumbling behind me. Since I could see the 1 I shot, I stayed seated hoping the grumbler would come my way.

At 12:48, the 1st 1 I saw showed up on a large deadfall too far for a shot & headed into the undergrowth. At 13:10, 1 came running straight towards me. When it went behind a tree, I was able to turn a little & get the .17 shouldered. When it reappeared, I followed it in the scope until it stopped, I popped, & she flopped, a nice young female.

The tree in the pic is the 1 the male was on. That .17 is devastating as it literally took the heads off both bushies with just a little hide holding them together.

I sat until 16:00 when I headed in with the same sunny, partially sky, breeze, & a temp of 72.

Vertebrate Organism Wood Plant Scaled reptile
 
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Bulging eyes, nice shooting GKS.
Thx. The males head was literally turned inside out with most of it being gone. I've killed a lot of bushies with the .17 & that 1 had the most damage.
 
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Thanks for the report. Very nice. Do you save the tails?
Thx. I used to but haven't in years. I wonder if Mepps still buys them?
 
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