Sign in to follow this  
pointing_dogs_rule

Bird #5 of 2017... "save the best for last"

Recommended Posts

Still off of work for a few days and I have a tag to fill for Iowa's 4th season. Went out Sunday morning and all the toms were henned up and went south. However, there was a bonus :) Rule #1: the only good 'yote is a dead 'yote. Rule #2: if a 'yote enters my decoy field his life will be very short.

The "old guy in full camo" :)

old4th-3.thumb.jpg.f23f174f0ff2e7f273fdc53e674ef2f6.jpg

The dead 'yote at 24 yards

old4th-4.thumb.jpg.b249baeaa960ebfbc5f151fa509587db.jpg

A close up view of the big female. #5's & 3" shells.

old4th-5.jpg.1f547ba7cd4a97cbfb63d4d78617dd09.jpg

Sunday afternoon I set up a blind in the area that the turkeys had left the field. I was in the blind at 4:15 Monday morning. The morning started fast with lots of gobbling, however, NO hens flew down into the field... that's bad news. Did I spook them coming in?? Eventually a bearded hen came out and entered the decoy field. By far the longest and heaviest beard that I have ever seen on a hen. I do NOT shoot hens in the spring. Things slowed down, however, there were gobbles in the distance. I was hoping if I kept calling a lonely guy would show up. Yep, at 7:00 he enters the field. Video camera going. I gave him 4 minutes of camera time before ending the episode. 25 lbs., 1 1/8 spurs and as a bonus 11" heavy beard and a 7" thinner beard. 18" of total beard. Where's the realtree turkey contest when I need it :)

old4th-1.jpg.cf5b9941a1af63a871a6efe9969d4758.jpg

 

old4th-2.jpg.d501af04171562d1b6cc75d66bd89157.jpg

Good luck to all

the dog

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice double beard Marty...congratulations!  Congrats on yote control too.  BTW...I have the same attitude about yotes...there's 1 less yote around where I hunt now too.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this