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Exciting hunt tonight!

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Opening day was today here. Last night while having my nightly snuggle with my 3 year old I asked her if she'd like to go turkey hunting with daddy. She was ecstatic and didn't stop talking about it the rest of the night.

After work today I picked her up from daycare and the first thing she asked is if we could go turkey hunting when we got home. So by the time we made it to the blind it was about 5:15. I made some calls with no response. It didn't matter, we were having fun just spending quality time together in the woods. Emma played with the box call a bit too and actually it sounded really good. Well at around 6:00 a gobble echoed through the woods. The look on her face was priceless. It sounded less than 100 yards away. I told her she had to be quiet and still and daddy would try and coax the turkey in close.

I was having a hard time pin pointing the direction it was coming in with the echo in the blind. It seemed like forever but about 10 minutes later I see the red head through the trees at about 70 yards. We called back and forth and he booked it towards the blind. I struggled to get down on my knee and quietly maneuver my cannon of a Remington SP-10 with thr 30" barrel out the window of the blind. At this time it was at 15 yards. I whispered to Emma to cover her ears and squeezed the trigger. Down he went like a ton of bricks!! Emma and I looked at each other and burst out into laughter and cheer. We were both beside ourselves to what just happened. 

I will never forget this hunt, I think she's hooked for life!! 

He had a 9 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. Didn't have my scale handy, but it was minimum 20 pounds!20190425_185210.thumb.jpg.71ded1492e716d630f64a107a0b12974.jpg

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That's what it's all about!!! Congrats.   Man that pic with her holding that 10ga up should go in a frame.  

Now you're gonna have to get her a little Mossberg mini super bantam .410 and get her one.

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Thanks! Yeah it was like trying to hold a telephone pole up for her LOL! She sure was proud. Before I loaded it I held out the 3 shells and told her to pick the lucky one. She did and I guess it worked. I know what I'll be doing in deer season now. ;)

Unfortunately we have to use a minimum 20ga here in Ontario for turkeys. I bought my fiancee a Weatherby pump with the short barrel and stock. But it kicks like a mule with just 3" steel, a lot more than my SP-10. Can't imagine a Turkey load! 

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NICE!! Dont know about you bud, but I get the SHAKES so bad after killin a Gobbler!  FAR WORSE than deer hunting!

Congrats...looks like ya got a "Huntress" on your hands...lol

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I'm telling you Martin I never thought I would get so pumped up over shooting a turkey. I was shakier than the biggest deer I've killed LOL. I could hardly hold the phone still to get Emma's picture. It was a combination of the excitement of calling one in, and seeing my daughter so excited too at 3 years old over her dad getting a gobbler. 

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Very cool she was with you Shaun, be something to look back on for both of you.  Congratulations to you.  

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Atta boy !!!   Good lookin bird !!!

Trust me......... daughters can make SUPER "best turkey huntin buddies".

 

 

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