4-27-18 doubled up with dad 1 bow 1 shotgun

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by turkeyhunter91, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

    Apr 3, 2007
    This morning me and dad was set up well before daylight. We heard more birds around us this morning than anywhere else this year and several gobbled almost all morning. There wasn't anything close but I called every little while hoping to draw something in. A little after 8 I heard 1 gobble close but couldn't tell from where. About 815 I looked out the back of the blind seen 2 toms strutting behind the blind, I noticed they had 1 hen with them and she was coming down the ridge towards us. I was watching them strutt closer and closer until the finally got beside the blind about 5 yards away allowing me to let the back window back down without them seeing it. They was almost to the decoys and both had there back towards us so I drew my bow back and dad got his gun up. I was debating on shooting him in the body or neck and he turned around where I could see his neck good so I settled the pin low on his neck and shot. Soon as I shoot my dad shoots and misses but quickly rolls him with a second shot, it was about 820 when we shot. Mine was 20 pound 5 ounces, had a 10 in beard and 1 in spurs. Dad's was 16 pound 10 ounces, had a 10 5/8 in beard and 1 1/8 in spurs. This is the first year I ever tagged out with my bow and while it was a bitter sweet feeling to be tagged out I knew we have had a blessed season. Connor tagged out with me early this year killing and killed his best bird the sun in youth season, dad killed his first one last week, I killed 1 with my bow sun and me and dad filled our last tag this morning. When we made it back to the truck the was 1 gobbling his head off on the next ridge over. Everyone still hunting hang in there I think this will be a great weekend. 20180427_142206-1050x1124.jpg
  2. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
  3. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

    Jul 7, 2012
    Be hard to top that morning. Congrats fellas
  4. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

    Oct 19, 2004
    breckinridge county
  5. Drahts

    Drahts 10 pointer

    Apr 7, 2015
    Great memory right there with your dad! Awesome and congrats on two great birds! I think there's gonna be some flopping this weekend!
  6. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

    May 10, 2009
    Great job on two nice birds
  7. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    butler co
    Great hunt. Get any video?
  8. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

    Aug 16, 2012
    Hog Town USA
    Congrats on you great season!
  9. Gooch

    Gooch 8 pointer

    Feb 24, 2004
    .lincoln co ky
    sweet congrats
  10. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

    Apr 3, 2007
    no unfortunately we didnt,i had a video camera but we wasnt able to use it because i never did fix my camera arm to use without a tree and the camera on my bow i didn't get to turn it on either, things were happening quickly haha
  11. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

    Jun 12, 2005
    " Between the Rivers "
    Congrats to both.

    I’ve doubled with my FIL twice over the years... no doubt a special hunt you will never forget.
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  12. hondo1892

    hondo1892 6 pointer

    Dec 20, 2014
    North of Lake Cumberland
    That's really cool. I'd love to get a double with my dad.
  13. model70

    model70 6 pointer

    Jan 11, 2011
    Western Ky
    Nice job fellas!
  14. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 6 pointer

    Nov 22, 2016
    Very cool.

    Is your dad using a youth model 870?

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