My 7yr old son’s 1st bird

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by hardtimes, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. hardtimes

    hardtimes 6 pointer

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    F8C39212-1AD2-47A5-96FD-25A0AEA2BFAD.jpeg My sons first bird. He killed it using his Mossberg .410 with 3” Federal Premium TSS #9’s. The bird was 37 yards when he shot it.
    Maybe he’s that good or just lucky? I don’t know. But we all need a little luck when we are hunting.
    The hunt was less than an hour. The birds gobbled good on the roost, but hushed when they hit the ground.
    We had two Longbeards and three hens come in to us. My boy was super nervous when they came in to range. I ranged them at 28 yards, but his nerves were making him doubt. The birds started going back in the direction they came from. I think the decoys were causing them too.
    I calmed him down and told him to breath. I honestly thought he had waited to late. He said he was on the bird, I said squeeze the trigger and to my surprise the bird dropped and started to flop. My son was beyond excited.
    My friend was with us doing the calling so I could concentrate on helping my son. He was also able to film the hunt.
    This was truly a hunt of a lifetime and my favorite hunt at that. I tried to explain to him that it doesn’t really ever happen like this, so don’t expect it next time.
    The bird had a 9” beard and 3/4” spurs.
     
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  2. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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  3. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    Good job young man
     
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  4. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Awesome. Congrats.
     
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  5. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    Good stuff right there. Congrats
     
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  6. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

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    Congrats on a great bird
     
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  7. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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  8. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    Congrats sounds like a great hunt and a nice bird
     
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  9. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    Outstanding!
     
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  10. 300winmag

    300winmag 12 pointer

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    Tell that young man welcome to the club and great job Dad!
     
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  11. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Frame that pic, it's priceless.
     
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  12. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 8 pointer

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    Congrats to both of you boys, got some TSS #9 in my son's gun but not got to try them out yet.
     
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  13. ky.longbeard

    ky.longbeard 10 pointer

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    Congrats....awesome !
     
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  14. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    Congratulations to the young man!!!
     
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  15. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 8 pointer

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    One for the photo album.
     
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