Our prey = Eastern Wild Turkey " Meleagris gallopavo "
We hunted several farms
and took some beauty birds on our 2011 Ontario Turkey opening day ... Vic R. , Tim and Jim S. were set up in local spots ...
They had some decent action in the morning .Vic and Tim took a beauty Jakes ( shotgun ) .
Jim S. took a beauty Jake ( Excal crossbow ) .This is link to Jim S's video
... Excalibur Equinox with video mount above scope .
( cool video , great shot ... jake expires within sight of ground blind )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JR7JzFm_bURandy,Chris,Skip and myself
were set up on two farms across a concession road from each other ... we saw birds in the morning , but none of us connected ! We broke for breakfast approx 9:30am
and had a good laugh at a video Chris took showing a missed opportunity on three beauty birds !
( hey ... it happens , and even better when you catch it on video so your buddies can rub it in ! ) Skip had to go , so Randy , Chris and myself
put time in on another 5 farms total .... we came up with three birds total in the afternoon . Man did we get wet ! ...
Randy picked up a beauty opening day Jake with his newly acquired Remington 870 pump . I picked up a nice Tom with my Y25 Relayer
( 2216 with 130 gr Wasp Broadhead ) ...
My wife took a picture with my pocket camera , once all my gear was dried off in the barn .
( arrow still in place .. at 42 yards I didn't get a pass thru )7 1/2 inch beard ...1 1/8 spurs ...As I mentioned before ..
CH " Chris " and his father in law "Skip " missed a few birds all caught on video !
Chris redeemed himself and got a nice Tom later in the afternoon with his Remington 1187 . I originally had the week off
, but with fluctuations in my work schedule ,
I'm back on night shift and busy fitting in spring chores at home between bouts of rain !
" Gotta make hay while the sun is shining ! " Never get lonely doing chores ...
I have the " crew " with me at all times ! ( " Spike " our mini Dachshund , " Jade " our lab , and " Gus " our pet Tom ) " Gus " is never far away
and can be heard gobbling ( I love that sound ! ) every time I swing a hammer or make noise working on the barn etc... The barn is very old and its age and construction design lend it to heave / sway during the different weather swings ... so the slinding rail door needs lots of adjustment !Here are few other pic's I pulled from the memory card ...
Early this month a Mennonite farmer planting ...And a couple of scavengers ...We will be back at it Saturday trying to fill our 2nd tags ... Good luck to all that venture out ... Safe Hunt and have fun !