My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

A general discussion area for turkey hunters.
Post Reply
User avatar
redarrow
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 5262
Joined: October 2nd, 2011, 8:26 am
Location: S E Michigan

My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by redarrow » May 24th, 2018, 12:25 pm

I was beginning to think we would go home empty handed again. No gobbling. No sighting . Nothing. I was looking at a text my SIL sent me of a dandy Tom in his yard. When I looked up I see 4 or 5 birds maybe 80 -90 yds .away heading the opposite direction. I tapped my wife on the leg and told her I see at least one red head.I called and they headed our way.I turned a bit to make sure she had the gun up and she's looking at 3 hens in the decoys at 20 yds. How the heck did they sneak in? I yelped and the hens started to leave and the boys came running in. I told her the last one had a beard "BOOM" she was already on it. Jake with an almost full fan,5 inch beard,1/2 inch spurs. I am so blessed to have a wife to share my passions with.
IMG_1846.JPG
IMG_1849.JPG
Put you plans in the nail scarred hands.

User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 3623
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by guesswho » May 24th, 2018, 12:48 pm

Nice. Big ole congrats to her. Good job!
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

User avatar
CamoMan4025
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2934
Joined: August 31st, 2011, 10:51 am
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by CamoMan4025 » May 24th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Fantastic......I almost hit one with my truck yesterday........that's as close as I got!
"God, Guts & High Explosives"

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4883
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by Hognutz » May 24th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Congrats to the Mrs., Billie. Nicely done!
BTW.. you married up, my friend!! :LMAO:
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

User avatar
Jamey
Posts: 412
Joined: May 22nd, 2013, 9:25 am
Location: Thomasville GA

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by Jamey » May 24th, 2018, 3:48 pm

Congrats to you and your wife!!
ImageImage

User avatar
SwampDrummin
Posts: 210
Joined: January 5th, 2016, 5:38 pm

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by SwampDrummin » May 24th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Unless I have my biology wrong there’s no such thing as a Jake with a full fan. He might be a late hatch but he’s no jake. Congrats now gonmake your apology to the lady of the house.

User avatar
Grumpy
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4370
Joined: January 22nd, 2012, 12:03 pm
Location: N.C. Montana

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by Grumpy » May 24th, 2018, 6:30 pm

SwampDrummin wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Unless I have my biology wrong there’s no such thing as a Jake with a full fan. He might be a late hatch but he’s no jake. Congrats now gonmake your apology to the lady of the house.


Same thing I was thinking and a 5 inch beard in one year sounds like a two year old to me.
Congrats anyway, fun to see other do the shooting some times.
I was not his father but he was my son,,MAK IV, 10-15-1993 - 4-22-2007
"Rest in Peace my Little Buddy"

User avatar
hookedspur
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2029
Joined: May 24th, 2012, 7:44 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by hookedspur » May 24th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Congrats to Debby' , Great job !!

User avatar
OLE RASPY
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1924
Joined: July 8th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Location: KENTUCKY

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by OLE RASPY » May 24th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Congrats to her. WTG. GOOD JOB.
TURKEYS
COYOTES
DEER
SQUIRRELS
(all in this order)

User avatar
redarrow
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 5262
Joined: October 2nd, 2011, 8:26 am
Location: S E Michigan

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by redarrow » May 24th, 2018, 7:47 pm

I've always figured the spurs tell the real story on age.A jake would be a year old.Or last years hatch.However,I will tell the missus she shot a gobble according to you guys. Oh yeah,the beard is 6 inches exactly.I didn't measure the spurs. Will take more photos and measurements and let you guys decide.
Put you plans in the nail scarred hands.

User avatar
hoobilly
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 5160
Joined: August 15th, 2011, 9:15 pm
Location: Argos Indiana

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by hoobilly » May 24th, 2018, 7:53 pm

nothing better than sharing the turkey woods with family! especially your kids and or wife!

my wife went for the first time this spring. Got to go 3 times with her. May be she will get more time to hunt longer next spring.


congrats to your better half Red!

User avatar
howl
Posts: 996
Joined: April 25th, 2013, 9:26 am
Location: Middle GA

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by howl » May 24th, 2018, 8:43 pm

That's a late born gobbler and a trophy any way you look at it. Congratulations to you both!

2Shooter
Posts: 868
Joined: January 6th, 2016, 9:18 pm
Location: North Georgia

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by 2Shooter » May 25th, 2018, 5:34 am

Congrats!!!! Glad you got to share that together!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

User avatar
davisd9
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1044
Joined: June 28th, 2012, 9:15 am
Location: South Carolina

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by davisd9 » May 25th, 2018, 12:01 pm

redarrow wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 7:47 pm
I've always figured the spurs tell the real story on age.A jake would be a year old.Or last years hatch.However,I will tell the missus she shot a gobble according to you guys. Oh yeah,the beard is 6 inches exactly.I didn't measure the spurs. Will take more photos and measurements and let you guys decide.
Spurs do not age turkeys. Spur length comes from multiple factors like genetics and nutrition. Was the fan truly 100% even? The wing patches are not. If it was completely even, then I agree it was an early born Tom.

quavers16
Posts: 283
Joined: February 25th, 2016, 10:25 am

Re: My Wife Killed Her First Turkey this Morning.

Post by quavers16 » May 25th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Great pic and a good 1st Gobbler!!

Post Reply

Return to “Gobbler Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests