Couple MT Toms

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Hobbes_mobile
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Couple MT Toms

Post by Hobbes_mobile » May 15th, 2019, 2:16 pm

It's not very often that I have a chance to hunt a private ranch for turkeys, so I jumped at this chance in Southeast Montana. The rancher had let a couple guys shoot birds early in the season, but no one since.

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After a 7 hour drive, we arrived at 2:30 AM Monday morning. We crashed in an old bunkhouse until 8:30 AM and started hunting at 10 AM. Pastor had a tom by 11AM. We hunted for a couple more hours but couldn't convince a tom that we'd heard while calling in the first to commit.

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That evening we had dinner with the rancher and his family. He'd brought a horny toad lizard home that his girls were thrilled with.

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Afterwards we tried to fish in a local pond for small mouth, without any luck.

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We started hunting at about sunrise on Tuesday and followed a flock around for a couple hours before I got into a right time right place position with one of the gobblers and he strutted in at 7:42 AM.

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We hunted the dominant bird for a few more hours with Pastor's other tag before deciding getting home a day early would win us some brownie points. After stopping at another ranch and the family insisting that we eat supper with them, we got home at 2 AM last night.

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Re: Couple MT Toms

Post by joey46 » May 15th, 2019, 3:18 pm

I hope you give thanks every day for days you have received in turkey country. Congrats - again. Lol.

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Re: Couple MT Toms

Post by spider316 » May 15th, 2019, 4:25 pm

Incredible once again, congrats !

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Re: Couple MT Toms

Post by howl » May 15th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Really sorry you had to suffer through that.

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Re: Couple MT Toms

Post by Hognutz » May 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Way to go, Hobbes. You are stacking them up this year! Nice pics!
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
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Re: Couple MT Toms

Post by Hobbes_mobile » May 15th, 2019, 5:51 pm

howl wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Really sorry you had to suffer through that.
It was awful!!! 😭

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Re: Couple MT Toms

Post by hoobilly » May 15th, 2019, 6:00 pm

Very beautiful gobblers to both of you!

Them toads are cool. My daughter would keep it and name it

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