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CzechSM

A short but interesting hunt

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CzechSM

I have a couple of turkey tags for this season so after work and between thunderstorms I headed out back for a blind. I had a knee worked on a couple of weeks ago and between that, walking in a muddy field and wearing a rain suit I was sweating and overheating by the time I arrived at the blind. As I approached the blind a tom ran out of the  clover field and a doe and fawn were at the water hole. A good start. I set out the decoys, sat for a while and let things settle down. On my first calling sequence I had a tom gobble back. I put the call down and within a minute I saw a tom approaching from below. It wasn't from where the gobble came from so I assumed it was a different bird. He saw the decoys and strutted in. I shot him at about thirty yards and in about three minutes from when I had originally called. 

 

I decided to sit tight for a while in case another bird came in as I had another tag. I maybe sat another 30 minutes and another storm with thunder and lightening was moving in from the south. Not wanting to walk in the mud, in the rain, in a rain suit, carrying a turkey so I decided to call it a day and head out. I put my gear together and exited the blind. As I walked over to the turkey I got about 10 feet past the decoys and I saw a fawn that was laying there in the clover. I tried to get my phone out and snap a picture but the fawn got up and headed out before I could get it out. Amazing that the fawn had been laying there when I put the decoys out and laid still while I shot a turkey right over it. The tom laid about 15 yards past the fawn. It was a short hunt but it was an interesting one.

 

 

 

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dogrunner

Congrats, fawns best defense is keeping a low profile till mom comes back. 

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Michael Stenstrom

That will make it memorable! Congrats!!

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vabirddog

Congrats! That is a good looking plot! Always amazed by just how small and invisible fawns can be. Have had them jump from a clump is a short pasture and wonder how could i have missed that.

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