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    SC Wheelin' Sportsmen Turkey Hunt

    My buddy Mike and I took off at 5:30 last Thursday morning and drove to Aiken SC where we met up with 24 other hunters with disabilities, NWTF, USFS and Dept. of Energy volunteers for an awesome spring gobbler hunt at the 200,000 acre Savannah River Nuclear Site. Each hunter had approx. 2000 acres to hunt!

    We scouted Thursday afternoon and returned before dawn Friday to hunt. We heard lots of birds gobbling first thing but we moved to get set up closer. We ended up calling in two gobblers from different directions. The gobbler that came in through the pines in front of us was huge but he got into some thick stuff at 35 yards and never gave me a shot. We then moved a mile or so down the road to another area that I had liked the day before during scouting. We went along a road through prescribed burn pines, made a couple of calls and got an immediate answer. We ended up calling in two gobblers but they came in my right side so I had to switch my shotgun around on the rest and shoot left-handed. They appeared behind a downed log, came out into the open and stopped to look for the hen. They were side by side, necks 8" apart so I shot and both went down. My first one-shot double.
    "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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    Here's my set up and the last thing a turkey sees. 25 hunters harvested 42 gobblers during the 2-day hunt.
    "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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      #3
      And part of a group shot.
      "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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        #4
        Awesome DeadEye...Congrats!

        As much as I like the outdoors I never hunted for turkeys. By the time I'd be ready to go, the morning hunt would be shot. Here in NJ hunting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until 12pm. Not sure about other states though.

        BTW, I love your 3D leafy camo.
        March 21st, 2010 - The day the Republic Died

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          #5
          I'd call that a good hunt. 2 fer 1... how sweet is that. Way to be DE!

          I like your gun mount. Your own design?

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            #6
            hey robin whats that camo your useing because im jjust throwing my blind up right now and id like to get something like your useing so i dont have to throw my blind up evertime..

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              #7
              awesome hunt buddy!
              http://www.dsportsman.com

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                #8
                Chad, you wouldn't believe the property and the amount of birds on there. A truly amazing hunt.

                96 and Deel, the camo I'm using is the new Quaker Boy vest-a-blind. I saw it at the NWTF convention in Nashville, liked it and said I'd check into getting one later. Well, my lady friend went back to the trade show floor and picked one up for me while I was in a meeting and surprised me with it before the season. It works great for me. I attached it to my turkey vest, it stores in it's own hood, and I flip it over my head, roll it out, and I'm covered. When I'm done I just pull it up into my lap and roll back to the van. I roll it up later and store it back into the hood.

                NorthQuad, yes, my own design that I produce and sell. Pm if you want more info.

                Here's the link to the camo I'm using.

                http://www.quakerboy.com/index.cfm
                Last edited by DeadEye; 21 Apr 2010, 9:22 PM. Reason: Added link.
                "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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                  #9
                  Awesome!

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                    #10
                    Good hunt!

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                      #11
                      Nice going DeadEye. There are a lot of turkeys along side the roads here and a lot of anti-hunt property owners, got it made if you have your own land.

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                        #12
                        Looks as if a great time was had by all, that double must have done wonders for your cartridge to kill ratio, and what beautifully marked birds......



                        The Ghillie suite looks perfect for pigeon decoying, I'm still using a pre cold war vehicle camo net, time to join the 21st. century perhaps?

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                          #13



                          ...I don't get it?... Why have you posted a picture of a bush???







                          j/k....seriously impressive camo, and some v nice turkeys. I'm supposed to go turkey hunting for the first time.....soon

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                            #14
                            That's a lot of fly tying material and some good eats that you all have there. Nice going
                            William M.
                            T 6/7 Complete - 4/20/74

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by MarkB701 View Post
                              j/k....seriously impressive camo, and some v nice turkeys. I'm supposed to go turkey hunting for the first time.....soon
                              Mark, you're right next door in Georgia. Next year you need to apply! It is an awesome hunt!
                              "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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