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Take em the old fashion way #13806703 05/09/19
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Turkey hunting was tough this season. Bird population was down and those that were there were more wary. At the beginning of the season the Gobblers were with the hens and there was no way I could coax then within range of my new 16ga Fusil Fine.

The last couple days of the two week season was light rain, just wet enough to make you check occasionally to be sure there was dry powder in the pan. On the next to the last morning I was again in the woods before light listening for that magic sound of a tom turkey as he awoke on his roost. It had been quiet for the last few days with no turkey sightings or gobbling. I would have been discouraged but for the fact that I was in the woods with my new smoothbore Flintlock, stroking her and telling her to be patient. I had named my new gun "Matilda" which means fierce in battle. The name came to me one day as though from an unseen source , the gun was still in the process of being built.

As Matilda and I sat and watched a fox squirrel scurrying around, a faint gobble came in my good ear. I couldn't tell how far away he was but it sounded like a fare piece. I reached in my call bag, bypassing the box call and the wingbone call and took out my diaphragm call. I knew that call had a better range and I wanted him to hear me. I gave a few loud clucks....no response. I waited a bit and called again....no answer. I thought he has to hear that,... I'll bet he is coming in silent

I sat and waited and watched in the direction I had first heard the gobble. I checked the power in the pan and held Matilda at the ready.

Then I saw a movement back in the pines,..a light silvery something moving slowly in my direction. Then I saw the red and blue head of the Tom as he moved ever so slow looking for the hen he had heard over here, I eared back the hammer and when he passed behind a big maple tree I raised the gun to my shoulder...…..I waited until I had a clear shot that looked to be about 25 yards.....The hammer fell and Matilda roared. For just a few seconds the smoke from 75 gr's of 2ff powder blocked the bird but then I saw that he was down and flopping. The load of #6 shot had done it's job.

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Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13806727 05/09/19
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ttt

Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13806771 05/09/19
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That was a really great story...makes me want a smoothbore frontstuffer!

Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13806935 05/09/19
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Atta Boy----Love the retro. Bob

Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13806956 05/09/19
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very nice, congrats

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Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13807051 05/09/19
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..."dig", LH. Very cool.

Congrats.

And the hatchet?

Attack turks?
Rogue Indians?
Grizz?

.....Liberals?

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Very nice.. Glad to see you are back posting..


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Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13807912 05/10/19
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And the hatchet?

Attack turks?
Rogue Indians?
Grizz?

.....Liberals?


It goes with the persona.

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Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13808034 05/10/19
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Cool!
Thanks for the recap !

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Okey doke, LH

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Trump saw a way to make a brighter day so he started giving
There was a choice he was making, he was saving our own lives
Its true he made a brighter day for you and me. --Trump WINS 2016
Bravo

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Colonial America 1700era?

Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13810700 05/10/19
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Very cool.
I too am interested in the hatchet. And any details you'd care to share re the gun. Thanks

Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13812913 05/11/19
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You done good, pilgrim.


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Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #13812942 05/11/19
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A Great way to break in a new Gun Ron! Congrads on the Tom!


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Old school, thanks for sharing that.

Re: Take em the old fashion way [Re: Longhunter_1] #14164100 09/29/19
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I like to kill them with a bow, hard to get a shot off.


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