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Passinthru Outdoors



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: 2012 Youth Turkey Hunt recap Reply with quote

My daughter Kaleigh and I joined a friend and our friends son Jared on the youth hunt this past Saturday and for the long version you can ready my blog post about it here: http://passinthruoutdoors.blogspot.com/2012/04/2012-ct-youth-turkey-hunt-success.html

For the short version.

Our scouting has shown that the farm has plenty of legal birds to shoot as it is loaded with Jakes and 3 mature toms. My daughter has been watching them for weeks and made a decision to not shoot a Jake, she took one last year and wanted a mature Tom, actually she wanted one bigger then her brother's birds. A doable task, but nothing like putting the pressure on me. We were close enough to Jared to hear him shooting not long after fly down and we could catch a glimpse of a strutting bird in the field, but not close enough to hear JF2 calling or see the action in front of Jared.

Jared scored his First, Second and Third turkey of his short turkey hunting career (his first turkey hunt ever) early Saturday and was tagged out and home by 7:30am.



Twice during the hunt Kaleigh had opportunities to shoot a Jake but stuck to her guns and waited them out in hopes of one of the mature birds we'd been seeing. Well, we never got a look at one or a chance to work one, but they were there and we had loads of fun watching, taping and taking pictures of those knuckle head Jakes.

Here is a picture of one of the Tom's (aka Fingers) Kaleigh was hoping would show up. She took his picture on Sunday after the youth hunt.




Some video of the Jakes being Jakes as they huddle around our decoy just 15 yards from our blind.


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PECo



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Patience is one of the great lessons to learn.
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DirtyDawg10



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job! Fingers looks like he's worth waiting for.
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CT_BASSman



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job taking that thunder chicken!
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CT_BASSman wrote:
Good job taking that thunder chicken!


Whoops!

FYI:
Turkeys are not called Thunder Chickens.

It's the Ruffed Grouse that have that long held title! Very Happy
Also known as Thunder Wings!
They will get your adreniline going at take-off! Thumbs Up

Super Gobbler you got there Exclamation
Had one of my dogs get into it with one -> Gashed him up pretty good with those 3 inch spurs of theirs.

SeaDog1 Mr. Green
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CT_BASSman



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeaDog1 wrote:
CT_BASSman wrote:
Good job taking that thunder chicken!


Whoops!

FYI:
Turkeys are not called Thunder Chickens.

It's the Ruffed Grouse that have that long held title! Very Happy
Also known as Thunder Wings!
They will get your adreniline going at take-off! Thumbs Up

Super Gobbler you got there Exclamation
Had one of my dogs get into it with one -> Gashed him up pretty good with those 3 inch spurs of theirs.

SeaDog1 Mr. Green


Seriously? Going to argue about that?. . .

Every group of hunters I know around, and it's way more than you know, refer to them as thunder chickens.

You even see it on TV from the big names in hunting calling them that.

And FYI there's turkey calls and decoys named after "thunder chicken".

Just STFU, seriously. You have no idea what you're talking about.
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

No! Just said that Ruffed Grouse have held that particular title long before someone decided to call a turkey the same.

It's a bonified historic fact .... and long before you or I where born and picked up our 1st gun.

My grandfather, 2 uncles, and many friends/guides in Vt. and N.H. all called them that.

Cheech! Sensitive aren't you! Shocked

SeaDog1 Mr. Green
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chud059



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

southerners call wild turkeys thunder chickens. Google it.. anyway, I'm sure they are just as tastey with some gravey and stuffing.....but not as tastey as a johnsonville brat!!!!!
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Johnsonville Brats are very good.

But I'm 100% Polish ...So it's Kielbasa -> grlled, fried, boiled, ....and best of all steamed in beer! YUM! Very Happy Thumbs Up

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chud059



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hope this doesn't come out wrong...LOL... I love sausage!!! Yes, I said it... I love sausage, Keilbasa, brats, with or without saurkraut... grilled, boiled or fried...I also like the new Johnsonville brat patties...bought them once they were frozen together..I complained on johnsonville fb page about putting liners between the patties and low and behold they put liners between the patties!!! They are better than a burger!!!!.... Again, My name is Mark and I love Sausage!!
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chud059 wrote:
hope this doesn't come out wrong...LOL... I love sausage!!! Yes, I said it... I love sausage, Keilbasa, brats, with or without saurkraut... grilled, boiled or fried...I also like the new Johnsonville brat patties...bought them once they were frozen together..I complained on johnsonville fb page about putting liners between the patties and low and behold they put liners between the patties!!! They are better than a burger!!!!.... Again, My name is Mark and I love Sausage!!


Hi,

All I can say is ....3 Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up UP Very Happy

SeaDog1
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Fisherman100



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U GETTING MY MOUTH WATERING! im 1/4 polish im sooo hungry right now just reading this.

if i had a 1-5 thumbs up i give it 5!
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Michael



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can always go for a whole stick of kielbasa with some ham on the side. Start it off with the traditional Slovak mushroom soup!

1/2 Slovak with a bit of Polish in with it

Make sure you go to your local Polska, Hungarian, or Slovak store to get the best imports!

I can taste that sauerkraut juice in the broth!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that s#$% lookin gooood
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