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Another airgun turkey! Graphic!

April 18 2013 at 1:54 AM
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Went turkey hunting again with a buddy and we were both successful. We arrived before sunrise and could hear turkeys gobbling. Not sure if they were in the trees still or already on the ground. We found a good hiding spot, put out the decoys and began calling. Took about 20 minutes and we had 6 birds come in. They were apprehensive and didn't want to come all the way in. Took a bit of coaxing/calling to get them the last few yards. My Air Ranger was in my lap but the first bird of the day would belong to my buddy. It was his first turkey ever. He took the bird with a shotgun and the rest took off. After photos and some turkey carving we put the meat on ice and went back after them for my bird. On the next set up we had the turkeys coming in in just a few moments. I was backed up under a low hanging oak with my back to the trunk and my Air Ranger .25 sitting on the cross-sticks. We were slightly downhill from where the turkeys were gobbling as they came in. What a thrill it was to see their red heads bobbing through the grass coming toward us. They stopped near the decoys about 20 yards out. This time the turkey held his head very still and the JSB King clobbered him right between the ear and the eye. I don't know why it took me so long to give turkey hunting a try. This is a blast, literally! Turkeys with airguns adds a whole new dimension to hunting. I love it.
Kenny

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Nice shot!

April 18 2013, 3:27 AM 

Great photos too. Thanks for sharing.

 
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Teriffic !!!!

April 18 2013, 6:25 AM 

who needs overwhelming power when you have surgical precision ? happy.gifhappy.gif

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One more time, Gilman. well done...nt

April 18 2013, 6:33 AM 


 
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Thank you Dwight. NT

April 19 2013, 6:19 PM 


 
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There is nothing like having a gobbler respond

April 18 2013, 7:02 AM 

And come to your call! Then to shoot him with an airgun, that would be incredible. i look forward to trying it. Sounds like you were in a heck of a spot.

mike

 
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Greg
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Better copyright that last picture........

April 18 2013, 7:20 AM 

someone is going to want to put it on the cover of a magazine!!! Maybe Daystate.

Very nice

 
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Charlie in CT
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Agree with Greg! n/t

April 18 2013, 11:21 AM 


 
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(Login kgphotos)
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Thanks guys. My hunting buddy and I both

April 18 2013, 11:23 AM 

make our living in photography so we take a lot of photos.

 
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Maybe Steve should post the picture on the hunting forum,,n/t

April 18 2013, 11:32 AM 


 
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Diamondback
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Agree...Fantastic Pic(s)! Congrats on your success. nt.

April 18 2013, 12:06 PM 

nt

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What State?

April 18 2013, 7:33 AM 

Can I ask what state you were hunting in? A buddy just picked up a nice gobbler in Tennessee the other week, but he was using a shotgun.

 
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We are in California; near Fresno. NT

April 18 2013, 11:24 AM 


 
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Chip @ Crosman
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Re: Another airgun turkey! Graphic!

April 18 2013, 8:07 AM 

Congrats on hanging some spurs! Absolutely great photos.


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Thanks Chip. NT

April 18 2013, 11:25 AM 


 
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Richard in Memphis
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Good shooting and GREAT pic!!...nt

April 18 2013, 9:12 AM 


 
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Robert Bean
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April 18 2013, 9:59 AM 

Be careful. Most states it is not legal to take a turkey with an air gun. Be cautious in how you describe your hunt and where it was taken until you validate the local laws. Even here in Texas which is a pretty open state it is not legal to hunt turkey with an airgun.

 
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Thanks Robert. We are in California where it

April 18 2013, 11:29 AM 

is legal to hunt turkeys with an air rifle. California has lots of gun laws but it is ironic that it is also one of the most airgun friendly states. We can hunt all small game and all upland birds except the federally regulated doves with an airgun.

 
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Astro
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Friggin' awesome :)

April 18 2013, 10:12 AM 


The pics are just glorious! happy.gif


 
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That guy Chief AJ took one with a slingshot

April 18 2013, 10:31 AM 

right out of a blind close range head shot. I think it was a 44cal lead ball.

 
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Thanks Astro. NT

April 18 2013, 11:26 AM 


 
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Marius.D
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Pretty cool, and those are some great pics!!

April 18 2013, 10:51 AM 

Pretty cool, and those are some great pics!! Thanks for sharing those.

Marius.D

 
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Thanks for all the nice

April 18 2013, 11:41 AM 

comments guys; especially on the photos. My buddy and I are both professional photographers as well as hunters. We actually have as much fun with the photos as the hunt itself. Here are a few of his turkey.

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Mach-1
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My first ever turkey hunt this year

April 18 2013, 12:36 PM 

Used PB but no matter didn't get to pull the trigger anyway. Though had I had my 25cal Marauder could have picked one off.

I'm not really a master hunter and had never turkey hunted. My son wanted to go... so i picked up a mouth call and a CD to learn how to use it.

Called in a nice tom to within about 80 yards... just couldn't get him closer. Next time full face coverage. Figure he spotted our bright faces in the blind.

Lesson learned... cammo is not a fashion statement. Still though it was very exciting to call in a tom. Hear him getting closer and closer and answering my various calls as suggested in the CD.

Not bad at all for a first time out... or at least that is how I'm soothing my pride.

 
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VAF
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Bow/airgun/rifire to the head=happy turkey eating. Shotgun=

April 18 2013, 2:44 PM 

picking lead outta yer teeth.

that air ranger will do the job for sure.....

I used to take them at 30yds with my first b-25 in .22...doing only 16ftlbs at the muzzle. shoulda never sold that cheap little sharpshooter.

Anybody ever told you that you look like Billy Bob Thornton?

God bless,

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jerry
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Re: Bow/airgun/rifire to the head=happy turkey eating. Shotgun=

April 19 2013, 2:07 AM 

why would that happen?? i have killed a helluva lot of them with a 12 gauge, #5 shot and a tight turkey choke, aiming at the head. consistent kills to 50 yards and never found a pellet anywhere in the edible part of the bird!!! air rifles are not the only way to kill a turkey and still enjoy a good "safe" meal- they are just a fun way!

 
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Photo Equip?

April 18 2013, 4:35 PM 

As others have noted in addition to a nice bird, and great story, your photos are exceptional. What's your basic equipment consist of?

Congrats on a great hunt and great pics... or a great shot and great shots!

 
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Re: Photo Equip?

April 18 2013, 4:44 PM 

On this hunt we had a Canon 5D and a 24-105L lens. I usually only carry a G1X when I am hunting and fishing but an SLR with a good lens is a lot better if you don't mind carrying it.

 
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Cheng Lo
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beauty

April 19 2013, 12:55 AM 

Awesome shooting and terrific camera work!

 
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Rod
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Re: Another airgun turkey! Graphic!

April 18 2013, 4:44 PM 

Great story and photos!
Congrats from another Central Ca hunter!

 
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Thanks Rod. Where are you in CA? NT

April 19 2013, 12:15 AM 


 
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Tofazfou
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Just AWESOME. Friggen awesome! Keep up the

April 18 2013, 8:15 PM 

excellent post and shooting

YOU TURKEY....lol!

 
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Art Keys
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Gilman,.... great job congrats!........ my state suxs!

April 18 2013, 9:06 PM 

DEAR ARKANSAS Fish ans Game, Why do you feel a shotgun using a pellet load is SAFER than a well placed single pellet from an airgun. I just don't get it.

From time to time Everyone should squish some mudd between their toe's!!!!!!

 
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Eric
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Thanks for posting such wonderment! nt

April 18 2013, 9:52 PM 



Winds light and variable!

 
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john
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nice bird...cooking advice...

April 19 2013, 4:09 PM 

Wild ones are leaner than store bought...use a few strips of bacon on the breast while roasting for about 60% of the cooking time...adds flava and keeps moist not dry...you can tent it with foil afterwards and cook uncovered last 20 minutes for a final brown...or a nice tan!!

 
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Thank you John. nt

April 19 2013, 6:17 PM 


 
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