Another airgun turkey! Graphic!April 18 2013 at 1:54 AM
|Gilman (Login kgphotos)|
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.
|This message has been edited by kgphotos on Apr 18, 2013 2:03 AM|
|April 18 2013, 3:27 AM |
Great photos too. Thanks for sharing.
|April 18 2013, 6:25 AM |
who needs overwhelming power when you have surgical precision ?
"Almost None Knows the Keen sense of Satisfaction Which Comes from Taking Game with their Own Homade Weapons"
One more time, Gilman. well done...nt
|April 18 2013, 6:33 AM |
Thank you Dwight. NT
|April 19 2013, 6:19 PM |
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.
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.
|Charlie in CT|
Agree with Greg! n/t
|April 18 2013, 11:21 AM |
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.
Maybe Steve should post the picture on the hunting forum,,n/t
|April 18 2013, 11:32 AM |
Agree...Fantastic Pic(s)! Congrats on your success. nt.
|April 18 2013, 12:06 PM |
Truth is Stranger than Fiction.....
|This message has been edited by Diamondback on Apr 18, 2013 12:08 PM|
|Lt Skitz (Kevin Skazalski)|
|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.
We are in California; near Fresno. NT
|April 18 2013, 11:24 AM |
Chip @ Crosman
Re: Another airgun turkey! Graphic!
|April 18 2013, 8:07 AM |
Thanks Chip. NT
|April 18 2013, 11:25 AM |
|Richard in Memphis|
Good shooting and GREAT pic!!...nt
|April 18 2013, 9:12 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.
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.
Friggin' awesome :)
|April 18 2013, 10:12 AM |
The pics are just glorious!
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.