Junior Hunt

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2010/04/24 15:53:23 (permalink)

Junior Hunt

I Got a 17 lb jake...6:20 this morning. Did any of you guys take a kid hunting? This year was my last year for the junior hunt. Any luck from anybody here?

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    chicken27
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/24 18:33:55 (permalink)
    We had to longbearsd come into our decoys at 7:10.When i saw them rounding the bend a saw another taxidermist awaiting me but my daughter didn't close the deal at ten yards 2 MR.longbeards stood pow and they just walk back down over the hill.We tryed to get some other birds fired up but no luck till 10:30.I had two tearing there heads off for an hour straight but they would not come no closer then 60 yards.With all that been said it was a great time with my kid and a day she'll probably remeber for quit sometime.
    post edited by chicken27 - 2010/04/24 19:12:07
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/24 21:13:37 (permalink)
    had alot gobblin! just couldnt get them in
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/25 09:20:42 (permalink)
    the bird i killed was with 4 other jakes. right before daybreak they answered to the owl hoot and that got them really fired up. they gobbled the whole way in til i shot. got what i thought was the biggest one. it was a great morning

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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/25 13:14:46 (permalink)
    I shot her gun today it's hitting high left at ten yards.The rear sight broke off of it last year but we could still hit pop bottles out to thrity yards.So it's kinda of my fault she missed should of pattern her gun for her just not shoot it.I'm an **** an fell bad now.I'm getting ready to go to cabela's to get her a new sight any suggestions?I want a sight that i can adjust windage and elevation.
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/26 20:35:37 (permalink)
    i have a nice tru glo sight..its rear sight is adjustable..i dont know the wexact name of it but is is very nice.

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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/26 22:37:49 (permalink)
    my father took the grandson of the gentleman who's farm we hunt out saturday morning. the kid has never been hunting other than when we took him out for youth deer this year so he was excited to go. dad sent me a text at 7:45am sayin that the boy missed a nice gobbler at 20 yards, but was still smilin ear to ear.
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/27 17:36:58 (permalink)
    My son and I went on his first turkey hunt. Had a longbeard fly down about 35 yards and then 3 jakes walked in at 15 yards. He couldn't get a shot and they walked out of view to our right as that side of the blind was closed. Those 3 jakes walked between the tree the side of my blind was against and the blind. I could see them rubbing against the fabric beside me and could see thier feet under the edge of the blind. I thought about reaching out and grabbing one, yanking it in and telling him to "skin that one and I'd get him another". Eventually the jakes got chased back around us by another long beard and this was the result.
    Probably one of my best hunts ever.......



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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/27 21:44:29 (permalink)
    Nothing better than a bunch of jakes for the Jrs.Fun hunt, there dumb and vocal.Congrat to the proud little man,and hope you have many more fun hunts.
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/28 00:39:56 (permalink)
    had the tru glo sight for acouple years and found myself lifting my head and not keeping it down on the stock- causes misses... yea they're nice to see in low light but im back to the 2 bb's  down the barrel ... havent missed since... line them up, keep your head down and do your hw patterning your gun and usually results in a bird down..
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/28 16:44:04 (permalink)
    My 11 year old shot his first gobbler Saturday.  Kudos to the PGC for the mentored hunting seasons, he's had more opportunities for quality hunting the last couple years than I think I had before age 20.  Guess they don't screw EVERYTHING up after all.
     
     
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/29 10:59:21 (permalink)
    Agreed Crosfork. I have always been a proponent of the PGC when it comes to the opportunities they have started to provide for youth, and more recently the mentored youth hunt. They have done and excellent job and in my opinion lead the nation in this regard.

    I am concerned however with the opponenets of the youth hunts. After my son shot his bird this weekend, I have heard the following comments from so called "Sportsmen".

    "Heard you shot one for your kid!"

    He shot it on ground open to public hunting..... and this commment
    "Can't believe you took your kid over there by my house and let him shoot one, this youth hunt is a joke, there is NO way they should be out there before the rest of us!"

    This one is particularly funny because it was not a longbeard.....
    "Not only do you take him to that spot (once again open to public hunting), but you let him shoot a longbeard! That's just not right!"

    The list goes on and on.......I am sick of the older hunters with diminishing skills (because those are the ones complaining) who are upset that the kids get a crack at them before they do. Possibly the most unsportsman like comments I have ever heard.

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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/29 13:34:37 (permalink)
    Some of the older hunters have the mentality that they didn't have any special seasons when they started hunting so no one else should.
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/29 21:58:45 (permalink)
    Took my youngest daughter out Sat. for her first turkey hunt.  At 6:50 she shot a bird that will for sure be the biggest of her life.  He has 5 beards, the longest being 10.5".  1 1/8 and 1 3/8 spurs and weighed 19# 12 oz.  Just submitted her paperwork to the NWTF yesterday.  When registered it will be the #1 PA women turkey and #6 PA overall.  Definately proves the blind squirrel and the nut theory once and for all!  Needless to say, we were both a little excited.
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/30 09:50:43 (permalink)
    Congrats Triple B, that's awesome....

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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/30 10:31:09 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: MuskyMastr

    Agreed Crosfork. I have always been a proponent of the PGC when it comes to the opportunities they have started to provide for youth, and more recently the mentored youth hunt. They have done and excellent job and in my opinion lead the nation in this regard.

    I am concerned however with the opponenets of the youth hunts. After my son shot his bird this weekend, I have heard the following comments from so called "Sportsmen".

    "Heard you shot one for your kid!"

    He shot it on ground open to public hunting..... and this commment
    "Can't believe you took your kid over there by my house and let him shoot one, this youth hunt is a joke, there is NO way they should be out there before the rest of us!"

    This one is particularly funny because it was not a longbeard.....
    "Not only do you take him to that spot (once again open to public hunting), but you let him shoot a longbeard! That's just not right!"

    The list goes on and on.......I am sick of the older hunters with diminishing skills (because those are the ones complaining) who are upset that the kids get a crack at them before they do. Possibly the most unsportsman like comments I have ever heard.

     
    Just like internet trolls, best to ignore them.  They have a deficiency somewhere else and are trying to make up for it.
    Congrats on the successful harvest! 
     
    Those types of "hunters" talk the same way about archers.  Oh well. 
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    RE: Junior Hunt 2010/04/30 16:44:37 (permalink)
    Musky next time take i camcorder.The first one my daughter got was on video.I knew how ****holes like to talk $hit on people but when it's on video you can tell him to go f themselves.Congrats to all the jr's that killed.
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/05 13:43:22 (permalink)
    I don't know how I missed this thread! lol

    Great stories & pics all around, congrats to all you youth hunters!
    Can't wait until I can get my boy out.

    Here's Triple B's daughters bird....one word...AWESOME! Bird of a lifetime for sure.
    Congrats to both the happy hunters!









    post edited by Pork - 2010/05/05 13:44:30

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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/05 15:25:39 (permalink)
    Five beards, never heard of that before, that is awesome!  Congrat's to you and your daughter.  Those are memories nobody can ever take away from you.
     
    Musky and others.............I hear you.  Someone above said "those type of people are just trying to make up for some deficiency of their own".  That couldn't me more true!  I think you hit the nail on the head.
     
    Fact is, alot of those "types" can't even be classified as the "blind squirrel" if you know what I mean.  They are more than likely just jealous.  Anyone who is going to make crackbacks on kids like that doesn't deserve your time.  And those types are just going to find something.....anything to moan and complain about anyways.  Good riddance.
     
     
     
    Kudos again to the PGC for mentored hunts.
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/05 15:55:34 (permalink)
    Thanks for the pic posting.  What's the secret when files are too big?  Not a computer geniuss by any means but not illiterate either.
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/05 16:06:35 (permalink)
    No prob.

    PM'd ya.

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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/05 19:58:03 (permalink)
    pork how old was this bird?

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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/06 08:28:06 (permalink)
    dunno bud, Triple B & his daughter got it.
    I just posted it for him.

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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/06 10:47:21 (permalink)
    Not sure about age.  Not exactly a turkey expert by any stretch.  Spurs were 1 1/8 & 1 3/8 and in my opinion uncharacterisically blunt.  Seems usually when I've seen birds with spurs over 1" they've been sharp and pointed.  These are very heavy at the base and blunt.  Don't know if that's any kind of age indicator or not.  Maybe some turkey guru can help.
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/06 14:02:13 (permalink)

     
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/06 17:47:33 (permalink)
    i would check into it,that mite be some kind of record. maybe get the youngen in the books. thats a dandy of a bird. bird of a life time no doubt. congradulations.
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/06 21:55:48 (permalink)
    Already sent paperwork in to NWTF.  It'll be #1 PA women turkey and #6 PA overall.  Told her she may as well hang up her turkey hunting hat now - it's all over!
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/07 08:13:10 (permalink)
    That is stud of a bird, congrats to you and your daughter!

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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/07 13:30:11 (permalink)
    that is wonderful. and congradulations again.
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    RE: Junior Hunt ~ (Zoe's Gobbler) 2010/05/09 04:16:38 (permalink)
    usually if those spurs arent pointy its a 2 year old, im not sure on this one tho..he is uncharictaristicly large to be a 2 year old....

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