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A Turkey for Easter...
« on: March 31, 2013, 05:43:18 PM »

Actually we're having ham...  but this guy came to visit ;) ;) ;)

Right at 10am this morning I went to the kitchen to get my last cup of coffee.  I just happened to look out the kitchen window and this guy was walking up through our back yard.  He seemed pretty determined where he was going and by the time I got the video camera he was starting to get out of range.  This video is taken out through the dining room window with quite a bit of zoom. 

Easter Turkey 2013
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 11:34:58 PM »

Looks like you had too much caffeine when trying to steady the camera.  ;)
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 05:40:35 AM »

Looks like you had too much caffeine when trying to steady the camera.  ;)

LOL...  He's pretty close to 100 yards out there so I had a lot of 'zoom' on the lens...   

and I admit I still get a little excited to see something like that up that close... 

even if I'm not hunting ;) ;) ;)

Of course, I still get a little excited if I see a pretty young gal too 8* 8* 8*
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 07:25:29 AM »

I hope that turkey sticks around for Thanksgiving! Ha!
 
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 09:54:06 AM »

So, BRD, you got turkeys in your yard?...any nice trees with good cover... :o ;D
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 04:51:06 PM »

That would make for some YouTube quality trail cam footage......Zman suddenly dropping off a low hanging tree branch covered from head to toe in body camo paint with a Bowie knife between his teeth and having a Texas Death Match with a big ole Tom Turkey.  Classic!
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 07:00:06 AM »

So, BRD, you got turkeys in your yard?...any nice trees with good cover... :o ;D

Well he walked right under some of the biggest trees we have here...  but the limbs start at about 55 or 60 feet up so I'm afraid you'd have quite a 'drop' :o :o :o

Btw...  this guy yesterday took just about the same route that the 10 my wife last week were walking so they must have heard about you and are staying away from the low hanging branches ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 02:34:25 PM »

Well he walked right under some of the biggest trees we have here...  but the limbs start at about 55 or 60 feet up so I'm afraid you'd have quite a 'drop' :o :o :o

Btw...  this guy yesterday took just about the same route that the 10 my wife last week were walking so they must have heard about you and are staying away from the low hanging branches ;D ;D ;D


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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2013, 07:45:57 PM »


:D

My wife saw him again Friday afternoon... about a half a mile down the road. 

We found some of his tracks and they are huge :o :o :o
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 10:15:14 AM »

The last couple of days we've had a young hen and two chicks hanging out in our woods and right in our back yard.  A couple of years ago we had a young hen that hung out in our yard for a couple of months and we're kind of wondering if maybe this is the same one.  I walked out in the woods and one of the chicks flew (they're about the size of a full grown pheasant right now) but the mother turkey was only about 10 feet away from me and she just walked off into the brush.  She doesn't seem to mind people but she doesn't like the dogs!!!

While I was walking yesterday I put up a hen pheasant too :) :) :)
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 10:25:17 AM »

We had 4 turkeys walk across the east side of our yard this morning.  Then across the road and right into the front yard of our neighbor down the road.  And then right up to their bird feeder and they spent probably 15 to 20 minutes eating at the bird feeder.  All the time they were battling the wind.  When the finally left and were heading on into the woods across the road the pit bull finally spotted them and he got pretty excited.
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Re: A Turkey for Easter...
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 12:27:04 PM »

Here are 3 or the 4 turkeys yesterday...

This one was through the window and you can see the screen.  I tried opening the front door to get a couple but the wind was literally blowing so hard I couldn't hold the camera still...  had to lose lots of 'zoom' anyway because they were a long way out in the yard!!!

They don't look like they've suffered any over the winter.

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