2018 Delaware turkey opener

2018 Delaware turkey opener

Unread postby bambeklr » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm

Well Yesterday as you all know was Delawares opener for turkey season. I had planned on taking my 9 year old son Anthony on youth day last week but you have to be 10 to participate in the special youth hunts????????? I made him a promise that on our opening day I would let him have the first chance at a bird. He has been my road dog and hunting partner since he was 3 years old so he is no stranger to the game. Well we were loading my vest and getting all our gear together Friday night after putting a few birds to bed. I got thinking about him and how he was going to hold the gun long enough to call a turkey in on us. I took him through a few scenarios and had him holding his youth model 20 gauge. It still seemed a bit heavy for him and he couldn't get low enough to rest his gun on his knee. I then started brainstorming. I came up with and idea and ran with it. I took 2 cpvc pipes and some black duct tape and made him a bipod that slid between his magazine yube and the barrel. I just took the barrel off and put it in between then slid the barrel back on and she was good to go....
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We were set up on the field at 515 am and it was very windy. I waited until about 6 am to make some yelps and try to get a gobble. We heard one and his eyes got big as saucers. He was pretty far off but in all that wind I figured if he responded and we could hear him we might be ok.
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After about 30 minutes of calling and him gobbling I decided to make a move and cut the distance a little. We took a logging road down the middle of the woods and cut in to a water hole I deer hunt in September. There is a nice clearing in there and its a perfect place to do some strutting. I set Anthony up against a tree with 2 holly bushes in front of him for cover and set the old avian x hen out to do her magic. As soon as I set down I let out a few soft yelps and 2 birds responded immediately. I looked at Anthony and told him to " get ready, they are close " I figured they were under 100 yards. We played a good game of marko polo for about 10 minutes and in they came... By the sound of the gobbling I could have sworn they were long beards. Any bird will do for us as a first bird. They were both jakes and one of them was about to have a bad headache. I told him to kill the back bird since he was the one doing all the gobbling. When he cleared a tree I told him I would stop him and get his head up. I let out 3 short squeaky yelps and he gobbled back at 18 yards.... My little man pulled the trigger BOOM!!!!! Dead bird!!!!!! And another memory made... What a happy dad!!!!!
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Here is a link to the 9 minute marko polo game we played lol If you fast forward to when the last bird gets to the tree you can watch the shot and recovery.
http://playtunez.com/watch/nfjgqRYjHJo/ ... urkey.html
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Re: 2018 Delaware turkey opener

Unread postby Nevermoor » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:40 pm

What a great story. Congrats little man.
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Re: 2018 Delaware turkey opener

Unread postby ol timer » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:53 pm

Great write up and thanks for sharing with us what had to a fantastic exciting day with Anthony. The smiles on both your faces tells just how happy it all ended. Way to keep our hunting heritage alive with starting a new youngster with the passion we all love. You should be proud of the job your doing sharing with him your outdoor adventures since he was 3 great job pop!!! Congrats to both of you.
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Re: 2018 Delaware turkey opener

Unread postby bambeklr » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:42 pm

Thank you guys so much... I am so proud of him!!!!!! I cant wait to share more adventures and make new memories with him.
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Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:29 am

That is awesome, way to go Dad CONGRATS to you both!
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Unread postby bigcitybowhunter » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 am

Great Job! I love the bi pod! Congrats to Father and Son!
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Unread postby biggamecameraman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 pm

fine hunting story crazy fun photos thanks for the early season update bambekir :D :D :D
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Re: 2018 Delaware turkey opener

Unread postby bambeklr » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:05 pm

thanks everyone.... We will be on wboc outdoors delmarva next week... I cant wait to see his reaction when he sees himself on tv lol
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Re: 2018 Delaware turkey opener

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Unread postby ted b » Tue May 08, 2018 1:09 am

Nice great story


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