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Friday, February 26, 2016

First turkey hunt

My first turkey hunt was in 6th grade. I went with Morrie and Adam. The first spot we went we could hear turkeys but they would never come close enough. After the turkeys in that area stopped talking we decided to moved to the next spot. We went to a couple different spots and heard a lot of turkeys. At all of those spots the turkeys would not come in and let us get a shot at them. We started to get disappointing because we had not killed any but we saw a group of jakes in a field and decided to try to call them in. We moved through the woods to come in behind them. After we got set up and started calling they began to move towards us. Three of the jakes were getting close enough to shot. Adam and I began to get very nervous the closer they got. When they finally got in range and Morrie said shoot me and Adam both shot and killed a turkey. I was so excited when I realized I had finally killed a turkey.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

First coyote hunt

When I was in about 7th grade I bought a 243. Savage for coyote hunting. I also bought a Fox pro to call them in. Adam and I went hunting one morning south of town. The first spot we set up nothing came in. We moved to the next spot and as soon as we turned the call on coyotes started howling at us. After about 1 minute the first coyote came into the open so we could get a good shot. He stopped at about 50 yards and presented a perfect shot. I shot him once and he started running so I shot him again so he would drop fast. I was so excited because I had finally killed a coyote. The coyote I killed was a big male with a really nice hide. I got the hide tanned and the head European mounted. I am glad I did that because now I have something to look at and remember the hunt.