Turkey & Bears Oh My…

Apr 30 2008

Well… With just a few days to go before we head up to NY for turkey and just over a week till we depart for the bear hunt in Canada I figured I would give a few updates:

  • The trail cam is back up and as you can see in the photo section we have started posting the pictures once again.
  • I am in the process of acquiring a digital video camera to mount to my weapon of choice to record hunting video. These cameras are currently used by my Fire Department for training and incident review. I figured I would mount one to the gun or bow and see how it looks. I am waiting for the camera now. Hopefully it will be in for the bear hunt! See picture below:

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  • Finally, I hope I will have some turkey pics from NY after this weekend!
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Trail Cam Update…

Apr 25 2008

Below is the newest batch of photos from the trail cam. The other Long Beard is back!

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NJ Turkey 2008…

Apr 20 2008

Well… The NJ opener turned out to be very successful. Shawn, Hunter and I headed out early since I had roosted the birds right over my blind and only a few yards from Shawn’s. At about 6:30 the birds started to fly down. As luck would have it the 2 long beards had a strut off 40 yards from me in the only area I did not clear for a shooting lane.

We then proceeded to watch theses birds with our binos as they picked through my garden and walked around my back yard. Had we posted on the deck, we would have been done!

At about 8:00am the birds headed back down the tracks and I had the opportunity to take the bird below at about 20 yards. Weight 20 Lbs. Beard 11 inches spurs 1 inch.

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After I took this bird the other long beard with him was completely confused and tried to get his buddy back on his feet. However, his buddy had big problems. I quickly radioed Shawn and told him the other long beard was still in the area and headed his way. Slowly the long beard headed straight for Shawn. I then remembered I had my video camera and grabbed it. I caught the final moments on the video below. (You must have adobe flash player installed to view video)

With that shot Shawn downed the other long beard weight 19.5 Lbs. beard 10 inched spurs 7/8 inches. Shawn’s bird is on the left.

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NJ was a great time and it is always better when you bring your kids along. Hunter was in the blind for the first time when Shawn took his bird. Samantha will be old enough next year, but she was running around the house when she herd the shot yelling Daddy and Uncle Shawn shot the turkeys!

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** More Pictures can be viewed in the Photo section of the web site.

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Trail Cam…

Apr 18 2008

Well… Turkey opens tomorrow and I got the trail cam back up last week. Looks like we have a few good possibilities! Below is a slide show or you can go to the photo page to view as well:

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L&L Kill…

Apr 11 2008

So, I was at L&L yesterday with Dad and the crew and this Robin invaded our space…

Better then a $100.00 false alarm fine at 2AM!

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Tom Turkey…

Apr 09 2008

Saw this nice Tom turkey from my office window tonight…

 

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Interactive Archery

Apr 01 2008

Ok. So I have seen and done some cool things, but by far one of the coolest this was this interactive archery shoot Shawn and I did. The product is called “TechnoHunt” and is basically a giant video game you play with your own bow. The web site for the product is http://www.technohunt.com and it contains a list of all pro shops that have these units installed. I highly recommend that if you can get to one of these ranges you do so!

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