Here’s a couple pix of my Montana turkey prior to the shot and at arrow entry. The pink Blazer vanes do the trick of showing up well on video and still images.
Archive for April, 2012
I’ll be making a quick run down to Missouri this weekend to preach at my buddy Jeff’s church, then it’s off to Texas to try and stick a few pigs. With turkey tags punched in Nebraska and Montana in the last week, I’m really excited to switch gears and chase hogs in Texas. We’ll be hunting with the crew at Working Man’s Bow Ranch. Be sure to check these guys out at http://workingmansbowranch.com
In Texas, the big pigs often don’t show up until after dark. We’ll be ready for them with some pretty slick gear from the folks at Bow Lite. Their G3 Bow Lite attaches in the bow’s stabilizer hole and offers the ultimate in night-time bowhunting opportunities (where legal) and bowfishing.
Check ‘em out at http://thebowlite.com
I’ll keep you posted next week as the action unfolds.
Here’s a quick flic of the Bow Lite crew hunting the Working Man’s Bow Ranch….
After a windy and rainy start on day 2, the sun finally popped out, but the winds continued to blow all day. We left the comfort of the Double Bull blind to run-n-gun a bit and see if we could find a bird in the timber. On the way back to the truck we heard several toms gobbling just 100 yards from us in the timber. My buddy, Don Miller, dropped back and called while I crawled up behind a tree to wait on the approach. Three longbeards gobbled their way in to 25 yards before turning to drop back off in the bottom. I tried to come to full draw, but with so many eyes, so close, I got busted. The toms slipped away before I could get the shot. Close but no cigar!
My first morning hunt in Nebraska proved hard to beat. It seemed as if there were birds gobbling in every direction from the roost. Shortly after fly-down, a tom and three hens walked across the field in front of us and back into the timber. Then the birds popped back out in the field and came to within 70 yards of our blind before skirting around us. The birds gobbled all morning and finally, at 10:30am, we had a tom get lonely and do the mean-walk towards our blind from 150 yards out behind us. He peeled around the front of the blind 30 yards out and then hooked back in tight as he strutted towards our decoy. I shot him at just a handful of yards from the blind!
It was a great hunt and a great way to kick off a few days of bowhunting turkeys in Nebraska.
I still laugh every time I watch our friend, Kari VanDyken, flingin’ arrows across the family room. Good stuff!
Jon Paul scored on his first turkey of spring on what went down as the quickest hunt of his life recently. With just a short window of opportunity between work meetings, Jon Paul slipped into the woods and popped up his Double Bull blind. A distant gobble confirmed that a tom was hearing Jon Paul’s calls. A few minutes later the longbeared strutted to within 10 yards of the front of the blind to check out the hen decoy. Jon Paul unleashed the Rage and the bird tipped over within a few feet. Congrats Jon Paul!
I’m going with warrior pink arrows this spring to honor my little sister, Jessica, as she battles cancer. Jessi is in the fight for her life with breast cancer. I want to encourage you to pray for her daily as she continues to work towards kickin’ this nasty disease from her body. I know God has an incredible plan for Jessi. I pray that His plan includes using her here on earth for a long time to encourage others and offer the hope that she has in and through her relationship with the Lord.
Jessi and her husband, James, do a ton of work in their efforts to help and encourage others that are battling cancer. Be sure to take a minute to check out their website at http://gijesswarriors.com or visit them here on Facebook at GI Jess Warriors for a Cause.
We love you Jessi and pray for you constantly!
Turkey season opens this weekend here in Montana, but with my new Mathews Helim bow all set up I just couldn’t wait until the weekend to break it in on live game. So on the way home from a meeting yesterday I made a quick stop by one of the fields I shoot gophers in. It was a warm day and the gophers were up. I managed to gig a good handful of the little suckers before I had to get back to chores around town. It was really good to shed first blood of the year with my new bow!
If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out the new Mathews Helim. Once again the folks at Mathews have outdone themselves. This bow is without a doubt my favorite yet!
Check it out at http://mathewsinc.com