Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:52 pm

I got an early start on Spring Turkey season this morning. :big sick:

I was only about a mile up the road this morning on my Saturday errands when a good sized turkey decided to cross the road.
No time for brakes.
A loud thud, a puff of feathers, and rattling of broken plastic bouncing off the underside of the cab.
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Bird probably weighed 30-35lbs.

Peter

Re: Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:09 pm

to bad it happened with your new truck

Re: Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:32 pm

Rob,
3 months into the new job and I booger up my employers truck!
Could have been a deer! :shock:

Peter

Re: Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:47 am

Nice gobbler, Peter. How long were the beard and spurs? :D

Re: Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:18 pm

Shame to bruise all that meat. I recently had one make it over the truck with a little deposit on the windshield. Either way no fun.

Re: Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:10 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Nice gobbler, Peter. How long were the beard and spurs? :D


Don - the beard was about 6" long, spurs about an inch.

beaconlight wrote:Shame to bruise all that meat. I recently had one make it over the truck with a little deposit on the windshield. Either way no fun.


Bill - I started spreading it open to see if any of it could be salvaged - really beat up - dug a hole and buried it.

Peter

Re: Spring Turkey Season - 12 days early

Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:27 pm

Cooks up as dog food. A number of years ago a friend called and asked if I was coming to the farm the coming weekend. Knowing Al was not the type to ask for any help I answered yes Billy and I were planing to come. Al replied "that"s good I got 6 beef been car struck" Seems fence was down and some one came over the hill and could not stop in time. When we got there they were all gutted, hanging in the barn. Bill and I did a lot of skinning, sawing and cutting. I ended up with 100 pounds of bruised meet we cooked as dog food and enough beef to get us, a family of five through the fall, winter and well into the spring. The car that hit the cattle was totally demolished and the driver in the hospital. What seemed strange to me was that Al and his wife were in town when this happened. The police were there but all they did was divert traffic until Al got home and shot his own animals. The cops would not put the animals out of their misery. I thought that was cruel.