The Hunt

spring turkey season starts this weekend. i’m off friday so i plan on getting some rest then heading into the forest around 11-12 to map hunting spots. there are 2 basic hunting styles i use: blind hunting, and spot stalking. i’m getting my chair blind friday and my boy from philly wants to learn to hunt, so i’ll be mentoring a new hunter. i bow hunt, my boy will be using liz (my cammo pattern mossburg) and i’ll have to set him up with a blind to run around his tree. the great thing about spring turkey hunts is i don’t have to worry about masking my scent. WINSAUCE.

i’ll find 2 clearings to hunt and i’l try to locate some roosts to spot stalk around 10’ish.

blind hunting- set up blind, sit inside and call birds and try to lure one in. with the bow i need to get them around 40 feet away. with the shotgun you can shoot them from about 60-75 yards away. it’s MUCH easier with the gun.

spot stalking- this shit is FUN. you creep through the forest, i’ll work the mouth call, and try to spot a Tom. once you have a clear/decent shot…..CHOOT’IM!!!!! this is why going in to recon is crucial.

the hunt will be over by 1300. tonight i’ll do a gear check. i’ll need: my blind, weapons, knife and jump bag. oh….you don’t know what a jump bag is. ok….it’s got all the equipment i need to survive in the forest God forbid i get lost/injured. it contains: 3 MRE’s, fire-starting mag-bar, my medical supplies (i’m not going into the details of that), cell phone charger (my phone has a compass and GPS), emergency blanket, 550 cord, a lighter, water purification tablets (my bag is a camel back and holds 3 quarts of water), electrolyte tabs, head-lamp, utility tool, emergency radio/flashlight, and snares for trapping game (but i can easily run-down rabbits if i need). with this equipment i can EASILY survive for a week in the forest. EASILY.

i’ll feature pics of the recon for you guys to show you how to track turkeys.

i have this EXACT owl call.



Elizabeth (the shotgun) and Jeanette (my bow). something wicked this way comes.

Elizabeth (the shotgun) and Jeanette (my bow). something wicked this way comes.

17 Comments on “The Hunt”

  1. ASF says:

    This is all so hillbilly, but I’m kinda into it.

  2. Hey, where’s the orange vest?!

  3. just visiting says:

    Good luck Danny and let us know how it goes! (Looking forward to some food porn.)

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      lol. thanks Dear. i don’t think ony of the bloggers hunt, i should look into this.

      do you ladies find it sexy if a guy hunts? i’m curious. i know down south (giggity) the girls like guys hunting, it’s kind of way of life out here.

      • aneroidocean says:

        I spearfish. Which is to say that I hold my breath and dive deep beneath the surface in order to find a fish and then hunt it down with a speargun (long piece of wood holding a metal spear propelled by heavy rubber bands). Accuracy in the water exists only over very short distances so I have to get the tip of the shaft (hardy har) well within 10 feet of the prey. I’m slowly getting better at it (haven’t been much recently), but I can dive to 60+ feet and I’m not even an accomplished/regular diver.

        You feel pretty small when as a relatively young guy you ask a 65+ year old veteran freediver (breath hold diver) what the deepest he’s dove to holding his breath and he answers with “over 110 feet.”

        Some open water fish are HUNTED at depths of 70-80 feet.

        • dannyfrom504 says:

          My boy Vasilis spear fishes. That’s pretty cool. I was snorkeling in Cuba and had a 6 foot tiger shark roll up on me.

          I shit myself and back pedaled back to shore.

          Sent from my iPhone

  4. Stingray says:

    do you ladies find it sexy if a guy hunts?

    Effing ay, yes. But I’m a country girl and was raised around guns and hunting. Been watching my dad bring home turkey and deer since I was a girl. I’d like to start bow hunting sometime myself, but husband has first dibs while I watch the kids.

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Girls that bow hunt are mad sexy. And not to be trifled with. Hmmmm. I need to teach Spooky how to shoot a bow.

      Sent from my iPhone

      • Stingray says:

        Two things:

        1) We had your BBQ shrimp for dinner tonight. I am not exaggerating when I say that it is some of the best shrimp I have ever had. Thank you very much for posting that recipe.

        2) Since you have the one “Dual Survival” video (I’m sure you’ve seen this one, too) I have to show you my favorite hunting scene (and one of the most alpha moves I’ve ever seen, anywhere) from the show:

        My favorite part is at about 8:51. Starts a bit before that, but the whole 10 minutes is really good.

        • dannyfrom504 says:

          Of course you liked it Love. Told you it was good. Glad it turned out well.

          You should check out the movie ” the hunted” with benecio del toro.

          Sent from my iPhone

      • Stingray says:

        Heh . . . own it.

  5. Stingray says:

    Danny, you’ll like this.

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