of the Grand Slammer | Getting
The Gear Ready |
K Guide Service | Wulff Cedar
Creek Ranch | Wells Creek
Outfitters | Florida
Wildlife Unlimited | Possum's
Trading Post |
Osceola | The Rio Grande
| 2nd Rio Grande Hunt | Merriam's
Status: Who Has Their Grand
Slam So Far?
Slammer Field Tests by
equipment we used on the 4x4 Grand Slammer was a key factor in the success
of our 4 separate hunts for the Grand Slam. Here is my personal take
on on the products from:
& Hale Game Calls, Double Bull, BowTech and Montana Decoy. Tests,
One Shot hunting release, Timberline Power Glo Extreme, MyTopo Maps and
EASTON C2 Carbon Epic arrows. Field
Tests, Part 3
the Fine-LIne Hunter bowquiver, Barrie Archery's Rocky Mountain Broadheads
and the Pro Ears hunting model. Field
Tests, Part 2
Dukes reports on his and Fred Lutger's bowhunt with Possum at Possum's
Trading Post Outfitters in N.E. Missouri.
Lots of Eastern wild turkey
action, successful gobbler hunt pics, even pics of a hen trying to mate
with the Montana Decoy strutting Tom. To
Wild Turkey Wallpaper
of Rio Grande wild turkey gobblers for your computer
During the hunt atWulff
Cedar Creek Ranch I took photos of a bunch of Rio Grande wild
turkeys, longbeards, hens & jakes. Here are 11 pics that are eye candy,
for your enjoyment and possibly for your computer wallpaper. Sizes:
Search For His Grand Slam Eastern
Day 9 - Sunday May 23
- Last Day Of The Season
Fred Lutger and Eden Taylor
waited half an hour in the dark. Gobble!
More gobbles! Daylight came
on and they heard 2 gobblers fly down.
Eden called. One gobbler
answered. He continued to gobble and came slowly -- eventually they saw
it 40 yards away. To The Hunt...
Day 8 - Saturday May 22
We got roosted birds, gobbles
even. The Toms have NOT been gobbling anywhere. But this afternoon Fred
and Eaton heard 3 gobblers and roosted them. Tomorrow may be a whole different
story. I can't wait...
Morning: A ditto
Day 7 - Friday May 21:
Fred and Eden went to a new area this morning with the same results as
yesterday. These late season hunts are tough.
Day 6 - Thursday May
20: Fred and Eden set up for the strutting Toms. They neither heard
nor saw any Toms.
Day 5 - Wednesday May
19: Fred's alarm went off at 3:30 this morning. He was ready when Eden
Taylor arrived to take him hunting at 4:00. They set up the Double Bull
blind and set out decoys in a downpour. At 9:00 the rain slowed somewhat
and Eden called. When there was no response he suggested they check a field
where he had seen some Toms strutting. To
Day 2, 3 & 4 - May
16-18: On Sunday Terry Speakman went with Fred. Terry called. He talked
to a gobbler after fly down and videoed 3 hens that went to the gobbler.
The gobbler hung out with the hens instead of Fred. On Monday & Tuesday
Fred spent hours in the blind but saw or heard no gobblers.
Day #2: The Hillside
Gobbler -- A nice day for a Grand Slam
Doug had a plan for today
and we worked it to the letter. According to Doug's scouting the Hillside
Gobbler normally arrived at the hillside field around 10:00. We went to
the top of the hill and set up in the dark, then we entered the waiting
mode for 4 hours.
At 10:05 Doug said he heard
a hen. He called and a hen came uphill to us.
Our Hillside longbeard announced
his arrival. To The
The Eastern Hunt
In Ohio - Gobble On!
#1 Continued: The Hillside Gobbler
Doug Crabtree and I drove
to several spots and called with no response. Doug had scouted a bird he
called the Hillside gobbler and we drove to its area. The gobbler was high
up on the hill, the time was 8:19, the bird was 2 hours early today.
We parked at the property
owner's, cut through the woods, and set up against the fence on the edge
of the woods -- on an adjoining hill. We were 400 yards from the gobbler
and a hen.
Doug called. He gobbled
back instantly. To The Hunt...
Day #1 (Saturday, May
15): Fred Lutger Gets Into Gobblers
Doug Crabtree drew Fred
Lutger a map of the Pine Field and dropped him off near it. Going in Fred
walked under a tree that birds were roosted in -- they spooked. That caused
a nearby Tom to gobble.
Fred backed off and skirted
around the bird and got on a ridge above the roosted gobbler. He set up
his Double Bull blind and put out 2 hen decoys. Fred made a few light tree
calls and waited.
He heard the gobbler fly
down and it started up the ridge, gobbling all the way. To
Tony Dukes Completes
the Triple Header
Keiser did the run and gun with Tony Dukes. By 9:00 they had worked 4 groups
of turkey and had 3 sets of gobblers in. The 3rd was the charm.
They saw a gobbler on the
edge of a cedar wind row and went 300 yards past it and set up the Double
Bull blind. Dave called and got an immediate gobble.
Dave videoed the gobbler--he
is videoing hunts for Double Bull Archery's new video--as it came in on
a strutting trot. Dave called all the way and the Tom gobbled and strutted
to 15 yards. Dave was filming and calling in the window Tony needed to
shoot out of. To The Hunt...
A Good Plan ... When It Works!
7 - Morning: This morning was no good for gobblers. However
I had visitors, deer, and they gave me some swell photo opportunities.
After taking the deer photos I felt very calm, centered if you will.
Heck, I'm just hunting.
I love hunting.
I pulled the blind and took
it back to the Point.
Afternoon: This afternoon
I'm changing tactics.
No calling until I see something.
And then only the slate -- light yelps & purrs, just a few. Then shut-up.
I'm excited. My plan worked. To
For A Rio
Nice Surprise Of The Buck Kind
A nice morning with a full
moon above the tree. (Pic
of early morning sky.) I set my Double Bull blind up 400 yards
down the fence that is across from the Dam.
In 10 minutes I saw a hen
under 10 yards.
Apparently I am on some
turkey route because I saw hens 7 times during the day. No gobblers. In
the morning I'll give it another try.
First Buck With Antlers:
One thing very cool happened, I saw and got a pic of the first buck I've
seen with visible antlers this year. First
Buck With Antlers.
The Blues Now and Then
I hate to admit this
... but it happened. Late in the afternoon's hunt... To
Missed The Point
to the Point today and my Double Bull blind went 65 yards down the fence.
The 3 gobblers came gobbling and walking through again. They crossed the
fence at the gate by the point.
Gobble! A couple hundred yards away. I answered and soon a Tom came up.
The Hunt & Pics...
The Gobbler Wallpaper: One of the pics of this gobbler strikes me as
a good Find The Gobbler pic. So I made it into wallpaper sizes for you
to see if you can locate the bird. To
Find The Gobbler Wallpaper...
Search For The
A White Head Tom &
Gobblers at the dam.
Grande Bowhunt - The 3 gobblers came through in the trees, busy fanning
and romancing a hen. (Pics too.) They crossed through a wide hole in the
fence 65 yards from the gate. Half an hour passed.
at this! A striking white headed gobbler was at full strut in the open,
admiring my Montana decoy.
are the logs and pics of this and other recent hunts since I returned from
the hunt in Florida.
Rio Grande Bowhunt.
Day 2 - Triple
Hunt compliments of
K Guide Service
Contd.- Two big longbeards strutted for a group of hens and jakes in
the middle of the large field across from Charlie's, they were walking
towards his gravel, farm road.
turned onto the farm road. When we rounded a curve I saw a side lane. Charlie
told me the birds used it regularly. He zipped ahead and stopped.
ran back to the side lane.
were getting close already, the birds were on the gravel road -- we were
65 yards down the lane. The Double Bull blind only takes seconds to set
up, and, with loud gobbles ringing in my ears, I think I set a new record.
The Hunt & Some Exceptional Gobbler Pics...
Grand Slam #1
- Lightening Strikes Twice At The "Reclaim"
Crabtree is the First To Complete His 2004 Grand Slam
a two day hunt beginning on Ohio's Opening Day April 26 the turkey calling
master Doug Crabtree hunted a longbeard at the exact same "Reclaim" location
we both hunted on the 2003 opener. To
Doug's Grand Slam Hunt & Pics...
Gets the First Merriam's
AM - After his Texas Rio
hunt Doug drove to Pieare, South Dakota and bought his license. He
arrived at Double K Guide
Service in Gregory, SD at 4:45pm.
Don Wing met Doug and they went to an area where Wing had located Merriam's.
Doug set his Double Bull blind up at 6:15 and began calling.
yelped and one came to the blind. Other hens joined it and two fought,
charging and beating each other with their wings.
the commotion Doug saw 3 gobblers approach, he took a picture of some of
in front of him and then got his bow.
they were at 12 yards he drew. His arrow hit the bottom of the longbeard's
waddles and it collapsed. Time: 6:50pm. The gobbler weighed 19 lbs. with
a 9" beard and 1 1/8" spurs. To
Back to Wulff
Cedar Creek Ranch
3, Sunday: I lugged my Double Bull blind after gobbles all day. I saw
glimpses of several but they would not come to my calls.
2, Saturday: Lo 40's, hard rain and heavy winds at 4:45am -- I got
up anyway and set my Double Bull blind up in the rain. At "go to roost
time" I had 3 hens walk right in front of my blind. Tomorrow is predicted
to be clear with a 6 mph wind. That'll work.
Tuesday Tony and I leave to bowhunt Easterns in Illinois and I don't have
a Rio yet. So I'm hoping Wulff Cedar Creek can change my Rio luck this
Day 2 - Daylight
Hunt compliments of
K Guide Service
AM - Dave Keiser took Tony Dukes and Fred Lutger hunting and I went
with Charlie. We grabbed a cup of coffee and drove to his Wild Wings property.
set up my green Double Bull blind up on the edge of a 90 yard wide field
on a hill. Daylight trickled in and I heard distant gobbles.
lone turkey's silhouette appeared at the top of the hill. Others followed.
I took pictures as 27 turkeys walked downhill and ducked under a fence
at the uphill boundary of the field, on the opposite side from me.
I saw some red heads I clucked softly. 4 gobblers separated from the group
and with a little Knight & Hale slate call coaxing put on a show right
in front of me.
the field 3 big longbeards strutted and did their thing with the hens at
took some super pictures. Here are
the Photo Highlights.
Last Chance Osceola
Apr 23 at 7:46pm
- At 1:08pm Ken Mayes of Florida
Wildlife Unlimited picked me up at the Sarasota, Florida airport.
We ate a fast lunch and drove to one of Ken's nearby properties. We went
to a clearing and set up Ken's Double Bull blind on the edge
of the woods. I'd been up since 3:00am and was tired so at 4:15 I told
Ken I was going to take a short nap (That's another good thing about the
Double Bull blind, it's big enough to spread out for a nap.) I quickly
I heard Ken's words and
instantly I was awake. To The Hunt...
Apr 23 at 9:46am -
I'm at the Detroit airport updating from the Online Cafe. Ken Mayes of
Wildlife Unlimited will meet me in Sarasota, Florida and we'll
get some huntin' done. Sunday is the last day of the Osceola season. To
The Hunt So Far...
Apr 17 - Things picked
up for me after Tony Dukes got his Osceola. Ken Mayes and I hunted hard.
Crabtree Bags Gobbler #2, A Rio
called every half hour with clucks & yelps. At 6:00 pm a gobbler
answered. In turn, Doug answered it.
an hour passed there were two more exchanges.
2 longbeards appeared and they walked up behind the blind. But all the
back shooting windows were closed. To
Day #4 & 5
- Tony's Birthday Hunt & the "Helicopter" Gobbler
4 was Tony Duke's birthday, he set up in the Grove again. He heard
gobbles and a hen flew down near the blind.
9:00 he had 5 longbeards coming to his calling. And the most incredible
5 - Tony returned to the Grove and started seeing gobblers and hens
again. And he met the "Helicopter" gobbler.
Day #5 - Last
At Wulff Cedar Creek
Day 5 - I set my
blind up in the closest brush to the area with the small pebbles the turkey
are picking up. 7 hens came through, every one passed by my blind. I took
some cool pics of them. My favorite is the one of the
hen in pic 5. At straight up noon I
saw the first gobblers...
Day #4 - One Legged
Gobbler & the Double Beard
At WulffCedar Creek
Two groups of deer started
my day off. Two hens came by me. Then I saw a gobbler in the road. I took
pictures as it approached the hens. To
The Hunt & Pics...
Soon 3 jakes walked in front
of my Double Bull blind and went to the area with the small pebbles and
picked away at them. Two more jakes joined in. Then 3 longbeards came walking
up the road. One was the Double Beard bird. To
The Hunt & Pics...
Chasing The Osceola...
Florida Wildlife Unlimited in Central Florida
Dukes & I are bowhunting for the Osceola wild turkey at Florida
Wildlife Unlimited. We've been to the Badlands, the Barefoot &
the Grove. To The Hunt...
Day #3 -
The Gobbler Brawl
Cedar Creek Ranch - Afternoon:
Downhill 200 yards a few hens and longbeards
appeared. Six jakes walked up and the longbeards charged them. This happened
several times and twice two gobblers fought. I took pictures but they were
blurry due to their excessive movement.
More longbeards came. I
began calling softly and a gobbler blew up. Several Toms came closer and
I got some swell pics. To
put my camera down and concentrated on calling softly and clearly. I needed
to get them within 20 yards. And
I did ...
More Day #3 -
Wulff Cedar Creek Ranch
Cedar Creek Ranch - Afternoon:
I glassed 2 longbeards 200 yards down
the road and called at them. They leisurely changed direction and walked
toward me and I got some pictures of them. At 80 yards they cut into the
woods on the opposite side of the road. Then they appeared by some cedar
trees and let me get some more pics. From their vantage point they could
not see my decoys. I kept calling but the birds hung up and camped out,
one even laid down. I range findered them at 43 yards. To
Wildlife Unlimited - The Missing Picture
Of Fred Lutger & Doug Crabtree
with their longbeard Osceola wild turkeys.
Fred Lutger Takes
#2 Of The Grand Slam
Cedar Creek Ranch
At dawn Fred heard more
gobbling than he has "ever heard before." It was coming from every direction.
Later he saw a gobbler coming. He closed all the Double Bull blind's windows
except one to shoot out of. Two gobblers ran up and went into full strut
by the decoys. Fred dropped a shooting window open and one of the birds
saw it and ran 50 yards.
Fred used his Knight &
Hale slate and the smaller gobbler started back toward the Montana decoy
Tom and a hen. To The Hunt...
Tony Dukes Gets
His 1st of the 4x4
Cedar Creek Ranch - Tony returned to a mesquite flat and moved his
Double Bull blind 200 yards to the location where where he had seen lots
of birds. He set out the Montana Decoy's Gobbler Mounting A Hen and hen
Gobbles filled the air and
at first good light 2 hens wandered toward the decoys. Back where the blind
had been yesterday, 3 longbeards appeared. 4 more hens came up.
Strutting' Tom Carroll (of
Double Bull Archery) called with purrs and the hens circled the decoys.
He saw gobblers coming and whispered, "gobblers". To
Of The Hunt
At Wulff Cedar Creek
Holmes "Greenfletch" Bags Gobbler #1
Late afternoon Greenfletch
called up 4 Toms, they hung up and he worked them hard with a mouth call.
Movement to his right got his attention. Two excited gobblers were coming
in 20 yards away. He drew, aimed and released. To
Photo to right:
(L) Tom Holmes "Greenfletch" and (R) Mike McCullar of Wulff Cedar Creek
Day #3 - Gobbler
Wulff Cedar Creek Ranch
- Morning: I moved 250 yards South. It took two trips to carry everything.
I picked up the decoys and called. Answering gobbles were dangerously close,
I chunked the decoys behind a cactus and grabbed the blind. It's a good
thing the Double Bull blind sets up in seconds because right after popping
it up 4 nice longbeards came through 40 yards away. To
Day #2 - Fred
& Robert's Hunts
At Wulff Cedar Creek
Bubba Gibbs checked the
field for turkeys. He held up 5 fingers indicating there 5 gobblers. Fred
began calling. No replies. 30 minutes later Fred heard a Tom spit and drum.
The sound got louder as a big longbeard walked right to the Montana Decoy
strutting Tom, broadside ... 20 yards. To
Robert - I had an
active day and took some cool turkey pics and made a short gallery of them.
Wulff Cedar Creek
Ranch - Day#1
Lutger described the morning hunt as, "the most gobbles I've ever
heard." And it was. And plenty of wild turkey action followed too. To
Wulff Cedar Creek
Ranch - Arrival Day
We all met at the Wulff
Cedar Creek Ranch this afternoon. Joining the hunt are Tom Carroll
from Double Bull Archery and Tom Holmes. Randall Gibbs and Mike McCullar
used a Topo Map to show us the 5,200 acre area we will be hunting. THere
is this hunt's Home Page.
Rio's - Opening
Day 2004 - Never been one quite like it !!!
At Home - My Double Bull blind was already in place on the dam (where
I got my Grand Slam Rio last year).
It was fogged over big time and daylight came without a sound. I called
with no response and waited an hour, listening for a gobble.
Suddenly I noticed something
standing on the dam looking at my Montana Decoy strutting tom. It was big
bird, but it was not a turkey. To The
Hunt & Pics...
Day #4 Continued
- Fred's Last Hunt ...
Wildlife Unlimited in Central Florida
stopped and called at two locations before they reached the Indian Mound.
there, Doug called. A Tom gobbled in the distance.
grabbed the blind and hurried 200 yards and set the blind and decoys up
in a bend in a road bed bordered with palmettos. By the time they were
ready the Tom was gobbling regularly 400 yards away.
called. The gobbling stopped. So Doug game the gobbler his no holds barred,
down and dirty, "Victoria Secret" calls. To
Day #4 Morning
- The 40 yard gobbler
Wildlife Unlimited - Fred's Hunt - Fred & Doug were back in the
flag pond blind well before daylight. Daylight broke. 4 other birds gobbled,
but not the Tom that roosted 40 yards away yesterday. Doug waited for good
enough light for the gobbler to see to fly down and made a soft tree yelp.
roosted Tom gobbled 4 times. When he hit the ground Doug started calling.
Woops, a hen came into the field and ran straight to the gobbler. She squatted
down and he bred her. When she left the Gobbler circled toward the hunters
position. To The Hunt
Day #3 Afternoon
- Doug Gets #1
the blind, Doug Crabtree clicked his cell phone on. He had a signal. My
phone rang and Doug told me what had just happened.
never seen a gobbler react like that to a decoy!" Doug Crabtree was elated,
were totally convinced the Montana Decoy was a turkey, 100%. They
did not hesitate, they raced in, ran past my hen and stopped nose to nose
with the Montana Decoy gobbler. One went into full strut and the other
stood up tall." Both Longbeards were only 4 yards from Doug's shooting
To The Hunt...
Day #2 Afternoon
& Day #3 Morning
Wildlife Unlimited - Mar 31 Morning - Doug returned to the Looney Field.
A big gobbler strutted in the field but would not come over to the decoys.
Fred returned to the "bus" spot and zipped.
30 Afternoon, Fred's Hunt - Fred hunted the "bus" area. "Never heard
a bird, never saw a bird," he told me on the cell phone.
- March 30 - Morning Hunt
MORNING HUNT: Before
daylight Doug and Fred sat up the Double Bull blind near a few trees on
a high area on the Looney Field. At dawn they heard faint gobbles. Doug
called for an hour and a half. Suddenly a bird spit and drummed right behind
the blind. Doug purred and hen yelped. It gobbled and circled left and
came into view 60 yards away, strutting, a big Osceola longbeard. To
Doug called a hen in at
the Indian Mound. She yelped and clucked for half an hour. No gobblers
showed all afternoon. Doug pulled the blind at quitting time and started
out. He heard palmettos rumbling and grunts ... and nocked an arrow. MORE...
Day #1- The Osceolas
Mar 29 - This morning
Fred Lutger and Doug Crabtree began their Osceola bowhunt in an area
nicknamed the Badlands. At dawn they heard a gobble and walked 800 yds
along the edge of a field. When they were in the gobbler's area they put
up the Double Bull blind (a Green T5 Pro Staff model) on a road bed near
the edge of big woods.
Doug did two sets of yelps.
The Tom gobbled back. Doug switched to cutting. The bird triple gobbled.
Ten minutes later Doug made
a plain yelp, one. A Tom answered 80 yards away. Doug clucked & purred
and the Gobbler saw the decoys at 50 yards and puffed up and strutted towards
the decoys. Doug quit calling. To The Full
Decoy - If these turkey decoys moved
you'd shoot 'em!
decoys look like Longbeards Gobblers, hens and jakes. Exactly like 'em!
The 3 decoys I received from 4x4 Grand Slammer sponsor Montana Decoy are
made from a tough, polyester fabric.
An actual picture image
is printed on both sides of the decoy. The printing process gives the decoys
a 3D look, too.
To give you an idea of how
realistic these decoys are I made the picture above into a Larger Picture
and also a even larger Wallpaper sized picture -- so you can see
how good they look. DECOY
PICS & MORE,,,
"Where You Go I'll Go"
Today I got a pic of a gobbler
that's hooked up with this hen. He's going where she goes, at least for
now. I think I've scouted myself up a pretty good place. To
Scouting: Fred Lutger Scouts Our Illinois
reports in from his scouting trip in Brown County, Illinois.
Mar 23: "Today Bob McNeff
Wells Creek Outfitters)
took me to a new farm that we will hunt turkeys for the 4x4 Grand Slammer
this year. We drove slow around it for an hour. The turkeys co-operated."
Scouting: A Fighting Gobbler (9 pics)
This morning just before
8:00am I got lucky and took pictures of a gobbler strutting along behind
2 hens. He's missing some tail feathers, so he's been fighting, but he's
none the worse for it. Gobbler
Recognizing Hens & Gobblers
|The heads of hens and gobblers
are different and their overall appearance has a different purpose. GO
The Difference Between Wild & Domestic?
Dictionary defines "turkey" as: a theatrical production that has failed,
three successive strikes in bowling, a stupid or foolish person and a large
North American bird that can either be domestic or wild. The large
bird is the turkey we're talking about and here is the difference between
& Wild Turkeys
A project like this takes
some help from folks who know where gobblers are the areas we will have
to hunt. Here is the list of the outfitters and a little about each one.
Getting The New Gear Ready To Go
Mar 19 - I shot for
an hour today. I'm really grouping good and hitting accurately out to 25
yards with my first pin. This weekend I'll sight in a 35 yard pin.
Mar 18 - Sighting &
Practicing In For Turkey
Bull blind in my front yard, (M) Inside the blind looking
at the target
(R) My make shift turkey
target and a good group
At 31 1/4 inches the BowTech
Justice is a shorter bow than I've shot before. I wondered if it would
be rough to shoot -- instead it is very smooth to draw and nice (as in
quick and smooth) when I release the arrow. I lined the pins on the Timberline
Archery Power Glo up with the bowstring and my arrows were dead on
vertically from the first shot. My arrows hit high so I moved the pin upward
in increments until it was on. My new release, a Carter Two Shot
wrist strap release, worked perfectly without any adjustments.
Then I set up the Double
Bull blind in my front
yard next to my practice tripod, put a folding chair in it, and got
down to shooting through a shooting
window. To practice for turkeys I cut a piece of cardboard 12" high
and 5 " wide and tapered the top half -- a homemade turkey target. Then
I used a marker to make a 2" circle to shoot at. A couple of fine adjustments
to the bowsight and I was shooting strong (turkey
target pic). Now I will practice with this new rig every day
so I'll be used to it when the hunt begins next weekend.
Mar 17 - Today I took
my new bow gear from the Grand Slammer sponsors to Peacock
Archery to have Roger Peacock set everything up right. So far I had
resisted carbon arrows but I admit the Easton Epic carbon arrows look great
and the BowTech Justice shoots them faster than any arrow I've ever shot.
So I'm happy with them The pins on the Timberline Power Glo bowsight are
really bright -- an definite asset inside the Double Bull blinds we will
hunt from. The Fine-Line bowquiver and Peep Sight finish the bow off nicely.
The big hole in the peep is a good thing. I can not wait for this hunt
Informative articles and tips about hunting
the wild turkey.
So What Is A Grand
Bow and Arrow Shot
Bowhunting for turkeys is
a different game altogether than shotgun hunting. Here's what you're up
against and where to aim ... and when.
For Recovering A Turkey
you run after an arrowed Tom? Or wait? What do you do if he flys? And more...
kinds of turkey calls are there? What are they used for? How do you keep
them working properly?
not every hunter swears by decoys, they can be a great asset in many situations.
Here is what kinds there are and what they can do for you.
Grand Slam consists of 1 each of all 4 of the North American wild turkey
4x4 Grand Slammer
2004 Bowhunt ...
a wrap. We're all ready. This year Bowhunting.net is going for four! That's
4 Grand Slam Wild Turkey Bowhunters trying to get the wild turkey Grand
Slam ... in one Spring season ... with the bow and arrow. Online!
For The 2004 4x4 Grand Slammer
Osceola: Doug Crabtree starts the hunt in Florida on March 20
at Florida Wildlife
Unlimited in central Florida. Fred Lutger goes the next week and we
follow on April 11.
Grande: April 5-8 we go to Texas with Wulff
Cedar Creek Ranch midway between Brady and Brownwood. Plus I will,
as always, bowhunt Rio's on my own place.
Merriam's: On April 20 we hunt Merriam's in South Dakota with
Keiser at Double
K Guide Service.
We got drawn for Brown county, Illinois and start hunting on May 6 with
Lutger's Wilderness Hunts at
Creek Outfitters. Then we go to Ohio and hunt Doug Crabtree's turkey
Our 4x4 Grand Slammer
with the bow created excitement with several manufacturers and they stepped
up to the plate to sponsor the event.