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I beat the rain getting set up, but just as the birds started gobbling....it started to rain.

Shortly after it was light enough to shoot I could tell by the occasional gobble that the birds were on the ground and headed my way....

With cameras rolling, they appeared in the the corner of the field as they often do....saw the decoys...and started in...

I double checked cameras and wrapped my gloved hand around the familiar stippled grip of my trusty Kwyk Styk "Cy" once again...

With the steady "pitter-patter" of the rain on the roof of the Double Bull....they wasted no time closing and in no time were right in the decoys...

What a privilege it is to watch gobblers at such close range....at 8 yards they look huge!

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"I love you Daddy".......My son Cade while stump shooting 3/19/06

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[campfire] still tuned in.

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Relax,

You'll live longer!

Charlie Janssen

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[campfire] [coffee]

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Nick

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[campfire] [coffee] [archer]
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I swore I was going to let the birds work over the decoy, and then shoot....but they hesitated a bit...

It's nice to wait at times to see what they'll do to a decoy...but I've also learned to not wait to long because things can go south quick as well...

So with one of the birds standing facing me and the strutter behind the other birds....I didn't want to wait any longer...

The giant Big Jim 3 blade caught the gobbler at the base of the neck severing it and over backward he went in a heap flopping, flipping in a mess of feathers and water...and here came the strutter!

Right in front of the Sony action camera, he proceeded to trounce his amigo. Then when he got done with him, he went after the jake decoy.....pretty cool footage!!!

Strutter just getting done with his beating...note the camera on the small tripod...
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You can see he drove the stake right through the top of the decoy...
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Eventually the birds fed off and I was able to get out of the blind...
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Although he doesn't look like it, he was beautiful bird with a 9.5" beard and 7/8" spurs...
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The same "Big Jim" was the demise of both birds...
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...Up next The "Muzzy" shoot...

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"I love you Daddy".......My son Cade while stump shooting 3/19/06

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Curt,
Thanks for b taking us along... I've been watching for your hunt videos and understand completely how fast time flies! My little hunting buddy that used to track my deer from up on my shoulders is now a senior in high school and ships out to the Navy 3 weeks after graduation. .... seems like yesterday he was too little to navigate through the buck brush by himself.

Looking forward to more pics and stories!
God bless,
Rodd

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August 12-13th, The "Muzzy" Shoot Weekend...

This was the busiest late spring and summer we've ever had as a family, the John Mussachia Invitaional Stump Shoot was upon us before we knew it!

Cade had just home from a week playing golf in Florida with my in-laws in preparation for his senior year of golf...and I had easily practiced the least I've ever with Muzzy approaching....life happens....I was not prepared!!!

But with that said, on the way up as Cade and I chatted...I told him I had absolutely no expectations or so called pressure(self induced). I knew I hadn't practiced much, so whatever happened, happened...

I did have a great source of inspiration for the weekend....Cade had a friend that was in the fight of his young life with stage 4 cancer...I put this band on my quiver as a dedication to Ryan and for inspiration and strength...
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Warm up's were as expected....not so good...

But a couple targets into the seating round things started to click with my Timberghost Apparition...
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The Catskill's are a cool place...
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Hanging out between rounds with Mikey(mcgroundstalker), luv this little fella...
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A couple of the Hathaway clan(good people and a family of awesome shots!)
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I got through a couple more rounds on top Saturday...

We drove home and were back up bright and early Sunday...

The steady shooting continued...and after a couple more rounds I was in the Longbow championship round....
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I won!!!!

Who'd of thought...I guess the lack of expectation and resulting lack of "pressure" on myself worked [dunno]

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Now the toughest part.....the 28 target overall championship round!!!

I found out I would be shooting against recurve champion TG'r Todd Hathaway...a great guys, and a 4 time overall champion!

Being a 3 time overall champion myself, and Todd being the guy that beat me the last time I made it to the overall championship shootoff....I knew I was going to have my hands full if I wanted my 4th overall championship!!!

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"I love you Daddy".......My son Cade while stump shooting 3/19/06

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[campfire]

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Looks like a lot of fun I haven't been to a shoot in quite a few years. Hate to hear about Cade's buddy hope everything is figured out for him to be able to recover and enjoy his teenage years. [campfire]

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When Todd got up and knocked the first target down, a 50 yarder over the pond, I thought.....hmmm....this is not going to be easy! Not that I thought it would, Todd is a phenomenal shot!

Well I managed to hit knock down the next few and have a really hot first half, holding a big lead going into the second half....

Some pix from the overall round(I believe Jeff "Mint" took the first 3)...
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Although my second half wasn't as strong...I held on.....I won my 4th "Muzzy" overall title!!!


Getting my Longbow Champ trophy...
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Letting the crowd know what the pink bracelet was all about that I had on my quiver all weekend...they all donated money to help....trad archers are a wonderful bunch!!!
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Receiving the "overall" championship trophy.....anyone that has experienced "Muzzy" knows what it means to accomplish this....what a great feeling!!!
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Up next, deer season [archer2]

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"I love you Daddy".......My son Cade while stump shooting 3/19/06

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[clapper] [clapper] [clapper]

Awsome Job and well done [thumbsup]

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Very cool. Congrats

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Excellent , buddy!! [clapper]

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Congrats Curt, awesome shooting!

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Everything I have and have become is due to the Lord and his great mercy.

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That loooks like a blast congrats!

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