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post #1 of 23 Old 09-13-2011, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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How to kill a turkey...

Hit a freakin' TURKEY yesterday on the bike. I was absolutely killing this corner when I came around at 70mph I saw this mass of feathers lift off ahead to the right. Awww shit, so I ducked as low as I could behind my tank bag and flyscreen but nailed it. Only damage was a dislocated shoulder. I managed to keep the bike up but damn that shit hurt like a mother!




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post #2 of 23 Old 09-13-2011, 05:11 AM
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Damn! took your shoulder out? Way to ride it out, glad you're ok.

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Glad to hear you were alright and able to keep it on two wheels.

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post #4 of 23 Old 09-13-2011, 06:54 AM
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You are lucky... those things have some good mass to them. Glad you are ok!!

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Did you at least go and toss him in the freezer to save for Thanksgiving?

My wife and I saw a big gaggle of turkeys just hanging out on the side of the road yesterday on our way past Quantico. When I politely suggested we go get the shotgun my wife gave me a big case of stinkeye!

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Fat flying bullet... Happy to see you are ok...

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Did you at least go and toss him in the freezer to save for Thanksgiving?
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post #8 of 23 Old 09-13-2011, 07:53 AM
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Jeez, glad you're ok my friend!

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You're lucky. There was a rider killed a few years along the Delaware River when a Turkey Vulture was surprised by his approach and flew into his face.

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Damn that brings back memories. Rounding a curve above 90 a couple of years ago and popped a turkey vulture. Hit me in the shoulder/side of the helmet. Heard bones crunch and thought "There goes the collarbone." Luckily it was his bones. I survived, but it rung my bell good. I was sore for a few days.

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Yup took a pheasant to the head at about a buck-twenty one day.

Nothin' but feathers and ass after that...

I cannot even fathom what it would be like to hit a turkey as they are at least 4 times the mass of a pheasant!

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Glad you're all right. You slap that shoulder in then and there?

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Glad you are ok. Between them and deer there is a lot to worry about on the open road.

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Turkey has a lot of mass to hit at speed. Definitely impressive that you managed to stay upright.

Friend of a friend hit a turkey vulture. Took off from the side of the road and flew right in front of him. He was on a cruiser with a big ass windscreen. Thing went right through the screen and into his helmet and knocked him off the back of the bike. Pretty severe injuries and a totaled bike.

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Glad to hear you were alright and able to keep it on two wheels.
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I hit a buzzard several yrs ago. My Vetter fairing did it's job, my wife was a 100' behind me and said he was flying like hell with one wing, and the other wing just fluttered in the breeze. We DID NOT go back and look at my trophy.

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Start putting corn out in a field. Then about a week later take a roll of chain link fence and lay it sideways about two feet from the ground. They'll go under it for the corn, but when they lift they're heads they're too stupid to get unstuck. Turkey genocide, and good eatin'.

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Start putting corn out in a field. Then about a week later take a roll of chain link fence and lay it sideways about two feet from the ground. They'll go under it for the corn, but when they lift they're heads they're too stupid to get unstuck. Turkey genocide, and good eatin'.
I gotta try that!!!

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I gotta try that!!!
Not sure of the legalities of it, so I assume no responsibility! One of my friends here grew up in a trailer out in the backwoods of Alabama, and is the most country mofo's I've ever met. He has never had a hunting license and pretty much hunted to eat growing up lol. He was telling me about four of his dogs disappearing over the span of two weeks. Next time he went down the the crick, he saw gator slides where they've never been before. Sure enough he killed the 12 footer with a .243, three rounds of 12gauge, then another .243 round in that quarter sized hole they have in the back of their skull. After cutting it up there were four collars in it's stomach. He said they cut that sumbitch up n' at them good a$$ gator tail steaks.

This kid is so funny, and always has an outlandish TRUE story of his ridiculous upbringing, and his drawl makes it so much funnier. He could put any of the redneck comedy tour people in their places.

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I've got a Weber Smokey Mt...happy to help out...

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Way to keep the bike up man, and shoulder charge the piss out of that turkey.

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Wow... those things are massive! Talk about a motorcycle nightmare. The only birds I worry about around here are grouse and they only weigh a few lbs.
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Start putting corn out in a field. Then about a week later take a roll of chain link fence and lay it sideways about two feet from the ground. They'll go under it for the corn, but when they lift they're heads they're too stupid to get unstuck. Turkey genocide, and good eatin'.
LOL my god that is awesome. There are turkeys about an hour south of here but none around these parts, unfortunately.

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