April 26, 2017

The arb in the rain... with turkeys,

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21 comments:

Owen said...

Great pix of the turkeys. Here we see them and we marvel at their primordial bronze-armored presence. They really do not see us as "present" in our world the way we are in theirs.

Jay Vogt said...

OT

Jonathan Demme RIP

Preceding Silence of the Lambs and better than it are:

Melvin and Howard
Something Wild
Married to the Mob

surfed said...

Promo video for Rain 1966.
https://vimeo.com/125064954

And the tribute band of the same name are no turkeys either.

madAsHell said...

Somewhere.....Ben Franklin is smiling.

Expat(ish) said...

Want to see them disappear.

Take a calendar, write TURKEY SEASON STARTS on tomorrow's date, and then show it to them.

Turkeys are smart.

_XC

JohnAnnArbor said...

I thought Congress was back in session.

David said...

My son hunts turkey. He is an able woodsman and an ethical hunter. (I am not any kind of woodsman and do not hunt.)

This week, on the last day of a week long turkey permit in Door County, he finally got a shot. He missed and the turkey got away. He was annoyed at himself for the miss.

I asked how many times he had missed before. He said none.

Then i asked how many turkey he had shot over the years. He said 25-30.

The first miss in 25 plus tries. I told him I thought that was pretty good. He appreciated that.

It's a harder shot than the size of the target suggests. The target is the head. Hitting the body ruins the meat. The object is not just to kill, but to kill and eat.

Carter Wood said...

If you search for "Wild Turkeys Invade," oh, the stories you see.

Birkel said...

Is that a picture from the parking lot of Bristol, Connecticut? I hear a lot of ESPN turkeys are on the chopping block.

Amadeus 48 said...

Let's see...

Pic #1: The Obamas with Valerie.
Pic #2: Barry and Michelle
Pic #3: Barry by himself, practicing his speech to Cantor Fitzgerald.

Tank said...

Ann C has canceled her speech. The "conservative" sponsors have backed out and ...

Cuck, cuck, cuck, cuck, cuck.

No courage. No balls. No guts. Cowards.

Cucks.

Gamergate,

Alt-Right.

traditionalguy said...

Great Turkey Shoot, camera shooting that is.

Carter Wood said...

One often hears about the wily turkey is such a difficult bird to hunt. So how is it that they're showing up around town?

traditionalguy said...

It must be the Trump Effect. They are like Schmos offering themselves to be our dinner.

Tired of winning yet?

Madison Mike said...

I see them several times a year between West Town Mall on the far west side and Hilldale Mall three miles toward downtown Madison. It is unusual to see males. We had one come up our stairs to our second story deck. Years ago kids had to be kept inside for recess at Muir School because a flock would pursue the kids in the school yard. My neighbor got surrounded by the same flock while he was walking and had to be "rescued" by a passing driver.

Owen said...

The presence of turkeys
Is a kind of privilege
We never are sure
If they want us or not

traditionalguy said...

Scott Adams blog hit a home run today. Adams thinks about DJT like I do, so he must be a great mind.

Yancey Ward said...

"One often hears about the wily turkey is such a difficult bird to hunt. So how is it that they're showing up around town?"

My father was an avid hunter, and he claimed wild turkeys knew to the day when hunting season started because he would see them everywhere here in east TN, then they all disappear the day hunting season started.

TWW said...

It's hard to capture Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee together in the same frame.

Chuck said...

David said...
My son hunts turkey. He is an able woodsman and an ethical hunter. (I am not any kind of woodsman and do not hunt.)
This week, on the last day of a week long turkey permit in Door County, he finally got a shot. He missed and the turkey got away. He was annoyed at himself for the miss.
I asked how many times he had missed before. He said none.
Then i asked how many turkey he had shot over the years. He said 25-30.
The first miss in 25 plus tries. I told him I thought that was pretty good. He appreciated that.
It's a harder shot than the size of the target suggests. The target is the head. Hitting the body ruins the meat. The object is not just to kill, but to kill and eat.

First, I am a turkey hunter in Michigan, and your son's record is astonishingly good. He must live in or near turkey country because it's all about familiarizing yourself with where and when they go in season. (Which is different, from non-season times of the year.)

And even then, he must be a really good caller, and also handy with a shotgun.

The business about ruining meat is not the point as far as I know; the simple fact is that unlike a grouse or a woodcock or even a pheasant, a few pellets of #4 chill is not going to slow a wild turkey down. It would be like hitting a coyote with a few pellets. Buh-bye; this isn't fun, they say. You need to put some shot in the head/neck area to disable them.

Anyway, your son is a world-class turkey hunter in my book.

And these were terrific pictures by Althouse.

James Pawlak said...


Where did you get the photos of my high school gang?