Finally got one

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Deadbeat, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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    Got in the field at 6:15, wasn't long until I heard two gobblers and they were answering my call and seemed to be getting closer, one on each side of me. Finally, after a few hours of them not really moving, just gobbling, I see one come out in the field about 100 yards below me. Not long after a hen comes out and I watch them feed for a couple more hours. I look at my clock at it is 12 so I decide to call it quits, but give it a chance on the way out. I laid down and crawled in the ditch until I was about 25 - 30 yards away and shot the gobbler. He weighed 19 lbs, had around a 10 inch beard, didn't measure the spurs yet but they are large.

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  2. model70

    model70 8 pointer

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    Sometimes commando tactics are called for. Great job!
     
  3. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Commando can be fun and challenging. Congrats
     
  4. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    Great job. Congratulations.
     
  5. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    You do what ya gotta do to get the job done.Good job
     
  6. Mainbeam

    Mainbeam 12 pointer

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    I love them hunts. Congrats
     
  7. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
  8. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Congratulations on a nice tom
     
  9. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

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    Congrats on a great bird, way to hang with them and get the job done.
     
  10. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

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    Thanks for the compliments, I wish I could see myself on video crawling down that creek, climbing up and peaking around the briars. My guess is it would look something like what you would see on a Looney Toons film. I was suprised to hear 2 gobblers, birds are way down and we had only seen this one. I assume he had whipped the other one a few times and now that he is gone it will move in.
     
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  11. NEVENUFFHP

    NEVENUFFHP 6 pointer

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    Congrats, Sometimes You have to Play The Game!
     
  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Congrats!!! Timing is everything!
     
  13. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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    Nothing wrong with a bushwack. Congrats
     
  14. hoene

    hoene 10 pointer

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  15. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    Congrats! Sometime you got to go to them.
     

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