Forgot my favorite call = good morning!

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Xi Bowhunter, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Xi Bowhunter

    Xi Bowhunter 12 pointer

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    I decided to get as close as I could to the birds I have been hearing gobbling all week. I quickly found out two things:

    1) I forgot my calls! They were in my jacket and it was too warm to wear it this morning

    2) The birds were on the next property over

    I finally fumbled around and found a mouth call, but I don't usually use them. I put the call in my mouth and stared yelping and after about 2 sets of yelps I got a response gobble. After about 20 minutes of listening to them getting closer I finally spotted them. They were two bachelors looking for love. It was amazing to watch them move seamlessly through the woods, strutting as they came along. One of the toms saw something he didn't like, and started putting, so I decided to take the shot.

    He looks like a healthy 2 year old:

    19 lbs

    10" beard

    1" spurs

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  2. Matt722mx

    Matt722mx 10 pointer

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  3. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

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    thats great man,congradulations
     
  4. deadaim

    deadaim 12 pointer

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    Congradulations nice bird way to keep after them ........................................
     
  5. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall 6 pointer

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    congrats, looks like the one i got this morning!
     
  6. kyhunter28

    kyhunter28 8 pointer

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    Congrats on a fine bird.
     
  7. muzzy125acc

    muzzy125acc 12 pointer

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    Glad to see you put one down:D
     
  8. notimlmit

    notimlmit 12 pointer

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    Congrats on the bird
     
  9. Brewtus

    Brewtus 8 pointer

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    Way to hang in there XI.
     
  10. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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    Congrats! Way to stick it out. I'm glad it worked out for ya.
     
  11. jsc3150

    jsc3150 8 pointer

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    Congrats, I knew if you stayed positive and kept after them it would come together.
     
  12. lonewolf

    lonewolf 6 pointer

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    congrats....good lookn bird
     
  13. BOBCAT

    BOBCAT 6 pointer

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    Good Job Matt, Nice Turkey.!!!!!!!

    P.s. Are You Going To Chris' Wedding Sat Night?
     
  14. Killroy

    Killroy 8 pointer

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    Good bird. Purdy too.
     
  15. turk2di

    turk2di Cyber-Hunter

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    Sweet. Congrats on the 2yr old!
     

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