Got er done on TN Opener

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  1. w/chunter

    w/chunter 6 pointer

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    Had a great morning hunting at the NWTF Wheelin' Sportsman Hunt in Greene Co on Sat. Patrick Paysinger and the Volunteer Longbeard Chapter are an outstanding group of Sportsman. My guide, Joseph Justice, along with the land owner's son, Brandon Roberts and I got in the blind before 6:00am. As day began breaking, birds started gobbling all around us. We knew our best bet would come from the ridge in front of us, as we had a creek and fence in some thick stuff directly behind the blind. About 7:15 a hen came out into the field and began feeding in the field around the 2 hens and jake decoys we had out. Occasionally we would hear a distant gobble and drumming. Finally around 8:00 Joseph was able to call a lone Tom off of the ridge, but he got hung up at the edge of the field, around 70 yards and for the next hour, he would strut, posture, dust, everything except gobble or move out of a 5-10 yard circle. Finally, he started slowly walking and picking across the field in front of us, staying 60 yards out, but always watching the live hen who continued to pick in the field the entire morning. It was only when the hen dropped off a rise in front of us, that the tom decided to walk closer, trying to keep her in his sight. After nearly 1 1/2 hours, he presented me with a 23 yard shot and the Mossberg 835 topped with a Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight and loaded with 3in #5 Longbeards put him down hard.

    21lbs 2 ozs
    10in beard

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  2. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    Awesome Friend! Way to hang tough! In your hunt and in life.
     
  3. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 8 pointer

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    Way to go. That’s great. Congratulations.
     
  4. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    Way to hang in there. Good job
     
  5. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 10 pointer

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    Congrats!!!that's awesome!!!
     
  6. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

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    Congrats on a great bird. It sounds like you had an awesome day in the woods.
     
  7. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Congrats on a great hunt !! Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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  9. Drahts

    Drahts 10 pointer

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    Congrats on a great bird! Way to hang in there!
     
  10. wv67

    wv67 10 pointer

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    Congrats , way to get it done
     
  11. HuntsItAll

    HuntsItAll 8 pointer

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    Congrats!!! Great hunt!
     
  12. model70

    model70 8 pointer

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  13. Jay Blankenship

    Jay Blankenship 6 pointer

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    Atta boy !!! Great job man !!! Great read !!!!
     

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