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DirtMcGirt13
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Sunday Gobbler




Another crazy hunt. Got into the field at about 615 and by 645 two starting gobbling in the next field over. Instead of sitting and listening this time, I elected to get up and chase them to see if i could get close enough to call one in. After two hours of ducking and weaving down the side of a clear cut, I saw 4 hens but never saw the gobblers. They went silent pretty quick and i walked to one more spot where i thought the might be heading. Silence and not sight of anything.

My neighbor and I were pretty frustrated, but decided to go investigate the area where the hens were and find a place to set up for this weekend. We started our walk back to the truck down the main road into the property, when we approched a creek that had a bunch of small trees and debries pushed into it from when the logging company came in a clear cut the property. We were talking and bullshiteting when i though i heard something moving down in the creek. I kind of blew it off, but two more steps and i heard it again. I told him to hang on and abou that time out pops big boy and takes off full sprint down the road.

Thinking it was a hen, I was just watching it run, when my neighbor mutters out gobbler, shoot it. One shot in the head as the SOB was running away from me probably at 40 or 50 yards.

Pretty good one from what I understand. 10 half inch beard, inch and a quarter spurs, and probably between 20 and 25 pounds. I was raised a duck hunter (which im lucky i was using my gun with no sling on it or i never would have got a shot off) so i dont know what qualifies. I had killed one other turkey when i was younger with a 12 and half inch beard and inch and a quarter spurs.

What makes this crazy is the weekend before last on same property, my neighbor had a gobbler and a hen in front of him when a coyote ran both into a tree right above him. He shot the coyote, turned shot the gobbler out the tree, then shot the coyote again. Back to back weekends with turkeys being killed and neither was called into a decoy. Crazy.



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PresidentialPerch
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crankbait
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quote:

inch and a quarter spurs


thats a good bird, you need to post some pics. good kill






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DirtMcGirt13
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Finaly figured out to post a damn picture. But i havent figured out how to post pictures of my phone.





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wiltznucs
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Well, you've certainly figured out the guerrilla style tactics to harvest birds. Hopefully you'll get a chance to harvest one the old fashioned way too...

Congrats!






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DirtMcGirt13
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My neighbors coyote and gobbler from two weeks ago.



Mine from this past weekend.






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crankbait
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so all you have killed is birds with 1 1/4 spurs? you have set the bar high





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DirtMcGirt13
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I grew up hunting ducks in Lousiana. Since i have moved to Georgia, I have had to take up deer and turkey hunting with the lack of birds in the northeast section of the state. Before this season, I had only turkey hunted one other time.

When i was in 4th grade, my dad got invited to go on some private land in Port Gibson, Miss. He got tired of trying to chase one down with the guide, so he took me back to a field right behind the camp, and sure enought the one with the 12 inch beard and inch and quarter spurs came walking out and i got him. He is mounted on the wall at my house.

I had never been again since that day until this year. Season opened bout three weeks ago, and my neighbor has some property up the road from out houses. And I just happened to luch up and get that one this weekend. Pure luck. Like i said if i had had a sling on my gun never would have gotten a shot off.

Looking forward to going this weekend and trying to get one of the other two that we know are out there






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