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#1300403 - 04/22/09 08:24 PM Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics
Stoner
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Registered: 10/03/06
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I shot the bosses assistant this morning. I saw more gobblers then hens this morning and they were hot. I first call one that came in on my left, it was a mature gobbler that came running down a woods road and was close but did not present a decent shot opportunity. A little after 8:00 A.M. I started yelping on a friction call that I made a few weeks ago and got a gobble. Every time I called it got closer and closer; I had my shotgun up and I saw two red heads bobbing in the grass at a fast trot heading down the fence line. They saw my Dave Smith Decoy hen and skidded to a stop and fan out in front of me and I picked what I thought to be the larger of the two and my season was over in Florida. You will notice in the one picture his lower beak got shot off. I also notice on the underside of this bird his feathers were worn off. The one spur was broken off as well. Another thing I noticed when I picked him up he had feathers wrapped around his good spur. I think this bird been doing a lot of loving and fighting this spring. His one spur was 1 inches and the other broken spur was 7/8 of an inch. The beard was 10 inches and the weight was 20lbs., 4ozs. Not as big as the first gobbler but still respectable for an Osceola. I am done for the season; I will see if I can get my daughter out before school in the morning to get her first gobbler. Stoner
























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#1300409 - 04/22/09 08:26 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: Stoner]
spitndrum
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Congrats Stoner, AWESOME Pics!!!
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#1300416 - 04/22/09 08:29 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: spitndrum]
smstone22
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congrats!
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#1300669 - 04/22/09 10:17 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: smstone22]
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Woodpile Boys
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Sir, you do an outstanding job with those pics. Congrats!! Great burd.
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#1300740 - 04/22/09 11:03 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: TurkeyBurd]
THE ONE
Woodpile Boys
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congrats!
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#1301679 - 04/23/09 04:03 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: THE ONE]
jbranham63
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Registered: 04/10/08
Posts: 235
Loc: Johnson City, Tennessee

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Great Pics! Nice bird! Congrats!
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#1301682 - 04/23/09 04:07 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: jbranham63]
feisty red head
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way to go!~!!!
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#1301694 - 04/23/09 04:36 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: feisty red head]
banyan slayer
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Registered: 11/07/08
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nice work stoner! got that one in just in the nick of time. i failed miserably down here this season and got the big fat goose egg repping the florida east coast. next year is my year!
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#1301697 - 04/23/09 04:39 PM Re: Shot The Bosses Assistant This Morning, Pics [Re: banyan slayer]
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Congrats of a fine bird!!!
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