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#2823513 - 05/07/12 05:12 PM Finally!!!
Jinx13
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Saturday was my day!

This bird has been eluding me for over three weeks and he just kept playing with me day in day out. So, Saturday morning I got into the woods very early and waited until I heard him gobble. I saw him come out into a field (7am) and I stayed put and called a little. You could tell he heard me because he’d swell up and gobble my direction. He started my way but, it seemed like forever because he was strutting on and off so much. Once he got about 100yrds or so he went into this tall grass and disappeared………….Then, here came the rain. As it rained, he stayed quiet and I thought he had just laid down to wait out the rain. Then he gobbled not 30yrds from me on my left behind some brush. I set up and he came out from behind brush in full strut and just kept coming right to me. 8am……BOOM! Just bagged my first Turkey!

22 lbs, 10.5” beard, 1.25” spurs

Now, he’s on his way for a full mount……….. Any favorite positions on having these birds mounted?







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#2823562 - 05/07/12 06:27 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Jinx13]
sure shot
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congratz !!
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#2823594 - 05/07/12 07:10 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: sure shot]
Andy S.
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Congrats on your first bird. First one this year, or first one ever?
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#2823615 - 05/07/12 07:36 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Andy S.]
Gravey
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Congrats on your first. I've never mounted one but my son's is at the taxidermist right now as he killed his first last year on the juvenile hunt. I wanted to put it on the wall but he wanted it in full strut on the ground so that's what I'm doing.
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#2823667 - 05/07/12 08:31 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Gravey]
easy45
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congrats
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#2823669 - 05/07/12 08:32 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Andy S.]
Jinx13
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Congrats on your first bird. First one this year, or first one ever?


Both. This was my first year turkey hunting.
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#2823670 - 05/07/12 08:35 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Gravey]
Jinx13
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
Congrats on your first. I've never mounted one but my son's is at the taxidermist right now as he killed his first last year on the juvenile hunt. I wanted to put it on the wall but he wanted it in full strut on the ground so that's what I'm doing.


Nice! I talked to my guy today and he said that the color of this bird would look great in full strut. It would show the center tail feathers better. (They have white in them)
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#2823673 - 05/07/12 08:38 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Jinx13]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Jinx13
Both. This was my first year turkey hunting.
That is awesome. Your first ever is one you will never forget. Congrats again.
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#2823868 - 05/08/12 07:06 AM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Andy S.]
Wrangler95
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Very nice going,congrats!!
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#2823875 - 05/08/12 07:27 AM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Wrangler95]
BowGuy84
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congrats and way to stick with it.
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#2824904 - 05/09/12 01:20 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: Jinx13]
93civEJ1
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 Originally Posted By: Jinx13
 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Congrats on your first bird. First one this year, or first one ever?


Both. This was my first year turkey hunting.


Congrats!!!!

That is awesome. I have about given up for my first season, but I also started late. I could go this weekend, but cant make up my mind.

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#2824930 - 05/09/12 01:43 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: 93civEJ1]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: 93civEJ1
 Originally Posted By: Jinx13
 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Congrats on your first bird. First one this year, or first one ever?


Both. This was my first year turkey hunting.


Congrats!!!!

That is awesome. I have about given up for my first season, but I also started late. I could go this weekend, but cant make up my mind.
if you can go, then go. You have come close and I've enjoyed reading your posts live from the field, and if you go again you might not kill one or you may just take one home with you. But if you quit now then you definitely won't get one.
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#2833178 - 05/19/12 09:38 PM Re: Finally!!! [Re: BowGuy84]
Umpire
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nice
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