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#2824697 - 05/09/12 09:27 AM Finally Got Number 4!
bvoss
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I've had an awesome turkey season! I'm thankful that I have the health, the hunting properties, an understanding wife, and the Lord who provides it all so that I can chase these crazy birds every year. I have an old cell phone that takes terrible pictures, so sorry I'm not posting the pics. As I made my way out of the woods this morning with my final bird I realized...I was able to watch 8 birds die this year!

Bird One and Two: Opening day with my brother. We doubled on two nice birds. His had a 9 3/4 in beard and 1 inch spurs and mine had a 10 inch beard and 1 inch spurs.

Bird Three: Took a guy who had never killed a turkey. Called in a jake and he shot it at 15 yards. Dude was tore up and I could not stop smiling.

Bird Four: I killed a nice double beard before work by getting between him and his hens. After some soft tree talk, he pitched off the roost and I shot him about a minute after his feet hit the ground. 9 in beard, 5 in beard and 1 1/8 in spurs.

Bird Five: Took my brother in law who has never killed a deer or a turkey. We worked the bird for about an hour before we put the sneak on him and it did the trick. When the bird finally died my brother in law let out a loud barbarian type roar that I could not help but laugh at. What an exciting thing to watch a guy get his first kill! 11 inch beard and 1 1/4 spurs.

Bird 6: I killed my second bird of the year before work. He hung up at 60 yards and I "fanned" my first turkey ever to get him on the ground at 35 yards. 8 3/4 in beard 7/8 spurs.

Bird 7: My other brother ( the yougest) had not killed a bird since he was 12 ( he is now 18). We called in some jakes early and he just could not get the bead on them. After a new set-up and about 45 min of blind calling a longbeard came into our decoys and he smoked him at 20 yards. Stud! 20 lbs 11 in beard and 1 7/16 in hooks!

Bird 8: After several weeks of trying to finish up I went this morning before work thinking it may be my final outing. Bird was roosted at the end of a ridge and gobbling well. I got in tight at about 80 yards or so. He pitched down and flew to about 100 yards away. Hens were roosted about 40 yards behind me so I did not even call for the majority of the time. I did some soft scratching in the leaves, and he would hammer but would just not come closer. I had to leave for work by 6:45 so at 6:30 I began sneaking his way with my B-mobile fan up. It got really quiet and I was thinking I was going to have to give up when I let out a kee-kee on my mouth call and he hammered even closer. At six fourty, I was about to have to leave this stubborn, gobbling bird when he flew up in a tree to get a better look at me ( the undergrowth was thick). He was about 50 yards or so on the limb and I had had all I could take! 9 in rope inch and 3/8 spurs.

- Ok Catman, you're not alone now in shooting one out of a tree!
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#2824708 - 05/09/12 09:44 AM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: bvoss]
Andy S.
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Registered: 07/26/99
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Congrats on a great hunt that capped off a fine season. I am anxious to see how others feel about your tree shooting since it was not technically roost shooting. It appears your kee-kee peaked the curiosity of the bird. It just so happens that you called him in to you by him flying into a nearby tree that you determined was within range, thus resulting in the kill shot. Pretty interesting and unique way for it all to play out. Congrats again on a great season, both yours and the others you shared it with \:\)
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#2824795 - 05/09/12 11:33 AM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: Andy S.]
bigasports
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Congrats on a fine year bvoss. Looks like we will have to get together next yr. or maybe during deer season.
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#2824800 - 05/09/12 11:39 AM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: bigasports]
easy45
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congrats
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#2824802 - 05/09/12 11:41 AM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: bigasports]
Gravey
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Congrats on a great year. Not that it matters what I think but I have no problem shooting one off the limb that you called to and he flew in. He responded to your calls so game on. I saw Michael Waddell do it on a show one time where the bird flew tree to tree and he shot him. Whether he walked or flew in he came to the call.
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#2824838 - 05/09/12 12:09 PM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: Gravey]
Killminister
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Bvoss, those spurs were 1 3/16 when you text me this morn..now they are 1 3/8? You should of waited till tonight...maybe they would have been 1 3/4! I didn't know they keep growing... haha.. Just kidding. I saw the pics. Dang hooks every bit of 1 3/8. Congrats man on a great season.
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#2824842 - 05/09/12 12:13 PM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: Gravey]
catman529
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congrats on a great season! Did he break any bones falling from the tree? \:D
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#2824854 - 05/09/12 12:24 PM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: catman529]
Wrangler95
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Very nice going,congrats!!
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#2824861 - 05/09/12 12:29 PM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: bvoss]
Grizzly Johnson Moderator
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 Originally Posted By: bvoss
- Ok Catman, you're not alone now in shooting one out of a tree!



First, congrats on your season completing bird, along with all those others!!

Second, you were in a totally different situation as far as shooting him out of the tree.... and the events leading up to the shot.

I would not hesitate to repeat your situation if I was given the opportunity myself.
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#2824873 - 05/09/12 12:46 PM Re: Finally Got Number 4! [Re: Killminister]
bvoss
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 Originally Posted By: Killminister
Bvoss, those spurs were 1 3/16 when you text me this morn..now they are 1 3/8? You should of waited till tonight...maybe they would have been 1 3/4! I didn't know they keep growing... haha.. Just kidding. I saw the pics. Dang hooks every bit of 1 3/8. Congrats man on a great season.


\:D No kidding! yea they were 1 3/8".
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