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#2868666 - 07/07/12 03:47 PM Worthy
Andy S.
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My taxidermist delivered this old boy today; 21+lbs, 11.25" beard and 1.5" hooks. I was fortunate enough to kill him in Fayette county on April 26, 2009, after many mornings of fruitless efforts on my part that year. The 2009 season was BY FAR my worst spring in the woods turkey hunting in the last two decades, but it did end on a positive note. If he is not my best, he is for sure in the top three ever for me. He is mounted on cypress from a Louisiana bayou (where my wife is from). He is the only turkey I have ever mounted, thus I thought he was worth sharing with the group as well.











Edited by Andy S. (07/07/12 05:29 PM)
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#2868669 - 07/07/12 03:56 PM Re: Worthy [Re: Andy S.]
catman529
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That is a very nice mount and congrats on the bird... the head doesn't look fake like some taxi mounts.
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#2868704 - 07/07/12 04:54 PM Re: Worthy [Re: catman529]
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Pretty hooks congrats.
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#2868724 - 07/07/12 05:46 PM Re: Worthy [Re: muddyboots]
timberjack86
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Thats a dandy there! You and your taxidermist did well \:\)
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#2868780 - 07/07/12 06:54 PM Re: Worthy [Re: timberjack86]
smstone22
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Awesome!
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#2868966 - 07/08/12 01:31 AM Re: Worthy [Re: smstone22]
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Very nice mount, great bird..... congrats on your memories!!
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#2869005 - 07/08/12 07:14 AM Re: Worthy [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Nice....real nice Clarke (lampoon vacation reference lol)
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#2869069 - 07/08/12 09:44 AM Re: Worthy [Re: REN]
easy45
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great looking mount
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#2869496 - 07/08/12 07:30 PM Re: Worthy [Re: easy45]
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Awesome \:D
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#2869628 - 07/08/12 09:12 PM Re: Worthy [Re: RUGER]
drrxnupe
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Very nice mount! When I get my bird of a lifetime, I will hit you up for your taxidermist's info.
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