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#3212770 - 04/03/13 07:25 PM I had a heck of an opening weekend
Arkitekt4040
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So, I have been hunting turkeys for 4 years now and up until last weekend I had killed one bird. I took a jake Saturday morning and a nice 2 year old gobbler on sunday morning. It has been a great season so far.
Jake was nothing special 15lbs, 1/4 spurs, 5" beard:

Gobbler was a decent bird 19lbs, 1" spurs and a 9.75" beard:

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#3212789 - 04/03/13 07:43 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Arkitekt4040]
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Heck yeah! Congrats on a great opening weekend
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#3212791 - 04/03/13 07:44 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Arkitekt4040]
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Good job
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#3212801 - 04/03/13 07:52 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Roost 1]
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Congrats
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#3212858 - 04/03/13 08:32 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: PinchPoint]
easy45
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Congrats
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#3212889 - 04/03/13 08:56 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: easy45]
Gravey
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Great opening weekend. Congrats!
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#3213255 - 04/04/13 09:06 AM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Gravey]
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that's great and congrats!
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#3213305 - 04/04/13 09:55 AM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: mathews338]
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Very nice going,congrats!!
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#3213342 - 04/04/13 10:24 AM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Wrangler95]
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Congrats!
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#3213458 - 04/04/13 12:43 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Winchester]
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Congrats on the birds!!!
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#3213506 - 04/04/13 01:43 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Outdoor life]
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That's a good weekend right there.
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#3213584 - 04/04/13 02:43 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Outdoor life]
DKO77
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All em turkeys are special!! - Don't think otherwise , Awesome job!!
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#3213798 - 04/04/13 07:01 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Arkitekt4040]
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Nice. Do tell, where 'bouts in dem bottoms?
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#3213808 - 04/04/13 07:11 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Outdoor life]
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congrats
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#3213823 - 04/04/13 07:25 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Outdoor life]
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congrats im still waiting on my first bird, but i love your moonpie hat im so gana find one lol
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#3213870 - 04/04/13 08:04 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Outdoor life]
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congrats
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#3213873 - 04/04/13 08:05 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: northeasthunter]
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Congrats!
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#3213908 - 04/04/13 08:30 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Outdoor life]
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nice
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#3213935 - 04/04/13 08:51 PM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Umpire]
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Congrats! Good luck with the next 2!
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#3216460 - 04/08/13 08:59 AM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: DKO77]
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 Originally Posted By: TNRazorback
Nice. Do tell, where 'bouts in dem bottoms?
I have a decent little lease in Haywood County.
 Originally Posted By: Lady's man
congrats im still waiting on my first bird, but i love your moonpie hat im so gana find one lol
Hahaha, you have got to find one. I was wearing it when I killed both birds opening weekend and when I killed my first bird 2 years ago. It's my lucky turkey slaying hat.
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All em turkeys are special!! - Don't think otherwise , Awesome job!!
Haha oh I know. I actually started to let him walk because I wasn't sure about taking a jake. Then I came to my senses and gave him a really soft yelp. He turned and started back toward me and I dishragged him.
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#3216463 - 04/08/13 09:00 AM Re: I had a heck of an opening weekend [Re: Arkitekt4040]
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And thank you all for the congratulations! After last year I was afraid I was snake bit and doomed to never take another turkey.
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