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#3222374 - 04/15/13 10:18 AM Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................
TN Larry
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Registered: 09/17/03
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I have turkey hunted very little this year due to tournament fishing, but that is okay. I had planned on setting up on a bird yesterday morning well before daylight but just couldn't get out of bed for a turkey that early. I was wore out from fishing on Saturday. I got up about 6 and headed out.

I got on a bird first thing that was gobbling his head off. The problem was that I needed to circle him and had to make an agressive move to get in front of him. That didn't work as I bumped him. He went the opposite direction but still gobbling. I circled to try and cut him off, but that didn't work. He was basically now standing in one spot not far from where he was at before. I made a move on him again to get around him, but he didn't want to play then. He would gobble at everything that I offered but wouldn't come in. I was pretty ticked that I had bumped him to start with.

Plan B - He was gobbling about every 2 minutes so I could keep dibs on his position. I decided to put a Mohican sneak on him in the woods. I knew that I would have a chance as the lay of the land allowed for a stalk but also know how difficult it is to stalk one in the woods. His gobbling helped. I was within about 60 yards of him two or three times, but the lay of the land didn't allow for me to see him. I finally slipped up over a rise and there was my chance at 40 yards. It isn't the way that I would have scripted it, but sometimes you have to improvise.

20.5 lbs
9.5" super thick beard
Spurs just shy of 1"



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#3222379 - 04/15/13 10:25 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: TN Larry]
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nice one sure does have a nice beard
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#3222388 - 04/15/13 10:30 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: spitndrum]
muddyboots
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Whatever it takes to put em in the back of the truck. Congrats.
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#3222394 - 04/15/13 10:33 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: muddyboots]
easy45
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Congrats
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#3222426 - 04/15/13 11:11 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: easy45]
ROOKIE2323
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Registered: 05/17/04
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congrats
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#3222443 - 04/15/13 11:31 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: ROOKIE2323]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
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man that is a thick beard, congrats!
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#3222452 - 04/15/13 11:50 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: mathews338]
PinchPoint
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Congrats!
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#3222498 - 04/15/13 12:48 PM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: PinchPoint]
Gravey
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I'd rather call them in too but will take em however you can get em. Awesome thick beard too.
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#3222590 - 04/15/13 02:37 PM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: Gravey]
Outdoor life
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Registered: 12/19/12
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Awesome bird! That's a Robertson beard Tom haha Congrats!
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#3222619 - 04/15/13 02:56 PM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: mathews338]
TN Larry
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 Originally Posted By: mathews338
man that is a thick beard, congrats!


I believe that it is the thickest bearded turkey that I have ever killed. The angle in the pictures with the kids makes it look fake. It was definitely a "paint brush" beard to say the least.
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#3222762 - 04/15/13 05:05 PM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: TN Larry]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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Congrats! What a thick beard!
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#3222776 - 04/15/13 05:16 PM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: deerhunter10]
Recoil
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Way to go!
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#3222785 - 04/15/13 05:27 PM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: TN Larry]
tickweed
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nothing wrong with an ambush, but be careful.
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#3223290 - 04/16/13 09:24 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: TN Larry]
Wrangler95
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Registered: 11/28/02
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Very nice gobbler,congrats!
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#3225275 - 04/18/13 09:22 AM Re: Call em, Crawl em, Stalk em................ [Re: TN Larry]
Wrangler95
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Very nice,congrats!!
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