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#3229174 - 04/23/13 07:44 AM yall was right that is a dead bird
wlf89
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went to the bird that i heard gobbling his head off last night and got my hen decoy set up and sure nuff right as it was getting light he started gobbling again. i waited just a little bit and did a few purrs and yelps then just shut up and waited. i finally heard him fly down and seen him landing in the field i was in. he landed about 200 yrds away from me on my right,and stayed there for bout 15 mins strutting and gobbling i guess trying to get the hen to come to him, i aint to good with mouth call so didnt even take it with me so when he turned around and fanned out i yelped to him on my slate call and he turned and made his way in very slowly. it took him bout 30 mins to make his way 150-200yrds to where i was. he was within range for awhile but the way i was turned had to wait for him to get right in front of me. boy he was spittin and drumming first time i ever heard that and boy it got the ol heart a pounding. by the time he got there i had done let my gun down onto my knee, and he was bout 15-20yrds away when he cleared the tree infront of me and soon as i started to ease the gun up to aim he caught movement and didnt like it so i let him have it and he was done. without that decoy i dont think this rookie would have ever got that bird. so that makes 2 hunts and 2 birds this yr which is my first yr for turkey hunting and i love it.first one was a jake but this one was a long beard. i was in camo btw when i killed it.

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#3229186 - 04/23/13 07:56 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: wlf89]
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Way to go!! Well done!!
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#3229215 - 04/23/13 08:27 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Congrats
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#3229231 - 04/23/13 08:47 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: PinchPoint]
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Nice!
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#3229250 - 04/23/13 09:14 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: JAY B]
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Congrats
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#3229262 - 04/23/13 09:27 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: easy45]
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Nice bird congrats
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#3229271 - 04/23/13 09:37 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Onelow69c10]
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Way to go man. Congrats!
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#3229281 - 04/23/13 09:46 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Gravey]
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Perfect!!!
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#3229289 - 04/23/13 09:51 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: jlmustain]
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Very nice going,congrats!!
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#3229375 - 04/23/13 11:48 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Wrangler95]
catman529
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That's awesome man congrats again. I only killed 1 my first year and hunted yanahli all season. You will learn the land the more you hunt and scout new areas. I bet you will tag out next year (heck you are only 2 away from that this year)
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#3229377 - 04/23/13 11:50 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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thanks catman ya got to do some more walking around up there thats for sure but this was near my house on private land first longbeard i have seen in several yrs around here.
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#3229381 - 04/23/13 11:54 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: wlf89]
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 Originally Posted By: wlf89
thanks catman ya got to do some more walking around up there thats for sure but this was near my house on private land first longbeard i have seen in several yrs around here.
ok cool private land birds are fun. Wish I could have hunted some private this year but got mine all on public unexpectedly.
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#3229393 - 04/23/13 12:08 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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That is awesome man, congrats !!!
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#3229465 - 04/23/13 01:56 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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Good deal!!!'
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#3229789 - 04/23/13 08:12 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Roost 1]
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Congrats. I knew a bird gobbling that much before flyup sounded like a lonely 2yr old. Nothing better.
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#3229799 - 04/23/13 08:18 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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Very Nice! Congrats!
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#3229910 - 04/23/13 10:05 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Bone Collector]
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Congrats man! As a fellow first year turkey hunter I am excited for you...this stuff is addicting!!!!!
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#3229953 - 04/24/13 12:29 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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Nice! Congrats!
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#3230015 - 04/24/13 05:48 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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very nice, congrats!
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#3230093 - 04/24/13 07:41 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: mathews338]
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Very nice. Congrats.
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#3230521 - 04/24/13 03:20 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Phil1979]
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Excellent
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#3231551 - 04/25/13 02:18 PM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: Recoil]
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thanks guy and yeah catman it would be cool to tag out on my first yr turkey hunting
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#3232884 - 04/27/13 08:04 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: wlf89]
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Congrats on a great bird and cool story.
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#3233055 - 04/27/13 11:24 AM Re: yall was right that is a dead bird [Re: catman529]
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nice turkey.
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