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#3231860 - 04/25/13 09:00 PM R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards
bigasports
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After work went to private land I got permission to hunt 3 weeks ago. It's 40 acres give or take. Well 2 days ago I went and saw birds in the field. 1 Tom and a bunch of hens about 200 yards out. I called softly and they started coming my way. They get to 60 yards and to my right I catch movement. A freakN yote runs out after them. Yep, they all take off. It was getting late so I head home. Today I went back out there on a mission. It was about 4:45 the same time as Tues and there they are same spot. But this time they were directly in front of me about 85 yards out. I'm sitting in a nasty thicket and well hidden so I start calling softly. They just ignored me. Tommy just stayed in full strut and was not leaving the ladies. So I back out a little and pull my strutter out of my vest and put on my jake fan. I then belly crawl to the edge of the thicket hiding behind my decoy and yelp. Tommy slowly moves closer but stops and struts. I then crawl about 5 yards closer. He then comes towards me about the same distance. Anyway, we both do this till he's 40-45 yards. I am on my belly behind my decoy with my gun on him and take him down.
He was one of my better birds. He has a nice 11" paintbrush & a 5" thin beard. Weighs just a hair over 22lbs. One spur is exactly an inch and the other is 1.25.


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#3231872 - 04/25/13 09:08 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: bigasports]
Roost 1
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Congrats on a great hunt
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#3231875 - 04/25/13 09:09 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: Roost 1]
jlmustain
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Man, that's great!
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#3231911 - 04/25/13 09:35 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: jlmustain]
easy45
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Congrats
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#3231922 - 04/25/13 09:54 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: easy45]
catman529
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That's a great bird and hunt, congrats and thanks for sharing
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#3231939 - 04/25/13 10:15 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: catman529]
northeasthunter
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congrats
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#3231953 - 04/25/13 11:06 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: northeasthunter]
rem270
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way to go!!!
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#3231963 - 04/25/13 11:29 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: rem270]
deerhunter10
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Nice bird! Congrats sounded like a great hunt!
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#3232016 - 04/26/13 05:50 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: deerhunter10]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
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awesome bird and congrats!
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#3232068 - 04/26/13 07:15 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: mathews338]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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nice
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#3232084 - 04/26/13 07:31 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Phil1979
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Congrats.
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#3232099 - 04/26/13 08:05 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: Phil1979]
ImThere
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Awesome sounds like a cool hunt!
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#3232102 - 04/26/13 08:10 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ImThere]
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#3232124 - 04/26/13 08:31 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Wrangler95
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Very nice gobbler,congrats!
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#3232161 - 04/26/13 09:36 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: Wrangler95]
Gravey
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Good one. Congrats!
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#3232248 - 04/26/13 11:24 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: Gravey]
Jarred525
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Way to be creative and great hunt congrats!
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#3232267 - 04/26/13 12:03 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
PinchPoint
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Congrats!
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#3232326 - 04/26/13 01:31 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
rastubbs
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awesome bird and congrats!
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#3232405 - 04/26/13 03:46 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
bvoss
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Congrats on a great bird!
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#3232417 - 04/26/13 04:04 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Bone Collector
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Congrats!!
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#3232481 - 04/26/13 05:54 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Outdoor life
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Awesome hunt! Awesome bird! Congrats!
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#3232984 - 04/27/13 09:40 AM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: Outdoor life]
DeerKiller2012
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Dang Big A whens that guided hunt again ;\) Meant to call the other day just been busy
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#3233110 - 04/27/13 12:24 PM Re: R.I.P. Tommy Two Beards [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
CountryBoy053
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Congrats!
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