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#3234089 - 04/28/13 07:42 PM Welp...tagged out!
infoman jr.
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Registered: 10/05/03
Posts: 4387
Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

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Before this season, I'd never called a bird in on my own. Dad always did the calling, and he was darn good at it. Opening weekend, I took my father in law and had 2 gobblers within 30 yards. He was set up for another bird, and when he adjusted on these, they spooked and ran.

Last weekend I was on my own at a buddy's farm. He told me to listen on the road for one to gobble on the roost, and he went on back in the farm. I blew my owl call and 2 gobbled close by. I walked and called 2 more times and thought I had a pretty good read on where they were. I set up my decoy and waited. I yelped with dad's favorite slate call, and they cut each other off gobbling. When I heard the first one fly down, I dropped the slate and got my 870 ready. Now I was left with my mouth call...what a joke! I'm not great at judging distance by the sound of a gobble, but I had set up 50 yards from their tree. The first bird had topped a shelf and was staring my decoy down, however he was blocked by a tree. The second bird flew down and about 60 seconds later, I let him have it. 9.25" beard, 7/8" spurs.

Yesterday I went to the same spot, except with the rain I set up on a field near where I shot the last one. This hunt was a little different as I didn't hear the first gobble. I had confidence they'd be in the plot with the rain, so I stuck it out. About an hour later, a hen appeared and fed toward me. I didn't see another bird with her so I wasn't exactly ready (you see where this is going.). When she got to 40 yards I saw another bird behind her in the field edge. I didn't know what it was until he ruffled his wet feathers and I saw that big beard bounce around. He wasn't in a hurry, but she got to about 10 yards and started putting. I said it's now or never, pulled up and shot him at 45 yards with wingmaster HD. He instantly dropped. 10.25" beard, 3/4" spurs.

I'd never killed more than one in a year, and with a two-bird limit, I'm done!
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#3234092 - 04/28/13 07:44 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: infoman jr.]
rem270
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Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 21487
Loc: south fulton

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way to go man!
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#3234110 - 04/28/13 07:53 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: rem270]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
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Loc: Chester County

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Congrats
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#3234136 - 04/28/13 08:10 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: easy45]
Roost 1
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Registered: 07/24/11
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Loc: KY

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Congrats on a great season!!!
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#3234141 - 04/28/13 08:14 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: Roost 1]
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Bambi Killa
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Registered: 11/19/99
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Congrats man. \:D
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#3234179 - 04/28/13 08:39 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: RUGER]
Gravey
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Registered: 07/20/05
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Congrats!
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#3234181 - 04/28/13 08:44 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: Gravey]
tickweed
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 5070
Loc: medon,Tn.

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congrats
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#3234217 - 04/28/13 09:24 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: tickweed]
Bone Collector
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 9646
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Awesome Deal! Congrats!
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#3234241 - 04/28/13 09:47 PM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: Bone Collector]
PinchPoint
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Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 1928
Loc: Knoxville Tn

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Congrats!!!
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#3234347 - 04/29/13 07:15 AM Re: Welp...tagged out! [Re: PinchPoint]
Phil1979
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 5465
Loc: Arlington, TN

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Congrats
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