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#3410797 - 10/20/13 02:04 PM First ever Turkey
DEER REPELLANT
6 Point


Registered: 07/21/13
Posts: 667
Loc: SODDY DAISY TN

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I go into the woods looking for meat for freezer around 6:15 this morning. I came out with it but not a deer. I was in my tree stand and father decided he needed to do some work in the field lol. So I climbed down around 8:15 and left it on the tree. I walked down the ridge and sat down next to a tree. About an hour went by and heard the helicopter's coming in. There were around 15 hens and four gobblers by the time I finished cleaning my paints out. I thought I would add one for thanksgiving, so I picked the fattest one out and let her eat at 15 yards. I was amazed that the dang bird took flight with my arrow and thought why the crap is the woods doing this to me . I watched it land about 30 yards down the hill and lost sight of it. I leaned back up against the tree and loaded another arrow in the crossbow. About an hour later I needed to leave for family time and thought I would go down to where I last seen him. I was so happy that I found him five feet from where I lost visual. I am still concerned that I will not get a deer this year, but at least the woods gave us something. I took him over to have feathers and beard mounted. I seen several hunters there with deer and they said I did good because it was an old bird. I offered to trade him for their deer but nobody took me up on it \:\)

21 lbs.
10.5 beard
1.25 spurs









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#3411230 - 10/20/13 08:31 PM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: DEER REPELLANT]
catsbackr
4 Point


Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 140
Loc: Hixson, TN.

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Very, very nice gobbler.

We are covered up with hens and Jakes up on Mowbray.

Congrats!!

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#3411324 - 10/20/13 09:25 PM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: catsbackr]
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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#3411388 - 10/20/13 10:06 PM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: easy45]
jlmustain
6 Point


Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 701
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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GREAT job! Not often that your first is 1. in the fall, 2. that nice, and 3. with a bow. I'm guessing that you'd be some kind of lethal in the spring!
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#3411517 - 10/21/13 06:14 AM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: jlmustain]
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lol thanks
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#3412041 - 10/21/13 12:46 PM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: DEER REPELLANT]
northeasthunter
8 Point


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1571
Loc: brentwood

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nice bird, congrats
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#3412689 - 10/21/13 07:41 PM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: northeasthunter]
timberjack86
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Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7989
Loc: Grundy county

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wow congrats!!!
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#3421811 - 10/27/13 09:47 AM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: timberjack86]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
16 Point


Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 12539
Loc: FRANKLIN COUNTY

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awesome
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#3424983 - 10/28/13 09:56 PM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
trukeyhunter
4 Point


Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 100
Loc: Tennessee, Algood

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He is a good one.
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#3427139 - 10/30/13 06:08 AM Re: First ever Turkey [Re: trukeyhunter]
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6 Point


Registered: 07/21/13
Posts: 667
Loc: SODDY DAISY TN

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Thanks everyone
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