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#3661978 - 05/03/14 08:58 PM tough season,..but FINALLY!!
deerchaser007
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Registered: 12/17/02
Posts: 4257
Loc: Bradyville, TN USA

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got #1!!!
Started out like a typical morning this year,.. nothing gobbling! I sat for awhile at corner of small field looking up hill toward roosting spots. Nothing happening, no gobbles nowhere on that hill, nor any hill around within hearing distance. So, I moved toward top and started circling the hill. Made my way to fence, then all the way down into the bottoms, then back around to were I started.Nothing!This was about 9 o'clock by then. So I sat back down at bottom of field. Got me some crackers out for a snack and one gobbled in lower field on neighbors property. Then another, then another. I figured ok, good. Maybe they lonely enough to play the game today. Considering I was gonna have to call one of them thru a fence, then across a gravel road and then another fence, I decided to try the slipping away technique since they were responsive. So I angled the hill, lightly calling as I went. Of course, I get half way of were I wanted to be, and someone starts target shooting down the holler. I figured this is just how my year has been, why should today be any differ.
SO, I get to were I wanted to be and sit and wait on the gunfire to seize. They even gobbled a few times during the 30 minutes of gun blasting. I figured if they are that lonely maybe I might have a shot still. Gunfire ends, and I wait about 10 minutes. After a sequence of 3 series of calls over the next 25 minutes I had him at 35 yards. He got in some cedars and made it interesting for a second when he started uphill, but I found my opening and he stepped in it.Great hunt all around!AND I needed it after the year I have had!!




22.2 lbs; 1.25 & 1.125 spurs; 11.5 beard
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#3661980 - 05/03/14 08:58 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: deerchaser007]
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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#3661992 - 05/03/14 09:20 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: easy45]
Tennessee Lead
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Registered: 08/08/13
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Loc: Putnam County, TN

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Congrats and a good bird
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#3661996 - 05/03/14 09:25 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: Tennessee Lead]
Gravey
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Registered: 07/20/05
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Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

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Congrats!
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#3661998 - 05/03/14 09:31 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: Gravey]
Phil1979
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 5287
Loc: Arlington, TN

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Congrats
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#3662001 - 05/03/14 09:36 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: Phil1979]
PinchPoint
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Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 1822
Loc: Knoxville Tn

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Congrats!
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#3662019 - 05/03/14 10:20 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: PinchPoint]
catman529
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Registered: 11/10/10
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Loc: Franklin TN

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Congrats! Sounds like an awesome hunt after a tough season. Bet it felt real good to squeeze the trigger on that one.
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#3662238 - 05/04/14 12:01 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: catman529]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

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congrats!!
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#3662246 - 05/04/14 12:15 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: timberjack86]
PalsPal
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Registered: 10/01/12
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Way to stay after it and a dandy bird to boot!
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#3662275 - 05/04/14 01:27 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: PalsPal]
mountain man 71
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Registered: 10/08/09
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Loc: Talbott Tn.

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Congrats
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#3662412 - 05/04/14 04:56 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: mountain man 71]
darn2ten
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Registered: 12/08/11
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Loc: lincoln co. tn.

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Congrats, way to hang in there!
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#3662460 - 05/04/14 06:12 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: mountain man 71]
callemquacktn
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Registered: 11/01/05
Posts: 303
Loc: Wartrace, Tn

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Congrats!
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#3662475 - 05/04/14 06:37 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: callemquacktn]
Wrangler95
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Registered: 11/28/02
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Loc: Celina,Tn

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Very nice,congrats
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#3662561 - 05/04/14 07:55 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: mountain man 71]
Plateau Hunter
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Registered: 05/19/00
Posts: 1916
Loc: Cannon County, TN

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Congrats- nice looking turkey and family!
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#3663381 - 05/05/14 07:26 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: mountain man 71]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 5068
Loc: jackson co.

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Very nice, congrats!
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#3667876 - 05/11/14 02:57 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: mountain man 71]
Bone Collector
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 8914
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Congrats!
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#3668082 - 05/11/14 08:35 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: Bone Collector]
xtremedeerman
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 401
Loc: tennessee

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Congrats!
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#3668188 - 05/11/14 11:02 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: xtremedeerman]
callemquacktn
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Registered: 11/01/05
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Loc: Wartrace, Tn

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Congrats!
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#3668800 - 05/12/14 07:12 PM Re: tough season,..but FINALLY!! [Re: callemquacktn]
Huntaholic
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Registered: 10/22/00
Posts: 2141
Loc: Baxter, TN. U.S.A.

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Good job Jeremy! I see youre still driving that old chevy, Ive still got mine too, 332000 miles on her now!
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