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#3661978 - 05/03/14 08:58 PM tough season,..but FINALLY!!
deerchaser007
10 Point


Registered: 12/17/02
Posts: 4282
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
Posts: 2242
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: 5465
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: 1928
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
spiderboy
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
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
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Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8269
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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Loc: TN

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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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