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Posted: 10 May 2013 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Only been turkey hunting a couple times and never had any luck.  This morning was up and down, weather changed a few times.  One minute they are gobblin, and not the next.  I guess thats normal.

I was fed up and heading back to the truck.  Almost back to truck, I spot a turkey walking around on the neighbors hillside a couple hundred yards away.  I stop and find some cover and start calling.  Got a reacting from a bird behind me a ways.  I was sitting in a crp tree field and all of the sudden this guy pops up.  I just saw his head over the tall grass.  Once I saw any kind of beard, I let the lead fly.

20#  9 3/4” beard.

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Posted: 10 May 2013 03:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Awesome bird matt!!!Congrats

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Posted: 10 May 2013 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Congrats there MattS!!! what time is dinner? I didn’t what time we should get there in your post.

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Posted: 10 May 2013 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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berlin - 10 May 2013 04:03 PM

Congrats there MattS!!! what time is dinner? I didn’t what time we should get there in your post.

Me either berlin, I do remember matt talking of fried turkey and mushrooms;)

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Posted: 10 May 2013 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mama wants turkey for mother’s day.  Sorry fellas

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Posted: 10 May 2013 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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That’s a beauty!  I bet your HOOKED now!  Turkey season has been a blast, but time to start practicing with the bow and get to start the long wait until October.

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Posted: 10 May 2013 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Congrats on a fine looking bird.Now you’re really going to be hooked on turkey hunting.
Do you already have a place pick out to hang the tail fan smile

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Posted: 10 May 2013 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Congrats on That nice looking bird Matt. Sunday morning my 8 year old daughter and i will be giving it a try. She is pretty good with a box call. Will have a 31/2 inch locked and loaded.
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Posted: 10 May 2013 10:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Congrats Matt!....camodipped wingbone call is a must ehh???!!!...lol…..AWESOME BIRD!

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Posted: 11 May 2013 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Great bird and even better pic!

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Posted: 11 May 2013 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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A buddy of mine is practicing to be a taxidermist.  He is going to try and do a full flight mount with this.  If it turns out, I get a mount.

I didn’t get to see any struttin action with this.  He is the only bird I have seen.  Learned a lot and will be ready for next year.

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Posted: 11 May 2013 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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A full mount would be great.Don’t know the skill level of your friend,but if he’s just starting out,maybe a struttin mount might be worth a go and if he goofs it up you still would have a great decoy to hunt over for next year.

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Posted: 11 May 2013 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Congrats Matt!

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Posted: 11 May 2013 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Way to go Matt!  Good pic!

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Posted: 11 May 2013 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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tw67 - 11 May 2013 09:41 AM

A full mount would be great.Don’t know the skill level of your friend,but if he’s just starting out,maybe a struttin mount might be worth a go and if he goofs it up you still would have a great decoy to hunt over for next year.

I don’t have the floor space for a full strut or the storage for a decoy.  But the decoy thing is a good thought.

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Posted: 13 May 2013 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Congrats Matt. That is really cool!

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