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Got my first long beard!

Old 04-09-2006, 05:48 PM
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Well, yesterday was opening day in VA. I went out Friday to put some birds to bed and only heard one. It was raining Saturday morning when I got into the woods. I owl hooted once and heard him gobble. He was farther away than the previous day. So I walked a good ways and hooted again. GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE. He was really close. So I began walking and saw him in the tree. I hid behind a pine and decided to wait. Well I glanced down for a second and looked back up and he was no where to be found. I thought he may have jumped down silently. So after a few minutes of searching the tree I started out to follow. He was still in the tree and I spooked him.

I decided to go into a pine bottom and wait the rain out. It stopped raining enough for me to call on the slate. Soon as I put the call down I saw something red. It was two gobblers, a jake leading the big boy. I inched my gun up and shot the longbeard at 25 yrds. He never gobbled or gave me any warning that they were on the way. This is my first tom.

He weighed 17 lbs and had 1" spurs. His beard is 9 1/2 inches.


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Old 04-09-2006, 05:58 PM
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Congrats! I'm still waiting to get my first turkey...maybe this is the year
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:42 PM
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Congrats on your bird our season opens April 24. hear in Ohio.
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:27 PM
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hey dude nice job good bird now next year you can hope to get one to come into calling cause thats really exciting
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:00 PM
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Nice birdCongrats
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:18 PM
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Congrats
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:04 PM
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HEY! Way to go duc!!!!!! One question......Season WAS open....yes? LOL.....just teasin ya buddy! Good job!
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:11 PM
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thats awesome great job!!!
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:15 PM
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HEY! Way to go duc!!!!!! One question......Season WAS open....yes? LOL.....just teasin ya buddy! Good job!
LOL. Thats a good one!
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:15 PM
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Congratulations - very nice bird and good story.

Every time I go hunting I try to learn something.One of the toughest things to learn is how close to get to a turkey. That distance is different depending on the day (still or windy), hills or flat ground, and early or late season. Sounds like you may have learned something today that will serve you well in the future.

Good luck the rest of the season

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