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Oklahoma youth turkey success!

Old 04-05-2009, 12:06 PM
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I took my brother out on what has become our annual youth season trip this morning. If you remember, I have taken him the last 2 years and he is 2 for 2 on 10"+ toms (including one double bearded bird, 11" and 6"). This year we decided to go to a different property as I got word from some family members that the birds were really sounding off. We got out to the place I wanted to hunt and started hearing them wake up one by one. By LST, there were about 10-15 birds gobbling on the limb at us but once they flew down, they all shut up. After about an hour of light calling ever 15 min or so, we had 2 jakes come in and put on a show for us. They strutted around the decoys for 10 min or so and moved on with some hens. Then, about 8:30, a gobble let out at about 300 yards down the creek. I gave a short call sequence and then shut up. He answered about 50 yards closer so we knew he was at least headed our way. After waiting another 5 min or so, I called a series of 5 yelps then put the calls away. 15 minutes later he came in quietly with a hen and the rest was history. I mis-judged the shot a little and he made the 43 yard shot with Heavy13 #6s (I thought it was about 33 or so yards). Anyway, he was a nice 3 year old tom, 10.25" beard and 1" spurs. Little punk is 3 for 3 now on 10" birds. I really enjoy seeing him shoot these birds more than if I were shooting them myself.

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Old 04-05-2009, 01:42 PM
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Congrats and nice pics.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:04 PM
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Great pics!
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:07 PM
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Congrats to him for the bird,and you for taking him.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:21 PM
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Great job, congrats!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
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congrats to your brother on taking a huge longbeard.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:33 AM
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congrats nice bird
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Nice OKIE Gobbler for sure!
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:14 AM
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Nice job, congrats to both of you. That is a great bird and good job with the pics.
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