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Old 12-26-2010, 04:17 PM
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Team 4 - I just posted information and pics of my kill today in Illinois. It snowed heavy Christmas Eve. We got 6" of new snow. I got this kill in an area of 10 acres of bean field with my new homemade wooden wagon blind. Shot at 1:16 p.m. on December 26, 2010. I hope you like the pics. This is the largest bird I have killed in 11 years of bow hunting and 92 birds. It was shot in the head at 10 yards with my new Z7 Matthews bow. It weighed in at 20 pounds, 10 ounces and has a 12 1/8" beard with 1.5" spurs. It scored: 20.625 + 15 + 15 + 24.25 = 74.875. I still get excited after all these years! Enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the kill!

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Old 12-26-2010, 05:00 PM
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Awesome bird!!!!! Congratulations
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:02 AM
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Yea man that is a nice one for sure!!!

What's the next best bird you've takin???
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:30 PM
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The Smokey Bearded Hen - a Merriam from Nebraska. It had a 9" beard. I have been told that it is the most rare turkey in the US.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:24 PM
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Congrats on a nice tom. That's a heck of a beard.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:30 PM
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Thanks for the nice congratulatory comments! This turkey was one of the nicest long beards I ever shot. I'm having it mounted, also, to join the other 8 full mounts I have LOL. I keep telling myself that this will be the last full mount, but I keep adding to my collection. LOL
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