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Second Bird Down

Old 03-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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Killed my second of the season this morning. I first set up on a bird that only gobbled 2 times on the limb. Had drawn him in just over the crest of a hill from a little clearing they love to strut in. I was expecting to see his head any minute. Had my gun up, safety off and....all of a sudden 4 bucks just stampeded through between me and the gobbler like they had been scalded by something. Never seen or heard that bird again. While I was fooling with that bird however I kept hearing two birds gobbling together out a old logging road that ran out of the back of the little clearing I was set up on. So I went out it and got as close as I dared; set up and started calling. They would gobble sporadically but not really hot. They eventually kept moving further and further off. Finally I hadn't heard them for a while so i picked up my Lynch box call and worked it pretty loud. A bird thundered out to my right about 70 to 80 yards away. I got ready and waited. I was scared to make a move to get a slate or box so I yelped to him on a Double D mouth yelper (yes I'm trying to use one this year) and he gobbled way closer and directly in front of me. In just a minute I saw him moving fast from left to right. When he passed an opening at 25 steps I nailed him with a load of Hevi-13's. Tale of the tape 17lbs 15oz, 1 inch spurs both sides, 10 inch beard.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:39 AM
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Awesome!! Sounds like a cool hunt!!! Congratulations on number two!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:11 AM
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Congrats! Damn you have 2 down and I can't start till April 14th! I am rearing to go. Nice pic. Good luck rest of the season!
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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Sounds like you had a great time. Got a few weeks left till I head out to western Nebraska to chase them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:54 PM
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Great story and great turkey. Congrats on your second turkey your on a roll
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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Great story Todd, and congrats on #2! Can't wait until I put #2 down myself! Gods luck, get some more.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:49 AM
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getting it done! congrats!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:00 AM
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Congrats on bird # 2 !! I still have until the end of April to hunt them.. But it helps to get the blood going..
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 PM
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congrats...
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:00 PM
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Nice one for sure,good job ridding the world of Thunder Chickens and making our woods safe to enter.
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