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Bird 3# Goes Down

Old 03-27-2012, 12:53 PM
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Nothing special. Young two year old. 16 lbs 3 oz. 1/2 inch spurs and 8 inch beard. Killed him in down in the swamp. Kind of a flash hunt. Got him to gobble at a box call. Set up against a big tree. Yelped to him once on a slate and within a minute he was standing in front of me at 40 yards. This is the farthest shot I have taken with the Hevi-13 7's so far and let me tell you. They do just fine to 40. He went down like Marvis Frazier in the first round of the Tyson fight.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:58 PM
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3 down, what state are you in? I guess you have been moving around a bit with so many birds down,nice job Turkey Undertaker.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:10 PM
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Alabama. We can kill 5 per year.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:56 PM
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I hear ya man! 2 to go, tear em up!!!
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:33 PM
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3 in California.....................opening day is this Saturday !


Ready !!!
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:35 PM
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Alabama. We can kill 5 per year.
Goodness sake they are very generous in Bama, we get one little Tom in Indiana. They must have Turkeys on every corner and every acre of land down there.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:48 PM
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Congrats Todd!!!! Great looking Tom!!!

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:24 PM
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Congrats on your 3rd gobbler
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:56 PM
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Goodness sake they are very generous in Bama, we get one little Tom in Indiana. They must have Turkeys on every corner and every acre of land down there.
There is an estimated 1/2 million turkeys in the state. Alabama has always been a good state for turkey hunting. But I bet some of those gobblers in corn country up there are big enough to make you stop and rest at least once on the way back to the truck. LOL!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:30 AM
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Todd1700,I'm not sure how Indiana stacks up against other states Turkeys but 20lbs. plus is what I have seen myself and my friends harvest every year.My first was an 18 lb. Jake because my goal the first season was to call in any Turkey and drop one,this guy was the biggest of 4 Jakes and got to come home with me. We averaged about 22lbs on all our birds last year with 1" to 1 1/2 hooks and 10" beards. Like I said I don't know if this is average for all Eastern Turkeys or not.
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