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Old 04-30-2012, 05:32 PM
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Finally got my redemption bird this past Saturday. Due to me going to school an hour and a half from our property I don't get the scouting opportunities I want. I went hunting on the 21st but never heard a gobble. But this past Saturday I took a gamble and rushed home Friday night. Got out to the woods right before sunrise. As I was approaching my new set up (about a quarter mile west from my first setup), an owl flew overhead and landed, gave a hoot and this old bird started gobbling in his roost. I set up at the corner of a road at the treeline, about 75 yards from his roost. I called out a few soft cuts and purrs here and there. We went back and forth for an hour. He finally caught eye of my Primo's B-Mobile and my hen laid down. He crept through the timber to my left and I didn't see him till he was 15 yards out. I leaned around the tree and laid into him. 22 lbs. 10" beard with 1" spurs.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:37 PM
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Congrats on a nice turkey! Being persistent paid off for you..
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MIZ_hunter7 View Post
Finally got my redemption bird this past Saturday. Due to me going to school an hour and a half from our property I don't get the scouting opportunities I want. I went hunting on the 21st but never heard a gobble. But this past Saturday I took a gamble and rushed home Friday night. Got out to the woods right before sunrise. As I was approaching my new set up (about a quarter mile west from my first setup), an owl flew overhead and landed, gave a hoot and this old bird started gobbling in his roost. I set up at the corner of a road at the treeline, about 75 yards from his roost. I called out a few soft cuts and purrs here and there. We went back and forth for an hour. He finally caught eye of my Primo's B-Mobile and my hen laid down. He crept through the timber to my left and I didn't see him till he was 15 yards out. I leaned around the tree and laid into him. 22 lbs. 10" beard with 1" spurs.
Great Bird MIZ and good hunt story. Congratulations on and awesome looking Tom.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:46 AM
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Nice bird, way to keep after him.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:07 PM
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Nice bird. Congrats. Cool how quiet they can be when they sneak in.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:17 PM
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Congrats! That's a fine gobbler.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:10 PM
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Nice bird! i'm a fellow missourian too! hope to fill my tags with something this nice this weekend!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:37 AM
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Nice bird! i'm a fellow missourian too! hope to fill my tags with something this nice this weekend!
My best advice. Is to throw a curve ball. These birds in MO are all messed up this year. I had to go somewhere I didn't ever see birds at on our property. Also keep the calling to a minimum. Every 15 minutes or so, even if one is gobbling his head off like this bird was. But good luck, hope you can bag and tag one before season ends.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:53 PM
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Ya, hope I can be as lucky this year.. First time hunting anything, BUT a turkey would be great to get..
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