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Old 03-15-2014, 07:10 AM
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17lbs 4oz, 11 1/4 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs. Set up on a green patch where I have been seeing birds. No gobbles on the limb. About fly down time I yelped and within a minute heard wings flapping over my right shoulder. hens started sailing down into the patch. I had no idea they were roosted so close and it's a wonder I didn't spook them. About 7 hens hit the ground some in the patch and some short of it to my right. One walked past me no farther than 15 yards. Then two more birds sailed down into the patch and I saw both had nice beards. All of the hens and the two gobblers gathered up in the center of the green field about 70 yards away. I yelped to them and both of them broke into a strut but did not gobble. The hens started walking towards my end of the patch in a single file line and the two long beards followed in full strut. Shot the lead gobbler at 43 steps. Hevi-13 6's thumped him hard. Good to get it done today because I may not get to go again until next weekend.

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Old 03-15-2014, 09:45 AM
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Good job and some nice sharp spurs! We don't even start up here for another five weeks.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:05 AM
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Congrats... Awsome Gobbler!!!
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:48 PM
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Nice bird.

Congratulations !!!

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Old 03-15-2014, 05:14 PM
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woo wee that's a nice beard on that thing Congrats!
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:51 PM
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What a bird,great job.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:52 AM
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Good job Todd. They haven't gotten fired up yet which is good for me. I'm off all week starting the 24th and it should be getting good by then.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:04 AM
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Congrats on a nice bird!!
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:06 AM
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Very nice bird congrats
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:34 AM
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