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1 3/4" Club

Old 05-17-2014, 05:31 AM
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First I am not trying to brag. Just figured some might like to see the monster I shot on Tuesday. I have held off shooting a few toms since the season opened April 25th because I knew there were a couple big toms in the area but was still surprised when I rolled this dude over. He came in a 11 am to my calling with 2 other toms and he wasn't even the strutter. Just the one that finally after what seemed like hours, came close enough for a shot. Talk about a cautious bunch of toms now I know why. I have already killed a nice triple bearded bird with busted 1" spurs in Texas and figured that would be the highlight of the year but! I have always dreamed of killing one with 1 1/2" or better spurs but never really thought it was a possibility until I rolled this guy over on Tuesday morning. I only have increments of 8ths inch on my tape measure and both spurs touched the 1 6/8" mark with one going slightly over it. I am going to keep this location quiet until next year as maybe I can get on his 2 brothers .







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weight-19lbs 10 oz
beard-9 6/8"
spurs-1 6/8"
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:52 AM
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One of a life time! That is a big boy and great job!
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:30 AM
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What state you in Th? Looks like a classic ol "Missouri limbhanger" to me!
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:24 PM
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I hate to break the bad news but that is just one of our smaller Ontario Toms
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:24 PM
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Congrats on your great bird. I'm not in this club
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:42 PM
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Congrats on your bird first of all! Then wow! I have not even come close to that mark! Those spurs are something else!
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:23 PM
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Congrats on the big bird!!!!!!
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:50 AM
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Congrats on the tom. I have had several birds I have shot and said,"I can never top this one in a million years". First, it was my first mature tom weighing in at 25 lbs (scored 65). Then I shot one that had three spurs on each leg. Main spurs with nubs on each side of them. Then I got the chance to shoot a couple of Rios. This year I got my longest beard at 12.5 inches (scored 67).

There will be many first. Now I need a multiple bearded bird and a bearded hen. A smokey or albino would be nice too.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:06 PM
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That's not braggin that's just awesome
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:08 PM
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Congrats on a fine bird...

I see a gobbler he gets it!!! If he's got good spurs that's a bonus

You the man
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