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Old 05-16-2019, 12:52 AM
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Well I have been after them and still no luck. So I went to a different area and saw five nice long beards together. I tried calling them and they take off the other way go figure. I think that maybe those ones have already been hunted hard? I am not sure what’s going on with them. No matter where I try there is no gobbling going on right now. I still have until June first to get it done though.. Good luck everyone that is still out there hunting..
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:23 AM
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Heading out this weekend for another shot at it, but definitely not seeing nearly as many birds recently. Good luck to you too!
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:51 AM
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I tried my luck again this morning and three birds came in silently. One was a long beard and one was a jake. The other one I couldn’t get a good look at as they spotted me first. All three ran together and when they started separating I fired at what I thought was the bigger Tom. I ended up shooting the jake instead.. While it wasn’t the bird that I wanted to get I am still happy with it. It has a different colored beard on him though.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:15 AM
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Awesome - congrats!!!
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:30 PM
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Thank you and good luck!
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:19 PM
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Nice going Phil glad you got one!!

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Old 05-17-2019, 04:39 PM
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Thank you Jake and I am hoping to get a bigger bird before our season ends..
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:42 PM
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that's what we call red rot, a fungus that grows in the beard, given time the beard will break off there.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:58 PM
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Okay RR that must be what they mean by beard rot? That fungus will rotten that part of the beard and rotten it until it falls off. Thanks because I have never seen it myself.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:24 AM
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Congrats on getting one down now that the presuure is off the next one shoud fall right into your lap lol

As far as the beard I have shot several with that red/brown section about half way down and then black at the top and bottom where it seems to keep growing . I also shot one a couple years ago with 1 1/4" spurs and a beard about 3 inches long with a red tinge on the end so it had obviously finally broke off !
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