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Phil from Maine 05-16-2020 08:36 AM

Best season ever!!
 
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First of all I want to thank everyone that has helped me along the way. I mean back around 12 or so years ago turkey hunting was all new here with half day hunts during the spring season and you had to travel during the fall season halfway across the state. For three years I had no luck. Then after traveling down state I got my first fall turkey with my bow! But by asking questions and having everyone chime in the curse got broken. Some answers I may not have cared for but they all helped me along. So a big thank you to all. This morning I ended my two bird season with two first! The first bird on Monday tipped the scales at 23 pounds even with a 10 inch beard and 3/4 inch spurs. Heaviest bird ever for me. Then this morning while hunting at camp I got a very nice bird that tipped the scales at 20.2 pounds with both spurs being 1 inch even and a double beard! The first beard being 7 1/2 inches and the second beard being 5 1/2 inches! WOW! What an awesome week and season of turkey hunting this has been! Thank you all again as I wouldn’t have ever done this if you folks never guided me along in the beginning.. Just to think that I contemplating on whether to even turkey hunt this year..

Bocajnala 05-16-2020 05:03 PM

Way to go Phil!

-Jake

mrbb 05-16-2020 05:30 PM

congrats on a great season there, and for advancing your skills, it takes a desire to do so, but some desires are more fun than others
turkey hunting can be a fun time, all the more so when there talkative and really make you feel like your a part of the game and know hat your doing!

and them then days when things are so quiet, that make you wonder if you know anything at all about them, LOL

Phil from Maine 05-16-2020 06:23 PM

Thank you Jake and mrbb as well..

The birds were not talking to me at all. The only one that did was a jake this past Wednesday morning. He was fun and came right out to me after I saw him crossing a dirt road that I was traveling on after working all night. I never even had my camo on and he came right back out around 25 feet of me. Maybe by not having camo on erased his fear? I don’t know but that made him appear stupid to me. I just laughed to myself and let him walk away.

sconnyhunter 05-17-2020 09:09 AM

Well done. Looks like a good bird.

Phil from Maine 05-17-2020 12:45 PM

Thank you sconnyhunter

CalHunter 05-17-2020 01:05 PM

Congrats Phil!!

Phil from Maine 05-17-2020 05:18 PM

Thank you cal..

kellyguinn 05-18-2020 06:37 AM

Congrats Phil.. This has been a tough year it seems like trough out most of the country. You made quick work of it and make it look easy oh turkey master :hail:

mhollermanshouting 05-18-2020 01:49 PM

well done!


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