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Day 50 of 57, still gobbling, got my 3rd! (pic)

Old 05-08-2004, 08:03 AM
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Default Day 50 of 57, still gobbling, got my 3rd! (pic)

The birds have been gobbling well all season, and as I've always felt, the hunting gets even better as the season progresses. Here in Georgia the toms are covered up with hens early in the season, but as the weeks go by it seems a receptive hen gets a bit harder to find and the gobblers respond better to my calls.
I haven't had a chance to hunt in 2 weeks and was glad when this morning 4 hens flew down in the corn patch in front of me and fed around. A gobbler was further back in the woods but I felt he'd be headed to this spot. I called to him and got some modest response, but it was maybe 10 minutes after the hens had flown down from their roost that my soft cluck generated a big-time gobble that was now maybe 30 yards away. He was still behind me in the woods headed towards the field. I sat still as the 4 hens were still feeding quietly in front of me while my decoy waited seductively for a suitor.
A couple of minutes later, not one but THREE nice gobblers stepped out and headed straight for my decoy. 2 were strutting and they were no more than 20 yards in front of me. Quite honestly, after already taking two gobblers this year, I started to just reach down for the video camera I had with me. With the hens, my decoy and three beautiful gobblers all in my view, it would have made quite a show to share. BUT, I couldn't help it and slammed the tom as the other birds tried to figure out what in the world had happened. He was really nice bird with a 10 1/2' beard and 1" spurs. Not as big as one I shot a couple of weeks ago, but a great way to complete my 3-bird limit. Another fun season!

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Old 05-08-2004, 09:04 AM
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Nice story, and what an awesome season you've had. Congrats on the hat trick!!
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:08 AM
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Excellent!!![8D]
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:29 AM
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Sounds like an awesome hunt!!!!
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Old 05-08-2004, 10:47 AM
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HA im gettin nervous , with only 2 more weeks to hunt here in PA i still ahvent gotten a bird in range yet , who knows tho , we shall see
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Old 05-08-2004, 04:33 PM
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You can do it, DoubleLung! What's the area like where you hunt?
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Old 05-08-2004, 06:04 PM
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congrats on a great hunt and season[8D]
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Old 05-08-2004, 08:07 PM
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Congrats on a great bird and fantastic season!!!
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:02 AM
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Congrats on an awesome season!!!
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Old 05-09-2004, 05:23 AM
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Congrats on a great hunt and fine bird. The size of birds change so much that a hunter tends to want to out do the biggest bird that he has last shot. This is at most times impossible, The turkey hunter can not control what seems to show up but he needs to look more at the point of the sport and how you put the hunt togeather and worked the birds that seem to show up and fall for the talent that you have appied to end to the hunt on the note you walk away.

I believe you have done well in your season...BT
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