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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Virginia Success

Well I finally killed the icebreaker yesterday. After a week of some close calls it was nice to finally connect. I've had full fans in front of me but out of range almost every day. The day before yesterday, I managed to break away a bird from a hen he was roosted with and had him coming in on a string. When out of nowhere, two hens came from behind me, walked straight to him and obviously intercepted him, at which time he proceeds to mount her 75 yards in front of me. There went that hunt.

Fast forward to yesterday, I had the chance to hunt with a good buddy of mine which is rare as I'm always solo when I hunt. We bumped into two mature birds at 11 am, and my buddy set up about 20 yards behind me and started working his slate. They covered 200 yards in no time and came in gobbling strutting. When the closest bird hit the 40 yard mark to me, I gave a quick call with my mouth call and when he stuck his neck out, I dropped him in his tracks with hand loads TSS #9's out of my 20 gauge. For those of you new to the TSS game, let me tell you, they hit hard. He went down and barely a flop

Lots more hunting ahead so hope to fill the rest of my Virginia tags and Pa tags. Oh yea, he was a double beard which makes my 3rd in 4 years. Must be a genetic thing in the area I'm hunting.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 08:07 AM
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Nice...good luck!
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Congrats! Nice pic too!
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 10:05 AM
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Outstanding bird, congrats!

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:04 AM
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Good work.

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CONGRATS!! Very nice!!

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Excellent job and good on you for sticking with it despite some trying encounters.
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Nice bird congrats!!

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Nice one! Congrats!!

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