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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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My 2012 Gobbler

Had a short hunt this morning. Shot this bird around 6:15am in 2D Butler County. Roosted the bird friday night, he flew up about 40 yrds behind me so I waited till 9:45pm to sneak out. I managed to get out without spooking him or the 2 hens roosted on the other side of me. I was back at 5am set up where I figured they would head once they hit the ground. Daylight comes and woods start coming alive with distant Gobbling. I can hear some tree talk from one of the hens so I let out a few soft treeyelps. The Gobbler responds back at me so I wait for him to hit the ground. A few minutes pass when he drops out of the tree before the hens. So I do a flydown cackle while flapping my hat, then I do some clucking while scratching in the leaves.. a few minutes pass when when I spot his whitecap coming. At 15yrds I let him have it with a 2oz. load MagnumBlend Heavyshot. Stats 1 1/4" left spur 1 1/8" right spur and 10 1/4"Beard and weight 22.6 lbs on my berkley fish scale.



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Sweet! Congrats man!
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nice old Tom!Congrats!
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:45 AM
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Great Congrats!
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Good deal, nice story and nice bird!
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Good hunt, great bird,congrats!

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Congrats!
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congrats

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great bird...nice hooks!

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