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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got one


It's been several years since I got a spring bird, came close the last few years but never connected. My luck changed yesterday. I went out Friday night to try to put some birds to bed but saw or heard nothing. Got up Saturday and went to an area I knew usually held birds. On my way in, I owl hooted a few times, but again, nothing. Got set up and waited. One hen began to yelp and the gobbling started. There were at least 5 different gobbles. As it began to get light, I saw a few birds fly down to a little field I could not see in. Once they hit the field, it got quiet again. I sat and called for the next hour and a half but nothing. I decided to move a few hundred yards away and worked a gobbler with a hen but he would not leave her or get into range. Once they moved off I moved to another area a few more hundred yards away and finally connected at 9:45. Got him in to 20 yards. My biggest bird ever 22lbs, 10" beard and 1 1/4" spurs.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 10:01 PM
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Well done..

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Congrats on a nice bird

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Congrats on a nice bird. I had a lot of birds gobbling, but none wanted to come in close enough. Nice day in the woods though.
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Congrats!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 10:30 PM
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Great bird. Congratulation!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 10:41 PM
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Nice bird, just cant wait to get up there....
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Good job
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 PM
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Nice bird! Congrats.
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