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Super Sophomore Syndrome! (pics)

Seems like the last 4 or 5 birds I killed have been 2 year olds, not that there is anything wrong with that, but I'd like to walk up to a set of daggers here one of these days.

I had some running to do this morning while waiting to see what the rain was going to do before I went to work. I guess the rain decided it was going to rain.....so I went turkey hunting. Climbed a ridge at 10:30 and heard a bird gobble twice on the next ridge. I headed over there and couldn't get an answer, so I continued to a corn field that hasn't been plowed yet to glass it.
It started pouring rain so I hunkered under a good tree and gave a few yelps just in case. I looked to my left and there stands a longbeard with long hooks at 80 yards on a farm road, coming my way. I could see his long spurs with my binos at that distance.
Suddenly he turned course and headed to another field, so I packed up and set up another ambush point. Not long and I saw 3 red heads going right into the corner I just came from! I cutt to them and the stood in the field putting and pirouetting....and then went back down the road they just walked in on. I moved again to a stand of thick autumn olive bushes that separated the fields and glassed the field they were heading to. I saw two birds about 70 yards out in the field so I yelped softly to them.
Suddenly a white cap appeared in the corner of my binoculars at,...oh.....about 10 steps and coming my way.
Binos down, speed bead ON, Safety off, and staring at a bird at less than 10 steps trying to see if he has a longbeard or not. Suddenly he perked up and I saw the top of his thick beard flop.
BOOM! Instant Dirt Nap at about 5 steps!

And low and behold.........another Super Sophomore with 3/4" spurs! Oh well, he's hefty and has a 9.5" beard.
Pulled the trigger at 11:59:59 as near as I could tell.

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Sounds like an exciting hunt for sure. His head looks to be in good shape for being shot that close.

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Yeah, I'm not sure what to think about the lack of pellets in the head. I put the Burris red dot on his white cap and pulled the trigger....he went down hard. A handful of pellets in the head and two in the breast.
Must have just caught him with the bottom edge of the pattern I guess.
Glad this wasn't one of those "How in the world do you miss at 5 steps?" threads. I shot through very heavy vegetation though, maybe that had something to do with it?

Crop was full of corn and dandelion leaves.


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"how In the world do you miss at 10 steps" was me this morn!!!! needled to say im well into my keg beer at this point and still cant figure it out...CONGRATS on a good bird!
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congrats that's an awsome bird...!!
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