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  1. #21
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    Nice bird eddy22 congrats
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    Thanks

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  4. #23
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    After the second weekend of the season, only 1 new entry - congrats eddy22! Also interesting that only Turkeyjohn has filled both tags, and tom gobble is still well in the lead......

    LEADERBOARD:
    1 tom gobble - 105.375
    2 jw8 - 95
    3 eddy22 - 91.875
    4 Dilly - 87.5
    5 Species8472 - 78.75
    6 Lenny - 76.56
    7 TurkeyJohn - 72.5
    8 GW11 - 37.5
    9 TurkeyWesley - 27.5

    Two Bird Totals:
    1 Turkeyjohn - 100

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    Sorry, I meant to post this here, not start a new thread. Pics in main forum.

    Went out today in the cold wind and set up on a bird I have been working for a couple days. While waiting to ambush him, another bird came in from an unexpected direction. At first I thought it was a jake as I could not see a beard. Turns out the wind was blowing in a direction when I could not see it clearly. He turned to fan and revealed a full tail and long beard so I let him have it. When I went to recover him, low and behold, he had only one nub for a spur and nothing on the other leg at all. I weighed him when I got home and he came in at 17lbs 13oz. Had a 9" beard but only a 3/8" spur...weird. When I cleaned him, he had a twisted keel bone (pic). I wonder if he had a major injury when he was young and it caused the body to fail to develop a spur on one side?

    I will let Lenny score him, but I know he ain't in the running for any medal. Regardless, I am tagged out and can now work on getting my daughter her bird.

    9" beard, 3/8 spur.
    Used the extrema again. Same as the 1st bird

    Good luck to those still hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilly View Post
    Sorry, I meant to post this here, not start a new thread. Pics in main forum.

    Went out today in the cold wind and set up on a bird I have been working for a couple days. While waiting to ambush him, another bird came in from an unexpected direction. At first I thought it was a jake as I could not see a beard. Turns out the wind was blowing in a direction when I could not see it clearly. He turned to fan and revealed a full tail and long beard so I let him have it. When I went to recover him, low and behold, he had only one nub for a spur and nothing on the other leg at all. I weighed him when I got home and he came in at 17lbs 13oz. Had a 9" beard but only a 3/8" spur...weird. When I cleaned him, he had a twisted keel bone (pic). I wonder if he had a major injury when he was young and it caused the body to fail to develop a spur on one side?

    I will let Lenny score him, but I know he ain't in the running for any medal. Regardless, I am tagged out and can now work on getting my daughter her bird.

    9" beard, 3/8” spur.
    Used the extrema again. Same as the 1st bird

    Good luck to those still hunting.
    Congrats on the tag out Dilly, still working on getting TurkeyWesley his second bird, but feel a whole lot less pressure with my season joyously filled....I've had a lot of years, last year included where I'm out till the end of May, fighting bugs, leaves and heat trying to get a bird, let alone tag out.....

    TurkeyJohn

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    Nice job Dilly! I went out today and further educated 3 longbeards I've been talking to for two weeks now.....I really want to get this done before the bugs kick in....

    LEADERBOARD:
    1 tom gobble - 105.375
    2 jw8 - 95
    3 eddy22 - 91.875
    4 Dilly - 87.5
    5 Species8472 - 78.75
    6 Lenny - 76.56
    7 TurkeyJohn - 72.5
    8 Dilly - 60
    9 GW11 - 37.5
    10 TurkeyWesley - 27.5

    Two Bird Totals:
    1 Dilly - 147.5
    2 Turkeyjohn - 100

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    Knocked down a Tom this am in a dismal display of shooting.

    After doing a fiddlehead check on wednesday (they're almost up in my area) while driving home i noticed a group of birds about 10 strong in a field (private) near a public forest so i headed in this am to see if i could find them.

    Gobbling started right on cue at about 5:20 wayyy back in there. The birds courtesy gobbled for an hour or two which was more than enough for me to generally narrow down their location to about 300 yards away in the hardwood timber. I called from the top of a ridge which separated my walk in and the birds and got an answer right away, we'll say 250 yds. i walked off the back side of the ridge while calling to my set up about 30 yds from the crest. The bird gobbled a few more times from his spot but i stayed quiet. about 20 minutes after the last gobble roll by and the next gobble is noticeably closer, probably around 100 yards, still on the other side of the ridge, i remain silent. the next gobble was about the same distance but further right than i would like so i turn my head left and let some yelps out behind me. immediate answer. now it is a game of where he pops up on the ridge. lucky for me a spit, drum and tail fan give the bird away before his head is over the crest so i line up. the bird gets to 35yds and i let loose. he's not down but walking away at a slow pace, i take another shot and the bird disappears over the crest and goes quiet. i sprint to the top to find the bird laying there, all good right ? nope, give it a poke and he springs to life and starts flapping and walking around, so i shoot my 3rd shell and whiff at 5 yds. load another, and yup whiffed again... finally i let the bird walk about 15yds away where i actually have some spread and end it. so yeah, not too often it takes 5 shells... in all honesty the bird was probably dead after the 1st or 2nd shot but i tried to end it quicker than not. back at work for 9:30. nice any tidy morning.

    Spurs 7/8" = 35 pts
    beard 8.625" = 43.125
    No Bonus - total 78.125

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  9. #28
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    Great bird but it looks like you shot it in your garden lol
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom gobble View Post
    Great bird but it looks like you shot it in your garden lol
    yeah my camerawoman refuses to get up at 4am and wouldn't drive out at 7:30 for in field photos... can you believe her? the nerve. anyway best i could do lol

    garlic is coming in nice though eh ?
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    LOL looks good, Garlic Tom down
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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