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Idaho Bird
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:29:50 AM »
I have a friend out from Virginia and I've been trying to get him a bear over in Idaho.  We were out yesterday and picking some morels, filling bait barrels and just enjoying the day after the rain had passed through.  I heard a bird off in the distance that I had heard several times over the past week and a half.  So I threw on my leafy wear and headed up and around to get on the same level.  Bird was very vocal double and triple gobbling every time I called.  He did not want to leave his ridge top, so I circled around and got on the same level.  Called him in and got to watch a fantastic display, lots of fanning, spitting and gobbling at 35 to 40 yards.  Then he moved a little to my right and gobbled and strutted into 25 or so yards.  Boom, nice bird down, 9 inch beard, about 19, maybe 20 pounds, 3/4 inch spurs.  Beautiful spot and fantastic hunt.  This was my first time hunting turkeys this year.





I was sitting at the big stump down in the red tres, photo taken from where the bird was at when I shot, What a beautiful location!



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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 12:16:48 PM »
It's sure fun when you get a good show before the shot. Nice tom.

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 02:22:28 PM »
It really is!!!
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 04:00:11 PM »
Awesome :tup:
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 08:01:12 PM »
Congratulations love when it all comes together!

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 10:09:48 PM »
Nice work!!

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 10:35:37 PM »
Awesome.  Nice bird.

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 09:59:25 AM »
Nice gobbler, congratulations!
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 10:13:27 AM »
Thanks everyone!
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 11:23:50 AM »
Nice Fred, must have been so tough dragging that bird out that you have to take week off from work.

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 11:33:38 AM »
Nice

Many morels?

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 01:00:26 PM »
Very nice! Beautiful spot indeed!  :)
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 01:34:47 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2017, 02:13:58 PM »
Big Toms still hitting the dirt! Very nice!  :tup:

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 02:22:50 PM »
Very nice!  Beautiful tom.

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2017, 10:03:52 PM »
Nice Fred, must have been so tough dragging that bird out that you have to take week off from work.

 :chuckle:
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2017, 10:07:01 PM »
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2017, 11:15:50 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2017, 03:53:09 AM »
Turkeys seem to have woke up with the sunny weather.  Turkey and morels my favorite! :tup:
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Re: Idaho Bird
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2017, 11:13:39 AM »
Bait barrels, mushrooms, and turkey.  That is efficiency at its finest.  :tup:
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