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Other Hunting => Turkey Hunting => Topic started by: Machias on May 21, 2017, 10:29:50 AM

Title: Idaho Bird
Post by: Machias 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.

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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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Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: PA BEN on May 21, 2017, 12:16:48 PM
It's sure fun when you get a good show before the shot. Nice tom.
Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: Machias on May 21, 2017, 02:22:28 PM
It really is!!!
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Post by: Wacenturion on May 21, 2017, 04:00:11 PM
Awesome :tup:
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Post by: kevinlisa06 on May 21, 2017, 08:01:12 PM
Congratulations love when it all comes together!
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Post by: WAcoyotehunter on May 21, 2017, 10:09:48 PM
Nice work!!
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Post by: Gobble Doc on May 21, 2017, 10:35:37 PM
Awesome.  Nice bird.

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Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: Tree Killer on May 22, 2017, 09:59:25 AM
Nice gobbler, congratulations!
Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: Machias on May 22, 2017, 10:13:27 AM
Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: daddysprad 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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Post by: quadrafire on May 22, 2017, 11:33:38 AM
Nice

Many morels?
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Post by: Heartsblood on May 22, 2017, 01:00:26 PM
Very nice! Beautiful spot indeed!  :)
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Post by: WaltAlpine on May 22, 2017, 01:34:47 PM
Nice!

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Post by: Brushbuster on May 22, 2017, 02:13:58 PM
Big Toms still hitting the dirt! Very nice!  :tup:
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Post by: hobbes on May 22, 2017, 02:22:50 PM
Very nice!  Beautiful tom.
Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: Machias 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:
Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: Machias on May 22, 2017, 10:07:01 PM
Nice

Many morels?

Quite a few.
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Post by: lokidog on May 22, 2017, 11:15:50 PM
Awesome!
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Post by: Smokepole on May 23, 2017, 03:53:09 AM
Turkeys seem to have woke up with the sunny weather.  Turkey and morels my favorite! :tup:
Title: Re: Idaho Bird
Post by: tlbradford on May 25, 2017, 11:13:39 AM
Bait barrels, mushrooms, and turkey.  That is efficiency at its finest.  :tup: