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Big Eastern down!
« on: April 17, 2017, 07:26:19 PM »
After 3 days of tough hunting I got a good setup on this bird. Snuck in to his roost way before light and got the dekes out. He put on a good gobbling show then pitched straight into the spread. Immediately went into full strut and advanced angrily toward the jake decoy. He was only on the ground for about 30 seconds before I gave him a rude awakening. He's a dandy, I'm getting a full body mount on this big boy!
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 07:34:21 PM »
Congrats. It drives me nuts all the birds around here ware the heck out of there spurs and they are never sharp like that!
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 07:34:53 PM »
 :tup: awesome bird! Congrats!
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 07:35:24 PM »
Nice bird, Congrats :tup:
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 07:49:17 PM »
Good job!  In Wa state? 

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 08:04:48 PM »
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 08:25:20 PM »
 :tup:
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 08:28:50 PM »
Nice! Can I ask what time he flew down from his roost? I've been watching an eastern and it's been like an hour after daylight. Is that normal?

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 08:53:34 PM »
Dang dude. Limbhanger in the true sense of the term. Congrats!!

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:05:49 PM »
Awesome job!

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 11:53:35 PM »
Congrats on a nice bird!
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 06:45:49 AM »
A Washington eastern is an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations.

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 06:59:38 AM »
A Washington eastern is an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations.

 :yeah:  If you have an eastern already this year, you may as well go for the slam!

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 07:07:56 AM »
You da man
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 07:31:13 AM »
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 08:21:36 AM »
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 08:59:41 AM »
Beautiful bird, congrats!!!!!
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 10:01:26 AM »
Congratulations.  Those Easterns are special and my favorite to hunt.  Altogether different than hunting the other two subspecies we have.  Nice bird. :tup:   
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 10:31:08 AM »
Nice! Can I ask what time he flew down from his roost? I've been watching an eastern and it's been like an hour after daylight. Is that normal?
I have seen em stay in the trees for hours. It depends on the a lot of factors. Rain, predators, how hard of a day he had the day before. I have seen em stay on a limb and fan out trying to attract the hen that is only branches away...

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 10:33:24 AM »
Nice bird. Wasn't that you that I talked to on opening morning???? On your bike, I came out behind a tree with my bow and told you there was an eastern right in front of me.. I heard the tom and let you go after him. It sure looks like you or your look alike and the clearcut looks like the one I was going to.  If not than you must have been near by,, looks like the same bird... :)
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 12:08:36 PM »
Nice! Can I ask what time he flew down from his roost? I've been watching an eastern and it's been like an hour after daylight. Is that normal?
I have seen em stay in the trees for hours. It depends on the a lot of factors. Rain, predators, how hard of a day he had the day before. I have seen em stay on a limb and fan out trying to attract the hen that is only branches away...

Huh. I didn't know that. Thank you.

For some reason I thought they always came down around sunrise.

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 05:35:29 PM »
Nice work!  Congratulations  :tup:

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 07:31:55 PM »
Nice bird. Wasn't that you that I talked to on opening morning???? On your bike, I came out behind a tree with my bow and told you there was an eastern right in front of me.. I heard the tom and let you go after him. It sure looks like you or your look alike and the clearcut looks like the one I was going to.  If not than you must have been near by,, looks like the same bird... :)

Must have been someone else you saw. I drove in.
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 08:50:09 PM »
Nice bird. Wasn't that you that I talked to on opening morning???? On your bike, I came out behind a tree with my bow and told you there was an eastern right in front of me.. I heard the tom and let you go after him. It sure looks like you or your look alike and the clearcut looks like the one I was going to.  If not than you must have been near by,, looks like the same bird... :)
You let another guy go after him. You are a good dude..
I have been trying to  get the eastern for going on 5 years and still haven't seen one. If I heard one I am pretty sure I could not let another guy go after it.
You sir are amazing , hats off
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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2017, 07:21:35 PM »
Damn nice Eastern!

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Re: Big Eastern down!
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2017, 10:08:07 AM »
Always impressed by your posts. Great job!
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